I have a zero turn mower with a 52" deck, an M&W LC 1890K, which I am very happy with.
Near as I can tell it is the same as a White FR-1800 and an Ingersoll G1890
The problem I have is one of the deck spindles broke and needs replacing. When we bought this (used) a few years ago, it came with a spare deck which had seen better days. I stripped the spindles and some other parts off of the old deck and sent it off to become new cars and soup cans, so I have spare spindles....just they're tired and could use rebuilding.
I would like to rebuild the salvaged spindles and swap them out, but it seems the bearing they use, apparently a SKF GRA014RRB, is nowhere near cheap at about $25 each. I don't mind spending the money, but if I can do this for less I'd like that even more. If it makes sense I don't mind spending more to upgrade the spindles to something better/newer/supported, so that's an option as well.
So I suppose there are several questions here...
... is there another bearing I should be looking at?
... should I just buy new spindles and upgrade the deck?
... if replacing spindles, with what replacement?
I'm a bearing noob, so some guidance is greatly appreciated.
Details as I have them on the bearing:
Inner Diameter: 0.875
Outer Diameter: 2.0472
Basic Outer Ring Size: G205
Construction Type: ADPTBRG
Inner Ring Width: 0.844
Outer Ring Width: 0.591
As for the spindles, they are 4 bolt and the hole spacing appears to be 2-3/4". They stand 3-3/4" from the deck to the top of the blade.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Edited by dtsh, May 24, 2017 - 06:56 PM.