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I have been using the same bearing that is used in the mower deck spindles. These are sealed so no long a problem. They fit perfectly. Have these in my daily tractor for 6 years now with out any problems.

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I have been using the deck bearings as well in my 900 series tractors. The Prestige has 25mm bearings just replaced those a couple weeks ago after using it since new in 2002.

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Front wheel bearings are tapered roller bearings. The mower deck spindle bearings are ball bearings. The reason Engineers use tapered roller bearings for wheel bearings is a tapered bearing takes the vertical load from the wheel and splits the load into a vertical and axial load.

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Check the bearings from Sandy Lake. I did before ordering a set for my deck last time, and the bearings on her shelf had CHINA on the race. I wondered why my deck killed bearings yearly. Bought some SKF, and yes, I paid more, but have not worked on the deck bearings in about 7-8 years, and they still run smooth. Front wheel bearings were also marked CHINA, and lasted a couple years. The Timkens were put in the same time the deck was rebuilt. To me, time is more precious than the almighty dollar.

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When I restored my 2010 2 years ago I had to replace one of the inner bearings with the seal and they were still available through partstree


They are expensive, but they were an exact replacement.

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