View Full Version : Anyone else ever have this problem with a front caster wheel????

06-19-2003, 08:27 PM
Its on my 36" Exmark... Just bought it ,probably only 10-20 hours , was using the thing today and the tire barely turns.. Tried to grease it, but its not taking any...

John Gamba
06-19-2003, 08:51 PM
Go To The exmark forum, Ask terry Or Dustin They Will help.

Turf Medic
06-19-2003, 09:14 PM
Why not just stop by your dealer, new machine, sounds like their problem not yours.

06-19-2003, 09:21 PM
Sounds like a bad grease fitting, dealer should replace.

06-19-2003, 09:37 PM
If the caster wheel bolt is to tight the wheel will not turn back of the 3/4 in nut on the wheel bolt and see if that helps.

06-19-2003, 09:37 PM
I had the same thing on my toro proline last week. I just sprayed the heck out of it with penetrating oil and let it sit for an hour or so. That softened up the dried grease... I then pumped a ton of grease thru it and it started to turn freely. I asked my dealer what would cause that and he said that bearing is the most prone to water.

06-19-2003, 09:57 PM
Wheel or caster yoke?

Wheel; on to tight, back the nut off 1/2 turn. For not taking any grease, it may be full and it has no way to escape, or zerk fitting is covered with paint.

Caster Yoke; It is bent.