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Mower Deck Bearings And Lubrication (Jacobsen 1250)


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#1 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Need some advice on lubricating the mower deck bearing housings. I'm going to install new bearings (NTN 6205 LU) which are sealed on one side. What is the correct way to pack a bearing that is sealed on one side?

Also, the owners manual says to pump two or three "shots" of grease into the housing once a year or every 100 hours for heavy duty use. But how much grease, if any, should be packed into the housing when assembling it? It specifically states not to pack the housings full.

Thanks, in advance BILL

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Pack the bearings full, assemble the lower bearing and shaft into the housing and loosely pump in grease around the shaft. Finish the assembly by pressing in top bearing . Then grease ad the manual says. If you pack it you will blow out the seals . Good luck
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Posted March 13, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thank you for the information, Keith. The manual says to use a lithium based grease ( #2 wheel bearing grease. ) Would this be the best to use, or is there a more current recommendation for these bearings? Also do you know of a source for the bearings? I can get them locally, but they want $18.00 each. I haven't purchased any bearings for quite some time, so maybe that's the going price??

By the way... That's a nice looking Ford you have!

Thanks again, Bill




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