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Quick36 Deck Height Adjustment

lawnspecialties

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Garner, NC
Yesterday I went to raise the deck slightly on my Quick36 about a half inch. I actually bought the unit in December, put the height at 3.5", and that was the last time I did any adjustments (5 months ago). I thought I was going to have to blast the unit with dynamite in order to get the front spindles out. I beat them and beat them and beat them. I was actually at a customers house and eventually gave up and ran the SuperZ across their yard. When I got home, that evening I hit the spindle shaft so hard, it popped the upper bearings out but still wouldn't allow the shaft to go through.:angry:

Then a small light went off in my head.:hammerhead: I pulled out my 4" hand grinder and went to work on the top of the spindle shaft. I had to do some serious grinding to the upper inch of that shaft trying to shape it almost like a cone. After trying, grinding, trying again, grinding again, etc., it finally slid on through.

Is this a normal thing with walk-behinds? Now that I know what to expect, I'll be ready if it happens again. :dizzy:
 

GFTC

LawnSite Member
Location
Kansas City
You have had the machine since December, you said? B.O.P. Recommends pulling the front casters and cleaning the shafts and then using a spray lubricant like Fluid Film on them. I plan on doing this service every 25hrs on my machine. Right now I only have about 17hrs on it.
 

WJW Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Hey LS...hope you got my PM from the other day! About those front casters...yea you definately have to WD40 em...I try and do it once a week...when I swap the blades. If ya do that...you'll never have an issue with em.
 

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
You have to grease them. That is with any mower, not just the Quick.
 
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lawnspecialties

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Garner, NC
Hey LS...hope you got my PM from the other day! About those front casters...yea you definately have to WD40 em...I try and do it once a week...when I swap the blades. If ya do that...you'll never have an issue with em.

Yes, I got your PM.:)


I really don't believe it was a corrosion/rust issue. For some reason, I think somehow the caster actually became "wider" near the top. Maybe it had a piece get nicked and stick out or somehow due to constant hitting or pressure, it flattened out. I will start lubing it more often and see how that works out.

It could be the problem is all in my head.:laugh:
 

Grits

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Florida
You need to grease it at least once a week. Everyday would be better, but that isn't realistic.
 

BUCKEYE MOWING

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Hilliard.Ohio
Fluid Film....The stuff never goes away or dries up
 

RonB

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MS zone 7b
I had the same problem with my 36. It happened twice, but no more. I spent over an hour filing the darn things. Now I un-pin, lift the front and they drop out. Just the way I want'em.
 
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