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bruce32,

We've looked at the caster type rollers and almost without exception the manufacturers that have offered this type of roller for an extended period of time have eliminated it.

From what we've seen they often are so loose that they bounce and pivot around so that when they do make contact with the ground the tear the turf before they can right themselves. This causes more turf damage when mowing in a straight line and the same amount when turning. The other problem often seen is that they corrode and then are even slower to right themselves when they make contact with the ground.

Some things you can do. You may want to raise them one hole. If you don't get any scalping and the rollers are doing any damage then there's no reason to lower them more. You can also rotate the rollers. Generally the front corner rollers do most of the damage when turning. These are also the two that wear the fastest, followed by the front centers and the rear rollers last the longest. Simply swap the rear rollers with the front corner rollers. The newer the roller the less damage it will do in turns.

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Thanks

Terry
 

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Bruce,

We looked at some tensioning systems for this type of set up but in the end they were too expensive and only marginally improved on the issues your seeing but we'll keep looking at it.

Thanks

Terry
 
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