trying to replace bushings

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I have been trying to get the front caster wheel bushings out on my walkbehind and they won't move. Anybody have any quick and easy ways to get these out for I can replace them?
 

impactlandscaping

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Morgantown, WV
What machine are you working on?:confused: I think some manufacturers make them permanent so you have to buy a whole new assembly.The sleeve and bearings are replaceable on my Snappers. Try using a wooden dowel & small hammer to push the sleeve loose, if it's really tight, you may need to heat it.Just be careful not to light any grease on /in the caster on fire.
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
take out the grease fitting, then get a big socket thats just bigger than the bushing. then get a hammer and beat them both out of one side.
 

pjslawncare/landscap

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southern Indiana
Just replaced them on two of my scags. Each caster has two bushings (top & bottom). I just used a 3/4" metal rod stock about a foot long and stuck it thru the inside of top bushing and used mallet to pound the bottom bushing out, then visa versa for the top bushing. Couple good smacks and they popewd rite out
 
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tiedeman

tiedeman

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Location
earth
maybe I just have to use a little more arm muscle. Thanks guys.
 

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