My '03 is doing the same thing and all I have done is paint it in the
fall before I put the tractor away for the winter with some antirust
paint. Yours is doing the same exact thing as mine and every deck I
have seen on all brands does it In my experience. Those decks get a
lot of abuse and are under a lot of stress. No amount of paint is
going to protect it from having some paint chipping off. My L-120 has
a little over 200 hours on it and it does show but I am well pleased
with the service I have received from it. No major issues except from
my abuse (I hit a tree stump and damaged a spindle)> --- In
, "Greg" <CGR2@n...> wrote:
> The yellow is flaking off on my 2003 L-120 mower deck [~85 hours].
> This was first noticed within 6 months from new. The dealer said
> all decks will do this-which I think is horse puckey. Maybe on the
> bottom where the grass is contuinally, but not on the top, starting
> the edges and working towards the top.
> Has anyone else had this problem?
> After getting no satisfaction from my dealer, I am careful to spray a
> rust killer on any bare places on the deck until winter when I think
> will have it re-powder coated.
> Comments-good or bad?