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Quick Owners Watch Out!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by willjones4, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I was mowing under some low bushes today. Apparently the bushes snagged the ring pin on one of the front casters and pulled it out. I didnt know it until the front caster fell off! How embarassing. After wasting about 30 minutes looking around on the ground I was able to find the pin and several spacers but I still lost two or three of them. I contacted BOP already about getting more. Be careful out there!:waving:
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    I've had that happen on other WBs too. I always carry an extra lynch pin and spacers. BTW, you can get those at any good hardware store for under $1.
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    That can happen on anything with pins.
  4. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I know that NOW. :laugh: That's why Im warning others. Im not saying a single thing negative about my Quick. I love it. I just dont want to see some other noobie get hurt out there...
  5. willjones4

    willjones4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    Maybe I should have titled this "WB With Pins Watch Out":laugh:
  6. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    That has happend to me a lot over the years. I've chopped up a few wheels:hammerhead:
  7. grassgirl4

    grassgirl4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    That happened to me with my Q36 last summer...lol. I, too, searched for quite a spell...but with no luck :( Fortunately, I was almost finished with that particular yard, and it was the last one of the day using the WB. Finishing was rather amusing, though. I stuck the caster back on and continued to mow but had to be oh-so-careful not to let the mower come off the ground one iota...otherwise that darn thing would slip out again--too funny :rolleyes:

    Great customer service, though!! I called BOP as soon as I finished the job (I've got their number in my contacts :weightlifter: ), and Laura sent out a bag of replacements/spares immediately!! In the interim while waiting for them to arrive, I just hopped over to Lowe's and picked up a generic pin and spacers.

    Agreed, this can occur with any WB...
  8. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    Same thing happened to me last spring.........but I did'nt notice it until I popped a wheelie and my front caster went under the deck and boom tore my flatless front to shredds and destroted a blade (bent).
  9. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 369

    all of our wb mowers have double nutted bolts in em ,just for that reason.Had a guy run over two caster asseblies in a month,using a snapper 32pro .
  10. Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Same thing happened on my stipping kit.

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