Hello - New to the forum. Have 1999 JD 445 with 54 inch mower. Tractor is wonderful and looks and runs showroom new. Not the same for mower. Rust has been scraped off and repainted as well as I could over the years but now rusting through. Have looked at a replacement deck only but for only a few more dollars can get the whole mower with everything new. My local guy says weld it up again but I don't know, has been there before (to weld the front hooks on) and I'm getting tired of this.
Anybody have similar experience and advice on what to do?