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How do you replace spindle bearing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bassman, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Bassman

    Bassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I'm trying to do more r&r on my equipment as the local dealer is so busy it's a P.I.T.A. to get anything done in a short time. Plus it's expensive. I have an Exmark lazer ztr. Could someone explain the procedure for r & r on a blade spindle bearing?
    Thanks.
     
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    It really wuld be better if you could find someone, a shop or a friend in the business, to show you the first time ... it can be a bit difficult to explain. Basically, you need to remove the belt, take the pulley off and then it is 4 bolts thru the deck and it is out.
    If you have done it once or twice before it should only take about 20 -30 minutes total to R&R a spindle with a new one, to rebuild one take a bit longer with replacing the bearings and stuff ... definately a winter project.
     
  3. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I just had to replace all three of my spindles and bearings. (had a run in with some steel) Anyway I just went ahead and got the whole spindle assembly, it was $132.00 and came with the new spindle, bearings, housing, pully, blade bolt and washer.

    For the price and convienience of not having to mess with anything other than the 6 bolts holding it on it was worth it.
     
  4. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    GreenQuest ... where are you getting those spindles from and what kind of machine are they for ... for all of that, it sounds like a great price .... GOOD QUALITY spindles go for close to $150 around here and that is just for the spindle and bearings, no pulley or blade bolt ....
     
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    i have always replaced the bearings on my spindles cost about 15 dollars per spindle and 2-3 hours to replace a set of 3
     

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