husqvarna mz6128 stuck fork!!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hitman01, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. hitman01

    hitman01 LawnSite Member
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    Hello all,

    I recently purchased a Husqvarna MZ6128 to mow five acres with. I like the 3400 hydros and 61" deck as well as the 23" tires. At 9 hours the B&S engine went , it now has the B&S Cyclone engine out of Husqvarna's commercial mowers. With 17 hours on it the right front fork will not turn. It is under warranty but I am far from the dealer and don't feel like paying them to pick it up again and pay them to deliver it. I took off the bearing cap and there is plenty of grease in there. What would cause the fork to seize at 17 hours, and how might a fix it? Should I try loosening the castle nut? or call my dealer again....

    thanks for your help!
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Call your dealer and hash it out with them, I've never had a issue with such a new machine (another brand). If the customer couldn't load it to bring to me I'd go get it free of charge, A happy customer is a returning customer.....
     
  3. hitman01

    hitman01 LawnSite Member
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    I popped the grease cap off and removed the castle nut and found a trashed bearing. I called the local dealer and he said that every machine from husqvarna came from the factory with no grease!! He said that they try to pack it full with a grease gun but obviously did not. Of course would have to order bearing so I went to another tractor store and matched the bearing. Packed it with synthetic grease and that made a world of difference. I can already tell the other side is failing. 8 dollar bearing lubed properly and the machine will be better than when it got delivered.
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Makes you wonder how these hack dealers stay in business..... :dizzy:
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's been like that for years.

    Oh yes, front forks not fully greased, doesn't surprise me one bit.
     

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