This dolly is a must if you have a mower deck. I don't know how anyone would sharpen the blades without it. My only issue is I'm not sure you can store the deck standing up right for any length of time. I had mine stored upright for a couple of weeks and I noticed oil came out where the drive shaft connects. Wondering if anyone else had that problem.
Wow! It's refreshing to get a product that turns out to be everything it's supposed to be. My deck dolly arrived thursday but I couldn't put it together until today. I was finally able to get my deck up and get it cleaned and greased...ready for the season and it couldn't have been easier thanks to your product.
I seriously think a brochure about your product should accompany every new John Deere tractor. The first time the new owner tries to rangle that deck and I'll bet they'll reach for your number!
Thanks again for a wonderful product.
I purchased the Deck Dolly for my John Deere 60D so I could move it in for storage during the winter months when I need the loader for clearing snow. I am well pleased with the Dolly with the exception of the wheels, I think it would be better with a broader more substantial wheel than the semi pneumatic, they are just to narrow. I intend to upgrade the wheels, that will certainly help it to roll easier.
I highly recommend to anyone considering a Dolly for a deck as large as the 60D, then you had better get the longer handles, you're gonna need the leverage on a deck that heavy.
Man has this cart changed my whole maintenance of my deck. Fast assembly, picked up the deck and brought inside within 2 hours for complete deck repairs, paint and blade replacement... At 64 this is a home run tool for us old guys....
Works very well. Easier to pick up, clean and store.
The Deck Dolly is working great!
Backed off my 60" Auto Couple JD Deck and installed the Deck Dolly adjusted it to the deck, tightened all the bolts. I easily moved the deck to upright position to remove the blades and for cleaning. Once that was done I wheeled into my shed and put it up against the wall. I would recommend getting the 6ft handles for the extra leverage. I got the dual wheels as well and they gave me good stability crossing the gravel and grass to my storage shed. The deck is still heavy but it is now manageable! A little pricy but when see how easy it is to move the deck around it makes it worth it! Great Product!
found the device functional and worked as described
I received the Deck Dolly and began to assemble. Process was very easy and thoroughly explained in the included assembly instructions. The product is well made of quality materials. My only hiccup was there was not enough small nuts in the package (which I went out and got to complete assembly). The adjustments available on the unit made it easy to fit my John Deere 54" Deck. Well thought out!
I have had my Deck Dolly for about 2 years now. I use it to store my 62" deck in my barn over the winter when the snowblower is on my x729.
I was very impressed when Kyle notified my of a possible safety issue and sent me a simple to add engineering change that locks the deck in the DD at the lower connection points. Pretty sharp.
One should be aware the JD 62" deck has, what I have come to find out, a breather bolt on the top of the gear box. The first year I used the DD there were no problems. Last winter I discovered that most of the 90W gear lube had leaked out of the gear box and made quite a mess. I thought there was a problem with the deck and was ready to go to my JD dealer and order replacement parts. I happened to email Kyle and ask if this was a known issue with my deck and the DD or a JD design problem. Kyle pointed my to a couple of lines of text in the product description warning of the possibility of this happening and offered a circumvention which was simply to replace the breather when storing the deck with a screw in plug. I assume this breather allows equalization of internal pressure to atmospheric pressure or to allow for expansion of the oil and also assume it would not be a good idea to leave the plug in place during normal operation. This is not a criticism of the DD, just wanted to make sure that nobody else misses that note by accident like I did.
One thing I have noticed that may have impacted other users. I have what I think is an early design DD. The frame where the wheels are attached to the DD has a sharp angle that hangs down a little too far and scrapes on the ground when trying to move the deck around. To avoid dragging the corner of support frame on the ground one must keep the handles closer to the ground. I thought about grinding the sharp corner off the frame but am hesitant to do so in case it would create some sort of safety issue. It's not a big deal other than one has to stoop a little lower than one would expect to wheel the deck around.
I would consider the issues I described relatively minor in view of the fact that the DD is a fantastic tool that I would still recommend to anyone without hesitation.