Walker Spread Axle Option

JethroBodine

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
Has anyone used the new Walker rear spread axle setup?

If so do you have any comments on it?

Also, I know its early but does anyone have any pics of the stripe it leaves?
 

LB Landscaping

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Maine
My dealer had an open house this week and I saw it on one. Looks pretty nice. They claim the ride is alot more sturdy. Turning around takes some getting used to when you're around gardens or flower beds. The rear tires stick out so if your used to the stock way it's different, you can do some damage. The wheels look like they trail in the path of the drive wheels so i would think that it stripes pretty nice. Can't wait to get some feedback from guys that will be running them.
 

walker-talker

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Midwest
Interesting, thanks for the pic Jethro. One con I can see is with the old style, if one of the tires go flat, you can keep mowing. Not sure how that would work with this setup, probably not well.
 
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JethroBodine

LawnSite Member
Location
IL
One more try....

Does anyone have any pics of the striping on this setup? Or even any comments on pros & cons if you have one?
 

hboyd_com

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
They are inline with the drive wheels so it should not effect the striping. In fact, I believe that is how Walker is marketing them.... If you don't like the look of the striping with the center rear wheel - buy the optional wide wheel kit.

No, I don't have one. I have the stardard type of rear wheels side-by-side.

http://www.walkermowers.com/index.htm1?section=new
 

Ax Man

LawnSite Senior Member
Originally posted by walker-talker
One con I can see is with the old style, if one of the tires go flat, you can keep mowing. Not sure how that would work with this setup, probably not well.
I had trouble the first month with Mine and finally put tubes in the back tires. I guess that the beads were getting unseated on some corners or sidehills.
I think I'll stay with the original setup.
I did like the idea of a small chipper/shredder though.
 

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