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Re: (ET) Mower deck rollers or something else?
- Subject: Re: (ET) Mower deck rollers or something else?
- From: "MR23=Christopher Meier \(Mtka, MN, USA\)" <mr23 worldspy net>
- Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 12:26:36 -0500
- Organization: Mr23
- References: <200004290516 e3T5GQX08021 aldhfn aldhfn org> <002401bfb1e6$59c154a0$039d1e26 snaugler>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Bill sells both rubber and wood rollers. On my deck the rubber
ones appear to have held up better than the wood, so I ordered
Bill's part #'s and prices:
rubber 517036 $4.85
wood 518169 ~$7.00
Last fall, I checked with a lawn tractor dealer, they had some
(I think) Toro rollers in the $14 range (for about 12 inches).
I figured I'd give Bill the business...
Christopher M. Meier
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve & Sandy Naugler" <snaugler earthlink net>
> I too have the divot problem, although with fresh rollers it is
> completely eliminated.
> I have contemplated using larger diameter rollers; installing a
> set of the swivel casters seemed like too much fabrication, but non
> swiveling casters would not work well on a front mounted deck with a
> significant sideways motion when turning as compared to mid mounted deck.
> can get away with larger diameter rollers because my deck is converted to
> side discharge. I suspect the a rear discharge deck will not work with
> larger rollers.
> I have also considered using boat trailer rollers because you can get
> them in urethane rubber that has better abrasion resistance than the
> but they are hugely expensive. (At least to me. A 12 inch roller is
> Steve Naugler
> From: "David Roden (Akron OH USA)" <roden ald net>
> > From: Chris Meier <ChrisM pptvision com>
> > > I plan to order Bill's
> > > version, as well as some rollers for my mower deck.
> > Just wondering if anyone has tried using wheels in place of the
> > rollers.
> > My lawn is hilly and uneven, and the struts that hold the roller often
> > gouge divots. I've been wondering if a shorter strut holding wheels
> > maybe 4-6" in diameter at the rear of the deck might work better.