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#1 Ranchkingron OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Ok Gents here the scoop, I pulled the top of the deck for the AC 710 and what I found wasn't pretty it's been sitting outside for awhile from the looks of it.

The outside pulleys are toast the idler and the bracket/pivot are seized and center lower pulley looks like it can be saved but I'm not sure, but the arbors are in good shape smooth and quiet and the deck seems solid no cracks or holes.

What I'm wondering is, is this the right deck and if so should I try to rebuild it or look for another one ? It's a 42"

Also can a 48" be used on the 710 ? From what I can find it can but I'm unsure.

A 48" would be great to cut down on mowing time but if I have to use the 42" I would since it's better than the MTD and I could move that faster and just give the PO the money it helps us both out and I promised him I would try to hang on to it.

I think he's just getting fed up with all the stuff he has laying around and want's it gone, at least that's what he keeps telling me.

The one blue cub is gone I sold it to a kid who wants to make a puller so my neighbor was happy to get the $150 from that and we still have to pull allot more out.

But back to the deck any ideas ? Here's a pick of the ID label any help you gents would share will be welcomed.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 10:48 PM

a 48 wont work on that tractor. Wheel base is to short and not enough HP to run it.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 11:02 PM

a 48 wont work on that tractor. Wheel base is to short and not enough HP to run it.


Hmmmm according to Simple tractors the 7oo series could use either, just swap out the hitching point ?

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 11:20 PM

thats not the same 700 series. Yours is like my little 717 broadmoor. The 710 isnt a GT its an LT. So a 48in deck wont fit

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:32 AM

Ron, this is the GT you found, right.
If so, toss a pic in, I think your avatar is giving a mental image.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:01 AM

Ron, this is the GT you found, right.
If so, toss a pic in, I think your avatar is giving a mental image.


Ummm Yeeeeeeaaaah I see that now lol !

Austin buddy just because I don't splash pictures of every new acquisition all over MTF doesn't me I don't have a larger one, the one I'm trying to get info on is an AC 710 aka Simplicity 7010-7016 not a 738 Broadmoor (the one that's my avatar).

Sorry for the confusion maybe I should put the Custom 7 back as my avatar to avoid any further misunderstanding. :confuse:

Here's what I'm talking about, although I thought I had explained it sufficiently.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:07 AM

I think the 48 would fit, just gotta watch the things Austin mentioned. Sure would make for less mow time... Wait a minute, less seat time too... Nope, fix up the 42 LOL

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:22 AM

I think the 48 would fit, just gotta watch the things Austin mentioned. Sure would make for less mow time... Wait a minute, less seat time too... Nope, fix up the 42 LOL


Less seat time OH NOOOOOO ! :laughingteeth:

Actually a little less seat time would give me more wrench time so I can live with that lol.

The reason I asked is by the time I order parts the cost would be about the same as a decent 48" deck, clearance shouldn't be a problem because with the 42" on it has about three inches between the rear of the deck and the back wheels.

But at this point I'm open to opinions and experience.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 11:22 AM

well then, 10hp wont run a 48 very well. You would need to go very slow for that little engine. My 10hp has a hard time with the 42 that I have on it.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 12:08 PM

So a Briggs cast iron long stroke won't have the grunt that pull that deck ?

Why would AC/Simplicity recommend using either ? That's where the problem is it's listed as either deck being used.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 03:14 PM

A 10 cast Briggs will run it fine unless the grass gets too much head start.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 03:52 PM

iv used both on my ACs. but to get more seat time....lol i put a i think 32" deck of my B-1 onto my B-110. the thing looks so small under there but i get to play more.. : )

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 04:02 PM

Well, I would think that a 10 like that would sorta struggle with a big deck like that. But different decks take different amounts of power to turn and I have never used a simplicity GT with either deck. But I think a 12hp would be better for a 48. Just sayin.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:07 PM

The older Briggs 10hp has tons of torque over a more modern 12+hp engine.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:40 PM

I know its better then a modern engine, but the 12 I am talking about is my 12hp tecumseh. And the 10 I am talking about is in my 65 suburban 10. But, all of you are more knowledgeable then me so I will leave this thread now.




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