I got this 50” deck from Brandon a while back. Thought it was a regular 44” but after some measurements I confirmed it was a 50” and it will fit either Hulk II or BOH. The thought is to fix this (not restore) to be used to mow with either Hulk or BOH, leaving their decks restored. I have a set of good mandrills for this. Got it tore down except for two recessed bolts that I’ll have to cut of from the bottom. It has some rust through areas on the back, JB Weld will fix this. Couple dents on the front, and the Shute area looks bent in some but not sure. I’ll pick up some flat stock to make new runners, Not sure I can make the Shute side, but I have a 44” one that I can use as a template, it is too small and doesn’t fit (may be the way the deck is bent in). Blades are not bent, but will need work. No belt cover, so I will need to brace the idler pulley bracket. Overall this should fix up fine for use.
I need the Craftsman Tractor model # that uses the 50” deck to see what belts are needed and if there are any parts still available.