Rhino Liner on a mower deck

Been kicking it around on having my new mower deck Rhino lined both
topside and bottom. What do you all think? I had at one time smeared
a coating of a rubbe rlike material on the underside of my old deck,
in the path and area that gets blasted the most by debri and it seemed
to hold up pretty darn good. I did not take any special steps or even
clean it really well, and it held up for a long time, bout 3 years or
so. Seems to me like a coat or two of Rhino liner could possibly stop
errosion of the deck and rust. and also seal up those joints where
spindle housings etc attach to deck which is always a problem area on
debri and water getting under them and making them rust out.
Just a thought.
Comments appreciated.
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Roy
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My son had a coating of Rino professionally installed over his truck bed and tailgate and he just loves it. It's a tough a nails but like anything else you have to be careful not to rip through the coating.
Jimbo
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Jimbo
I had it installed on my truck bed. One thing I really like compared to the drop-in liners is that it isn't slippery. Things stay put. That lack of slickness might be a problem with a mower deck. It does sound like an interesting idea. I might be tempted myself.
Earle Rich Mont Vernon, NH
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ERich10983
get a toro with an aluminum deck and you dont have to worry about the lining....
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jim
I have to agree with the slippery problem. However my drop in will take more abuse and not damage the actual bed of the truck than any spray in. I know, have my drop in sprayed, ya, that's it. May not be such a bad idea really.
Lane
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lane
Problem with your drop in is they shift around just enough to scratch all the paint off. Take that drop in out in 5 years and see how it looks. All rust. May as well have not put anything in.
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woodsy
Well if TORO made a deck like I have and could do what the tractor I have is mounted to I may consider it, but I and a lot of others found out that the alkaline type soils we have here is very very bad on aluminum. I can drive an aluminum tent peg into the ground and in two or three months its nothing but a blob of crystalized material anywhere it was in contact with the soils. I have found this to be a problem with any aluminum objects around here if its exposed to any of the dirt. I really don't think TORO makes a LAwn and Garden tractor with a 54 inch deck that would do what I do with mine, as well as the other attachments that this tractor uses. Aluminum decks may be fine for residential use, of on smooth lawns etc but they don't fare to well out of that environement. I have a Honda Push mower that was always rised off after use, and its deck corroded through in about 5 years time and had numerous cracks. The outside looked fine, but just setting in the barn during the off season was all it took.
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Not true! It is a '94 Ford Ranger with close to 200,000 miles and the liner has been there from day one being installed by the dealer. The liner has a Ford logo molded in. I bought the truck from the original owner. I took the liner out a couple of years ago and was amazed at the condition of the bed. No way it would look that good without a liner. I'm sold on them. Lane
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lane
Plastic is the way to go. I have a Honda mower with a plastic deck. It has been clobbered with lots and lots of rocks without any problems at all. I think it is one of the best things to happen to lawn mowers.
Lane
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lane
Ive got the rebadged Mazda version (312,000 miles) and I pulled the liner a couple months ago. Some paint wear, not enough rust to speak off.
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Gunner
I agree I repainted the girlfriends 92 Ranger. Needed all kinds of panel replacements but the bed was in great shape.
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