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Here is the spindle/axle arm that had the damage to it:

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Here is a closeup of the above. Note that the "cupped" edge is deteriorated to the point that it is almost wasn't there. That explains the wobble:

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Now here is what the wrecked rim looked like (note that the hole is out of round and that the bushing was totally gone:

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This is what it should look like with a new bushing. I actually replaced this rim as the zerk was destroyed and a good size hole was worn through the rim. I will weld and use as a backup. You will also see the bushing that has been called into question in part 1. I personally could care less what its made of, as long as it works.

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Overall, it seemed to be an easy fix. Less than a 1/2 hour to fully complete.

Ready to tackle the leaves.

Leo


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Good to see

you got it fixed and ready to go by the looks of the leaves you have in your other post you fixed it in time.:thumbsup: Way to many to rake.
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I have a GT 5000 w/ a three bin bagger and I did the lawn ONCE with it. Took me an entire saturday to complete. I made one pass around some areas of my yard and the bagger would be jammed to the brim with leaves.

Needless to say, I got the parts temporarily fixed by welding a bushing into place that was not a perfect fit, but close enough. That worked to get the lawn done until I got the parts.

I could have also put the mow n vac on my 5000, but with the smaller deck on the 42", I can get the mow n vac into just about any area where there are leaves.

I went outside this morning to let the dogs out, and the lawn was covered already again. Mostly maples and oaks are falling now and thankfully, they are the minority.

I have actually thinned out my lawn considerably in the past year (over 70 trees, now in this nice little pileof firewood)

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My best estimate is about 20 cord of firewood are there.
 

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Originally posted by leolav

I went outside this morning to let the dogs out, and the lawn was covered already again. Mostly maples and oaks are falling now and thankfully, they are the minority.
Yoy still have leaves dropping? We're all through here, just waiting for the new buds to appear next spring. Oh yeah, and that other season to get over.:cry:
 

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Mostly just maple and oak, but enough to fill up the Mow n Vac about 7-8 times. I also have to break out the hand wand attachment and clean next to the stone walls and flower beds.

Still some work before snow season.
 
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