Should i lift the deck up?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sodgod, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. sodgod

    sodgod LawnSite Member
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    I've already got all my equipment away for the winter bbut i was startin to think last night. Has anyone hear of or do put 4"x4" under a walk-behind deck to keep the wheels up off the ground? I figure it might help with storage, then the wheels wouldn't be sittingther with all the weight on them all winter long. Might form a flat spot? Happy New Year!
     
  2. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Seems like every year about this time I start thinking this same way. Then y wife tells me I have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much time on my hands.
     
  3. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 198

    Have also thought about it, but not sure how much it would help. The deck is only about 15-20% of the total weight (but then how long does it take to slide a couple of 2x4's under it - - less time than it takes to grab them, or type this!)
     
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    i wouldn't worry too much about flat-spotting tires. they are only gonna sit there a couple of months or so. Now if it was gonna be a couple of years...that's another story. I don't even really winterize my equipment. I clean it all up but every couple of weeks i end up using it or moving it.
     
  5. sodgod

    sodgod LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Ya your raight about the time that its sitting there but i also agree with the time that it takes to put a couple of 2x4 under it..... takes longer to wrtie this form. O and by the way don't let what your wife tells ya get to ya, we can't help it if thats all we think about!!! lol
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You usually only have to worry about flat spotting tires if you have nylon belts. Michelin tires are pretty bad about flat spotting especially as the weather gets colder. Even if you do have nylon belts don't worry, the flat spots will disappear as soon as you use the tire.
     

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