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    Allegedly Assembled in USA in GA, however, with who's stamped Fortune Cookie Steel?

    This issue with the steel on decks of these mowers failing on lawn tractor or push type mowers is pervasive huh?

    After having to weld up a few for people and now two of my own and one for my brother & not too long ago, I see a pattern behavior warranted of a safety recall or class action, how about you?


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    PICTURE TIME............

    REMOVE ENGINE TO INSPECT DAMAGE AND WTF HAPPENED AND WHY!






    SURMISE CRACKS START GRINDING AND SEE BOLT SHADOW WTF
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    INSPECT ENGINE HOLE AND IS NOT THREADED BUT GOES THROUGH AND CAN BE NUTTED WITH BOLT IF HOLE DRILLED.



    REMOVE EAR TO GRIND DEBURR AND FIT THE PUZZLE PIECE.




    PUZZLE PIECE MISSING i GUESS WE WILL FILL IT AND REINFORCE UNDERSIDE & DRILL NEW HOLE!

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    HMMMMM



    TIME TO TACK UP AND FILL SOME CRACKS.......



    SURMISE WASHER SIZE TOP SIDE TO BE PLACED UNDERSIDE TO KEEP DECK CONSISTENT.

    MASK UP TO HIDE THE UGLY!



    FREEHAND MAJESTIC WORKING IT HOT!

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    FILL PUDDLE FOR MISSING SECTION & GRIND THE DECK!



    IT'S A LAWNMOWER PAINT AND IT'S A WRAP!

    ONE EXTRA BOLT NOW!

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    This happened because they didn't triangulate the mount point's of motor to deck or have a lip to marry the engine to deck.

    Just no sense at all!
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    Nice post, Jack!
    The same happens in Europe, not only in US
    I have welded similar cracks a lot. For myself I made circular reinforcement plate from 3mm steel and welded it to deck from underside.
    I guess problem is in some miss-communication between manufacturers of lawn mover "bodies" and manufacturers of engines. Mainly there are 3 main engine manufacturers in the world: Briggs&Stratton, Tecumseh and Honda. But almost every known garden equipment manufacturer want to have lawn movers with their own brand. So they make their own "body" (or order it it China, maybe), paint their logo on it and install engine from one of suppliers named before. But fixing points are not the same for every engine. For example Stiga branded body has 6 or 8 holes for engine mounting, only 3 are used. Unneeded holes speeds up cracking process, of course.
    Another thing that speeds up cracking is excessive vibration, if someone continues to use lawn mower with bent crankshaft after hitting a stone...
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    Yeah the thing is two years old and already showing signs of perforation.
    A lawnmower is expected to deal with vibration from grass.
    Inadequate thickness and mounts are just not in the spirit of safety when a prop blade is turning.
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    I should add that the deflector for grass clippings is from an old 1980's lawn mower, yes out of garbage, because the plastic one kept falling off within first 5 mows from vibration.

    So I did an Immobilizer Solutions data transfer for induced FOD & to not take FOD grass clippings or rocks in my mouth, well you know for an even uglier perspective, well potentially anyway.

    Somethings should not be just made with a looks good from my house perspective.

    I have yet to plastic weld the one on there now since pretty beat, maybe I will or just make one of metal.

    Carb has to be removed & too clean the main jet, since SMOG ethanol fuel has done it's magic calcification or crystallization.

    Usually I run the mower till the tank is dry then run on choke too finish it, however, this was put away wet last year after the report I was informed of for aforementioned repair in thread.

    Shame...... Husqvarna was a favorite for me & for most equipment in past or off road bikes, now it's just a name & attached too a steaming land mine pile in the lawn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    Shame...... Husqvarna was a favorite for me & for most equipment in past or off road bikes, now it's just a name & attached too a steaming land mine pile in the lawn!
    I think this is a problem with just about any of the previously reputable brands that are now sold by the big-box stores like Home Depot or Lowes. Those chains beat up the manufacturers for price, and the manufacturers comply with "cost control" measures.

    I've found the same sort of thing true of more mundane stuff too. Need to replace the metal trap under your kitchen sink? Compare what you get from Home Depot or Lowes with what you get at a proper plumbing supply house. There's a noticeable in the thickness of the metal and general quality.

    FWIW, we've been using this mower for well over 25 years now and very little has broken, by the very front of the deck does have some rust perforation now.



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