help with exmark blades hitting each other

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by draftlawncare, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    had a crew doing lawns today one of the helpers calls and said he has hit a rock about the size of a football. so i stop to look at the mower everything thing looked fine under the deck but two of the blades are smacking each other, the center and the left side blade i put new blades on the mower and its still doing anybody know what could be causing this?????????? btw the mower is a lazer z 60 inch cut
  2. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
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    I assume one of the spindles are bent. Does one of the blades look like it is at an angle.

    LA LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    sounds like its bent. remove the spindle (nut on top the housing)
    and examine...roll it on a flat surface
  4. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    sooner no everthing under the mower looks fine it didnt even bend a blade
  5. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Then I'm clueless????

    May have to take it to the dealer. Let us know what you find.
  6. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
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    could be a bent spindle , crack spindle casing, could have bent the deck good luck
  7. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    i think i will start with the spindle i will probably have to replace both of them since the dipshit cant rememeber if he hit it in the center or on the left
  8. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    Check your spindle housings very closely, I have had a couple go crack and cause that problem with no spindle damage. Easy to replace about 10 mins, parts about $30:rolleyes:
  9. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    on a Hustler Z....hit a stump...Spring before last....

    After a Fall/Winter mulching leaves.

    Spinning unbalanced blade all the time.....

    The cause was spindle bearing bad...

    Check this first...

    I seriously doubt you bent that spindle....

    Or cracked a housing....

    check the bearings first....

    you can get replacements almost anywhere,

    I got mine at NAPA....

    be sure to get premium bearings...

    With metal seals,

    not plastic...

    Not Chinese....

    The lower bearings take abuse from spinning unbalanced blades,

    and anytime you strike something with your blade,

    shock gets transmitted directly to the lower bearing.....

    I learned my lesson...

    Got RGB blade grinder

    and Magna Matic balancer...
  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    First thing to check are the spindle housings and the spindles. Remove the spindle housings and check to see if they are cracked or broken. Remove the spindle shafts from the housings and roll them on a flat surface to see if they are bent.If the spindles check out ok then you have a bent deck. I have straightened a couple of bent decks for a friend. We removed the deck and used a sledge hammer to straighten it. My friend got these reinforcement rings to weld on to the bottom of the decks spindle opening from our Exmark dealer. This was a couple of years ago, so I don't know if the reinforcement rings are still available.

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