- 1 How do I know if my spindle is bad on my riding mower?
- 2 What is a spindle on a riding lawn mower?
- 3 How long do mower spindles last?
- 4 When should I replace my spindle?
- 5 How do I know if my lawn mower spindle is bent?
- 6 How often should you grease mower spindles?
- 7 Why is my lawnmower rattling?
- 8 Do new mower spindles come greased?
- 9 How do you test a spindle bearing?
- 10 Can you over grease mower spindles?
- 11 What are signs of a bad spindle?
- 12 Do mower spindles get hot?
How do I know if my spindle is bad on my riding mower?
If the spindle looks bent or broken, then it needs to be replaced. You will feel how the blades start to move unevenly and cut your grass in a disorganized way. In some cases, the blade won’t spin at all or instead make loud cracking noises. Either way, it means your spindle needs some replacement.
What is a spindle on a riding lawn mower?
The spindle on a riding mower is the post to which the blade attaches and around which it spins when the machine is in action. A riding mower may have one or more spindles, depending on the size of the mower and the way it is manufactured.
How long do mower spindles last?
The maintenance free spindles usually last about 2-3 years in commercial use.
When should I replace my spindle?
Worst case is the hub and wheels leave the vehicle and the spindle hits the ground causing it to bend. In these cases the whole spindle needs to be replaced. If you have more than 1 damaged surface, it means the spindle took some abuse and it would be better to replace the spindle.
How do I know if my lawn mower spindle is bent?
if it was bent you would probably feel some vibration and hear more of a roar from the air underneath the deack. however this roar would not not have as much rhythm as normal. try to see if there is any play in the center blade though, also check for unusual wear in the belt that drives that particular spindle.
How often should you grease mower spindles?
The spindles and caster wheels are generally the most often greased. The spindles and castor wheels should be done around once a month because of the moving interior parts. Commercial mowers that put hundreds of hours on their Ferris mower would be looking at greasing the mower everyday depending on usage.
Why is my lawnmower rattling?
One of the more serious noises is a rattling sound, as this can signify that you have loose parts that might come dislodged. The minute you hear rattling, it is imperative that you tighten the blade, flywheel, and other parts.
Do new mower spindles come greased?
They do not come packed from the factory, that is a common misconception. When I worked for a Deere dealer it was not uncommon to have to change all the spindles, idler pulleys, and deck belt at ~150 hours. On a three blade deck it would often take an entire tube of grease to fill the new spindles.
How do you test a spindle bearing?
put a streight round bar in a tool holder and put it in the spindle. Then put a. 0001 indicator on the round bar and push the bar with your hand. If you can deflect the spindle more then a tenth or two with your hand you have a bearing problem.
Can you over grease mower spindles?
There is such a thing as over greasing, bearings only need so much grease, and over greasing is just wasting grease. A lot of that grease is slung off the bottom. Sometimes grease is put in the spindle to keep water out. A lot of spindles do not have grease fittings.
What are signs of a bad spindle?
- Finish Issues. One sign that your spindle is about to need repairs is if you notice finish issues on machined products.
- Spindle Mouth Wear. If you notice wear at the spindle mouth, it is a good sign that you need to invest in repairs.
- Fretting in Toolholders.
Do mower spindles get hot?
The belt friction can make the pulleys and spindles get pretty hot after a few minutes.