OK - Now what?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4-Leaf, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. 4-Leaf

    4-Leaf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    The center deck spindle seized up on my 2005 52" Toro Z-Master.
    So I took the large center nut off -- then I removed 3 smaller bolts from the pulley and the pulley came right off. So far, so good.

    Then I looked down and saw the weird triangle thing the 3 bolts were in -- still attached to the spindle - and a weird little key in there seemed to be -- uh --- scrunched? ... twisted a bit to the side?

    Anyway -- nothing budges now -- and I've never taken one apart before so I don't really even know if I need a press/puller etc.

    I was about to start hitting it with a hammer but I figured I'd post here first. I did a thread search but couldn't find the info. I went to the Toro website to try to find a repair manual (which I would have paid for) but found nothing available for Z-Masters.

    Anybody have any hints for me? Thanks.
  2. AbracadabraLawnCare

    AbracadabraLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I replaced the spindle on the same side as the shoot on my 44" toro and didnt need a puller or a press. Just a little bit of elbow grease did the trick. It was way easier than I'd expected it to be.

    AbracaDabra Lawn Care
  3. 4-Leaf

    4-Leaf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Nevermind -- I got it -- didn't want anyone wasting their time with more answers on this -- thanks.

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