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Can get nut off spindle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by puffyhead929, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Anyone have any idea how to get the nut off of the top of a pulley on an Exmark ultra cut spindle? When I block the blades the shaft in the spinde still turns.
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Look for a round key hole that you could fit a nail or screw driver into and lock it in place.

    I'm guessing here.
  3. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Theres a bolt on the bottom.
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 15,917

    Barrow an impact wrench from someone. I had one I couldn't get off on a different brand of mower because of the same problem, but the impact had it off in about 3-5 seconds.
  5. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,215

    This, or use 2 wrenches. 1 on the top nut, and 1 under the deck on the bottom of the spindle.
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 15,917

    This will only work if one of them is left hand thread. Mine were both right handed, and that's what I was having trouble with. When I would try to take off the top nut like that, the bottom one (which had been off lots of times so that I could sharpen the blades) would back off/loosen, leaving the top one still stuck. The impact wrench didn't even require anything to hold the bottom nut. It just spun the top one off quick, fast, and in a hurry.:)
  7. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,215

    The Exmarks have a large bolt going up through the spindle. On top of the deck is the nut he cant get off. My older scag WB was the same way as well.
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,785

    I had to use an angle grinder to get mine off when replacing a spindle.
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  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    This is nuts. <Punt intended>

    If it's a bolt and nut, use a wrench on the bolt side and a impact gun on the nut side. It's really that simple.
  10. A-1 LAWN

    A-1 LAWN LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 112

    if it is a nut.buy a nut splitter. you can purchase them from harbor freight and they actually work.

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