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Hot Spindles

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jkingrph, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Just mowed less than a hour yesterday with new Scag Wildcat. When I finished I noticed that some grease had exited spindles ( pop off I guess) and that all spindles were very hot, unconfortable to touch. Is this level of heat normal?
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Yes it is, least that is the way my scag is in this heat. I finished my route one day last week and drove 15 miles, got home and backed the mower off the trailer and changed blades and I couldnt hold the bolt in my hands, it was still that hot.


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