Originally Posted by Resident
If I do that, and rock the blades underneath, what should I be looking for?
Ideally, little to no play. Spindles do wear out, even when greased regularly...and are not too hard to replace. Even with some paly, they may last a good while.
Might be worth a call to a local Ferris dealer to see how much they will be when the time comes. You'll need the model #, and maybe the serial # off of the mower.
Obtain a copy of an owner's manual for upkeep. Ferris will likely work with you on this. Happy mowing!