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Old 04-21-2005, 09:06 PM
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Grasshopper spindle bolt broke?

Has this ever happened to anyone else.The bolt broke while running the blades.This is the second year running doubles.I was able to get the remaining bolt out.What would cause this.Is their anything i should check, or should i just put another bolt in and go?
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:43 PM
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Has this ever happened to anyone else.The bolt broke while running the blades.This is the second year running doubles.I was able to get the remaining bolt out.What would cause this.Is their anything i should check, or should i just put another bolt in and go?
Any info thanks
i think you answered both of your questions. the doubles probably contributed to this somewhat. could have been a weak bolt. never happened to me before on my GH. might wanna see what ur dealer has to say, could give u some good insight as well.

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Old 04-21-2005, 10:46 PM
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If you run doubles, did you put in a longer bolt so you have plenty of bolt threads up in the spindle? If not, that is likely your problem. The extra blade leaves too much of the original bolt hanging out below the bottom of the spindle.
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:44 PM
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Thanks for the help,I put in a longer bolt.
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Old 04-23-2005, 10:14 PM
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I'm assuming that you are using the fiber washers. These will help the blade absorb an impact.
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