Pictured was the result of me mowing over an exposed tree root which stopped one of my mower blades cold.
My concern is that the yellow pulley system support (which is part of the deck housing) appears to be bent and repairing this to bring the deck back to 100% of factory specs/tolerances may not be possible (?). Initial inspection does not appear to show any mower blade/spindle alignment damage, but not 100% certain of this (?).
What also concerns me is that given a blunt force impact that occurred that this deck is not engineered with a sheer-pin or other mechanism designed to fail (absorb the blunt force trauma) in advance of the inertia from the blunt force transferring from the blade all the way to the deck’s yellow housing causing the damage that resulted in this situation.
Curious if anyone has experienced anything similar or just any comments in general...thanks in advance.
FYI ~ Purchased this lawn tractor new on 8/21/21.