Ferris Caster Mount ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GLL-LLC, May 16, 2009.

  1. GLL-LLC

    GLL-LLC LawnSite Member
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    Have a 36" Ferris that has an issue with the caster mount being VERY loose and the wheel dragging against the deck. Now I'm assuming its a bushing or spacer issue that's in the caster mount that is causing the wheel to drag. It won't hold grease either.

    I'm definitely no mower mechanic that's why I ask. Does this look to be my problem and how do I go about resolving/fixing it.


    Thanks in advance


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  2. GLL-LLC

    GLL-LLC LawnSite Member
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    Bump anyone got an idea, just need to know what part to order ?
     
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    you cant look at the other one and see what is missing?
     
  4. GLL-LLC

    GLL-LLC LawnSite Member
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    There's nothing missing, I didn't know if there was a bearing or something equivelant in the caster mount that would go bad and cause this problem.
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes bearings. Mine has two bearings on each caster one on top one on bottom.
     
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Post your model #. I might be able to help you with part #s.
     
  7. GLL-LLC

    GLL-LLC LawnSite Member
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    TY, now can you replace just the bearing or does the whole caster assembely have to be replaced?
     
  8. GLL-LLC

    GLL-LLC LawnSite Member
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    Ferris HW36KA, and thanks again
     
  9. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You you can replace the bearings. If the shaft on the caster isn't scared up to bad you can use some emery cloth to smooth it out.

    Looks like both your bearings are shot top and bottom.
     
  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok I'll see what I can do for you. You may have bushings instead of bearings, however it looks like one of the balls out of the bearing on the top of the caster fork.
     

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