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    Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    I welded the right hand support bracket back on the mower deck of a lawn tractor. The owner had attempted to weld it without success and then drilled a bunch of holes so that he could add angle iron brackets. He positioned the bracket in the wrong place so the belt hit the black link, so he ground a notch in the black link. I TIG welded up all of the holes using an Aluminum backing plate and I MIG welded the support bracket back in place.

    1. Broken Bracket on Deck
    2. Broken Bracket
    3. Failed Weld and Drilled Holes
    4. Ground Black Link
    5. Welding the Deck
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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Here are the rest of the pictures.

    6. Notch TIG welded
    7. Bracket Welded
    8. Close up of weld
    9. Close up of painted Bracket
    10.Bracket Mounted
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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Good repair job. Tell your customer running the gauge wheels with constant contact on rough ground is usually the cause of this. They are only meant to prevent scalping on high spots.
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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Nice work! My in-laws have a broken mower deck for an old kubota that the repair shop quoted them $4k to fix. I don't know what is wrong with it yet, but that number seemed a little ridiculous - plus they charged $300 just to look at it. Anyway it's coming here tomorrow and I'll have to see what i can do.

    How did you get the bracket positioned correctly?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Nice repair job
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    15 + years working for myself, and by golly, I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up.

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    A++++

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Nice job! There is no substitute for doing it right!

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Now you've gone and done it! Made all the other welds on that deck jealous.
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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    Good repair job. Tell your customer running the gauge wheels with constant contact on rough ground is usually the cause of this. They are only meant to prevent scalping on high spots.
    Mike
    Thanks, I will tell him.

    Quote Originally Posted by ccogg View Post
    How did you get the bracket positioned correctly?
    We measured between the two supports on the bottom of the mower.

    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    Now you've gone and done it! Made all the other welds on that deck jealous.
    You know it is funny because I welded on both sides of the bracket and the original brackets were only welded on one side for each weld.

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Really nice job on repair. Those decks always crack in the same areas from all that I repaired. And yes manufactures are stingy with their welding. The older decks are thicker gauge then the newer ones.

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    $4K to repair a Kubota mower deck?
    Gee
    When the Doctor shows up with the snow
    blower that is half rusted away, I can charge him $4k because it says Kubota on it?

    BTW
    ALL Manufacturers are stingy on the welds!

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    I did one just like that recently, none of the shops around here will repair anything anymore they will only sell and install new parts. The problem is that they are telling people that these things can't be repaired and most people don't know any better so they just go with a new deck or buy another mower.
    CR

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by CrookedRoads View Post
    I did one just like that recently, none of the shops around here will repair anything anymore they will only sell and install new parts. The problem is that they are telling people that these things can't be repaired and most people don't know any better so they just go with a new deck or buy another mower.
    Well, now. Time to you to put on your superman welding suit, and save,those poor people from being misled. After all, you have to keep up the image, otherwise superwoman welding chick will be disappointed.

    We don't want,that, now do we?
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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    That will outlast the rest of that deck...good idea to have an older guy doing the job they have the knowledge

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    I have done more than my share of those and there is one thing that they all have in common....

    They all SUCK.


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    Some parts are missing

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    Re: Husqvarna Tractor Deck Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by drujinin View Post
    $4K to repair a Kubota mower deck?
    Gee
    When the Doctor shows up with the snow
    blower that is half rusted away, I can charge him $4k because it says Kubota on it?

    BTW
    ALL Manufacturers are stingy on the welds!
    Kinda crazy, but the story ends well, they refunded the money they charged to do the evaluation and estimate. The deck is in pretty bad shape and parts aren’t available off the shelf. I have it now and will probably try to fix it up at some point, but a professional repair is never going to make sense for this one. Sturdy old tractor and pto driven deck though. Whenever I get around to it I will definitely be looking up all these deck repair threads for ideas. Thanks again for posting.


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