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Papermaker

7117 48" mower deck replacement

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Papermaker

Hi Guys--

Has anyone ever found a left-hand exit mower deck or deck shell that can be substituted for a 48" Sovereign mower deck?  It's sure be nice to have a substitute deck as rust free 48" decks become difficult to find.

Thanks,

Papermaker

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PhanDad

Deals do come up on occasion.  Keep an eye on Craigslist for best deals (in my experience).  Also eBay.  I've seen NOS deck shells at reasonable prices when a dealer is getting rid of old stock.  

I found this on Craigslist last February; I couldn't pass it up for $175:

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Only some surface rust to repair; arbor belt was there.

You pretty much have to search everyday; if you don't the "deals" are usually snapped up pretty quickly.

As to "substitute" left discharge deck availability - I've never seen any.  

 

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Papermaker

Wow PhanDad, major deck envy!  I'm searching for a deck now but not sure what I'm looking at is sound.  You really can't tell much until you standing over the deck with an ice pick...

Papermaker

 

 

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Brettw

Heck, sometimes you keep your eyes open, you get a free deck with a complete tractor, or visa-versa!   I have picked up tractors with bad engines, and the deck is in great shape, and you get the whole shootin' match for less than a stand alone deck.

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