mower deck spindle
I have a very old MTD 42" cut and have broken a mower deck spindle (717-906). Someone told me to replace this, I should replace both sides or the other side will wear out fast. This mower is about 25 years old and has about seen it's last days, so my question is.... is it truly necessary to replace both sides or can I get away with just one side? I did find amazon.com has the spindle, blade adapter and blade together for about $30. Sound about right? I also am wondering if the spindle assembly will have the bearing included?
Hopefully, I can get this thing running again !! Thanks in advance !!