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    John Deere 60D mower deck storage axles - Swivel Wheels ??

    I am looking for a vertical deck storage solution for my 60D mower deck.

    I reviewed the 'Mower Deck Axle' from the vendor in this forum as well as the 'Deck Dolly.'

    The Deck Dolly seems like the easy 'one-man' storage solution, but is fairly expensive.

    The Mower Deck Axle, from the vendor here, looks 'ok'.... but I am perplexed as to why it wasn't designed with 'swivel' wheels.

    I saw this guy's axle solution and it seems to make perfect sense, but I do not see that he actually 'sells' them....

    Are there any swivel stand solutions out there??? Thanks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHFk_6mR08
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    My initial thought -

    With swivel wheels - if you end up pushing the deck toward the wide side - instead of toward the narrow side like in the video - the deck can fall over easily if one wheel gets caught in a crack or something. That’s a lot of weight to come down on your foot!
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    Just a reminder, whichever method you choose, when storing vertically, be sure to remove the breather valve/cap on the gearbox and replace it with a solid plug or you'll have a bit of a mess on your floor come spring. Ask me how I know. I got my plug at Home Depot, they're readily available.
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    I used Larry's Mower Axles for over 10 years when I had my 4110 with a 60" deck, I never felt the need for swiveling wheels. The hard plastic ones that he used slide well enough on concrete when you lift the deck slightly to scootch it up again the wall or otherwise position it. Of course I wasn't moving it everyday either, just a couple of time in the off season when they were used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeFriday1979 View Post
    I am looking for a vertical deck storage solution for my 60D mower deck.

    I reviewed the 'Mower Deck Axle' from the vendor in this forum as well as the 'Deck Dolly.'

    The Deck Dolly seems like the easy 'one-man' storage solution, but is fairly expensive.

    The Mower Deck Axle, from the vendor here, looks 'ok'.... but I am perplexed as to why it wasn't designed with 'swivel' wheels.

    I saw this guy's axle solution and it seems to make perfect sense, but I do not see that he actually 'sells' them....

    Are there any swivel stand solutions out there??? Thanks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHFk_6mR08

    He sells them and I've bought 3 sets so far (one set as a gift). They make deck moving easy for me.

    This is from his website


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    I second Kenny’s impressions. I also have a set of snowmobile dollies (bought at my local Costco), so if I need to do some complicated manoeuvring of my mower deck in the garage I lift it enough to slide one of these under one end, and it drives more like a shopping cart.

    My dollies are like these:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sportsma...0025/204168141


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I used Larry's Mower Axles for over 10 years when I had my 4110 with a 60" deck, I never felt the need for swiveling wheels. The hard plastic ones that he used slide well enough on concrete when you lift the deck slightly to scootch it up again the wall or otherwise position it. Of course I wasn't moving it everyday either, just a couple of time in the off season when they were used.
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    I've had several sets of Larry's moweraxles.com. Like Kenny, I found the hard plastic wheels slide across the concrete floor without too much effort. I'm thinking something that has swivel wheels, casters, would need fairly long axles to provide the stability to prevent tip overs. The long axles somewhat defeat the purpose of saving floor space by storing vertically.

    There are some shortcomings with moweraxles on my 54D decks. They don't provide much ground clearance from the autoconnect rod release lever, less than an inch. So I have to be mindful of that when rolling over anything that is not a flat surface and lift one end of the deck to prevent the release lever from dragging. A taller wheel would help, but they are supplied with 5" diameter wheels and I'm speculating that is the limit of what he can source in a hard plastic wheel.

    The last set of axles I purchased last year were not plated. I questioned Larry about this and he indicated all three of the local platers he had been utilizing went out of business. So he is just spraying them with some type of clear coating. Of course, this won't last long. So if the deck is stored in a humid environment or outdoors, the axles are going to rust quickly.
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