Cub Cadet 1529 Deck Spindle
i purchased a cub cadet 1529 at an auction with a 46" deck. I was greasing it up and went to grease the deck spindles and encountered quite a bit of resistance. So, naturally, i pumped harder which then blew grease out the side of the spindle housing - seems to be some kind of pot metal - so it put a crack in the housing
put it back together, turns very hard.
so, couple questions.
1. how easily should the blades spin w/ no belt or anything attched? should there be any resistance at all? i started taking the spindles apart because it seemed to struggle with engaging the mower...w/o full throttle it shut down.
2. is there a cheaper alternative to the cub cadet/mtd part listed? can"t find used parts and seems to be no cheap aftermarket spindles made for this particular model...very frustrating...
3. How does greasing these spindles work? are you supposed to grease until it is "full"?...everything else i've ever greased you grease until you get some grease spilling out...not these i guess.