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Pictures are of the repaired deck roller bar brackets from by B-1. Due to problem with continually bending the RH end of the roller bar I cut it loose from the bracket and allowed it to turn. This resulted in worn holes and a "low" cutting height. Brackets with set collars welded on. Plan to keep the shaft from turning with the set screws. Note the extent of the hole wear.

Anvil and hammer for straightening a bent roller bar.

Full length PVC bushings to repair worn roller holes.

Deck bail was cracked on the RH side at the hanger bolt. Is the second time I've had to repair this problem. Think it is caused by "kissing" things too hard when trimming close.

Now I have to clean and paint the metal parts. Ugh, I hate painting. :(

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Nice job.Are you drilling out these rollers on a lathe or with a regular drill? I had mine done on a lathe in a friends machine shop that I no longer have access to and I wolud like ti do another set. Thanks

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I notice on some decks, there is a small gusset plate where the hanger bolt welds to the bail. I have rewelded these a few times when converting a foot dragger deck to clear the runnung board on a rbt.

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nice repair! may want to put in a second set screw 90'from the original for extra holding. will a 48" RBT deck work under a FDT do I need to change the pully on the deck to a smaller one &will a 48" from a FDT work on a FBT. THANK YOU?

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Gregc, Good idea but I'll have to prep them for painting first. Vennia_A, Did the bushings years ago. Think I had a machine shop bore them. But, I also remember drilling the rollers on my 7013S with a hand drill. Had a hard time with them. Cleaned up the bushing ID's this time on my lathe. richp, Thanks for reminding me about the gussets. Is a good time to add them. Anyone have a picture? I have seen repairs done with a split tube welded over the original tube. Thought I would first try w/o a tube. mendon-chalmers, I have two set screws in the LH bracket and one in the RH. Hopefully, three will be sufficient. Someone else will have to answer your question about putting a 48" beneath a FDT but I think the answer is yes. The diameter relates to the PTO type. There is a difference in deck pulley diameters between the RBT cone clutch and FDT pulley PTO types. Thanks all,

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