1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Keep breaking anti scalp wheel axle/bolts?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by beaver29, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I keep breaking my anti scalp wheel axle/bolts PJ. I have broken 3 this year all on the rear of the deck. Can you give me any solutions to solve this problem?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    What hole do you have them set in? are they to low? hitting things to easily maybe?

    Pj
     
  3. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    I run them in the middle hole. My buddy has a super z and he is running them in the same hole as me. Should I pick them up a hole?
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    Drill the wheel and mounting hole out to 5/8" and change bolts. The deck is too heavy for 1/2" bolts.
     
  5. Walker Lawn's

    Walker Lawn's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I was breaking the front bolts I found out by putting an 1/2" longer bolt and letting the wheel have a little room to move side to side it stop my problem
    don't know if it will work on the rear.
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,760

    I would try them there, see what happens.

    Pj
     
  7. jcltyson

    jcltyson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    I was breaking these left & right. I changed the original grade 5 bolts to grade 8 bolts and haven't had one break since.
     
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,846

    PJ, Why does Hustler not use the two sided mounting bracket to enclose the anti scalp wheels like a lot of the other decks have. I know they have a reason but why would they not want the design stronger?
     
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    Be sure to match the hole you're using to the mowing height you're using. Running along all the time on the anti-scalps probably isn't great for the lawn anyway.
     
  10. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    Hehe, it funny we have broken about 5 bolts, and just broke another last friday.
     

Share This Page