JD Spindle Assembly

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontier-Lawn, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen stuff like this at low prices, what are they some kind of China built assembly? Hard to believe you can get much for this low amount. I seen some gearboxes for Shihl trimmers for about same amount and they run almost 3 times the amount at dealer.
     
  3. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    my deck came from the factory with no greaseable spindles
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    IIRC, remove the spindle bearings as if you were going to replace them then just drill and tap a fitting into the side of the spindle and screw in a zerk fitting. With the bearings out you need to remove one dust shield from each to allow the grease to get to them. Reinstall bearings with removed dust shield side facing the inside of spindle and fill with your favorite type of grease. Too much work to go through IMO but that is just me. Non greasable bearings will last just as long as greasables.
     

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