Larry was fast as all get out getting them to me, and tonite I removed the 60" deck from my JD 425. I was pretty surprised that I was able to lift the deck edge onto a floor jack, raise it up and install the axles and wheels, lower the deck, and lift it off, without much problem. To be careful, I then lifted the front of the deck onto the jack, raised it several inches, and then grabbed the front edge of the deck and lifted it right up on the wheels, not much of a feat.
I'm 60 yrs old and in good shape, but have had back surgery a few years back, so I'm careful, but able to do anything I want to. At 160 lbs, and 5' 9" I had no trouble handling the lifting chore. I'll see tomorrow what the safest way to lay it down is.
I'm a fan of the axles. The wheels are small, 3", but seem to roll fine,even on rough concrete. I wish they were bigger, but they work, so I'll wait til later to find a 6" or larger replacement.
The deck on the axles is VERY steady. You would really have to try and do something way out of the ordinary to tip it over. I mean you could get really aggressive with cleaning and never even come close to tipping it over. I understand the liability chain, and it does offer another level of safety, but it'd be hard to imagine it falling without a lot of help.
Would I buy again? Or go deck dolly? Yes, it's a much better idea, takes less space, and costs way less, so no deck dolly for me.
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