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Allis 42" deck repair

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josh7598
I got ready to mow yesterday and noticed that I have a real problem. My 42" Allis mower deck has literally torn apart. The front mounting bracket has torn part of the deck away where it attaches to the deck. I am skeptical as to how much succesw I would have trying to weld, patch weld with new steel, or just apply a patch with bolts. Any suggestions will be much welcomed. Admittedlly I am tempted to just buy a newer lawn tractor. Another deck is also a possibility. It would be nice to have a 60" deck, a real time saver. Thanks!

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Chris727
What model tractor is this going on? A 60" will not fit under anything smaller than a Sunstar or Powermax. I believe you can buy a new 42" housing for around $300.

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Brettw
If you keep your eyes open, there are usually decks availalbe on Craig's or other classifieds, including this site. Almost any of the left hand discharge 42 & 48" decks will fit your tractor. Some older decks may require a bit of basic modification to the driven pulley for the proper blades speed, otherwise they bolt right on. If I were you I would start a search for a 48" deck. That is the largest for your tractor and they generally cut just as nice as the 42". You should be able to find a complete deck in fully functional form for the $2-300 range, and in some cases you may find one included with a tractor that has a blown engine or other issue for a similar amount of money.

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MysTiK
Yep, what Brett said. A quick trip to a weld shop would qualify repair possibilities. There are lots of those 48" decks out there, they made them for years for various models, and they are mostly all the same thing, or very close to it. Manuals I found were confusing due to differing details that in the end were the same thing anyway - even part numbers seemed same thing w diff numbers. But you need a shell with all same spindle details. If there's wear, you can feel it by grabbing the blades. I bought my 716 w a deck that had a blown center spindle. What wasn't broken before I got it was pretty messed up after I figured out how to disassemble. New parts added up way too fast, too expensive. Got lucky, bought a parts tractor w no motor w a working deck - cheap! And to round out the deal, I got several attachments also. But now I want a motor for my parts tractor. I still have the original deck shell, and a pile of useful spindle parts, for now. NOTE - you are only looking for LEFT HAND DISCHARGE deck. Nothing else will do - rotation issues!sm03 Note - there's some good searchable deck threads here, in particular, a thread by member "AC_B-1Novice" has actual pix of exploded view of spindles etc. EDIT = MANUAL for entire 700 series, from AC, with info on 42 and 48 decks, etc etc. = HERE: http://lawnandgarden.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/simplicity/1690211.html

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spi
hi: When my deck ripped like yours I used a piece of wide flat bar, bent it to conform to the shape of the deck and bolted it together with longer bolts, effectively distributing the load over a greater area. It's worked fine for a lot of years, especially since for a part of that time I was mowing commercially with it. Any way, I'm new here and have been spending a inordinate amount of time on this site since I broke my arm. I have an early 70s 3410 ( the tractor that mowed commercially) which shows no sign of being tired and am doing a resurrection of a B10. My wife came in yesterday' took one look at the screen and said "Hmmmmm Tractor porn" Y'all take care Jim

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