Rotary Mower Damage

Topper54

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Rotary Mower model RCK60-30BA on 2650B. Let friend borrow and he managed to significantly damage Gauge wheel, holder and shaft. (See Picture) Beyond repair. Looking to see if anyone knows of used parts for this mower deck. I can purchase new, but pretty expensive.
Wheel Gauge and Holder.jpeg
 

Henro

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Seems to me the cost of repair/replacement should be your friend's worry and not yours...Around here the rule is your borrow it, you break it, you fix it...
 
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I'd attempt what looks to be a fixable situation before spending for a replacement! (y)
 
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We all make choices, then have to live with the outcomes. When we evaluate those outcomes and learn from them to make better choices in the future we are displaying "common sense". It's a learned quality that can also be gathered from others!
 

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In the first post I question using the word "friend'. He has more nerve than a bum tooth, bringing the mower back in that condition, not repairing it or at least paying for the repairs. "No good turn goes unpunished"
 

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Rotary Mower model RCK60-30BA on 2650B. Let friend borrow and he managed to significantly damage Gauge wheel, holder and shaft. (See Picture) Beyond repair. Looking to see if anyone knows of used parts for this mower deck. I can purchase new, but pretty expensive. View attachment 87361
That damage was caused by abuse.

Doubt that you will find used replacements.

Have a good welder/fabricator repair it and send bill to "friend."
 

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I loaned a friend my big 16ft dump trailer a month or so ago. It was in "like new" condition since I only haul firewood, gravel and general construction trash. When he returned it, the floor and sides had significant damage because he used it to pick up large boulders to repair a section of his boat ramp at his place on the river. It looks like the loader operator was dropping the boulders in the trailer from 6ft or more!

What annoys me is that he just bought a brand new 16ft dump trailer. He paid around $12k for it and it's not as good quality as my PJ but it's in pristine condition and he's done hauling boulders, so no doubt his trailer will remain pristine. Something just feels wrong in all of this.
 

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Before they moved, a neighbor of mine called me to ask about borrowing my tractor / snowblower to clear his driveway. He has a tractor but explained he couldn't get it started.
I explained that I don't loan it out but would be very happy to come over and do it for him. He understood and I didn't mind the tractor time.
 
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Biker1mike

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A lot of heat, an anvil, heavy vice and a heavy hammer might get it close to original shape.
 
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mcmxi

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A lot of heat, an anvil, heavy vice and a heavy hammer might get it close to original shape.
That would be quite a lot of work. I'd cut off the bent/damaged steel and make up a new bracket using flat bar and weld it on.
 
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hedgerow

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I loaned a friend my big 16ft dump trailer a month or so ago. It was in "like new" condition since I only haul firewood, gravel and general construction trash. When he returned it, the floor and sides had significant damage because he used it to pick up large boulders to repair a section of his boat ramp at his place on the river. It looks like the loader operator was dropping the boulders in the trailer from 6ft or more!

What annoys me is that he just bought a brand new 16ft dump trailer. He paid around $12k for it and it's not as good quality as my PJ but it's in pristine condition and he's done hauling boulders, so no doubt his trailer will remain pristine. Something just feels wrong in all of this.
Your friend needs to be buying you a new trailer. Had a BIL years ago who used my best grain trailer { trailer had never hauled rock} to back haul rock in it. I had another older trailer I used for that purpose. It beat up my good trailer. He got to buy the trailer. I don't put up with that stuff from anyone. That was the last time a trailer was loaned out from this farm.
 
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DustyRusty

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If he did that much damage to the wheel, I suggest that you check the mower deck for additional damage, including the blades and spindles. There is a significant chance that there is a lot more damage than that which is easily seen. He might be owing you a new mower deck.
 
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A Portapower hydraulic set will push the sides apart and a press will straighten up the forks. Weld the crack and it’s fixed. If you or a friend don’t have any of those things, take it to a local machine shop. Send your buddy the bill.

‘’I had to stop letting my brother in laws use my trailers and stuff because the stuff always came back damaged. Bent fenders, damaged floors, lost chains, blah blah blah. My wife loaned (without my knowledge) one of them my Stihl 660 and he ruined the bar and chain. Not a cheap fix. I don’t loan anything now. If it’s a friend, I will just go do it for them. It’s a lot cheaper.