Anyone else ever have this problem with a front caster wheel????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jon99, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Its on my 36" Exmark... Just bought it ,probably only 10-20 hours , was using the thing today and the tire barely turns.. Tried to grease it, but its not taking any...
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Go To The exmark forum, Ask terry Or Dustin They Will help.
  3. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Why not just stop by your dealer, new machine, sounds like their problem not yours.
  4. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 127

    Sounds like a bad grease fitting, dealer should replace.
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    If the caster wheel bolt is to tight the wheel will not turn back of the 3/4 in nut on the wheel bolt and see if that helps.
  6. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 449

    I had the same thing on my toro proline last week. I just sprayed the heck out of it with penetrating oil and let it sit for an hour or so. That softened up the dried grease... I then pumped a ton of grease thru it and it started to turn freely. I asked my dealer what would cause that and he said that bearing is the most prone to water.
  7. Wheel or caster yoke?

    Wheel; on to tight, back the nut off 1/2 turn. For not taking any grease, it may be full and it has no way to escape, or zerk fitting is covered with paint.

    Caster Yoke; It is bent.

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