Well, my wife has just about done the deck in on my (actually her) John Deere 2005 X500. Too many hidden stumps/roots have jumped out to get her. It's been bent/unbent/broken/bent/rebent/welded for about the last time. JD wants about $1100 for just a new shell. I'm willing to go non-JD to save some bucks if that is possible. Does anybody have a good source to recommend? Would rather go new instead of used because it's going to have a hard life and probably needs all the help it can get. It's a 48-inch, 3-blade, and it has the retractable/rotatable wheels (could do without them if there's a big price difference). Thanks!