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Stiff front caster

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Nova, May 23, 2003.

  1. Nova

    Nova LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    The machine is a Ferris 32" Hydrocut. The left front caster doesn't move as freely as the right side, there is obviously a problem with it. And I don't mean the actually wheel, it's the part that turns.

    I've taken it off, cleaned it and re-greased, but it still feels too stiff, makes it difficult to steer the machine.

    Is there anything I can do? Or should I just take it back to the dealer?

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  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Are there sleaved bushings in the carrier tube? Does this unit get wet a lot? Ferris likes to use long sections of tubing and a slightly smaller shaft as their bearing surface. It does not work well! If left in the weather it can freze up and not take grease. A ***** to remove. Grease has no place to go. I have taken shafts and ground grease relief 360 degrees around shaft leaving about an inch on both ends for bearing surface.


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