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I need to redo my tired/missing rollers on my 60 inch Sunstar deck. 25$ a piece x 9 is a tough pill to swallow for rollers ( 1678043SM). Amazon,eBay, Jack's, partstree are all about the same. Any suggestions? Suck it up? Thanks
 

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23.19 each at Small Engine Parts whse.
 

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Its a small price to pay for killer stripes. Even $12K commercial machines cannot compete with a good Simplicity 60"

 

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I was replacing at least one plastic roller every year if not two. I had my neighbor turn some rollers out of Dogwood that I soaked in burnt engine oil and add oilite bushings. That was over 15 years. The only one I have had to replace was one that came lose and I backed over it with the deck. Give it a try I think you will be supprized how long they last.
 

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I was replacing at least one plastic roller every year if not two. I had my neighbor turn some rollers out of Dogwood that I soaked in burnt engine oil and add oilite bushings. That was over 15 years. The only one I have had to replace was one that came lose and I backed over it with the deck. Give it a try I think you will be supprized how long they last.
DonF, wish I had seen your post earlier. Sounds like a super idea! I just bought a 5 foot long by 3" diameter (which turned out to be 3 1/8") plastic rod. I'm thinking it will be necessary to turn the rod down to something smaller than 3".

What was the diameter you had those wood rollers turned to? My old ones on my 60" deck are about 2 3/4", but I was thinking the diameter of the 1678043 replacements would be close to 3". Never could find out what the actual diameter of the 1678043 p/n is. Anyway, it looks like anything much bigger than 2 3/4" will have trouble clearing the mower housing sheet metal? Did you have any problem in that regard? Thanks.
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mmm. My left roller popped off recently; I found it and put it on temporarily with a hairpin cotter pin. Well, the pin is gone and so is the roller. So shame on me for using the "ok-temp" fix. Now I need to get a new roller.

So no helpful input, but figured I'd offer camaraderie to the situation....
 

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My rollers on my PK deck is wood. I need to replace them. I was wondering what kind of wood was used. Dogwood sounds like a good choice...
Gum is a good choice. Its stranded grain means its almost impossible to split. Consider using a 5/8 PVC or CPVC tubing as a bushing.

White oak would also be a good choice for rollers. Used extensively in boat building, its resistant to wear and exposure.
 

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Anyone know the diameter of the 1678043 rollers? I'm just wondering what size Simplicity thinks should fit. Thanks.

For info, that plastic 5' x 3" roll cost $100 (incl. $31 shipping). I plan to cut it into (12) 4" pieces and fill up the bar. The original design used (7) rollers. So, compared to the $22 cheapest price I've found for the 1678043 (on Amazon, which I no longer do business with), the savings for just (7) rollers is $54. But, I still have to cut the bar up and drill it plus maybe turn it down. That will eat up some if not all of the savings.:confused:
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Now I need to replace the ones on my 54" deck, I feel your pain. Right outer just broke but they'll all need to be replaced soon, looking rough. Parts manual says I need 12 rollers.
1678042SM x 8
1678043SM x 2
1720159SM x 2

Some listings lump 1678042SM and 1678043SM together in the descriptions.

Amazon is the cheapest I've found. It'll be $260.00 with free shipping for all 12 rollers. :tango_face_sad:

Seems the 5/8" ID rollers are cheaper and sold in multi packs unlike the 1" ID rollers. Can't find any of the 1" ID rollers in multi packs anywhere.

I guess I'm going to by the one I need right now and look into larrybl's boat trailer roller idea see if I can find some that are 1" ID.

Found these but they are more of a wheel than a roller, it's Dimensions: 5" diameter x 3" wide. I'll have to measure and see. If it works out they'd be less than half as much. https://www.etrailer.com/Boat-Trailer-Parts/Yates-Rubber/YR530R-8P.html

One of the reviews is by a guy that used them to make a stripping roller for his John Deere... Could work.
 

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If I was concerned about striping my yard I would buy steel. Or pick some up from a job site I'm on. 2 1/2" sprinkler pipe is heavy some 3/8" plate and a couple of bearings, all welded together will last forever. But I have the tools to make them.
 

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I have replaced mine with Boat ramp rollers that are far cheaper, and just as good. A band saw can be used to cut to size. Quick search came up with $11.86 here.
https://www.ebay.com/p/Stens-Genuine-Part-210-066-Deck-Roller/1400494713?iid=273794948712

Wrong site, Here they are cheeper https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Boat_Trailer_Parts-sf-Roller_and_Bunk_Parts-pt-Rollers-pc-Side_Guide_Roller.aspx
I do the same. I've got a bucke fullt of old boat trailer rollers:tango_face_wink:
 
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