This could have sunk me today...guess???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    But it didn't. I had a spare that was sitting in my toolbox.

    Here is a close up. What was it?

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  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I'd say that it's a very, very dry front caster wheel bearing.
  3. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 927

    Deck idler pulley:cool:
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    It WAS a very poorly maintained bearing.
  5. not shure where its from just know its a bearing
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I hate guessing games! Why can't you just tell us? Wait, let me guess.
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    its a MTD 3.5 hp push edger bearing.:p
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Almost 200 looks and only 6 have the stones to take a guess. Don't you like guessing games.

    This "bearing" was found on my Walker. When it failed my stop was from 6.5mph to 0 in less than 1 second.

    It is a sealed bearing so I guess I could have sprayed a little WD on it but oh well. I got 819 hours out of it. It is a drive line idler and it was very hot.
    I had a spare that I bought 4 years ago and I figured that it would serve me well in my toolbox on the trailer.
    This was the last scheduled job I had for the spring clean up season and rain was coming. Actually it was raining on me as I fixed it. The bearing was so hot it almost kept the bolt which I had to tap out with a hammer and punch.
    Without that idler my mower would have sat for an hour while I ran into town to get one and ran back to put it on.

    Check your stuff guys. This is one thing that I would have never expected but for the price of a hamburger and fries I was still cutting.

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  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    The new one I bought from my dealer today.

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  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    Looks like she took a beating

    Aside from all the Walker Belts, filters, etc ..... good to also have all the shear pins .... hydro fans .... grease fittings .... front caster pivot bearing ..... even keep a spare tire on the trailer

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