I bought a John Deere 38 sickle bar mower to cut my own grass hay field. It works fine but the belt kept turning over or coming off. Come to find out, the housing is broken in several places where it bolts on. John Deere doesn't have them to purchase. Anyone know where I can find this? Any John Deere junkyards in Indiana?
I am looking for someone to weld it, but it the flat part that bolts down is broken into four pieces. Also, I was told that the material is cast iron so it takes a specialty welder. Also looking into having a plate welded onto it for strength since one of the breaks is through a bolt hole.