Mower Deck Storage Stand

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I did it! The mower stand is complete. Thanks for the Idea KennyG. Overall length of unit is 16". Gave it a rocker test and it will not tip over while working on the deck. I think if I should build another set I would make it 18" but am happy with what I have built. Couldn't help getting a picture of my newest acquisition from an auction today.
 
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What about the oil in the gear box.I have a brand new mower that I haven't even used yet.I set it up on the stands & lost some of the oil out of the gear box.Can't understand how it leaked out as everything was tight.
 
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Rich F, I have had the deck on the stand for 10 days now and no oil leaks. I use 80-90 gear oil. I have a snow blower that would leak real bad so I went up to 130 weight gear oil and it helped slow the leakage down a lot.
 
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Most gearboxes have a vent hole somewhere so they don't pressurize when the gearbox heats up. I'm not sure how my JD 62 is vented, but it doesn't leak when it's vertical on the stands. On the other hand, I considered storing my 3 point snowblower on end to save space, but the gearbox on it has a vent hole on top that will leak when you stand it up.
 
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Hmmm, do you think the 1/2" rods can handle the 72" deck weight? If so, then the plan outlined in these threads would work very well and is a lot cheaper than purchasing the ready made ones.
 
   / Mower Deck Storage Stand #26  
Built my first set of wheel stands out of conduit, lead pipe and no flat wheels - cost me about 60 bucks - no flats were $9.99 each x 4. Works very well!
 
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I am in process of building a mower deck rack and was curious as to how you held the axles from moving in the gage wheel holder? Your reply would be appreciated. Thanks..
 
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I am in process of building a mower deck rack and was curious as to how you held the axles from moving in the gage wheel holder? Your reply would be appreciated. Thanks..

The JD deck has spring loaded pins with levers to set the gage wheels. I just trip the lever and the friction of the pin on the axle holds it more or less in place. It sometimes moves a little but hasn't been a problem. If it was a problem I considered grinding some flats on the axles to locate the pins but it hasn't been necessary.

Any one considering this, Harbor Freight has a super coupon on the 10" wheels for $3.77 each. It's good through 11/28 and the coupon number is 95785040.
 
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Kenny, which wheel is that? Solid or tube? SKU #? Thanks... Steve
 
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Kenny, which wheel is that? Solid or tube? SKU #? Thanks... Steve

Tube type. There are several SKUs on the coupon. 69385, 62698, 62388, 62409, 30900.
 
 
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