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Keep breaking anti scalp wheel axle/bolts?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by beaver29, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    You have just stated the exact question Hustler should answer and there has to be a reason for every decision.
  2. Dave Carney

    Dave Carney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    The single bracket set up, even with a sleeve, will always be prone to hole elongation. You simply move the problem/stress from the bolt, to the hole. With 2 brackets and a sturdy wheel, you eliminate all the problems.
  3. tralfaz

    tralfaz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I agree with TLS. We have broken I don't know how many bolts on the XR7 deck. So many that I might have to buy not just 2-3 at a time but something like 5. While my ExMark has broken one or two over 1900 hours, they have held up much better with the sleeve. The new Triton deck wheel assembly really are strong.
  4. Mowerdad

    Mowerdad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Although I agree with the Hustler rep that these aren't "breaking by themselves" you certainly have to question why it seems to be happening on Hustlers at a much higher rate than other machines. In other words...Scags, Ferris' Toros, Bobcats, etc are all hitting the same obstructions but don't seem to be breaking bolts/wheels. No manufacturer wants to admit that they may have a problem, but if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck and looks like a duck, there's a very good chance that it's A DUCK! I'm planning on buying a Super Z 60" w/30hp Kohler because I believe it's the best built mower I've seen and I won't be too happy about replacing parts on it, a few months after dropping $10k!
  5. Race495

    Race495 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I was searching about anti scalp wheel replacements for my super z and came across this thread and felt it needed resurrecting since it only took almost 4 YEARS for Hustler to get it together as far as the wheels on the VX4 deck!
  6. grassious

    grassious LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I too have used these....They are all over the place. You can get them online or at many different dealers. They come in 3/8" and 1/2".

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