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Removing caster on belt driven walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vandora Lawn & Landscape, Oct 26, 2000.

  1. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I'm trying to remove the front caster on my belt walk behind. I remove the pin on the top and I tap it down and it gets stuck just below the lip of the top. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Use a drift pin and a BFH.
     
  3. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 268

    It's probably mushroomed from hitting it like that,put it back all the way up and grind around the top top even it out
     
  4. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Stone,
    Could you explain what you meant?
     
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    I think he meant a Big Freakin Hammer
     
  6. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I've hammered this to my hearts content. Hammering on the shaft and on the caster below didn't do anything. Just made a LOT of noise.
     
  7. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Chill cullen meister, i think you have mushroomed it also. You need to grind a bit around the top and it will then drop. I'll check it out friday....
     
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Clean off all the grease and take either a die-grinder or a 4 1/2" grinder and take the bevel off the top of the shaft,you might have to remove quite a bit to do it,but it should fall right out then.A BFH will gouge up the bushing,drive it out too or even split it if it is reallymushroomed at the top.
     

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