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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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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!

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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