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TroyBilt Mower Deck Repair – Spindle Mount Reinforcement

troybilt mower deck reinforcement

This one was a chain reaction of events.  It started when I mowed over a rock that is mostly in the ground, only sticking out what would seem an inch or two above the ground.  I’ve gone over this rock before without any problems, but one of the first mowing days of the season when the grass was still fairly tall, I managed to hit it wrong which forced the spindle to pull threw metal mounting whole of the mowing deck.

While looking for a replacement spindle, I found these reinforcement steel plate rings. I previously reinforced one of the other spindle mounts with plate steel we cut out with a plasma cutter.

More to come on this project…

troybilt mower deck spindle
Here was the initial damage, 2 bolts pulled through the mower deck sheet metal (left and right). Notice the cast broke off in the upper mount area as well.

reinforcement plate for mounting mower deck spindles IMG_6677