Priced new bearings part # 1185587 $51.71 for the front and # 1704479 is $139.98 for the rear bearing.That's the cheapest that I can find.
Those two bearings are available from a bearing supply house much cheaper than those prices quoted as Bolens parts. ....You want to remove the bearings from their holders, and purchase just the bearings.
If you remove the bearings, they should have industry-standard numbers on them. .....Failing that, measure them accurately, or take them to a supply house and they can identify them.
The front bearing (and I think the rear bearing) are known as self-aligning bearings. ....These are commonly used in pillow-block bearing assys, but they can be purchased separately, without the housing. .....These bearings have a wide inner race.
While you are at it, now may be a good time to replace the two needle bearings in the lower pulley, as well. ....They should be approx $6-$8 each (need two).
Edited by Bruce Dorsi, October 11, 2013 - 06:47 AM.