2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Add-On "Easy Turn" Mower Wheels
To solve the problem, the Odessa, Texas man used scrap metal to make a deck-mounted bracket that supports a pair of small rubber caster wheels on front of the mower. The mower's front wheels are raised up off the ground, so that the add-on wheels support the entire weight of the mower's front end.
The bolt-on bracket supports a vertical pipe with a shaft that rotates freely inside it. The lower end of the shaft is bent about 90 degrees where a short horizontal shaft is welded onto it, making a T configuration to which the add-on wheels are attached. Each wheel is held on by a washer and cotter pin.
The add-on wheels can be raised or lowered to whatever cutting height Glenn wants, by simply inserting a nail through the "hold" below the bracket. The mower's front wheels never touch the ground.
"I can turn the mower 90 degrees with no effort, as the add-on wheels rotate 360 degrees if needed," says Glenn.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Grady Glenn, 412 E. 47th St., Odessa, Texas 79762 (ph 432 366-5273; Gaglenn3@aol.com).
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