This 42C deck was an exact replacement for my GT 225. You will have to allow two to three weeks for shipment, on this deck, to dispatch from the greendealer, to your local truck terminal, I did not like it taking so long to ship, but they told me up front how long it would take. it is worth the wait! Once the deck was at the local truck terminal I got the call to schedule delivery and was told it would be 5 days before the deck would be delivered to me. My grass would of been knee high by then, I was allowed to go to the truck terminal to pick up the deck. I have a pick-up truck, and i traveled the 10 miles to the trucking terminal, once at the terminal, a forklift truck put the pallet with the deck, which was in a box secured by metal straps to the pallet, into my truck bed. When i got home, I slid the pallet off the back of my truck easily. The deck fit perfect on my GT225, in only a few minutes, and I was cutting my high grass with no problems, now I have a good as new mower for less then 1/4 the cost of a new mower.