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How to check spindles on Exmark WB?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by aVOLanche, May 17, 2009.

  1. aVOLanche

    aVOLanche LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Is there an easy way to check the condition of the spindles on my Viking Hydro WB?Thanks!
  2. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    Take your blade belt off. Lift the deck. Grab each blade and check it for wobble/bearing wear by checking for horizontal looseness/instability. If there's a lot of "shake/wobble", replace the spindle or rebuild it - and remember, lots of good grease! Good luck, hope that helps.
  3. aVOLanche

    aVOLanche LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Thanks,Jason.That's kinda what I guessed.I do keep them well greased!
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    If there is any movement you should replace the spindle bearings.

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