Originally Posted by badbart
One of my sons went to use the JD 997 this afternoon, he said, Dad, it's making a noise, come listen to it! Now the left front wheel bearing is shot, moves all around. I checked the caster on that wheel(the one that was replaced about a month ago)while I had it in the air, it's hanging up when you turn it all the way around?! Took it to John Deere and was told the wheel bearings only last about 1000 hours....and there is no grease fittings on the wheel?! An 1800 lb. mower and non-greasable wheels! I'm amazed....
Got it back today. $142.+ for a wheel bearing installed. $66.00 for the bearing!?