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have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much
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On 4/28/2011 10:11 PM, wf3h wrote:
have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much


Any competent tractor shop will have the skillset and tools to fix you
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On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:11:59 -0400, wf3h wrote:

have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much


Sure-- I can see several different 'bends' in my head. Each might
take a different approach;
3 lb hammer ; 12" crescent wrench and a 3' pipe ; hydraulic jack & a
2x4 ; chain and a tree-- and since the mower might not have the
traction that '55 chevy did, maybe add a truck and another chain.

Put that stump to work-- back over it, dropping the deck at the right
moment & it might pop things back in place.

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On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:11:59 -0400, wf3h wrote:

have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much


Heat from a torch and a big hammer.



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On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:52:09 -0400, aemeijers
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On 4/28/2011 10:11 PM, wf3h wrote:
have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much


Any competent tractor shop will have the skillset and tools to fix you
right up. Even pro lawn services run over the occasional concrete block
hiding in tall grass.


yeah i think i might have to do this...
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On Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:02:19 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
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On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:11:59 -0400, wf3h wrote:

have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much


Sure-- I can see several different 'bends' in my head. Each might
take a different approach;
3 lb hammer ; 12" crescent wrench and a 3' pipe ; hydraulic jack & a
2x4 ; chain and a tree-- and since the mower might not have the
traction that '55 chevy did, maybe add a truck and another chain.

Put that stump to work-- back over it, dropping the deck at the right
moment & it might pop things back in place.

Jim


one of my coworkers, who has extensive experience with j. deere,
suggested a torch and hammer....might have to do that
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On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:11:59 -0400, wf3h wrote:

have a john deere mower...hit a stump and bent the mower deck shroud.
any good way to straighten this? thanks much

Back over the stump??
Seriously, once they are sprung they can be very difficult to get back
to shape - how bad? Pictures??
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