Installing Lawn Striper (?)

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by oldfella, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. oldfella

    oldfella LawnSite Member
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    I am thinking about adding a lawn striper on my 48" FasTrak SD. It appears that the recommended place to attach it to the mower is by removing the two bottom bolts which hold the stabilizer wheels. I felt and looked at the "nuts' for these bolts, and they are not standard nuts, but some sort of smooth rounded "things"... any one know how to hold and remove these "nuts" :confused: Thanks.

    Pete (The Oldfella)
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    The nuts are regular lock nuts, nylocs actually.
    They are 1/2-13 thread, nothing special at all.
    They remove just like any other nut and bolt assembly
     
  3. oldfella

    oldfella LawnSite Member
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    P.J. - I went to look at it again. You are talking about is the bolt holding the stabilizer wheel itself - What I'm talking about are two of the three bolts securing the engine guard and the stabilizer wheel assembly. These two bottom bolts need to be removed to install the lawn striper bracket, then replaced back. That is how your own (Hustler) lawn striper attaches, from looking at the picture shown in this board. Those are not standard nuts, but some sort of safety "nut" - how do you remove it? Thanks.

    Pete
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Ahhh.... Ok....
    All you do is remove the bolt as usual, what your seeing on the inside is a rivet nut, we use them in a few places on various mowers.
    You dont hold the rivet nut at all, its like having a nut welded into the frame.

    Pj
     
  5. oldfella

    oldfella LawnSite Member
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    Ahh - Another mystery solved. Thanks P.J. - Much appreciated.

    Pete (The Oldfella)
     

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