I think I'm going to jump on the older cast deck.It's in really nice condition.He wants $100 for it with the mule drive.Spindles are butter smooth and the blades look like they have never been sharpened.Still have a good sharp edge on them to.
I had a 1440 with 42" deck here that I bought out of a scrap yard for $40 and sold the engine for $250 and kept 2 good spindles and the center pulley and the whole mule drive.It had a 5/8" belt.
I think I still have the PTO and the whole wiring harness for it in a box somewhere.
No one wanted any other parts off of it so I kept the rims,CV driveshaft assembly (easy to convert to CV driveshaft on the Cub Hydros No more Rag joints or roll pins to fail so I kept it for a future project lol) and a bunch of other small parts.It had a burnt up hydro pump (from someone hitting something and knocking a hole in the pickup tube) and the rest of it was all rusted and busted up.
Should be able to make something work out of the 3 carages.
I like how flat the 42" cast end decks cut.Had one on my 102 before I sold it like a dumb butt.
My 582 has Manual lift with the lift assist spring and a nice long handle so the extra weight should not be that bad.
Got a heck of a deal on the 582.He JUST had new tires 6 Ply Titan 23 10.50 12 and tubes (front and rear) put on it and fully serviced and brang it home,put the deck back on and mowed with it.While mowing the middle spindle dropped through the deck.He asked me if I wanted the deck and I took 1 look at it and said nope.Never seen one quite that rusty under the belt cover.The support plate and deck material under the belt cover was GONE.Looked like someone soaked it in salt water for a couple years lol.
I'll post pics of it as soon as I give it a bath.It looks pretty sad with Silage,straw and dirt all over the poor thing.Oil is clean plugs are new fuel lines and clamps look new and it has a new air filter and pre filter on it.
Paid $250 for it and plan on it being a keeper.Briggs Opposed Twin and a Fine spline axle wet brake cast iron center aluminum axle tube transaxle.Would be a good one to make into a puller but I'm going to clean her up and put her to work.
Edited by EricFromPa, September 25, 2016 - 07:45 PM.