This my 3rd season with it.. Previous Owner left it with the house.. Priced a new deck, $160... Not going that route, new mower is $260... Lol.. The deck is still sitting on my bench at work, havent had time to fix it yet.. Wish I could talk the boss into getting some Gas so I can Tig the thing... Would be so much easier..I have the same push mower and the frame has rust holes that has more grass shooting out of them than the shoot. The motor runs like a sewing machine until the pull string broke yesterday. I stopped half way through cutting the front yard to move a car and when I went to pull it snapped.
It now sits over to the side because I don't feel like pulling it apart to fix since the deck is so rusted. Paid $75 for it 2 years ago and used it to cut 2 acres for those years and was cutting 2.5 acres at this new place when it died. I got my money worth out of it.