To Weld or not to Weld?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lonnie13, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. lonnie13

    lonnie13 LawnSite Member
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    I just bought some jungle wheels for my 36 proline and I was wondering if I should weld or bolt the bracket to my mower. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bolt it, if you ever have to take them off for any reason well there you go. Which wb do you have? It should should have holes to mount the bracket to.
     
  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sorry I should have read you're post better. You have a Toro, bolt it. Less of a hassle too.
     
  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definately BOLT. If you weld it that will be very hard to get off if you want 2 sell it, put on different mower, etc. I am glad I didn't weld mine on.
     
  5. deason

    deason LawnSite Member
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    Bolt it on. A weld will only weaken the frame.
     
  6. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would definitely not weld but bolt. If you every have to do any serious work on the mower you will be glad you can just unbolt the Jungle Wheels and make the repair.


    Gravely_Man
     
  7. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
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    i would not weld it to the mower. use the bolts. if u have to take it off then just pull the pin.
     
  8. lonnie13

    lonnie13 LawnSite Member
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    thanks guys
     
  9. It comes with all the hardware so why not use it.
     
  10. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just tack it with the welder.
    Even with the locknuts the velke for my WB works itself loose.
    If it's just a tack you can always cut thru the weld,with a small power tool like a Dremel w/ the cutting disc ,if the velke needs to be removed.
    JMHO.
     

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