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Old 09-20-2012, 10:42 AM
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Tips & Advice on changing blades (1st timer)

I have a Bad Boy Lightning Z 52" (Kawa 31HP). I ordered a new set of blades from Bad Boy, and am ready to install them this weekend.

I've never done this before. Any tips or tricks I should know?

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:52 AM
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All you need to do is take the old ones off and put the new ones on....a 15/16 bolt should do it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:55 AM
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Thanks. Any torque concerns?
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:44 PM
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All you need to do is take the old ones off and put the new ones on....a 15/16 bolt should do it.
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Changed blades today. Yep, needed a 15/16 socket, and of course I had every size but that. Quick trip to Tractor Supply. Then I needed to use a breaker bar, they were frozen tight. Then I realized I needed to lock the blades in place, or they turned with the socket wrench. Rigged a block of wood.

After all that, piece of cake.

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:46 PM
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Changed blades today. Yep, needed a 15/16 socket, and of course I had every size but that. Quick trip to Tractor Supply. Then I needed to use a breaker bar, they were frozen tight. Then I realized I needed to lock the blades in place, or they turned with the socket wrench. Rigged a block of wood.

After all that, piece of cake.

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Good deal, glad I could help. I would invest in a jungle jack. Like $130 or something, but one lift and the mower is up...makes it even easier...
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:58 PM
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Good deal, glad I could help. I would invest in a jungle jack. Like $130 or something, but one lift and the mower is up...makes it even easier...
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I have that (or something just like it). I use it to lift up the mower when I clean inside the blade decks. Not sure how you would change blades without something like this. Or a hoist, as RA... mentioned
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:25 PM
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Good deal, glad I could help. I would invest in a jungle jack. Like $130 or something, but one lift and the mower is up...makes it even easier...
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I have the jungle jack also, quick and easy.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:22 AM
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I just hit the wrench like 2 or 3 times and that has never been a problem.
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What does the manual say?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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What does the manual say?
Ha! Good one.
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