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Old 09-20-2009, 08:18 AM
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Does anyone have a simple way of doing this? I do remember someone with a jack of some sorts.. but i cant find it. Im using some car ramps to get underneath, but i just dont have enough clearance under there to make this an easy job. takes me about 30 min. to get this job done.
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Well this last set of blades was put on by the dealer (when he put on the striper kit) He must have gone with the mfg recommendation of 75 ft/lb . I cant get these OFF for the life of me. Akward angles, wrenches that are too short(no leverage}. I guess its off to Sears to buy a big a__ long wrench.

Striper kit looks cool though, ill send some before and after pics after I use it.
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no on the impact wrench. Even if i had one, i dont think ive got the machine up in air high enough to work with one. A buddy is going to come over this week and help me out. Maybe next year ill splurge on Justin's jack. For now ill just bust some knuckles..
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no on the impact wrench. Even if i had one, i dont think ive got the machine up in air high enough to work with one. A buddy is going to come over this week and help me out. Maybe next year ill splurge on Justin's jack. For now ill just bust some knuckles..
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Well it took about 25 minutes including figuring out where to place the wrenches and which way to turn them.. it should be a big deal after ive done it a couple times. would not really want to change them on the job site.
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I've found that I can utilize my trailer ramp as my "jack". I can ride up the ramp as if I were loading the mower, but this time, hang one front wheel off the side of the ramp so that I've got visibility and able to move around under the deck. I'm sure one of the jacks that are specifically designed for the these mowers would be easier/ safer, but so far, the ramp has worked well for me.
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I mentioned that i use my gate as a lift to change the blades, and steve requested some pics of how i do it.

Here you go, makes it pretty simple, no jack, or ramps in the way, all open.
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