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#1 GrantC OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 03:17 PM

I looked in the manuals section but didn't find what I'm looking for...

 

I have 3 tractors - a 1220, a G12, and an H16 (not all running at the moment) and 3 mower decks (although two of them are the same model.) None if the decks have an intact or readable model plate, so I don't know what they are. The green deck measures 38", the black ones are 42".

 

Compounding the problem is that the tractors may or may not have all the lift parts they need, and I don't know if the decks are complete either. The result is that I can't match decks up to tractors. Knowing what decks go with which tractors would be a big help!

Pics of the decks attached. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Edited by GrantC, July 13, 2016 - 07:10 PM.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 04:27 PM

Well, I would say that the black deck there looks to be a 42" deck from a later model Tube Frame tractor, so I'd say it probably goes to the G12. (Unless of course it is actually MUCH bigger than it looks in the picture? - Then maybe it goes to the H16?)

The green deck probably goes to the 1220 tractor. It also appears to be a 42" deck. The 38" decks had a shorter, more squared off discharge chute than the 42" decks.

I would say it looks like they both have most of the hangers needed to mount them up to your tractor, but I'm not entirely sure. The drive shafts are also there, so that is good (usually those can go missing...) The only thing is I'm not sure if you are missing the clevis pins to attach them to your tractor(s) or not.


I believe these should be the correct manuals for these mower decks (mostly just for the parts breakdown):

1st Deck:  http://gardentractor...420-01-42inpdf/

2nd Deck: http://gardentractor.../1413-18423pdf/

(It also appears that the black deck there is missing the front anti-scalp roller. No idea what happened to it, but it looks like the whole bracket is missing for it even.)


If it is any help to you at all, there are also some helpful manuals that show you how these decks attach to your mower, which may help you figure out if you have everything you need to attach them to your tractors:

1st Deck Owner's and Installation Manual: http://gardentractor...otary-mower-42/

2nd Deck Owner's and Installation Manual: http://gardentractor...wnersmanualpdf/

Here is another deck installation manual I found as well: http://gardentractor...wnersmanualpdf/


Hope this helps!

Edited by MailmAn, July 13, 2016 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:39 PM

I agree the black one should fit the H16 and the G12. As for the green one I'm not sure. The black one looks to e all there.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:08 PM

Well, I would say that the black deck there looks to be a 42" deck from a later model Tube Frame tractor, so I'd say it probably goes to the G12. (Unless of course it is actually MUCH bigger than it looks in the picture? - Then maybe it goes to the H16?)

The green deck probably goes to the 1220 tractor. It also appears to be a 42" deck. The 38" decks had a shorter, more squared off discharge chute than the 42" decks.

I would say it looks like they both have most of the hangers needed to mount them up to your tractor, but I'm not entirely sure. The drive shafts are also there, so that is good (usually those can go missing...) The only thing is I'm not sure if you are missing the clevis pins to attach them to your tractor(s) or not.
 

 

Thanks for finding those for me - since the descriptions don't tell what the files are for, I might never have found them!

 

The green one measures as a 38" - it's definitely smaller than the black one, which measures 42".

 

The 1220 is the tractor I'm working on at the moment, since it's closer to running than the other two, but after looking at the manual I can tell it's missing a bunch of linkage for the hydraulic lift. I haven't had a chance to clear enough junk from around the G12 or H16 to find out if they have the appropriate pieces.

 

I found a YouTube vid of a guy taking the deck off a 1050, and the linkage it uses is the same as on the green deck.


Edited by GrantC, July 13, 2016 - 07:09 PM.





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