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    J_J
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    Default Re: Source of mower spindles

    Really dumb to sell/install sealed bearing, and then tell you the inner seal must be removed.

    Manufacturers sell the bearing in about 4 to 5 different versions.

    Some bearings are rubber sealed and some with steel on rubber seal.

    Shielded bearings.

    Both sides sealed

    One side sealed

    No seal

    In a sealed bearing, they only fill to about 25 to 35% of free air space.

    Some people use a grease injector to punch through the sealed bearing and lube it.

    Interesting video.

    How-to Lube Sealed Bearings - YouTube

    It is interesting that some people grease the spindles ever time they use the machine or use, an 8 hr schedule or whatever. not knowing the bearings are sealed.

    They make bearings with one side sealed for use in a spindle assembly, with the unsealed side toward the inside, with a grease zerk in the spindle wall.
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    Default Re: Source of mower spindles

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    It is interesting that some people grease the spindles ever time they use the machine or use, an 8 hr schedule or whatever. not knowing the bearings are sealed.
    They make bearings with one side sealed for use in a spindle assembly, with the unsealed side toward the inside, with a grease zerk in the spindle wall.
    Well it was interesting for me and I am glad I did, there wasn't to much grease in those bearings under the seal. From what I understand the seal was supposed to be removed but somewhere in Power-Tracs assembly process someone just didn't do it. I grease my spindles but not on an 8 hour schedule. That spindle shaft can hold a lot of grease now I know how it is assembled. It is a big void in there. I was skeptical on taking the spindle shaft apart just because I didn't know how but once the top bolt is removed it wasn't to hard. Just remember to keep things all clean.

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