Like every other 1-series owner, when I first got my 54D mower, I missed the center roller on the mower deck. Of course, the good folks here at GTT had already been there, and many had solved it. So, I followed the lead of others and created my own center roller solution.
I finally got around to painting it this weekend, so we decided it would be a good time to put together a video showing how we made it so that others could do the same.
It isn't much work, and it doesn't cost much at all.
My approach allows the roller to be released so that the auto-connect deck can be put firmly on the ground in the "install" position. I typically don't use this feature, but I THOUGHT I would when I added it.
The solution isn't perfect. I made a mistake, attempting to position one of the bolts in a way which didn't work. So, I had to drill an extra hole. Oh well, no harm done.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy. The link to the roller I used is in the description.