I just finished welding the third axel break in 10 days on one of our 52" Buntons. The axel is breaking at the flange plate that mounts it to the mower (solid axel all the way across). Have a couple of spare axels and just got a brand new one in. The welds on the new one are poor quality at best. I 've managed to re-man all the broken spares to be used as emergency spares My question is - has anyone else experienced similar axel breakage problems. I'm inclined to think it may have something to do with the fact that this mower has the larger wheels on it. Instead of the 6 inch rims it's got the larger 8 inchers. Anyone out there with similar probs?