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Topic # 201954 11-Sep-2016 15:40
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OK both our lawnmowers have suddenly had issues, neither has ever been serviced both are over 12 years old, and since I have been responsible for them they have had their air filters cleaned at vaguely regular intervals, and the oil checked and topped up as and when necessary.

Mower one is a rover combat model03191 And the body has developed a big rust crack in it although it is in a not so dangerous area the mower runs nicely though, is it possible to get new body/decks for them I have seen the odd one on trademe, but I can't work out wat size I would need

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  Reply # 1627728 12-Sep-2016 09:18
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I had a good mower until the body rusted out, engine still works fine. Did look at getting new body but found was easier/cheaper to just goto local mower shop and get a 2nd hand mower. Good thing is, new mower is similar to the old one, so can switch out some parts etc to save on repair bills if needed :)



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  Reply # 1627791 12-Sep-2016 11:21
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For most all small vertical shaft motors (Briggs & Stratton etc) there are only a couple of standardised mounting bolt patterns.


If you're a little bit handy it's easy to swap them onto other decks, the most difficult part is undoing the mounting bolts - usually rusted in place, and removing the blade.


What motor is on yours?



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  Reply # 1627916 12-Sep-2016 14:44
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If you can swap to an aluminium deck and you won't have rusting issues again.

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