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Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby mcwinter » Sun May 13, 2018 7:38 pm

I am installing a recently purchased Woods 59C-2 mower onto my 1948 Cub. First mower of this type. Already had to change the drawbar brackets since the tractor came with the wrong type of brackets for the idler pulley attachment.

When starting to install the castors, I noticed the bushings/bearings for one wheel are either extremely wore out or wrong size for the sleeve. The other wheel isn't as bad, but somewhat loose.

Looking at the manual, there are 4 options for the bearings, depending on hole size. My wheels measure ~1-3/8" ID (see attached picture). The bearing for a 1-3/8" hole is part number 4228, and apparently has been discontinued. Prices I have found range from $35-45. That would put me close to $200 to refurbish both castors.

Is this the correct part number for the bearings I need? Is there a cheaper way to repair the wheels (replace with an updated model which has parts available)?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby tst » Sun May 13, 2018 7:53 pm

try these guys, I have had good luck with them
https://shop.highgrademfg.com

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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun May 13, 2018 9:06 pm

The first thing I do with a Woods 59 is take the caster wheel assemblies off. I set the cutting height with a stop on the Touch Control lever. This works well for me for finish mowing.

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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby Smokeycub » Mon May 14, 2018 12:31 pm

It looks like High Grade Mfg has them for around 7 bucks each. Another option would be to replace them with ball bearings, I've done that and works pretty well.
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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby Urbish » Mon May 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:The first thing I do with a Woods 59 is take the caster wheel assemblies off. I set the cutting height with a stop on the Touch Control lever. This works well for me for finish mowing.

Bill


I second this. Mine works well without the casters. I set the height so that the skids are just off the ground and they support the deck only when they need to over rough terrain.
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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby mcwinter » Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered some roller bearings that look like they will fit the hubs and will give them a try.

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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby john2189 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:07 pm

Urbish wrote:
Bill Hudson wrote:The first thing I do with a Woods 59 is take the caster wheel assemblies off. I set the cutting height with a stop on the Touch Control lever. This works well for me for finish mowing.

Bill


I second this. Mine works well without the casters. I set the height so that the skids are just off the ground and they support the deck only when they need to over rough terrain.



Only trouble with just using the chains is that if you have low spots in the yard, it wont follow the contour of the ground.

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Re: Need help with Woods 59C-2 castor wheel repair

Postby john2189 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:08 pm

john2189 wrote:
Urbish wrote:
Bill Hudson wrote:The first thing I do with a Woods 59 is take the caster wheel assemblies off. I set the cutting height with a stop on the Touch Control lever. This works well for me for finish mowing.

Bill


I second this. Mine works well without the casters. I set the height so that the skids are just off the ground and they support the deck only when they need to over rough terrain.



Only trouble with just using the chains is that if you have low spots or dips in the yard, it wont follow the contour of the ground.

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