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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan
    Super easy repair....couple of minutes with a MIG and done.
    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    I'm sorry to have to ask... but what is a MIG?
    Nevermind, pay someone to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishbone View Post
    wire feed welder.
    yep... That little Hobart in the back is what I use on anything light like the sheet metal on a mower deck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Nevermind, pay someone to do it.
    Yea. That's probably best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    yep... That little Hobart in the back is what I use on anything light like the sheet metal on a mower deck.


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    How do you like your esab 250? Great work horses.
    I have one and a 260 .. The 260 with 1/16" 7100 wire, just a quiet sizzle. Awesome machine, what handler do you have? I have a old 120 cricket and a 220 handler 170?
    I bought it just to tack tools together, but it really gets used alot it's my only machine that I run .035 wire in, the others are .45 and 1/16 dual Shield's.
    We don't melt much thin stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    How do you like your esab 250? Great work horses.
    I have one and a 260 .. The 260 with 1/16" 7100 wire, just a quiet sizzle. Awesome machine, what handler do you have? I have a old 120 cricket and a 220 handler 170?
    I bought it just to tack tools together, but it really gets used alot it's my only machine that I run .035 wire in, the others are .45 and 1/16 dual Shield's.
    We don't melt much thin stuff.
    The Esab 250 is too reliable. I say that because I want an excuse to my a new MIG for the heavier aluminum work..and the Esab won't die. It's 16 years old. Profax spool gun on it though..a much better piece than Esab sold back then.
    The Handler is a 20 year old 120..another stone reliable machine. I also have (not pictured) a lot of other machines, including an Airco full-spool wire handler that is push-pull...for serious aluminum production work.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    If I may ...

    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Need Advice: Broken Mower Deck
    My question is, can this be fixed?
    Dear Broken Mower Deck,

    It appears, that, you, are not an industrious kind of man. For a man from Saint Mary's County, I would have expected more. Must be a transplant. Anyways, on to your conundrum. It appears the welds that hold the support to the mower deck have weakened and sheared away from their foundations. If you were in God's Country, aka, the 7th district, you would have just powered up your old stick welder and fixed it in two minutes. Or absent a welder, and anywhere else in Saint Mary's County, acquired a few solid L brackets, not unlike the shape of those magic red L arrows you placed in your graphic, drilled a couple of well placed holes, and secured them, the support and mower deck, with bolts and self locking nuts, and gone about your business knowing that your repair will now outlast the remaining life of your riding grass cutting machine. This being what a man would do. Not come to a forum and ask what to do and bemoaning the possible replacement costs.

    You are welcome and have a nice grass cutting day.

    Mr. Need Advise

    P.S. All letters to Mr. Need Advise are read, but many are not answered due to the volume received. Thank you for your understanding.
    Last edited by LightRoasted; 08-05-2017 at 06:06 PM.
    If the military wanted you to have a spouse, or family, they would have issued you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
    Or absent a welder, and anywhere else in Saint Mary's County, acquired a few solid L brackets, not unlike the shape of those magic red L arrows you placed in your graphic, drilled a couple of well placed holes, and secured them, the support and mower deck, with bolts and self locking nuts, .
    The good ole ###### rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoWhat View Post
    The good ole ###### rig.
    Any port in a storm ... right?
    If the military wanted you to have a spouse, or family, they would have issued you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
    If I may ...



    Dear Broken Mower Deck,

    It appears, that, you, are not an industrious kind of man. For a man from Saint Mary's County, I would have expected more. Must be a transplant. Anyways, on to your conundrum. It appears the welds that hold the support to the mower deck have weakened and sheared away from their foundations. If you were in God's Country, aka, the 7th district, you would have just powered up your old stick welder and fixed it in two minutes. Or absent a welder, and anywhere else in Saint Mary's County, acquired a few solid L brackets, not unlike the shape of those magic red L arrows you placed in your graphic, drilled a couple of well placed holes, and secured them, the support and mower deck, with bolts and self locking nuts, and gone about your business knowing that your repair will now outlast the remaining life of your riding grass cutting machine. This being what a man would do. Not come to a forum and ask what to do and bemoaning the possible replacement costs.

    You are welcome and have a nice grass cutting day.

    Mr. Need Advise

    P.S. All letters to Mr. Need Advise are read, but many are not answered due to the volume received. Thank you for your understanding.
    You would not believe the number of oyster dredges, dredge rigs with winches, crab pot winders, hydraulic power packs, hydraulic steering setups, net rollers, etc etc that we've built and rebuilt. Or ..maybe you would.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    You would not believe the number of oyster dredges, dredge rigs with winches, crab pot winders, hydraulic power packs, hydraulic steering setups, net rollers, etc etc that we've built and rebuilt. Or ..maybe you would.
    But did you do it with bailing wire and a set of Whitworth wrenches?
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