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Old 02-05-2005, 12:15 AM
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Urethane wheel on trailer prop guard?

Has anyone found urethane replacement wheels for the cast iron wheel mounted to the underside of the prop guard? I don't want to scrape grooves in my driveway. This is on a 2002 tandem trailer.

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Old 02-05-2005, 07:40 AM
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I think there was a thread about this?
Check out this thread (titled - Drag Wheels)
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/sh...poly+wheels%3A
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:04 PM
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Professor -

I have looked thru that posting before and even went to the link they have for urethane wheels. The problem is it does not appear that anyone has teh correct size to replace the stock mastercraft cast iron drag wheels. I need a wheel that has a 2" diameter and is slightly less than 2" long. Most of the urethane casters I have seen start at a 3" diameter.

Anyone else with info?????
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:28 AM
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Take a look here...

These guys have got to have something...

http://www.algood-casters.com/catalo...logue_Y2K2.pdf
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:42 PM
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They aren't urethane, but www.pakindustries, may have a stainless steel replacement. I've been there with the driveway scraping. A lift kit might be a good solution for you.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:10 PM
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Ok - I'm striking out on finding a urethane wheel to replace the cast iron drag wheels. However, I got to looking at the current metal drag wheels and they are almost the same size as skateboard wheels. Has anyone replaced their cast iron drag wheels with skate board wheels? If so, what type of skate board wheel should would you suggest?

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Old 02-28-2005, 05:10 PM
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I don't think a skateboard wheel can take the weight or the lateral stress of turning. I just want to check when your boat is on the trailer and hooked to your tow vehicle is the tongue of the trailer leval when everything is parked on leval ground? If it is angling up the slightest it will really get the back end of the trailer down.
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:11 PM
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what about inline skate wheels with spacers/bushings???

or a pair of them per caster....
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:26 PM
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If you have driveway grade issues, There is a tremendous amount of force that goes onto those wheels (certainly enough to crush the cobblestone in my driveway). I'd be afraid that a skate wheel wouldn't be tough enough.
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Old 03-17-2005, 11:05 PM
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I think I have solved my problem. After searching every web site imagineable for urethane wheels that are 2" in diameter and 2" wide to replace the cast iron wheels on my 2002 trailer, I went to skateboard wheels. I bought the highest durometer skateboard wheel I could find, 101A. They are slightly over 2" in diameter, but are only 1.375" wide. I combined 2 wheels per side and had then milled down in our machine shop at work to the correct width. My machinist buddy even made hubs for the wheels out of derlin. I will be installing these this weekend and will post pictures.

Total cost: wheels $25, machining = 1/5 of Crown Royal, overall satisfaction of not scraping the crap out of my brand new aggregate driveway = priceless.

Pictures this weekend!!!!!!!!!
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