spindle on toro hot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dlandscaping, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    i have a 36 fixed deck toro and it has a 12.5 kaw engine on it. i just put double blades on high lifts on bottom and gators on top. they worked great on leaves. after about 45 min of cutting i turned it off and finished the job. i felt the spindles and they were real hot. is this a problem? am i not supposed to run doubles on it?? my dealer doesnt say either and the manual is crap so i am confused. mind you that these spindles have no grease points on them. thanks for the advice.
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    dlland...-- in my opinion, the belt friction on the pulley alone is enough to transfer heat to the spindle. and there is gonna be some bearing heat also.

    it's the subject of debate but I'd prefer to give 'em a squirt of grease everyday over never ever.


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