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Re: (ET) Mower decks
I'm telling you, a bill gunn deck will out last you as it is.
> From: welches dejazzd com
> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:51:59 -0400
> To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
> Subject: Re: (ET) Mower decks
> I have found that POR15 will fail (even on a properly prepared surface)
> if clippings aren't removed regularly.
> I understand some of the problems with the stainless idea, but am still
> curious about galvanizing or powder coating - would it add much cost to
> a production run?? Benefit gained?
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Jack Casey wrote:
> I agree with Dwight. My original mower (sold w/tractor after 13 years),
> my Gunn mower (sold when I gave up mowing) were always hosed out after
> use. Never had a rust problem, never a bearing problem. Bought a new
> set of Trojans recently and think they'll perform better if used so I
> bought an old WH mower on ebay. I coated the underneath surface rust
> with two coats of POR-15. Wash grass off this surface using a Nelson
> adjustable sprayer in 'vertical' setting. This low volume setting
> perfectly clears away all grass from the slick POR-15 surface. I
> strongly recommend this, makes mowing enjoyable.
> On Jun 23, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Hazen, Dwight L wrote:
> With the improved bearings and NOT spraying water directly on the shaft
> I have not had any problems.
> I did scrape and paint the deck first. Use a bright color so you can
> see the green dirt.
> Dwight L. Hazen
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