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Quick 36 castor not removable???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Yater, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    I cannot get my left castor wheel off! The first time I tried to lower the deck, the pin was nearly rusted in place. I used wd40 to clean it and a coat of fluid film to prevent further rust. Today, I coaxed that same pin out (with a big hammer) and now I can't get it back in. The green frame for the wheel is pretty much wasted now from me hammering on it. I'm wondering if the pin that runs through the bearings is bent....but I haven't hit anything with it. The mower is a little over a month old. Should I ask for a new castor assembly??
     
  2. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    Yater:

    Very few things in life get assembled with a hammer... :laugh:

    It's sounds like the end of the caster fork shaft may have become slightly "mushroomed". No big deal... it's an easy fix.

    Using a flat file, "dress" the end of the shaft until any signs of distortion are gone then clean it thoroughly. Once all of the hammer "boogers" have been removed, it should slide easily through the bearings just like it did when it was new.

    To keep your forks working smoothly, please take a look at:

    http://http://www.betteroutdoorproducts.com/?page=Service+Tips%5FH%2Ehtm#Caster%20Fork%20Service

    Holler if ya need anything.

    Happy Fourth Lawnsite! :usflag::usflag::usflag:

    gp
     

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