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    GX345 Power Flow on 345?

    Put my power flow on today, and I noticed I could see light through the bottom. I picked this machine up over the winter, looks like the previous owner had a habit of dragging the power flow head on gravel or concrete, and completely worth through it. I have the opportunity to pick up a full power flow MCS, but for a GX345. Assuming the decks width is the same, will the GX power flow fit on my machine?

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    The GX is most likely a "C" deck (48c for example) they attach differently then the X deck or mulch compatible deck with the metal belt guards. You can get a new housing I've seen them on E-bay.You could also pop rivet a piece of sheet metal on the bottom too.
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    Yes, it should fit if the deck sizes are the same. The GX series was just an improvement on the 3X5 series, with just minor changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    The GX is most likely a "C" deck (48c for example) they attach differently then the X deck or mulch compatible deck with the metal belt guards. You can get a new housing I've seen them on E-bay.You could also pop rivet a piece of sheet metal on the bottom too.
    The only issue I see with a new housing is that I'm betting based on how this machine was taken care of (I have rebuilt the motor, PO ran it dry), if I strip all the parts to change housings, I might end up spending enough money where I should have just bought a new unit. I believe the housing is still available from deere, and from what I have seen, it's the same price as the ones on ebay. As far as a sheet metal fix, it's cracked where the curved under section meets the vertical side, and my sheet metal skills are definitely not good enough to form a radiused corner piece, but that would be a great fix if the location was better!

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mo View Post
    Yes, it should fit if the deck sizes are the same. The GX series was just an improvement on the 3X5 series, with just minor changes.
    If I ended up having to replace the entire powerflow unit, would it make sense to get the GX unit over the original unit? From what I have seen, the 5 blade rotor seems like it would definitely perform better.


    The one I had lined up ended up being for a 48 inch deck, so no-go there.

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    I have no idea the deck you have now . That said I have a new in the box Housing for a Power Flow from John Deere .
    I would sell it at a good price as I no longer use the Power Flow . To replace the housing is a simple job and takes little time 30 minutes the first time . I will ship it to you for $100

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