Replacing tail wheel spindle bearings in Grasshopper 721D


LawnSite Member
Alberta, Canada
Ok, colour me ignorant. I didn't realize that I had to remove dust caps on the tail wheel spindle to grease them. No Zerk. Top bearing on one wheel has disintigrated. I'm sure the bottom isn't far behind. The one on the other side seems to be in good shape.

Looking that the parts diagram, I need a tapered bearing, a seal, a big washer....

What's not clear is how to remove the old bearings. Haven't found a youtube video of this for a grasshopper. Any recommendations for a 'how to'?