Bobcat Hydro Walk behind- Front Caster question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by alphaboy1, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. alphaboy1

    alphaboy1 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 25

    Hello,

    One of my front wheels on my Bobcat Hydro walkbehind jumps up and down a little more than the other fromt wheel? Is there something that needs replacing or do I just ignore?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    It's probably the wheel bearing or mount roller bearing going out or both. Should'nt be too hard to fix. I'd do it just to get rid of rattles and prevent damage to shaft/mount.
     
  3. alphaboy1

    alphaboy1 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 25

    Hi,

    Where is the roller bearing located?

    Thanks!
     
  4. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    In the center of the wheel, were the U hooks up.
     
  5. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    U could have wear on the "caps" on the top and bottom were the rod for the wheel goes in. U know were the hight is adjusted. Im sure there not called caps but the name will not come to me.
     
  6. alphaboy1

    alphaboy1 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 25

  7. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    yes I replaced these on a WB I had once
     
  8. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    Thats It A Bushing
     
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I've bought those bushings for a lot of mowers and they all seem to be the same. I was in Lowes yesterday and it appears they have them also. I didn't scrutinize the part just eyeballed it while looking for something else in the hardware section.
    At a dealer they are like $4 a piece and the one at Lowes was around $2-2.50 or so. I think they're bronze. Tony
    btw-Pickup some emory cloth, you'll need to rub down the castor shaft smooth because those bushings are snug when new. Tony
     
  10. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Just an update for anyone looking for bronze bushings at Lowes. I was wrong, they were at Tractor Supply. I had been on a hardware hunting mission and had been at several places. I was there again yesterday and noticed them at TSC. They may possibly be at Lowes also but for sure at TSC. Tony
     

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