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dnorth
12-23-2012, 07:11 PM
How do I adjust reel to bed knife on an Eastman Trimmer mower.

dutch1
12-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Since you mentioned bed knife, I'm assuming a reel type mower.

Here's a link to Eastman, but when I clicked on the link for manual/parts, I found not reel type mowers.

http://eastmanind.com/eastmancommercial/HOVERMOWER/tabid/187/Default.aspx

Don't know what to tell you--you might check for a phone number at their site.

Oldtimer
12-24-2012, 03:50 PM
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Oldtimer
12-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Eastman Bought Trimmer A Few Years Ago.

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mowerknower
12-24-2012, 04:39 PM
SIMPLE ANSWER.... YOU DONT!


More in depth answer. The bedknife is fixed to the frame, you cannot adjust it. You can however adjust the reel. There are 3 1/4" bolts (7/16 head) on each side of the reel. The side with the sprocket is held with nuts the other side is just thread into the bearing holder clamp. Loosen these bolts about 1 turn. Then on the inside of the frame if you look at the bearing holders there notches, take a punch and hammer and tap them forword. The bearing holders are oblong so when you turn it forward it will bring the reel closer to the bedknife. It works best if you take the reel chain off. You want it to just barely make contact with the bedknife. You should be able to cut 1 thickness of paper all the way across. Although 4 thicknesses is generally acceptable.
If it does not cut one 4 thicknesses of paper you will need to back lap or sharpen the reel. PM me if you have any questions.

dnorth
12-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Mowerknower, Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works out.

dnorth
12-24-2012, 06:34 PM
Mowerknower, One more question. As I am facing the front of the mower, I tap the left notch clockwise and the right notch counter clockwise. Is that correct?

dnorth
12-24-2012, 06:50 PM
MK, I meant standing at the rear of the machine at the handle.

mowerknower
12-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Correct. They need to rotate forward
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dnorth
12-26-2012, 06:23 PM
MK, One last question. What is the proper way to remove the reel drive chain. I removed chain guard, but cannot tell what to do and I don't want to make a mistake.