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Old 03-15-2003, 07:28 PM
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Caster wheel conversion on 21"

Pretty self explanatory. it's a self propelled mower and the casters make it really nice for turning. I will paint it black to match the mower as soon as I get the paint :blob4:
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:37 PM
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:56 PM
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What's that for?
Also did you get my email?
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Old 03-15-2003, 09:42 PM
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Couple of quick questions:

Do they lock (for hillsides)?

Are they adjustable (height-wise)?

Do they sink in soggy conditions (look kinda small?)?


I was considering castors when I bought my 21, but you can't get a commercial 21 with castors, and I wanted them to be able to lock, but the locks don't work very well. I figured it's just as easy to raise it a little and turn.
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Old 03-15-2003, 09:45 PM
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Old 03-16-2003, 12:03 PM
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0ryan0- they can lock with a pin, and they also have fully greasable roller bearings for the swivel.
Height is adjusted by one single lever at the left rear wheel area. It raises all 4 at once. They do not really sink it since it is a rear bagger it isn't very front end heavy.
The idea behind casters is that you don't have to do any front end lifting when turning and you maintain a level cut all the way through a turn. Less manual labor involved hehe

ToG, thats the idea!
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Is that an air grinder there or some sort of cut down impact?
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Old 03-16-2003, 02:26 PM
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It's what is called a "Butterfly" impact wrench. Instead of a big bulky unbalanced gun type it is held and used similar to a cordless electric screwdriver. Quite handy for changing blades and things you would do with other ones but much lighter and better balanced and easy to change direction of rotation.
It's like this: http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...9&categoryId=0
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Ariens used to make a 21" with casters on it. I ended up switching then to fixed wheels because the casters got all bent from rolling back and forth in the trailer.
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