Scag SSZ spindle maintenance question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by thematrixz, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. thematrixz

    thematrixz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I jacked up the wheels, released the dump level and turned the wheels by hands, the wheels seem sluggish with metal to metal noise coming from the axle drive. Is there fluid in the axle drives? I don't find any way to check for fluid, they seem to be sealed units.

    Scag manual doesn't mention anything about maintaining them. Should I be concerned?

    All these question started from my Scag SSZ 48 not going up hill well when the blades are engaged.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    These axle drives are lubed with the hydro oil through the out-put shaft bearing in the hydro pump. The sluggish and little noise is normal when one is turned by hand as you are doing.

    Are your engine high speed RPM's correct ?

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