I acquired a 185 over the winter and it's pretty much just sat in my garage until the other day. I decided to start giving the tractor a once over so I pulled the mower deck off to check out the pulleys, spindles etc. Believe it or not I've never had a deck with bad spindles so I really don't know what I'm looking for but I believe I may have some bad spindles in this deck. I took a video of me spinning the spindles by hand and they seem noisy, tell me what you think.
I ended up taking the blades off after this video and I noticed that the spindles didn't seem quite as noisy, could it just be the blades making the noise?
It looks like to get the spindles off the deck there's 3 bolts per spindle but once I have the spindle off I'm lost as to how to break them down/rebuilt them, anyone have any tips or videos if these spindles are in fact bad?
Thanks a bunch,