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Old 03-22-2006, 11:16 PM
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So you're saying there are two washers between the blade and the head of the bolt? Never heard of that before. All the mowers I've used (Cadet, toro, scag, exmark) usually had only one washer. What brand is it?

Yes, thats it. And it's a 2000 Gravely pro 150 50". Thats the way it's assembled in the manual too. I have 2 other Gravelys with a brass washer betweent the blade and spindle.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:20 PM
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I wouldn't put a steel washer between the blade and spindle.
I work for a EX Gravely Dealer and this is a option that could solve your problem. Find your nearest Dixie Chopper Dealer and purchase part # W-101 fiber washers, Put one between the blade and spindle on each spindle assembly and put both steel washers on the bolt on the bottom of the blade and tighten to spec.
Would a brass washer do the trick ?
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:46 AM
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Would a brass washer do the trick ?

There's only one way to find out, I suggested the fiber washer because thats the way Dixie's are set up and it makes more sense having the softer material between the blade and spindle would add more friction and absorb more shock and vibration. I have never seen or heard of a blade coming off a Dixie with this set-up.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:43 AM
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There's only one way to find out, I suggested the fiber washer because thats the way Dixie's are set up and it makes more sense having the softer material between the blade and spindle would add more friction and absorb more shock and vibration. I have never seen or heard of a blade coming off a Dixie with this set-up.
Very true, if it dosen't work I'll order the fiber( don't have any Dixie shops near) and thank you very much cause I was gonna try it with a steel washer before the imput.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:36 PM
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Make sure you tighten to ~80 ft lbs. I cant believe that blade is just working itself off like that...is the belt routed correctly?
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:04 PM
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Make sure you tighten to ~80 ft lbs. I cant believe that blade is just working itself off like that...is the belt routed correctly?

Yes I'm sure but this is driving me nuts
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:26 PM
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Yes I'm sure but this is driving me nuts
Ya know, After further thought it's possible since this is a older unit (back-up) you said, The bevel washer has gotten flattened out over time. Make sure it still has a good amount of concave to it.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:06 PM
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Ya know, After further thought it's possible since this is a older unit (back-up) you said, The bevel washer has gotten flattened out over time. Make sure it still has a good amount of concave to it.
Will do, thanks again
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