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Old 05-23-2015, 09:56 PM   #16
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My 2012, LX266 has the zerks,and open-on -one-side bearings(M110024).
I grease them every other time I mow.
I,ve pulled them down to check wear,when I had to remove some twine that my daughter had in her yard .
If you get twine,or wire,etc,wrapped up on the spindles,remove it ASAP. I've seen it put so much pressure on the spindles,that it destroyed them !
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Thanks for the additional information guys. Looks like I might need to do a bit more research. I plan to remove the deck later this summer anyhow for better cleaning so I should be able to find out then.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:26 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by one eye guy View Post
I have a John Deere LA115 and would like to keep it running well. It calls for the spindle grease fittings [2] to be lubricated every 25 hours. This is not a easy thing to do because in order to get to them the deck has to be removed which is a pain in the rear end [mine, that is].
The mower only has 153 hours on it although it's almost six years old and I did remove the deck one time when it only had 50 hours of use and I had trouble greasing them. I assume it was because they were still full.
Any suggestions?
I'm VERY familiar with these residential-grade John Deere mowers. Bottom line on those spindles: You can either grease them or replace them.

They were difficult to get grease in because the zerk was dirty and/or it might have been plugged. Either way, you NEED to get grease in there.

Use a GOOD grease on them, that way you get better lubrication. I'd suggest looking at a synthetic grease.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:47 PM   #19
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Back in my days of commercial grass mowing the main benefit of greasing the spindles on our Kees walk behinds was to push out the dirt. It would have taken 10 years for all the grease in there to dry out and loose lubrication.
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