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    Hi,

    I'm working on my new-to-me VN22LU. I'm trying to clean out the
    cutterhead bearings. The rear / top bearing is easily accessed
    via the rear cover.

    However I'm trying to figure out if I can access the front/lower
    bearing without removing the spindle entirely? The lower bearing
    cover is held in by a pin and 3 socket head screws... when I remove
    these screws the cover can move forward/down by perhaps 1/8" but then
    seems captive by the spindle nose itself (NMTB50 type).

    The rear bearing was pretty full of old grease mixed with old
    oil, so I'd like to flush the front bearing thoroughly.

    I already loaded the head with diesel for a week and the old oil
    and nastiness in the main drive gear cavity is clean.

    Picture of the head type:

    knee-7.jpg

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    As far as I'm aware, there is no easy way too get at that lower bearing. I have the same style head as yours.

    Mike (mm3squirrelly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.kitko View Post
    As far as I'm aware, there is no easy way too get at that lower bearing. I have the same style head as yours.

    Mike (mm3squirrelly)

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    Thanks. I ended up soaking the head in diesel for a week or so,
    With the lower cap separated as far as it would go (which
    Provided a space of 1/8” or so).

    This probably cleaned out most of the grease, I hope!

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