The mower broke yesterday. Seems that I have a busted spindle on the mower deck. Ok, should be too hard to deal with, except the damned thing was NOT going to come off. Two broken bolts later we had the spindle assembly off, but still could not get the damned pulley off. I finally had to resort to using the hand grinder to cut the nut holding the pulley into two pieces to get it loose. Then the hunt was on for a new one. Tractor Supply had them, for $107.00. Ouch. I did a bit of checking on teh intarwebz and found the entire assembly, INCLUDING the double pulley, for $37 plus $5.00 shipping. Guess where I got the spindle from. I have nothing against someone making money, but that markup was beyond outrageous. And the one from TSC did NOT include the pulley. I don’t think I will be buying anymore lawnmower parts from them.
And the same place that had the spindle assembly also carries parts for my tractor. What more could you ask for?