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#1 jstiteler OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 02:33 PM

Apparently life decided I didn't have enough going on this morning, before my daughters 3rd birthday party. So I tore one of the spindles out of my mower deck.

Does anyone know why this happened or have any suggestions to fix it?

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Jason

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 02:40 PM

Looks a lot like my deck, somebody had already fixed it before I bought it.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 02:49 PM

Is that section cast? I have used Quick Metal on cast items with decent results. I'm not sure who makes it, I had gotten it from my dad.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 02:58 PM

Looks like the deck was cracked the the spindle bolts pulled though.

This is how mine looked.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 03:11 PM

Apparently life decided I didn't have enough going on this morning, before my daughters 3rd birthday party. So I tore one of the spindles out of my mower deck.

Does anyone know why this happened.....


It's usually either friction, vibration, or leverage.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 03:42 PM

Thanks for the info. It is cast. I will look for some quick metal.


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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:00 PM

Your spindle is probably locking up, thus pulling thru the metal. Which deck is this? I may have a patch you can put in there to fix it.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 04:02 PM

He has the rebuild able spindles, looks like the same deck I have.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 06:50 PM

481U111 stamp over the last 1 with a larger 2.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 06:56 PM

That deck is sheet steel, not cast. That will require welding to repair. Best to put in a new plate on the bottom side, as Amigatec's 3rd pic shows, then replace lost steel areas on the top side.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 07:09 PM

481U111 stamp over the last 1 with a larger 2.


That's the same deck I have. Mine was the right spindle. If the spindle is bad and needs rebuilt, it's only about $25 a piece to do.
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Mine was the left. The spindle seems to be fine it moves freely just like the other two.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Its possible that someone hit something in the past and it weakened the deck there. Could've been decades ago... It just chose this morning to let go on you.

Good luck with your repai, If mine, I would put some metal under for reinforcement.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 03:25 AM

I'll get the shell out tomorrow and snap a pic. Get the bolt hole dimensions and center hole. The one I have is about 1/8" thick metal. It's just scrap metal to me, so no problem with cutting a piece out of it. I picked it up for the QA hangers. Don't have the spindles. Mine is a 3 spindle deck, not sure if a model # is still on it.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:55 AM

That would be awesome Kenny. Mine has the 3 spindles also. I will try to get the mesurements off of mine today.

Thank you,

Jason




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