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GLL-LLC
05-16-2009, 07:52 PM
Have a 36" Ferris that has an issue with the caster mount being VERY loose and the wheel dragging against the deck. Now I'm assuming its a bushing or spacer issue that's in the caster mount that is causing the wheel to drag. It won't hold grease either.

I'm definitely no mower mechanic that's why I ask. Does this look to be my problem and how do I go about resolving/fixing it.


Thanks in advance


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GLL-LLC
05-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Bump anyone got an idea, just need to know what part to order ?

punt66
05-17-2009, 09:34 PM
you cant look at the other one and see what is missing?

GLL-LLC
05-18-2009, 06:49 PM
There's nothing missing, I didn't know if there was a bearing or something equivelant in the caster mount that would go bad and cause this problem.

Greg78
05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Yes bearings. Mine has two bearings on each caster one on top one on bottom.

Greg78
05-18-2009, 06:54 PM
Post your model #. I might be able to help you with part #s.

GLL-LLC
05-18-2009, 06:56 PM
Yes bearings. Mine has two bearings on each caster one on top one on bottom.

TY, now can you replace just the bearing or does the whole caster assembely have to be replaced?

GLL-LLC
05-18-2009, 06:57 PM
Post your model #. I might be able to help you with part #s.

Ferris HW36KA, and thanks again

Greg78
05-18-2009, 06:59 PM
TY, now can you replace just the bearing or does the whole caster assembely have to be replaced?

You you can replace the bearings. If the shaft on the caster isn't scared up to bad you can use some emery cloth to smooth it out.

Looks like both your bearings are shot top and bottom.

Greg78
05-18-2009, 07:01 PM
Ferris HW36KA, and thanks again

Ok I'll see what I can do for you. You may have bushings instead of bearings, however it looks like one of the balls out of the bearing on the top of the caster fork.

GLL-LLC
05-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Beautiful Thank you sir, much appreciated

Greg78
05-18-2009, 07:08 PM
http://www.crawfordsmallengine.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/32/Ferris.aspx

Check out above site for parts. According to the blow-up you have flanged bushings.

Looks like you need 2 of the following:

SKU: 5021541
BUSHING, Flange

Grott
05-18-2009, 07:27 PM
You have bushings...and by the looks of it the rod on the caster yoke is probably worn too. I had a set like that and when you replaced the nylon bushing they wore out quickly due to the sloppy fit with the rod. I ended up ordering new yokes $$$$, but now with the new bushings and yokes they actually hold grease for more than a day and they keep the grease cleaner too.

Also make sure you have enough spacers so the up and down movement is limited, the stroking action pulls grease out and dirt in. (yes I said stroking action).

Good luck,

Garett

Greg78
05-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Nylon bushings? You got to be kidding me? No wonder they fail so quick. I did find it odd that it said grease daily, my Quickie mower says every 25hrs IIRC.