Join Date: Jul 2015
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yes it's true....
I started buying, repairing and selling riding lawn mowers last year....I've replaced perhaps 14-16 spindle bearings on a variety of brands.....and all of them have been sealed. Many of the spindles had zerk fittings for greasing anyway....If they are sealed and used for typical residential purposes, they should last a long time. If you decide to cut in muddy conditions, and I've seen some mower decks and chassis' coated with mud, who knows??
I read somewhere one guy likes to filling up the spindle with grease even with sealed bearings to help dissipate any heat. He could possibly be right, but I'm not buying it...if a bearing is getting that hot, it's gonna self destruct anyway.