Exmark Housing bearing ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jrsimpson77, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. jrsimpson77

    jrsimpson77 LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 77

    Is it the housing bearing part that holds the blade on? I was told this part is cracked and I need to get get three new ones one for each blade. Do I have to take off the whole deck to change out these parts? Just bought the machine used and expected to put a little money into it.

    Any help, info or advice would be great.

    My model # is posted below

    Displaying 60" Deck Group parts for the eXmark LZ25KC604 S/N 190,000-219,999 (1999)


    Thank you.
     
  2. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    No you don't have to take the deck off, all you do is you take the bolts of each housing, I think there are 5 or 6 bolts. You can buy these online, housing with the bearings and spindle assembled, so you take old one off and bolt new one on. Check around you can get these pretty cheap.
     
  3. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    The blade bolt holds the blade on. It is bolted to the spindle shaft that rides in the cutter house bearings. If the cutter housings are cracked you need to replace the whole assembly. You don't have to take the deck off to change these out. According to your numbers you would need 3 of the eXmark 103-8280.

    How I do these:
    1: Take blades off.
    2: Remove pulley from spindle sometimes if I take the key out now the shaft will slide out sometimes not.
    3: Remove bolts and nuts from around cutter housing. Housing will now come out bottom of deck.
    4: If spindle shaft didn't come out in step 2. Put cutter housing in vise. Remove set key from shaft. Using block of wood to protect top of spindle shaft, knock shaft out of the housing.

    Your new cutter housing assemblies should be complete and you can lube the spindle shaft and slide it into place (providing spindle shaft isn't damaged). Once you take one out you will pretty much know how to put one back in.

    The bearings in the housing are sealed. Some guys I know still put grease in the housing before installing the shaft.
     
  4. jrsimpson77

    jrsimpson77 LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 77

    Thanks guys appreciate the help....I'm more than mechanical incline just needed that helpful info to get started....well guess I have to find the parts first....lol
     
  5. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems odd that all three are cracked and have to be replaced. I would take a close look and make sure.
     
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    It is odd that all three would be cracked. However, if your under there you might as well change all 3. You can get a 3 pack of the aftermarket ones on ebay for around 120 or so. other wise they are around 50 each. Exmark wants around 190 or so each.
     
  7. BKTP

    BKTP LawnSite Member
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  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. jrsimpson77

    jrsimpson77 LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 77

    yeah the mechanic was trying to get me for $190 each....then he tells me he has to take the whole deck off and its going to be 6 hours labor...lol Little did he know I'm not stupid I looked on the internet for parts...Guess he just lost my business I only used him for oil changes, tune ups and blade sharping when I was to busy to do it my self. As far as all of them being cracked I'm not sure about that. I did see the one that was cracked pretty good so I figure I'd just change them all out at the same time.

    Used machine... already dumped some good money into it....But the motor seems to be good and strong and the rest of it now....lol since I've gone threw all of it.

    Maybe next year I'll be able to lease a machine or buy a new one.

    Thanks again guys :drinkup:
     
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Six hours @ $75 hr..........$450
    3 spindles @ $190 ..........$570
    A little good advice.....PRICELESS
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