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Is this deck too far gone to repair?

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Me again....

Give me you brutal honest opinion. Is this 312 mower deck too far gone to repair? I thought about trying to basically cut out the whole top part of the deck and weld in new sheet metal. But I'm not sure how to make the spindles back in their original height position, because the original locations are recessed from the factory stamping. And as you can see there has already been lots of welding years ago. Any brutal thoughts/opinions?

(Message edited by aaytay on August 15, 2009)
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I see you live in Columbia.I live in Covington Georgia about three hours east of you on I-20.
I have a mower repair lot up the road from me.
He has a 317 and a square fender 112.
I am about to buy the 112 to part out.
I will check and see what kind of deck it has and see if the it will fit with swapping your draft arms over.
He has other decks as well.
I will take my camera next time I go by there and let you know what he has.

I agree with just about everyone else.
I would scrap it.
There are others out there even down south if you know where to look.

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I went by there today.
He had 4 or 5 of "the edge" style mower decks.
I know those won't work.The 317 did not have a deck.
The only other one that might work is the 112 I am going to buy and part out.
Does anyone know if swapping out the mower deck arms will make this work on Ryan's 312?
Here are a few pictures.

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Oh well Ryan.Now we know it won't work.
I will keep my eyes open for you.


Thanks for the pictures.


He has a LOT more rust through than just around the spindles.

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