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Old 08-27-2006, 10:09 PM
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How Do You Change Mower Blade On Site?

How do you folks that need to change a mower blade on site do it? I've not owned a commercial mower yet so please don't piss yourselves with laughter OK? hehehehe.. Thanks!

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Old 08-27-2006, 10:26 PM
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The old fashioned wrenches way works. I personally have a cordless impact wrench that is a great invention. Just a cheap one will work. I think I paid $179 for it at harbor freight tools. No need for a dewalt for just using it for blades and flat tires once in a while.
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:29 PM
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pop it up on the trailer side so it hangs over,parking brake on or will roll, two wrenches, boxend and a breaker bar with socket
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:12 PM
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Pop it up with the Junglejack, rap the blades off with the portable impact, and put the new blades back on. the wole process takes about 2 to 3 minutes from the start time of unloading to putting the stuff away.

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Old 08-27-2006, 11:13 PM
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All the commercial mowers I use have 15/16" bolt heads and nuts, so in my trailer toolbox I have (2) 1/2" drive breaker bars and (2) 15/16 sockets for the blade change. Just for FYI in addition to these I have a full tool set, because IMO, Murphys Law hasn't been repealed and if it can go wrong it will. Getting mowers up and running is one very important key to success in this business.

We love and own Ford Trucks. We run Great Dane ZTR's, Snapper Hydro Walk-behinds, John Deere Tractors, and lots of Husqvarna hand held equipment, and too much other stuff to list. We use equipment that fits our need, and are not loyal to a paint color or brand name. Color and name don't get the job done-the equipment and workers do.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:02 AM
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I use a jungle jack to raise the mower up and then use a 1/2 " snap-on ratchet with a 4" extension and socket to take the blades on and off. I use a piece of scrap 2x4 to hold the blades still. I use a snap-on 1/2" impact gun at my shop to take them off. For the guys that use a cordless impact, do you keep a socket and ratchet set for when the battery goes dead? I'm sure I would forget to charge the battery up.

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Old 08-28-2006, 08:30 AM
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I have a Z Stand on my Toro and cordless impact...Works great...
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:51 AM
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the Z's all had Z Stand, works great. All W/B's you could just pick up the front, we had jack stands on every truck. All the trucks had full tool kits so we were sure to have the right tool

And don't forget to carry the blades
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:59 AM
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1/2" snap on long handled ratchet and a chunk of 2 x 4 to block the blades. i pull up on the trailer ramp sideways with the back end on the ground and chock the rear wheels.
Don't move your truck for free

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Old 08-28-2006, 02:05 PM
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The best tool I have on my trailer!! Junglejack and a cordless impact gun, I have never had to do it on the job, but they are on there for that time just in case thing But seriously, the Junglejack is a MUST have!!
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