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Old 09-03-2007, 05:50 AM
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Grasshopper 61" Deck Spindle Replacement

I'm noticing that one of my blade spindles is getting a little loose on my mower deck. Was wondering if anyone here has repaired and/or replaced these on a 61" Grasshopper? Is there any tricks to getting this done? Its the spindle that drives the blower attachment so I'm wondering if that has something to do with the reason it's getting loose.

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Old 09-03-2007, 10:25 AM
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the one with the blower pulley on it get extra load so yes they aremore prone to going out. they are not hard to change. just undo the belt that drive the spindles and there should be four bolts that you just take out, put the new spindle on and bolt it back in place.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:09 AM
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they sell the spindles on ebay, just make sure you know your deck model number. you'll definetly save over your dealer.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:24 AM
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Maybe you can just rebuild it. Just as easy and cheaper.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:29 AM
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you can put bearings in it less that 5 mins...
rebuild it with shaft and 2 bearings for like than 25$
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:29 AM
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Yes, do a rebuild on the spindle and save money. The only reason it would not be rebuildable, is if the bearings have spun in the locations and new bearings will not fit in place snugly.
You may only need 2 bearings, as your shaft might still be good.
Grasshopper spindles are very easy to remove, rebuild, and reinstall.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for your replies. I very much appreciate it and am grateful for this site. Looking at the parts breakdown I don't see a separate seal, just a bearing at the top of the spindle and at the bottom of the spindle. It appears the seal is integrated into the bearing...does this sound right?
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:21 AM
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Thanks for your replies. I very much appreciate it and am grateful for this site. Looking at the parts breakdown I don't see a separate seal, just a bearing at the top of the spindle and at the bottom of the spindle. It appears the seal is integrated into the bearing...does this sound right?
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Yes, the bottom bearing has one seal which you position so it is on the bottom of the bearing. The top bearing has a double seal, so it can go in either way.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:19 AM
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Yes, the bottom bearing has one seal which you position so it is on the bottom of the bearing. The top bearing has a double seal, so it can go in either way.
top bearing with 2 seal you have to remover one so the grease can get to it. If you don't the bearing will not last....
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:37 PM
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top bearing with 2 seal you have to remover one so the grease can get to it. If you don't the bearing will not last....
That is not what Grasshopper says.
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