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Do they make a belly mower for the John Deere model L?
If so then anyone know where to get one and what to expect to pay?
My lawn mower is on its last leg and I was thinking that instead of buying a new lawn mower that I would just take that money and have my old model L fixed and get a belly mower for it.
What do yall think, good idea or not?
 

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I think I've seen the L's with a belly mower before. I've seen them on A's and B's as well. Woods makes brackets for just about any tractor. I'd check with them just to see if they do have something for you then check to see if you can find a used deck if you want to save some money..
 

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I've seen lots of M's with belly mowers. I don't know if an L would have the guts to run a mower. Maybe a four foot deck from a riding mower. Shouldn't be too hard to adapt.
 

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I've seen lots of M's with belly mowers. I don't know if an L would have the guts to run a mower. Maybe a four foot deck from a riding mower. Shouldn't be too hard to adapt.
It's probably like the Farmall Cubs,Allis G's etc. If you only use it to cut your yard once a week and don't try to cut a hay field with it you'll be just fine! :lol:
 

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I'm looking to use it to replace a 42” cut 17hp cheapo lawn mower. I got to either go buy another regular lawn mower or do something like this. It just seemed to me it would be more fun to mow with an old 2 banger and it would be a good excuse to finally spend the money and get the L fixed up.
Right now I only got a 1 acre yard and a 1 acre rental house yard, in the future I plan to have a much bigger place and many rental places.
 

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Yea its a good excuse!! :lol: And with the prices of some of these cheapo garden tractors at I saw at Lowes and Home Depot over the weekend your idea just might get my mind running :?
 

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I'm figuring a decent green lawn mower at home depot will be nearly $2Gs. I don't have time right now nor in the near future to work on my L but there is a local 2 banger shop that is reasonable so I was thinking about taking the L to him and seeing if he could mechanically fix up the L and install a decent belly mower all for around the same $2Gs. But maybe I'm just dreaming, a brand new $1,800 Deere hydrostat might be the smarter choice.
 

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I'm not sure what all the L is going to need, I bought it about a year ago and parked it in the garage and haven't had time to touch it since.
Seems like it is going to need at a minimum 2 new front tires, magneto, carb rebuild, gear shifter work, drive shaft cover, steering wheel, muffler, oil filler neck, all fluids and filters and such, and who knows about what kinda engine or tranny work it may need. Then it will need some sheet metal and body work and a belly mower and making the mower fit and work correctly.
So does all that sound like it would be under $2G's parts labor and all?
I can strip, clean, and paint it up later after I use it for a year or so and make sure it all works good mechanically.
 

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If you just need some tune up work, tires,and oddsand ends like you explained without getting into engine or tranny work you would be way below the 2,000 mark
 
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