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How tight on front wheel bolts?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by tootalltrucker, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. tootalltrucker

    tootalltrucker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I just purchased a Z4 including flex forks that had to be ordered so I put them on myself when they came in. No issues with the forks but I did notice that the wheel axle bolts cannot be tightened very much without the wheels getting in a bind where they will not roll. They are locking nuts in that they have the nylon insert but I just wanted to ask if this is normal or not. I sure do not want the nut to come off.
  2. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I have a older super mini z-2003.
    And I have found that there is not a spec on how tight the bolt should be.
    If I make it to tight the zerks will not push grease into the bearings.
    If it is to loose then I get wobble on the wheel.
    So it is a kinda feel thing.
  3. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Tighten until there is a very slight drag on the wheel, this is sufficient and not to tight.

  4. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    Easier said then done.
    That was my point.
    So it is a kinda feel thing.

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