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Does anyone know how durable the Husqvarna garden tractor stamped decks are? I'm interested in the GT54LS because of the locking differential and the K66 transmission.

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Great! Their 2015 catalog has it listed as stamped, but I've seen elsewhere that they have numerous errors in the catalog.
 

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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.

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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.

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Husqvarna garden tractor update

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.

Thanks for all the great advice,

JohnB
 
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