View Full Version : do i have a spindle going bad?

grass disaster
01-09-2008, 10:46 PM
kubota zero turn about 800hrs:

center spindle moves up and down about 1/8. other 2 are fine.

the kubota deck has a gear box type set-up over the center spindle.

is this a bearing issue or something else????

gene gls
01-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Did you just notice this or has it been loose for some time? Pull it apart and check it out. It depends on how the bearings fit on the spindle and in the housing. Whom ever machined the housing could of had an "OOOHps" and made the seat area oversized. That is a design issue on one of my vac units. I have to put in spacer washers to tighten things up.

grass disaster
01-09-2008, 11:40 PM
it wasn't like this when i bought the machine. i noticed it at the beginning of this last season. i just don't like all the slop in there. i'm worried it's going to fail if i don't figure out what's going on.