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Starting to compile parts for an off season rehab on my 50” mower deck. I have 2, 1 of which I’ll choose as the lucky one depending on assessed condition. Going after the smaller parts now, so far I’ve have collected both sets of gauge wheels, mulching blades and the speed up pulley upgrade. All parts needed seem fairly attainable, but my main question/concern would be what to do with the spindles? They look to be rebuildable, or should I just replace them in their entirety? I know nothing of the prior service history as the deck was new to me last season. I’ve tried the search function on this form but came up with little clues as to what to do about paint.....maybe I haven’t looked hard enough. Not looking for showroom quality. I’ll likely have it bead blasted and just rattle can the top surface with JD yellow. Haven’t quite found any decisive info on what would be best for the under side either..... looking for any input you fellas are willing to part with
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What tractor is deck for?
 

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as long as none of the spindles look damaged they should be fine, new bearings and you will be good to go.
 

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Poping bearings in is easy except for removal of the center snap ring.


The 50 is the best deck you can get for a 318 by any measure
 
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I refurbed my 50" deck this spring.I stripped the deck, sand blasted, primed with rustoleum rusty metal primer, then painted the top with john deere yellow paint. The underside was also blasted and primed, then I spayed it with black bed liner. I did the same to a 48" deck last year. Look on Weekend Freedom Machines

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I refurbed my 50" deck this spring.I stripped the deck, sand blasted, primed with rustoleum rusty metal primer, then painted the top with john deere yellow paint. The underside was also blasted and primed, then I spayed it with black bed liner. I did the same to a 48" deck last year. Look on Weekend Freedom Machines

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How’s does it seem to be holding up, do you get a lot of grass clippings sticking to it?
 
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