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Anti-Scalp Wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DanielC, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. DanielC

    DanielC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    What is the norm. on deck anti-scalp wheels, Free spinning or Fixed.I can't seem to get any wisdom from dealers.
  2. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I recently changed my front anti scalp wheels over to Swivel caster style. Love it more now. Seems to mow ALOT more even.......
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    On my 2 bobcat mowers I'm guessing there a fixed position roller. The machines cut great, no problems. I've never actually run a mower with swivel rollers except a couple down at EXPO.
  4. DanielC

    DanielC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I have never seen swivels on a rig.I talked to a fellow Scag guy and he said they should spin, not fixed.Thks for input
  5. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    The first swivels I saw were on a John Deere grooming mower that we use behind a tractor.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Gravely used to using castering antiscalp rollers. A buddy of mine had them on his 260. They would shoot out from under the deck a long ways when they fell off and he ran them over.

    I've had zero problems with the fixed rollers on my Dixie deck. They don't dig into the turf on turns or anything.

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