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Wright stander spindle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AAA Lawn Care, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. AAA Lawn Care

    AAA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from harahan
    Posts: 4

    Only 400 hours and one spindle already out,,this is a joke
    should i contact wright,,dealer said it was out of waranty
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    What was the date of purchase of the machine?
  3. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    yup, the spindles suck arse. Replaced one at 500 hours (maybe both? I forget), now another bit the dust at 1000 hrs so I'm having both replaced for about 400-500 bucks. Sonofabitch I say. But I still love the stander. I hear you can get Scag spindles to replace as well.. I used to use JD walks that spindles were greased and after 1000s of hrs had 0 problemos. :hammerhead: is what I want to do to spindle maker of Wright.
  4. AAA Lawn Care

    AAA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from harahan
    Posts: 4

    5/22/09,,I hear scags spindles work on wrights to does any one know the part #
  5. superdog1

    superdog1 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lebanon, PA
    Posts: 218

    Ok, Not to make anyone angry, but I would like to know, do these spindles have grease zerks on them or are they the stupid Exmark sealed bearing type? If they are greasable, did you guys grease them?
  6. AAA Lawn Care

    AAA Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from harahan
    Posts: 4

    yes ,they are sealed
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Pull the seals and make them greasable. I had the same problem with my Hustler S/Z, 200-500 hours and the bearings were shot. Once I pulled the seals and started greasing them, no more problems.
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    That is one solution. Another one is pull the inside dust cover and drill hole in spindle housing for grease zert. Or go get some real bearings...timken they run about $45 for each side. I am replacing two sets with timken right now.
  9. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    i have 1300 hrs without issue. Scag spindles will fit

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