04-10-2017 11:15 AM
White 272 rock-flex disk 30 ft Arbor Bolt Issues
I just picked up a White 272 rock-flex disk. Its a 30 ft. Model.
There are no welds on this disk and the blades are like new, so it has not been abused, but it currently has a broken arbor bolt and some bearings out.
The previous owner had terrible luck breaking arbor bolts on this disk and bearing not lasting very long.
This disk has 1 1/8th square arbor bolts. and bearings with the square inner.
I have heard of this solution works on the 30 footers. I guess its not a problem on smaller 272's :
- I have heard that if I switch to a 1 1/8th inch round arbor bolt
- Get Bearing for 1 1/2 inch round arbor bolt (like the ones used on the 273 models)
- Have inserts made to press into the bearings to get back to 1 1/8th inch round
- That I will not have arbor bolts breaking and the bigger bearings will last longer.
Has anyone heard of this fix or is it a White Update for the 272 models.
I have a broken arbor bolt on the front that I need to fix plus some bearings.
I kind of like the sound of this fix, unless someone has a better idea.