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Old 09-22-2001, 10:22 PM
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Blade broke in half

I was running doubles on my 52 Tiger, and while mowing I heard a huge bang, and some load rattleing, then the deck belt shot out the front. It seems the bottom blade, a high lift was broken in half, and ejected though the shoot, destroying one highlift in the middle as it exited. Put a gash in the deck, but thankfully killed no one. It happened in an addition with a area yard sale, with lots of people. Never found anything that I hit, the yard is a beautiful, flat, well kept yard, and the owner knew of nothing in the area that might have broke a blade. Be careful, maybe these blades are metal plated plastic! Anyone ever have this happen to them?

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Old 09-22-2001, 10:36 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. I think that it would have scared the crap out of me. Never had it happen. I think I would to have to stop mowing and think about what just happpened.
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Old 09-22-2001, 10:38 PM
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THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SERIOUS
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Old 09-23-2001, 02:40 AM
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You didn't by any chance weld the blades together did you?
I'm very glad no one was hurt.
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Old 09-23-2001, 06:39 AM
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That would have been about the time I would have to excuse myself to go to the bathroom. Wow, glad to hear no one was hurt!
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Old 09-23-2001, 06:46 AM
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The only time....

I've seen it happen is like what Homer said when I guy welded them in a cross shape so they would stay together .???




Sounds like a close call. Glad no one was hurt.
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Old 09-23-2001, 08:07 AM
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Nope, did not weld them together! Sheared off pretty clean, and broke how I would have expected had they been welded together. Maybe I torqued the bolt down to hard. I dunno, but I am very thankful, I hope no body else gets to have the experience.
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Old 09-23-2001, 09:17 AM
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SHADY ID HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BLADE ITS SELF.
ive hitum so hard they came out looking like a horse shoe
and never broke one in 25 yrs. sounds like the blade may have been brittle. later now
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Old 09-23-2001, 02:55 PM
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Bet that scared you to death! thank god no one hurt!
take care jay
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Old 09-23-2001, 02:56 PM
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Sounds like a bad blade. I've never seen or heard of a blade actually breaking. Only bending. They have engineering standards on that as far as how much a blade has to bend and resist breaking. Is there anyway you could post a picture of your setup and one of the broken blade. Maybe that would shed some light on the problem.

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