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    Default Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    I have an old 74 Sears garden tractor that I am replacing the bearings on one of the mandrel's. I've removed the top bearings and cut the bearing out from the bottom but the inside ring is still in there (you can see it in the pic). The shaft is tapered and I really don't think that the lower bearing will come off the top of the shaft since both the lower and upper bearings are identical. Does the shaft unscrew to get the lower bearing off? ie. put it in a vice and use a pipe wrench?
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    Default Re: Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    Did you try heating that inner ring?
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    Default Re: Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    Neither me nor my lawnmower guy has ever been able to get the bearings off. I just buy the hole new part.

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    Default Re: Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    Have you tried going to Searspartsdirect:http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...parts%20direct , and entering you mower deck number..?? It should show the exploded view of the spindle assembly, and would let you know if it is seperable.

    Just a thought...

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    Default Re: Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    It has to be pressed off. You'll need a correctly sized bearing splitter and obviously a press.
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    Default Re: Replacing Mower Deck Bearings Old Sears Garden Tractor

    Had same problem on my Sears deck this summer. I used my mig welder and put 4 beads on race where the ball bearings used to be, then set mandrel on end and using chisel & heavy hammer hit the race in line with weld bead. Just a few solid raps and the race shatters at the welds.

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