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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ol' Bob View Post
    My repair took me an hour or so today, and lasted only about an hour. I am going to try to do it again tomorrow.
    what broke on it?

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    • #17
      One of the wheels broke. The rim split in two from rust working inside it. I have built a new core and cut the center out of a pretty stout hand truck wheel and welded the new core with bearings into it. The trouble is, the center dip of the rim is too shallow to allow the 4-ply rated 410-350 4 tire to stretch onto the rim easily. I destroyed the tire bead getting the tire on and it failed. I will have to try again today with another tire, and can expect similar results for this incredibly hard job. I have days in this now. Some years ago, all of these finish mower decks went to solid tires. I checked on what it would cost to replace two of the wheel assemblies with the solid configuration on Wednesday and it would run me over $300 in Astoria.
      The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
      ...but it plays one on TV.

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      • #18
        I backed off on the pressure in that bulging tire and got all but maybe an hour of the mow completed. It was really a tough slow mow and the tire blew just short of the goal line. So, we're mostly good for a couple more weeks.
        The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
        ...but it plays one on TV.

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        • #19
          harbor freight has a good selection of cheap wheels and tires, they might have something you can make work

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          • #20
            It took cutting the beads with the sawzall to get the messed up tire bock off of the rim. After an hour of struggle I got another tire and tube installed. It looks like I might get the mow completed, if nothing else goes sideways. Taking an early lunch and will give'r a try. I had to do a couple of repairs on the Inn's rider mower before I worked on the deck today. I wonder if any golfers will show up this weekend?
            The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
            ...but it plays one on TV.

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