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Old 04-19-2012, 10:17 AM
osueric27 osueric27 is offline
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Location: Evansville, IN
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Fastrak 54" Blade Removal

I just bought this mower last year at the end of the season. I'm due to sharpen the blades. The dealer told me it would take 5-7 days before they could get to it. I don't have the luxury of time as I am cutting twice a week.

He said he could do it tight away is I take them off. I can borrow an impact wrench , but I am a little apprehensive. I am sure getting them off is no problem, but when I go to put them back on how do I make sure I don't over tighten or under tighten. I've never really used an impact so just want to make sure I know what I am doing.

Also, are the stock blades o.k. or should I upgrade to some gators or some other recommendation? I cut 2.5 acres of tall fescue in Southern Indiana.

Old 04-27-2012, 05:20 PM
skychill skychill is offline
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Location: marietta, ga
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Gator blades work nice with mulch kit. Not having the special tools to take blade off can be tricky, but I put in block of wood. MY low tech old fashion ways seem to work best for me.

(note i do not suggest using impact)

I suggest having two sets of gator blades.(min) that way you can get one set sharp why you still cutting grass.

How ever I do not suggest stacking blades with your mower.

my 3 sets of blades keep my fastrak going for over 6 years.

my two cents.. hope it helps

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