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    Does anyone have a Deck Dolly?

    Just wondering if anyone has a Deck Dolly and if so what do you like or dislike about it? It does seem expensive but also very useful. I don't have garage space for the deck to take up so I have to put it in my shed which is a good 250 feet from the garage. I got my wife to help me with it but it wasn't fun for her to help walk it over there (54" deck). I thought the feet that support the dolly while upright seemed a little flimsy but maybe that's not the case.

    I'm assuming someone has one but I didn't find anything while searching the forums.
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    Made me think a little. If you took 4 Swivel Casters or at least 2 of them swivel type (to steer it) you could bolt a slotted steel device that you slip up around the side of the Deck and tighten a little bolt against the deck to keep it from falling off. Then you could pull it around by yourself with a short rope like a wagon?

    Just looked at those dolly's by J Deere Seems you could just use a Cheap Dolly and add something to hook to the deck to hold it there when you lift it. Now way would I pay close to $300.00 for a way to pick one up and move it!

    Even just using a Cheap Wood 4 caster Furnisher Mover lift up one side of the deck and toss it under it and roll it anywhere you want would work too. Then you could use it to move other stuff around too.

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    I have one, works OK for storage but it is a bear to initially lift up and roll. You need to be pretty strong to move it around very much. Lots of discussions about this on the site, here is just one thread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ean View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has a Deck Dolly and if so what do you like or dislike about it? It does seem expensive but also very useful. I don't have garage space for the deck to take up so I have to put it in my shed which is a good 250 feet from the garage. I got my wife to help me with it but it wasn't fun for her to help walk it over there (54" deck). I thought the feet that support the dolly while upright seemed a little flimsy but maybe that's not the case.

    I'm assuming someone has one but I didn't find anything while searching the forums.
    I actually have two of them 1 for my 54inch deck for my X748 and One for the 7 Iron deck On My 2025R There alright with the standard Non 7 Iron decks But can be a PIA lifting the 7 Iron decks You really feel the weight of the 7 Iron decks since I don't use My deck On my X748 much anymore except for Fall leave clean Up I am actually thinking of Getting a set of these Mower Deck Axles,Carrera,Cayman,John Deere,Kubota as it will take Up Less storage room than the deck dolly But for Your situation the deck dolly might be the Perfect solution
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    I had one. I was pretty disappointed with it and have shared that in other threads. I replaced it with the Mower Axles Sergent spoke of. I could roll it, through the grass no less, by myself to the shed. It is stable enough where I could lift one end up and place the set of wheels on the shed floor without fear of it tipping over.

    The only thing you need to be mindful is the zinc plated latch crossbar is not too far off the ground when you have it up on the axles. It could hook/bend when it drags if rolling over uneven ground.

    They are also more than stable enough to pressure wash the deck and utilize as a work fixture when changing mower blades.
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    If you don't mind me asking you guys, are you older (50+) or do you have the larger mowing decks? Looks like the weight of a 54" Accel Deep deck is ~150lbs. Not to say that's light but it doesn't seem like it's going to be that difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ean View Post
    If you don't mind me asking you guys, are you older (50+) or do you have the larger mowing decks? Looks like the weight of a 54" Accel Deep deck is ~150lbs. Not to say that's light but it doesn't seem like it's going to be that difficult.
    150 pounds was something I picked up and threw over my shoulders.....20 years ago. Im sure I can still pick it up if needed but, Id most likely be sore for 3 days afterwards. Anything thats going to save my back and legs is worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toughsox View Post
    150 pounds was something I picked up and threw over my shoulders.....20 years ago. Im sure I can still pick it up if needed but, Id most likely be sore for 3 days afterwards. Anything thats going to save my back and legs is worth the price.
    The new motto for most of us older gentlemen is : Work Smarter not Harder
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    I have one I use with an older 54" deck and a newer 54" deep deck. It fits both. I'm 73 and 155 lbs. and I don't have a problem with it. I wish I had bought it sooner. I only use it on a hard surface though.
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    A deck dolly or any dolly works great for a hard surface (asphalt or concrete), it is not so great on a soft surface (grass, dirt, sand, gravel, etc).
    The wheels being narrow will dig into the ground, so wide flat tires would be needed to overcome that issue.
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