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My last couple of days have been fairly eventful, I've been fairly flat out for the last couple of weeks , so I decided to have Wednesday off, managed to get a bit of shopping done and went and got a few supplies from Mirco.

On my way back from there, I decided to go and pick up some spares from my local mower shop, got what I needed and then asked about a whippy, as mine has started to show the signs of old age, and is developing Alzheimer's. It keeps forgetting to start.

So I was asking about the FS250 compared to the FS120, the next thing I know, walking out the door with one and couldn't be happier.

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Now move along a couple of days and this is what happened on my way to my first job today.

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I thought my ute had shat itself, had smoke pouring out the back, when in actual fact it was the wheel separating from the axle.

Now being a dedicated contractor, after picking up the wheel, the trailer seemed fairly stable so I went and did my first job as I was nearly there and it was about 10klm from home.

 

When I finished that I went home had a look in the shed, found a set of new bearings, put it all back together and continued on mowing.


Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:47 PM

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My last couple of days have been fairly eventful, I've been fairly flat out for the last couple of weeks , so I decided to have Wednesday off, managed to get a bit of shopping done and went and got a few supplies from Mirco.

On my way back from there, I decided to go and pick up some spares from my local mower shop, got what I needed and then asked about a whippy, as mine has started to show the signs of old age, and is developing Alzheimer's. It keeps forgetting to start.

So I was asking about the FS250 compared to the FS120, the next thing I know, walking out the door with one and couldn't be happier.

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Now move along a couple of days and this is what happened on my way to my first job today.

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I thought my ute had shat itself, had smoke pouring out the back, when in actual fact it was the wheel separating from the axle.

Now being a dedicated contractor, after picking up the wheel, the trailer seemed fairly stable so I went and did my first job as I was nearly there and it was about 10klm from home.

 

When I finished that I went home had a look in the shed, found a set of new bearings, put it all back together and continued on mowing.

Fast job. well done,

 

Last time I did the wheel bearings on my trailer it ended up being a 2 day job...Bloody old bearing didn't want to budge.


Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

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that reminds me........


Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:53 AM

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Well done mate, good read.


Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:26 AM

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Was the nut still on & what about the washer in front of it.


Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

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That's just it, the nut and washer and inner shells were all in position, I'm guessing one of the racer bearings lost its hardness for whatever reason and the rest is history.

 

The washer was munted after the wheel the wheel took off for roll on its own, so I replaced the nut and washer and the rear seal.


Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:23 PM

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Decided to check all my wheel bearings and repack them, ended up replacing another set on the opposite side.

I took a photo of the bearing shells and you can see they a worn, the first set is from the wheel taking off and the second set were from yesterdays maintenance check.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

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Replace the others when you get a chance.Check the ones you've replaced in a week or so & make sure the nut is snug.No need to take wheel off just jack it up & grab tyre at top & bottom & check if any movement by pulling with bottom hand & pushing with top & vice versa & re-tighten if necessary but not over tighten


Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

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Wow....you guys are so impressive. I learn so much from you all. All I know about fixing trailers is how to call Lube Mobile!


Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:20 PM

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Replace the others when you get a chance.Check the ones you've replaced in a week or so & make sure the nut is snug.No need to take wheel off just jack it up & grab tyre at top & bottom & check if any movement by pulling with bottom hand & pushing with top & vice versa & re-tighten if necessary but not over tighten

You are reading my mind, that's the plan in the next few days.


Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

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old school…

 

EDIT: put the wheel on before adjusting the bearings (a thick washer with a tab that sits in the axle stub slot, then the castellated nut and split pin)

 

1. finger tighten hub nut until firm and then spin the wheel until bearings seat

 

2. finger tighten again

 

3. spin wheel again…

adjust nut so the tyre does about 1 and a 1/2 revs and has .025mm>.125mm [.001">.005"] of free-play

if wheel keeps spinning 2 or many more revs it is too loose

if it has zero free-play or only does a half turn it is too tight

 

4. put the split pin in and lightly spread it

 

5. Check again after a short distance

 

if it is all good then wrap fold the split pin and put the dust cap on

 

POST EDITED: and my old school was a GMH NASCO FC workshop manual!


Edited by Grae, 18 April 2018 - 04:49 PM.

Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:33 PM

I remember what I'd forgotten but can't remember why I needed to


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that's pretty much it Grae, ain't rocket science but the kind of thing that isn't basic knowledge anymore


Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

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old school…

 

EDIT: put the wheel on before adjusting the bearings (a thick washer with a tab that sits in the axle stub slot, then the castellated nut and split pin)

 

1. finger tighten hub nut until firm and then spin the wheel until bearings seat

 

2. finger tighten again

 

3. spin wheel again…

adjust nut so the tyre does about 1 and a 1/2 revs and has very minor rock free-play

if wheel keeps spinning 2 or many more revs it is too loose

if it has zero free-play or only does a half turn it is too tight

 

4. put the split pin in and lightly spread it

 

5. Check again after a short distance

 

if it is all good then wrap fold the split pin and put the dust cap on

Must have gone to the same old school.


Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:22 PM

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You were doing well up to number 3  line 3 & 4 & 5

Remove any free play you can feel, ideally this should be done by gradually tightening the hub with moderate force while rotating wheel alternately in both directions until you feel resistance (this indicates bearings have seated once you feel resistance) then back off until the hub turns freely & there is no end play or side way movement you can detect then fit cotter pin


Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:45 AM

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^ That's the way I was taught to.


Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:36 PM




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