blade belts?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by B&B LAWN, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    have a toro w/b and was wondering how you know when the blade belts are bad. and what about the spindles?
     
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When the belts;
    Can not be tightened anymore

    Looked frayed or fuzzy, cracked and very hard when you try to compress with your fingernail

    Seem tight but you get burning rubber smell when trying to mow and you get a noticeably lousy cut

    Spindles/bearings, with belt off, see if there's more than just a 'little' play in them when you rock them back and forth. Spindles usually tell you when they need replacing, keep 'em greased.
     
  3. B&B LAWN

    B&B LAWN LawnSite Senior Member
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    where do you grease the spindles at on a toro w/b?i have never greased mine
     
  4. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    toro.com

    Tech manuals on line, check to see if info detailed there.
     
  5. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
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    Depends on the unit - You can't grease a fixed deck - they use sealed bearings. Floaters have a fitting
     

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