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Mowing today I again noticed my anti-scalp wheels gouging a bit on the drought-stressed thinner turf when making sharp turns. They all do on all brands. That reminded me to ask Santa Claus for castering anti-scalp wheels on the outside of Decks (ala Kubota mowers). Also make sure the elves put quick adjust height pins on them so they can be used on a variety of turf types.

I've done some pretty impressive gouging when turning into hills or slight rises. The net effect is that I suspect that most users rarely set them down as far as they otherwise would, which negates much of their value. Seems like a low-cost improvement that would be a good selling point.
 

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good idea on swapping them. I'll try it when needed. I figured there was some technical obstacle to getting them to work well.

I alread do have mine raised a level higher than normal, to avoid it. But it'd be nice to really contour to some lawns with them set low w/o fear of tearing in turns. With the lazer i can solve this by raising the deck with the pedal slightly in turns, but with wb's that wouldn't be possible

Perhaps some sort of weighted system to keep them pointed up front except when contacting the ground would avoid one of the problems you mentioned. Or even,(talk about corrosion) a spring loaded system so that they wouldn't spiral around and cause problems when they hit going the wrong way.
 
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