Just left the dealer and the GT54ls is a stamped deck and no way to get a fabricated deck on it. I decided to go with the gt52lsi instead because of the deck but if the smartswitch goes out it's backordered until October. I'm waiting to place the order until I find out if the smartswitch can be replaced with a normal key switch.
Hey, keep doing the good work you're doing. That smartswitch may be a problem down the road but I like the dealer (Mickey's repair service in Hallsville Missouri). They're a Husquvarna & B&S service center and very friendly. If it fails I'll find a way to convert to a key switch and will post here how it's done.
I know it's been a while since my last post, but we did buy the Husqvarna with the stamped deck. The tractor is well built and I expect it to last for many years. It has the smart switch which I hate; stupid idea, but I wanted the stamped deck! I like everything else and recommend it as a viable garden tractor. A neighbor baled my pasture so I have round bales in a pasture I can see :2th:. I'm now in the market for a good brush cutter. I'll try to find the correct forum to discuss that. I want to thin out some woods that is overgrown with underbrush, poison ivy, poison oak, and thorns.