Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:32 pm
I know I know one more mower question from me...
I have been able to locate a 3160 mower and 3260 mower. What a the differences between the two? The only one I can is the the 3260 is built like a tank compared to the 3160. But maybe I'm mistaken?
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:03 pm
Don't know the differences between the two decks.
I have a 3260 which is/was well rusted. The deck metal is thick enough to take a welded in metal patch.
The outer two blades for the 3260 are no longer available. I purchased two additional center blades and cut 1/2" off each end to cut them to original size.
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:01 am
Are these the blades right here or is this for a deferent model? http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281278941808?lpid=82
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:51 am
The seller is HamiltonBob, one of the advertisers on this site. Those are blades for the 3260.
Edit: Should add that it has been 2 years since I tried to purchase blades for my 3260. Mower blades are available at auto parts stores, use the IH part number.
The HamiltonBob price appears to be a bit less than what I paid for mower blades at the auto parts store.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:35 pm
I started out with a 3160 and found a 3260, (I liked the lookes of the 3260 better). WOW ! ! ! Big difference going to the 3260. It does SOoooo . . . much better as a finnish mower that I would never go back. Now granted, the 3160 needed a lot of repair, but I myself would only rate it as a decent rough cut.
The 3260 is much harder to get on/off but well worth the trouble.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:41 pm
One of mine is 3160 that I re-built after the women it came from got done using it as a D-9 CAT dozer!---anyway after my re-build I wouldn't trade it for a dozen woods 59's! thanks; sonny
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Good to know I'll have to post a picture
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:33 pm
3160 has 3 belts. 1 that goes to the center off the pto (mule belt) and 2 more that run off the center deck pulley and go to the outside blades.
I believe the 3160 is an I.H. made deck. (mines stamped that way anyway).
I prefer the 3160 as it has 3 belts ( easy to swap out) and each belts tension is adjustable independent of the others ( slots for the spindles).
It's also built out of very heavy steel and doesn't clog easy. Bush hogs nice with the deck up too!
Hope that helps.
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:31 pm
Thanks for the info, should be picking it up next week
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:06 pm
You may also want to consider looking for a 3160A mower deck as well.
This is a newer designed 3160 deck that has one belt on the deck and one belt that runs from the mule drive to the deck.
Also built like a tank. The Oregon blades are awesome! All three blades are the same part number (same length).
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