Swiveling anti scalp wheels?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by beaver29, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Has anyone tried installing swivel type anti scalp wheels on their decks? I have a Super Z that my wheels scalp the turf when I turn around trees (I know pick the scalp wheels up a hole). Just wondering if I could instal some swivel type wheels like Kubotas?
     
  2. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    I know the bigger Ferris units have that type of set up. Seems like it would work good to me.
     
  3. S.I.

    S.I. LawnSite Senior Member
    from west
    Posts: 323

    Buy the replacement parts from Kaboto drill some holes and mount
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just installed the newer eXmark type of scalp wheel. It's more rounded. Maybe it's what you need?

    I did it more because I was sick and tired of the Hustler OEM ones bending and breaking.

    I also removed the rear wheels as I have a striping roller.

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  5. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good TLS I might try those Exmark wheels.
     
  6. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    One more thing TLS do you happen have a part # number for these wheels?
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Complete as pictured from my dealer $25.64 each.

    P/N 109-2098

    You will need to get bushings as these use a 3/8" bolt and our holes are 1/2".

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  8. PEVO

    PEVO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Why not just go to a 5/8 shaft anti-scalp wheel? You can get either or from Texasmowerparts.com for the same price...
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    It's not the bolt size, it's the fact that the shaft in these are hollow and what mounts them to the bracket isn't what mounts the wheel to the shaft.

    Plus with the LARGE 1-1/8" hex head, it makes for a very bend resistant setup.

    This new eXmark setup or their old one (which survived 5 years w/o bending a wheel bolt) is over and above a single bolt design.

    A 1" bolt will bend prior to one of these.

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