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Old 07-15-2009, 06:06 PM
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So I picked up a well worn but for the most part solid 129 last weekend. Gave $200 for it because the engine ran excellent, the hydro seemed fine, and despite some cosmetic damage (hood damaged, rear fender bent) it wasn't rusted at all.

The more I look at it, the more stuff I find cobbled together........... seems previous owners never "Fixed" anything......they just rigged it up with whatever they had LOL.

I'm starting with the deck. Looks like it did at one time have wheels, otherwise missing one skid.

Looking at other 129's W/ the 42" deck appears they don't have wheels.

Do I need them?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:17 PM
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I really can't answer your question of the wheels, I've seen with and without them.

My 38-A deck has the square holes to mount wheels but none on it either.

I would like to know if they should have them too.

I may be wrong in my assuming that the deck was made for several applications. and may not require wheels on my 108

It rides level and don't scalp so I guess it is correct.

You will need to get or make that other runner / skid.

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Want you to know one thing, There are no Dumb questions here, we are all here to learn.

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:40 PM
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I have a 149 and a 169 and neither of them have wheels. The 149 looks like it had them on it at one time but they were gone when i got it. I bought a cheep pair off of e-bay to mount to it but with my wide tires they wont fit any way.

The 169 Has the holes like jim said on his. But you can tell it never had any mounted to it. Both mow great.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:59 AM
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In the here and now I'm just gonna service the deck (clean / sharpen / grease) and try to start figuring out this "Mule Drive" then. Pick up a skid when I find one.

Much appreciated
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