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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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    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

  • #2
    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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    sigpic
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    • #3
      Guess what I was doing today.... Same thing on my JD riding mower, deck repairs.... Only a few cracks and the bar that connect both sides of the skirt (at chute) broke off..... Put some bar stock into lip, a little weld.... Save $814 dollars according to JD new parts list.... Got to finish it tomorrow but all the pieces straighten or repair and everything tack welded....So its simply finish welds and reassemble ...

      A trick I found out too... Blade spindles are anywhere from $40 to $60 (depending on source) plus shipping.. But I can buy the bearings for $8 each... So rebuild spindle costs me $16... If I do all three, $48, instead of $120 to $180....

      Dale
      Last edited by Dale M.; 06-10-2018, 07:05 PM.
      Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dale M. View Post

        A trick I found out too... Blade spindles are anywhere from $40 to $60 (depending on source) plus shipping.. But I can buy the bearings for $8 each... So rebuild spindle costs me $16... If I do all three, $48, instead of $120 to $180....

        Dale
        Nice trick.
        sigpic
        Miller Thunderbolt
        Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
        Miller Dynasty 200DX
        Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
        Lincoln LE 31 MP
        Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
        16" DuAll Saw
        15" Drill Press
        7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
        20 Ton Arbor Press
        Bridgeport

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        • #5
          That's a lot easier than washing all the dirty, wet grass clippings off the mower before putting it away!

          Nicely done.

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