After owning my 1050 for 18 years I acquired a dis assembled mower deck which I have put together over the last couple of years. I didn't paint it just cleaned it up as the tractor is not very shiny. I did put new bearing blades belt etc. into the deck. Now I need to find the linkage to mount it to the tractor. So maybe by spring I will be able to cut some grass with it.
I know looks tad goofy mocking up mower to a tractor with tire chains. In this area I see more snow in the next 6 months than green grass.