I recently purchased a Deck Dolly to use with my auto-connect 60D mower deck. Now that it's assembled and attached to the mower deck, I find that I cannot lift it by its handles. Here are 2 photos from the Deck Dolly web site to show the problem. The first one is of a generic mower deck. Notice the clearance between the Deck Dolly handles which enable you to get between the handles to lift - like using your legs to lift a heavy wheelbarrow.
Now, here is the Deck Dolly for a 60D mower deck. Notice how there is no way to stand between the handles to lift due to the configuration of the 60D mower deck. The way the Deck Dolly is made, it's a back injury in-waiting. Once you get the deck up vertically, the next challenge is how to lower it back down while bending forward off balance
I've been trying to come up with a way to be able to use the Deck Dolly. First, I've asked Deck Dolly to consider making two longer custom handles for me. Second, going to a fabrication shop and having them make longer handles using the Deck Dolly ones as a pattern. Third, just slipping about two feet of iron pipe over each handle to add extra space and leverage. Thant's complicated by the curved tops of the handles. Fourth, cutting the curved parts off, and using longer lengths of pipe slipped oved the remaining metal tubes. Fifth, bolting or welding additional metal tube lengths to each side of the short handles.
I'm sure someone else must have had, and solved, this problem with their Deck Dolly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.