Possible to install a larger deck?

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Old 05-18-16, 08:17 AM
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Possible to install a larger deck?

Now that I appear to have finally got to the bottom of getting my mower starting every time, I am looking at what I can do to it that will make mowing my yard a little easier. The first thing I can think of is can I replace the deck, it currently has a 46" deck on there which I would like to replace with a 54" or possibly a 60" if one were available.

However, I am having a hard time finding something which I know will fit. Likely due to the fact that my tractor is a few years old. Does anyone know first of all if it is possible to upgrade the deck? and secondly of any 54" decks that will fit a White Outdoor GT2150?

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Old 05-18-16, 11:25 AM
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Not sure what you have on it for an engine but a 54" deck takes some horsepower... is your engine big enough?
 
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It's a 22hp Tecumseh V-twin, whether that is big enough I do not know. Engine model is OV691EA.
 
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Old 05-18-16, 04:39 PM
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Going to be real lucky to even find a larger deck for a White Mower, fit or not.
Time for a new mower.
 
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Old 05-18-16, 05:12 PM
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I did some research on your mower, and no where did I see the feasibility of adding a larger deck. The 46" was as large as they went. I'm not sure whether a 22 horsepower gas engine will pull a larger one. I have a 60" steel deck on my 21 HP ZTR, but it is diesel, so there is a difference.
 
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I looked at the attachment system and it's a common one that is used on ohter deck sizes as well. There shouldn't be any problem finding decks, it's a MTD and I think I even have a extra deck or two around that will fit it. I don't think they make one bigger than a 50" that will fit though. Not sure if it's worth the hassle and expense for 4 more inches of cut though.
 
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Old 05-19-16, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by joecaption
Time for a new mower.
Not in the habit of throwing money away, the mower works fine, would have just been nicer to increase the deck size. Certainly not worth spending the $2,500 minimum to get one with a bigger deck.

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There shouldn't be any problem finding decks, it's a MTD and I think I even have a extra deck or two around that will fit it. I don't think they make one bigger than a 50" that will fit though. Not sure if it's worth the hassle and expense for 4 more inches of cut though.
I agree, for 4" additional inches it's not going to be really worth while.
 
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Look into a towable, outrigger mower to pull behind your existing mower. Would double your mowing capacity
 
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Old 05-21-16, 05:57 AM
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My son in law has an older wheel horse. He cut an extra deck in half, and welded it on to one side of the existing deck. Rigged up a belt, and it works great. Just have to be careful not to get too close to trees on the side with the extension!
I guess anything's possible. Steve
 
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