In Reply to: 861 front hub bearings posted by Mike on August 13, 2018 at 07:21:21:
With tapered roller bearings, there should be ZERO freeplay..... the normal process is to tighten the the nut up, turn the wheel a few times then LOOSEN the nut to about 'finger tight' and cotter pin it there. No slop, no wiggle. Even 1/8" is fine for wooden carriage wheels but waaay too much for tapered rollers.
You may have axle and/or bearing issues.