I have a troy bilt pony rider, 2 years old. It did not come with deck
wheels. Would I be well advised to get a set? Are there benefits to
the wheels? It is also equiped with a port for a deck wash system.
For hooking up hose and running blades and water to clean underside of
deck. Would it be a good idea to get this adaptor? Would the excess
water cause rusting? I do use a blower to remove grass and debris
from the mower when I am finished though, u cant really do thew under
side of the deck with that method!!!
I have deck wheels on all my mowers and I've never tried to mow without
them - but I have some rough spots and regularly mow over junk and brush
hog. I don't hose but it sounds to me like you are doing great with your
blower. The hose won't be "perfect" either.
Did get the 2 pieces of hardware for the deck wash system for my Pony.
Bought online from the parts source for Troybilt (buymtdonline.com). Used
the parts manual for the 42" deck to get the numbers. One piece goes where
that shiny brass bolt is in the deck shroud now. Its a quick disconnect
fitting with a one-way check valve. The 2nd piece connects to that, its an
adapter for the garden hose. I remove the 2nd piece when not cleaning the
mower after use. I use the deck wash system over a mowed area. Usually
leave the riding mower in the hot sun on the driveway for a few hours before
putting it in the garage.
Candidly, I don't know what the long term benefits or detriments are. I do
know a buttload of non-water stuff comes out of the discharge side when
using the deck wash system. A maximum time of a minute is all that I've
ever needed for using this cleaning method.
I use a garden hose to hose down the entire exterior of the Pony. Dig out
any debris manually the hose can't move. My soil is generally dusty where
domestic grasses are non-existent. As a result, the Pony is covered with a
heavy layer of soily dust after mowing. So am I.
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