Greetings. What are the recommended fasteners and order of assembly for these new pair of gauge wheels for my IH 38-inch wide 3-spindle/3-blade mower deck? Recently, I purchased from Cub Cadet Specialties a pair of nice quality Martin Wheel brand 7-inch diameter gauge wheels (solid rubber tire/steel wheel with ball bearings), among other Cub Cadet goodies. Pages 8-9 of my December-1968 Operator's Manual for International Rotary Mowers (excerpts attached) indicate the original set up for each original gauge wheel was the following: 13/32 x 13/16 x 1/16-inch plain washer; wheel bushing, gauge wheel; 13/32 x 13/16 x 1/16-inch plain washer - in that order, For 38-inch mowers . . ., secure with a 3/8-inch jam nut. For 48-inch mowers, secure with lock washers, and hex nut. With these new ball-bearing gauge wheels, I assume the wheel bushing is eliminated. I would also prefer lock washers and a hex nut over a jam nut. A recent post by Digger mentioned the following to another member: IH Cub Cadet OEM Steel Rear Mower Deck Gauge Wheel 7-inch with Dual Ball Bearings same as PN IH 479427 R91 and IH Deck Wheel Shoulder Bolt for Wheels above for IH 479427 R91 Wheels. Would these shoulder bolts work for mounting my new gauge wheels? Thank you!
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