Yes, welded. Usually shown by angles in the deck construction instead of sweeping curves. Most good independent mower shops will have fabricated decks. Most of the major brands NOT at box stores have fabricated decks.Fabricated? You mean a welded piece instead of stamped metal, right? What brands offer that? I'm assuming it just lasts a lot longer?
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Yes, Lowes and Home Depot carry big brands like Deere and such. There is a significant difference in those offerings vs the mower/outdoor stores.