Spindle Re-build question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by HighGrass, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I have about 430 hours on my LazerHP (52) and my spindles seem a little noisy. There isn't any side play (With belt off) that I can really feel or see but they just seem like they are "grating" or dry when the mower is engaged.

    So, I was going to try and rebuild them this winter. Taking them off and taking the spindle apart doesn't seem to difficult. I do have one question, when putting the spindle back together, how do you hold everything together while you torque the upper nut? In other words, how do you keep everything from spinning?

    John
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Pin the blade with a short piece of 2x4 against the deck pan.
     
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    So do I put the blade on first before I put the top nut on? (Putting it back together)
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Put the top nut on and just snug it to hold it together and tighten the blade on then pin it and torque the top nut.
     
  5. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    Sounds like a winner!
     

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