Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Broke Down Again


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-16-2009, 05:51 PM
kdexpd's Avatar
kdexpd kdexpd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Missouri
Age: 35
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 7
kdexpd is on a distinguished road
Default Broke Down Again

Well, finished my 6 trenching jobs for underground perferated drainage line and decided I better get back to the mowing jobs. Just started on a Church I take care of and got about half of it done, and the main pully on the deck decided to burn up it's bearings. I thought I smelled something hot, but decided it was my belt so I tried to get as much done as I could before it went. The deck shut itself off, so I got off and looked and the belt was off, so I pulled around to the truck for my tools. As soon as I flipped the foot rest plate I saw it wasn't the belt. The pully was sitting near one of the spindles and was just a tad bit warm..as I found out when I went to grab it. So, back for another 50 mile round trip to the shop for repairs. I know this time I won't be getting that Simplicity loner again that's for sure! HAHA!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-16-2009, 11:24 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I hate August.


My truck goes in for repairs tomorrow. = another delay...

Lawn mower gets fixed, truck quits...

I feel like I've been cursed!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2009, 11:42 PM
kdexpd's Avatar
kdexpd kdexpd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Missouri
Age: 35
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 7
kdexpd is on a distinguished road
Default

I know how you feel! I was finishing up with trenching on Friday and coming back from a guy's house who was helping me and my tire went flat on my trailer. It had been going down for a week, but I kept putting off fixing it until I could get a day off. It started going flat while I was at his house, so he put some fix-a-flat in it to get me the rest of the 6 miles home. It worked till I pulled forward and exposed the hole. HAHA! I came out so fast it got all over him and the stupid trailer! I thought I would die! So I haulled but back for home but came up shy by a few miles. By that point I was so frustrated I just drug the trailer home on the flat...making sure it didn't come off the wheel and ruin it too. By the time I got home that tire was smokin! HAHA! Stupid thing anyways. So I took it to WalMart to get it replaced..I hate WalMart, but my regular tire shop wasn't open after 5 so I tried there. Well, they told me that due to their "policy", they couldn't put a car tire on a trailer. I couldn't believe it. Who the hell makes these idiot rules? So I left the trailer on a jack all night till I could get to the tire shop the next morning. They got me a cheap car tire, mounted and balanced for $82. I was hoping for a little cheaper, but they didn't have any used in stock. I guess I should mention that the trailer had a 800lb concrete buggy and about 1/2 ton of chat on board, so that's probably why the air shot out as fast as it did...she was a little over loaded.
Gotta love life's little suprises...especially when you don't have time for the crap!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2009, 11:44 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am guessing there is just a useful life of the bearings before they tend to seize? How are they lubricated?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-17-2009, 06:10 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

I know some of these rules may seem to suck but they are there for a reason, trailer tires are designed for load and have a very heavy sidewall designed to prevent roll, they are worth the extra bucks in this business, same as out trucks, I run 10 ply sidewall tires, desperate expensive but never a worry on heat, load or sway.

As for bearings, our's get repacked every 60 days, maintenance is one area our small company is over the top, everything is logged and tracked by the piece of gear, I think this pays off as it's rare we have anything brake down granted 95% of the equipment was purchased this year.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-17-2009, 06:26 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
As for bearings, our's get repacked every 60 days, maintenance is one area our small company is over the top, everything is logged and tracked by the piece of gear, I think this pays off as it's rare we have anything brake down granted 95% of the equipment was purchased this year.
I have never messed around with the spindle bearings but I am guessing the motor needs to be taken off first and then the bearings need to be pulled and then repacked?

I tried to find some pics that show the spindle housing. The second one shows the components lettered.

A: Bearings

B: Housing

C: Spindle

D: Grease fitting.

E: Grease relief valve. eliminates the potential to "over-grease" and damaging a seal.

F: Blade bolt mounting hole.

Correct me if I am wrong, but even though you may use the grease fitting, it doesn't eliminate the need to pull the bearings and re-pack them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SPINDLES.jpg (11.7 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg spindle-with-callouts.jpg (12.9 KB, 12 views)
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-17-2009, 08:23 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I had my center spindle go on my exmark lazer a couple months ago...$700.00 later. My spindles do not have grease nipples on them and I need to rip them apart and repack them twice per year (don't do enough mowing to do them every month).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-17-2009, 09:01 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
My spindles do not have grease nipples on them and I need to rip them apart and repack them twice per year
How long does it normally take to do this per spindle?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-17-2009, 10:26 AM
ritchiem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

well as long as everything comes apart the way it should start to finish should take about an hour per spindle. I completely take them apart and and clean out all old grease file down any rough spots and repack.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-18-2009, 02:53 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,343
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How do you figure out how much time to go in between servicing this item?

Does it tell you in your manual to repack the bearings every x amount of hours of use? Or what?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One flat broke!! amfine1996 HardcoreUnemployable.com 4 11-24-2008 03:18 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Irrigation
pboy8634
02-21-2010 12:46 PM
Today 10:05 PM
by biglee
25 8,347
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
Today 09:58 PM
by biglee
37 8,990
More Rain or Less?
Steve
05-20-2015 12:06 PM
Today 01:48 PM
by Matther777
7 127
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
Yesterday 11:23 PM
by biglee
13 305
Peace garden ideas
SGL1
05-13-2015 03:15 PM
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by avetslawncare
16 440
Equipment dealers
mattthelawnguy
Yesterday 04:33 PM
Yesterday 04:33 PM
by mattthelawnguy
0 37
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 03:07 PM
Yesterday 03:07 PM
by Just for Cuts
0 54
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
Yesterday 02:58 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 132
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
05-20-2015 09:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
84 6,699
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
05-19-2015 08:22 PM
by SGL1
15 757
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-19-2015 04:12 PM
by NinaMarie86
1,223 388,886
New Lawn Service
carmelitaslawnservice
05-19-2015 10:02 AM
05-19-2015 02:51 PM
by Steve
1 82
Landscaper Jailed After...
SGL1
05-18-2015 08:15 AM
05-19-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
5 173
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
05-19-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
38 1,938
feeling like im being...
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:33 AM
05-19-2015 02:11 PM
by Steve
6 189
good news yesterday
Bradcook21
05-17-2015 07:08 AM
05-19-2015 06:16 AM
by Bradcook21
3 122
ignition coil
jasonw
05-12-2015 05:31 PM
05-18-2015 12:07 PM
by Steve
3 244
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
05-18-2015 12:06 PM
by Steve
13 636
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
05-15-2015 08:46 PM
by biglee
22 1,443
big dog mowers?
Bradcook21
05-13-2015 04:03 PM
05-14-2015 10:55 AM
by Steve
4 271
Small HOA Bid
lxarth
05-06-2015 10:37 PM
05-13-2015 11:55 AM
by Steve
9 479
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
05-13-2015 11:51 AM
by Steve
11 610
Fired for refusing to...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:15 AM
05-12-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
6 478
What a JERK!
Chilehead
05-06-2015 08:13 AM
05-12-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
9 550
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
05-12-2015 03:53 AM
by jrs.landscaping
31 1,024
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
05-11-2015 01:15 PM
by Steve
6 994
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
05-10-2015 07:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 1,021
Bought my first STIHL...
Mr. Mow
05-09-2015 06:29 AM
05-10-2015 08:36 AM
by Mr. Mow
9 390
advice wanted please and...
CHenricks
05-07-2015 08:40 PM
05-08-2015 04:20 PM
by CHenricks
7 405
Hello
SallyBorowicz
05-06-2015 11:14 AM
05-08-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
3 324
Mower Advice
tl757
05-06-2015 02:31 PM
05-08-2015 01:45 PM
by Steve
6 443
Home today...Still...
biglee
05-06-2015 11:59 AM
05-07-2015 12:06 PM
by biglee
2 322
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-07-2015 11:17 AM
by Steve
79 3,872
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
05-07-2015 10:57 AM
by Steve
16 999
Looking good
mrsmichigan
05-06-2015 09:47 AM
05-07-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
1 278
What are your biggest...
Steve
05-05-2015 01:24 PM
05-07-2015 10:52 AM
by Steve
2 317
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
05-06-2015 07:15 PM
by TheYardGuy
12 1,067
Go daddy web site and...
jcurr33
05-04-2015 06:00 PM
05-05-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
2 352
How busy are you now?
Steve
05-04-2015 01:10 PM
05-05-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 387
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
05-04-2015 01:14 PM
by Steve
1 418
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-04-2015 01:09 PM
by Steve
3 383
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 798
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 687
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 458
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 560
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 455
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 419
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 577
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 394
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
04-27-2015 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 463
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bob villa collections commercial contract help curb appeal services demonstration design edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook ferris flyers foreman grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna hydraulic john deere quik trac landscape landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch ordinance past due patio install per hour charge pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts secrets to landscaping seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky swzt toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website won't return www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy