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Ive got a one spindle thats eating the spacers on my wb any ideas?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by barringtonbrothers, May 1, 2004.

  1. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    On one side of my toro wb the spacers for adjusting the blade height are slowly getting ground down the middle. My blades are balanced and tight, and there is little vibration. But it keeps doing it and I have no idea why. I almost afraid to find out lol.
  2. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Dual blades?

    Right side blade the one wearing?

    It gets more stress than the left side. If you look. You will notice that the belt between the right side blade spindle and the drive spindle is much tighter when engaged.

    The left side has all of the slack between the drive spindle and the blade on that side.

    Normal wear. My 36' Snapper does the same thing.

    You could try a very small dab of wheel bearing grease between the spacers.
  3. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Yep its the right one. I will try using wheel bearing grease on it. It getting to the point some spacers need replaced. If it is doing that to the spacers what is it doing to the spindle?
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Ha! I just changed blades on my toro fixed deck wb the other day and noticed the same thing for the first time! I'm also curious what the cause is. This is a very low hour machine, bought last year and used only when the ZTR wouldn't fit.

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