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spindle price...

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by rcslawncare, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's a spindle for a super Z 60" going for? Had someone tell me a price and I almost died. Like $48 bucks??
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    I cant answer that question... a couple reasons why... we have used a couple different spindles over the years, up until last fall the only difference between them was the shaft its self.
    Last fall we started using a newer version of the old spindle, larger bearings, longer housing, press fit instead of slip fit etc.. etc..
    I also dont have parts pricing to post.

    You can look up whats on your mower here > http://www.southlandengine.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/default.aspx

    I know they are not $ 48.00
     
  3. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can you simply replace the bearings?
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  4. mowerconsultant

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

    On the spindles we used up until last fall in the Super Z and Hustler Z, yes, since then no, we have not released the bearing part #'s, we want to know when and how they fail, as we havent had any issues with them.

    Pj
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well as long as the bearing has a number you should be able to match it up...I am sure its not a Hustler specific bearing...a little digging around and I am sure you can find it.

    I replaced the bearings on my Toro last season and though the mower was under warranty, I opted to just have the bearings given to me so I could replace them myself. No removal of the spindle was required, in fact it was easier with spindles on the mower.
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  6. dschell

    dschell LawnSite Member
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    I had the bearing in one of my Zs idler pulleys fail. I was surprised to learn that the bearing is not replaceable - the whole pulley has to be replaced - at a retail cost of $32.00. Seems like a waste of a good pulley to throw it all out when all it needs is a new bearing.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Everything nowadays is disposable! Make it cheap and charge a high price for it, not much quality anymore.
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