Anti scalp wheels, ball bearing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by marvinlee, May 16, 2005.

  1. marvinlee

    marvinlee LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 108

    Innotech Designs has a "P2 anti scalp wheel with industrial strength ball bearings....designed to fit a variety of commercial mower decks" Has anyone heard of these? They have sealed bearings. A Google search turned up nothing. The notice is in the West Turf magazine for May 2005, page A6. I would like to use something like this to replace the greaseable anti-scalp wheels on the Kubota ZTR mowers.
     
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I saw that in the Turf magazine also. I would like to hear if anyone is using them and if they are any good.
     
  3. rick2752

    rick2752 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    I saw them and went to their website. They are way to much money. I think it was like 35 bucks a wheel. Noway could I justify that. I think the ones I looked at were at Lawnwheels.com
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,311

    The best fix for wear out of the rollers is the new feature to be able to raise the deck on ZTR. The concrete just wears down the plastic ....better bearing won't fix that!
     
  5. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    I'm with Hess Lawns on this...wheel wear(flattening) was always a much bigger factor than the sleeves mushrooming out. I'd like to see pneumatic swivels for floating decks at some point. Thoughts?
     
  6. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Why would you spend that much on the bearings when the part that wears out is the plastic wheel itself? When the plastic wears out just replace the whole thing and be done with it.
     

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