Mower Deck Axle Co.,LLC would like to suggest the following safety precautions. I suggest you secure the mower deck when it is in a vertical position by looping a chain through and around the center top axle (wheel assembly) and fasten it to a wall.
We are including a safety kit with all of our Mower Deck Axle Sets at no additional charge. The kit includes 1 #4 Screw eye, 1 Spring Snap Link & 18" of #2/0 Coil Chain.
To use, first drill a 5/32" hole in the wall stud and screw in your #4 screw eye, then snap the spring snap link onto the screw eye, and last snap one end of the chain onto the snap link and loop the loose end of the chain around the center wheel assembly and snap the loose end of chain onto the snap link.
"Please be careful"