FasTrak Castor Forks

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by wrightg4, May 3, 2004.

  1. wrightg4

    wrightg4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    How much vertical play should there be in the castor fork spindles? Mine seems to have more than expected, perhaps as much as a sixteenth of an inch. On uneven ground, when the weight comes off one of the castors, I can hear an audible "clank" as the fork drops. Is this normal? Could the bearings possibly be installed improperly?

    Also, there are no grease fittings and the owners' manual has no instructions on adjusting, cleaning, lubricating or repacking these spindle bearings. Is there any periodic maintenance required, especially when the mower is used in sandy soils such as we have here in Florida?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    They can be adjusted with shims.
    The unit should be taken back to the dealer to be looked at if there is a lot of play.
    The bearings are sealed bearings and do not need to be lubed.
    This set up is what we have been using for over 20 years on most of our equipment, it has proven itself to be very dependable.

    Pj
     

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