Weights for front of 36" walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lasher66, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I have a Bunton 36" walk behind and the front of it seems to bounce up very easily when mowing. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to weigh it down more so it doesnt bounce as much? Thanks for any help.

  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Yep, I had that problem with my Husqvarna 36 when I first bought it. I guess now I'm just used to it. They had some weights I could of had put on it but never got around to it. Actually now I dont seem to have a problem, guess I just got better at holdn it down. But I do know of people who have put weights on the front in.
  3. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    If it is a fixed deck mower with spacers you put on the front caster posts, just replace one spacer with a similar thickness 5 lb metal dumbell weight on each side. No more bouncing.
  4. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I added a weight kit to my 36" hydro. It helped a LOT to keep the front down. This is especially true with a sulky. However, if you still get a lot of bounce, move your feet to the rear of the sulky and hang your heels off of it. You will be surprised at how well this will work. With the 36" deck, it is so light that I couldn't hardly ride the sulky without the weight kit.
  5. mott413

    mott413 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    where can you buy weight kits for the walk behinds?

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