Attention WALKER Owners!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walls, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. walls

    walls LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Has anyone had problems with thier wheel studs keep loosening up? This problem has caused the holes for the studs on the rim to become oblong and ripping the metel on the rim. I called my dealer to see if anyone has had this problem and they said yes that there is a bullitin up on it but no recall. they said just keep tightening them. I then called walker and they told me there has been some complaints but no fix or reason for the problem. I now have to buy new rims but i don't want this to happen again. I have tried loc tight and it still loosens. The bolts aren't stripped either.
    Also thinking about buying another walker any suggestions on which engine to get?
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    No problem with mine... What tires are you running?
  3. turf dog

    turf dog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    No problems here. I would get the walker with the Kohler 26hp efi. Great machine.
  4. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    This happened on my scag but it was because the guy that worked for me put every lug nut on backward (the flat part of the nut was aganst the wheel rather than the beveled part) Make sure the bevele is in if not every time you start and stop or forward and reverse it is wearing out the wheel
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i say go with the efi if you can afford it, the 26hp should be fine, but they offer the 31hp if you really need some power. what all size decks do you plan on running or what implements?
  6. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    you can't use a impact on your nuts, you must tighten by hand and torque them down.. i had the problem once and haven't since. i like the 20hp myself
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    in a pinch you could always add some "loc-tite"

    yeah be care ful with the impact guns. I had a buddy trying to be a nascar tire changer on his car.....sheared one wheel stud and cross threaded another nut....
  8. nmurph

    nmurph LawnSite Senior Member
    from ga
    Messages: 668

    his post says he has already used loc-tite. ditto on the torque wrench. be careful.
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    my bad, its still early and my Halloween hangover is in full tilt...

    it there enough space on the stud, you could always Double Nut it...

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