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Axle bushing

after adjusting the shoes on my MTD i noticed their was an odd tilt like a desk without a piece of paper under it. I pulled the axle bushing and its some what egg shaped I'm going to replace it but just wanted some opinions on whether that would be the issue?

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If it's just a plastic spacer to hold shaft off the frame, it happens, keep them greased.


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i,n my experience those only last 5 years with average use. those are the hexagonal shaped black plastic bushings right?
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yea they look pretty cheap.
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yea they look pretty cheap.
Inexpensive, yes; but without lubrication, you may find that these plastic bushings wear more slowly than the steel axle rotating inside them. A couple drops of oil or grease will delay any wear. I use a salt resistant "Marine Grease" on my snowblower.
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I put a thread on the forum over a year ago on how to convert the axel and auger plastic bushings to flanged roller bearings.
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-bearings.html
It was well worth the effort. On the 10 HP I converted, if you tip the front up off the ground you can move the unit without power easily with 1 hand.


Take a look, may be something of interest for you.

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