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Posted June 21, 2011 - 06:45 AM

i have seen some of the older cast iron 38" decks and all i have to say is wow. it is the heaviest deck i have ever seen. i dont think they could ever rot out. too bad they didnt make a larger deck like that. the 42 or 48 made out of the same stuff would have been indestructible. the problem with a 38" deck is that you cant get anything done with them. if you have to mow 2 acres, thats allot of grass to mow with 38" cut

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 07:06 AM

I have a 48" deck on my 108 that I have to have a two-wheeler to move it around when not attached. Very heavily built. Got a 42" parts deck and it is still heavy with everything stripped off it. It would be darned hard to bend one.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 12:52 PM

the 48" deck and 42" decks are both very well made but 40 years does take the toll on them. looks like that 38" deck shell is fully constructed of cast iron. i dont think they will ever rot out.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 04:47 PM

Some of the older decks are very heavy. If you don't have a hand truck or they don't have rollers or wheels on the back of the deck I don't move them unless I have help.




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