How many Hours do you get out of your sealed spindle bearings?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnfella, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Lawnfella

    Lawnfella LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Going from Scag to Exmark next year and I'm just wondering how many hours can I get out of the sealed spindle bearings before I have to replace them?
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    My mower is 5 years old and I haven't replaced one yet. I'm solo and figure they have about 2000 hours on them.
  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Same here mine has about 2500 hrs and there still tight.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    I have the smaller bearings on mine (36" Metro) and they didn't last 1,000 hours.
  5. Jackman

    Jackman LawnSite Member
    from Zone
    Messages: 231

    Lazer Z with 1589 hours original spindles.....
  6. Rrjp111

    Rrjp111 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Have a 44in Exmark with only 200 hrs and had to change all three. Have the mulching kit maybe that is way they went out so fast. :angry:
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Yeah don't know...its been 4200 hours without a failure.
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I had (2) Ferris IS 4000, both mowers bearings went out at 1200 hours, all spindles.
  9. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    1880 hours on my Lazer ZHP & spindles are still OK. Just blew a motor yesterday though. OUCH!

  10. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    if you balance the blades EVERY time you sharpen them,the sky's the limit
    i have guy that are running those bearings for 5 years and never have to pick up a grease gun

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