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The older the deck, the less likely that a decent diagram or picture can be found. The single blade decks are the simplest and generally only on rear engine riders; exceptions exist.

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Rear Engine Rider, 108, 130, STX30 decks

Older 30 Older 30

These are pictures of the older 30" deck on rear engine riders and the 26" and 28" decks should be similar. Used on older riders like the 60 series, the R series the S series the RX series and the SX series.

The GX 30

The 30" deck, this is the GX30 & SX30 deck.

Old 34" deck, view 1 Old 34" deck, view 2

Old 34" rear engine rider deck, two views. Used on the larger engined R series. Still looking for the later 32" deck

38" rear engine rider from front with belt 38" rear engine rider from rear without belt

The 38" deck from a rear engine rider Note hanger in center of rear, 3 anti-scalp wheels, idlers and tensioners. Used on the SX and SRX series with the 12.5 HP engine.

30 STX deck

The STX 30 deck.


Old Lawn & Garden Tractor decks

Old 39" deck Old 47" deck Old 47" deck in color

Old 39" and 47" decks Note that the double sheave is on the back on one and front on the other. These were used on the old 100, 200 and some 300 series of the 1960s and 1970s.

Old 50" deck

Old 50" deck that was replaced with a 48" deck if the whole deck was replaced and required a lift arm kit to do it. This was used on the old 300 series of the 1960s and 1970s.


170, 175,180 and 185 Lawn Tractor decks

Old 38" lawn tractor Old 38" lawn tractor Newer style 38 deck

The deck old lawn tractor, like 160, 165, 170, 175. Note hangers, 3 anti-scalp wheels, idler and tensioner near discharge. Two versions of the deck exist; one with cast iron spindle housings held on by three bolts (top 2 pictures) and aluminum housings held on by four bolts (bottom picture.) Note the difference in the double sheave. Both use electric PTO clutches.

46 repainted deck 46 original deck

The 46 electric PTO decks, one repainted and one not. The arrow at the top of the discharge says "Width of Cut" and is unique to the 46 and the old 47 decks.


STX yellow deck STX yellow deck closeup

The STX38 yellow deck Note the yellow one has two belts.

STX yellow deck STX black deck

STX38 yellow and black deck has one belt with different tensioning and idlers. Both have electric PTO clutches.

STX 46 deck

STX46 deck has one belt and uses a electric PTO clutch.


LX 100 Series - LX172, 173, 176, 178, 186 and 188

LX 38 deck LX 38 deck

The LX 100 series 38" decks.

48 deck 48 deck

The LX 100 series 48" decks.


260, 265, 280, 285 Series Garden Tractor and Early Model GT 200 Series Garden Tractor decks

48 deck

This series used mostly 48" 54" decks possible. Routing was the same.


LT Series Lawn Tractor

38 LT deck LT 42C
46 manually engaged deck LT 48C deck

The LT Lawn Tractor introduced the manually-engaged deck to hold down costs and prices. It came in four varieties, 38", 42", 46" and 48". The 46" came on the earlier machines with the larger engines and the 48" came on the later machines.

LX 200 Series, Late Model GT 200 Series, 300 Series and GX Series Garden Tractor decks

LX & GX 42C LX & GX 42C Freedom42 version 1 Freedom42 version 1 Freedom42 version 2 Freedom42 version 2

The LX 42" and the two versions of the Freedom42 mulching deck.

54C deck view 1 54C deck view 2

The 48C and 54C looked the same.


44" Piranha Deck

44 Piranha mulching deck

The exceedingly rare 44" Piranha deck.


400 Series and X Series Garden Tractor decks

Basic driveshaft deck Driveshaft-driven deck

The four basic driveshaft decks ever made are 48, 54, 60, 62Edge. The 48 and 54 come in Edge versions and previous verisons. The weldments for deck mounting are what varies. The 48 is not popular at all on any recent or current models because its cut width is less than the machines tire width. It is popular still as the basic deck without the gearbox is the only replacement available for the old 100, 200 and 300 series of lawn & garden tractors. Mount kit for the particular model are required.


Scotts, Sabre, L, LA and 100 Series decks

Sabre 38 deck Sabre, Scotts and L 42 deck
Sabre, Scotts and L 46 deck Sabre 48 manual deck

Sabre, Scotts, L, LA and 100 Series 46" and 48" manually engaged decks. The 46 was only on Scotts and Sabre.

Scotts 48 and 54 electric PTO clutch decks

Sabre and Scotts 48" and 54" electric PTO clutch decks.

Sabre and Scotts L 54 deck L, LA and 100 54 manual deck

Sabre and Scotts 54quot;deck on left and L and LA 100 Series 54" deck on right.

100 Series 54 deck G100 54 deck

100 Deries 54" deck on left and G 110 Series 54" deck on right.


Spin Steer (SST) Lawn Tractor decks

SST 42 deck SST 48 deck

SST 42", 42" Freedom and 48" electric PTO clutch decks. Belt tension on the primary belt is accomplished by a spring-loaded tensioner that goes from the clutch to the double sheave on the 42" and 48" decks and to the idler pivot on the Freedom deck.


X300, X500 and X700 Series decks

X300 Edge deck X300 Edge deck

The X300 Edge decks using a single belt to an electric PTO. Only the X300 itself offered the 38.

New X300 42Mulch deck New X300 42Mulch deck

The X300 mulching deck

48Edge with flat height adjusters 48Edge with swivelling adjusters

The two versions of the 48Edge deck. The left uses one belt and the right uses two and has swivelling height adjusters for easy removal and installation. The right deck also has a rod inboard of the left spindle to take tension off the primary belt.

54Edge deck

The 54Edge is very similar to the 54C except for the location of the tensioner arm.


Residential Front-deck Riders - F510, F525 and F725/735

F510 38 deck. F525 48 deck F725 48 and 54 decks F735 60 deck

The F510 38 and F525 48 decks. The F710/725 48 and 54 decks. Finally, the F735 60 deck.


Residential EZ Trak Zero-turn Front-deck Riders

EZ-Trak 42 deck EZ-Trak 48 and 54 deck EZ-Trak 62 deck

The EZ-Trak 42, 48, 54 and 62 residential zero turn decks.