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Idler pulleys--where is the zerk?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mckell68, May 19, 2003.

  1. mckell68

    mckell68 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Had an Idler pulley bite the dust on my exmark 52 today. Not a drop of lubricant left in this thing--totally dry. The kicker is that when it went, it took out my drive belt that only had 60 hours on it. It will cost more for the belt than the pulley. Why don't they make these items so they can be greased? I think it is a conspiracy to sell parts. Take Care---Mike
  2. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I had my idler pulley bite the dust also today on my Bob-Cat 52". The bracket that it is attached to broke off. Mine does have a grease fitting though. I called the dealer to see if it was warranty work and they said yes, so thank god. I asked the service manager if this was common and of coarse "I've never seen one break like that, did you hit something?" They always think you ran over something, not that maybe things just break. Go figure. Anyways the mower will be ready in 3 days.:mad:

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