I have a Viking MT580 ride on mower, which has just been serviced and is fantastic condition apart from the deck (all the parts on the deck are good, but the deck itself has corroded over the past decade). I contacted the Stihl group, and they were able to find a replacement deck in Austria but wanted well in excess of £1400 (exc. VAT), which I found somewhat ludicrous. It's very frustrating, but it looks as though the mower and accessories are now next to useless as a consequence.
I have a garden of 6500 metres squared. It's not too bumpy, but is far from flat. I have quarter of an acre of fruit trees, and nearly half an acre of woodland which is sparse enough to access with the mower and cut the grass there. Is there anything out there that might be able to tackle this for around the 2 grand mark? I would like something that lasts, can maneuver around the trees and collect up the cuttings, so if I have to up the budget I will have to dig deep - it's come at an unfortunate time.
Thank you for any recommendations!