question about spindle bearings

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by I MOW ALONE, Jul 31, 2002.

  1. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    hey guys was just wondering if anybody could help this is my first time replacing spindle bearings and i cant seem to get the bearings out of the housing is the shaft pressed in and if so can i pound it out or does it have to be pressed out because i beat the s**t out of it and it wont budge thank you
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    All the ones I've ever done had to be pressed in and out.
     
  3. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the reply
    :)
     
  4. AVRECON

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most that I have seen should be pressed out from the bottom(the spindle shaft that is). The shaft is usually a little larger on the top side compared to the bottom. Hope this helps you out.
     
  5. Cut This!

    Cut This! LawnSite Member
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    If you tell us the type of machine, manufacture and approximate age, it will help.:cool:
     
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The first one I disassembled I pressed the Hel* out of it only to find that there was a small c-clip hidden on the one side. Check closely for C-clips.
     
  7. olfrt

    olfrt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Who makes the mower and spindle?

    There are several retention methods used for spindles in use.

    Internal and external snap rings are very common
     

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