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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2017 - 07:09 PM

For winter storage. I just started cleaning my YT 16 H Ford deck today and have it ready to do something with for winter storage. Paint, grease, oil, used oil, undercoat, some kind of slippery stuff, fibre glass or nothing. Just clean the grass off and put it away? This deck is in reasonable shape, had to fix one small spot, about two inch square. But it is 26 years old and I would like to get a number of years out of it yet.
Tell me what you do, thanks for your input.

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Posted November 07, 2017 - 07:17 PM

I like to hit my deck with my pressure washer to get the grass and stuff off then I store it inside and let it dry. Once dry and I spay any areas with chips , scratches or paint missing with a wd-40, liquid wrench, etc. just to prevent any rusting and pump the bearings full of grease after to remove any water and store.

 

If its really bad like mine was then I would say strip it down and repaint it.

 

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Then you can do the above storing methods. 

 

 


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Posted November 07, 2017 - 07:54 PM

John pretty much summed up what I like to do.  Every couple of years i like to paint the underside to try to prevent rust.

 

Nice carvings John!



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Posted November 07, 2017 - 08:31 PM

John pretty much summed up what I like to do.  Every couple of years i like to paint the underside to try to prevent rust.

 

Nice carvings John!

I prefer showing only my finished carvings but some how no matter what I do one gets into the photo some how. 

 

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Posted November 08, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Clean and wax.

Repaint if needed.
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Posted November 08, 2017 - 05:31 AM

I spray areas prone to rust with Rust Check.  Last year I sandblasted and painted the complete mower deck. 


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 09:44 AM

I generally scrap/pressure wash my deck. Take the leaf blower to help assist with drying and then if it is still warm enough hit the bottom with rust primer and paint of any random color spray paint that I have where the deck is chipping. Seems to keep the rust at bay and I get rid of some older spray paints. :D


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:15 PM

Pull it off, clean, spray bomb with Rust-Oleum. Cover and store.
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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:23 AM

Well I ended up putting under coating on the bottom of the deck. Had 5 gallon bucket with some left in it, so I used that. So I turned the deck over to check the belt and things under the top shields. See what I found. ! Those shields are not going back on.!

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:25 AM

Looks like a nice rodent hotel complex!


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Posted November 09, 2017 - 09:11 AM

And made a bracket for the idler assembly to bolt to and for the idler spring to hook to. These things were into the top shield.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 10:09 AM

More pictures. And I’m done of it for this year. More repairs next year. Maybe.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 04:27 PM

Well I ended up putting under coating on the bottom of the deck. Had 5 gallon bucket with some left in it, so I used that. So I turned the deck over to check the belt and things under the top shields. See what I found. ! Those shields are not going back on.!

Noel

If you leave the shields off, you may have to be careful not to get a finger or anything else caught between the belt and the pully. I usually blow out the deck after cutting, but sometimes I get lazy.
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Posted November 09, 2017 - 06:36 PM

That’s what I want to do 4tom, blow out the dirt after mowing. Most times. And be able to fix things easier. And yes fingers are very valuable, so I will be very careful. Shut the engine off before blowing deck off. Thanks for the reminder. Stuff can happen so easy.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:44 PM

Not just fingers, loose clothing can pull in body parts. Might be better to find a way to easily pull and replace the shields , snaps, clips, Velcro etc than to just leave them off.
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