This is my sons 48" deck he is selling, looks to be a mid 80s style not to sure but overall in good shape, not sure why the belt covers are black thats how we picked it up. Has a ding in one spot and missing a little bit of the baffle but makes no difference when mowing. Has brand new spindle nuts, new blades last year but could use a sharpen. There is no rot at all, little rust a very solid deck. It has been always maintained and greased and stored indoors ever since we've owned it, hasn't been used in about a year and has been sitting in my shed. The deck is very quiet I can test it for you on one of my 520's if you'd like to see it in action.