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Old 03-12-2013, 09:13 AM
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I wash mine when I get time but I only mow about 10 yards a week. For you guys that change blades daily and every other day, how many yards are you mowing with them to change them that often? Maybe I don't do mine enough.
I mow 60 to 70 a week. Residential and a few commercial. I change blades every day, sometimes twice. New blades do wonders. Just a rinse here and there. If I hit dog crap in there yard I wash it off right there if there is a hose. I HATE that. Blow air filters out every 2 days or if I feel like it was really dusty that day.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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Once a year....Maaaaaybe. Rain is enough water on them let alone a pressure washer blasting into places it doesn't belong.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Once a year....Maaaaaybe. Rain is enough water on them let alone a pressure washer blasting into places it doesn't belong.
So don't use a pressure washer. Just use the garden hose. It's all I ever use and it works fine. Makes it nice having it fairly clean when doing maintenance on your machine too.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:52 PM
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Wash EOW blades weekly, touch up paint and two layers of wax at the end of the season. You have to look sharpe to charge the big bucks.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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thanks for insight. Anybody know any good sharpeners and balancers? I've been looking at Oregon brand
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:36 PM
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Magna-matic is probably the top of the line when it comes to sharpeners and balancers.

http://www.magna-matic-direct.com/Bl...-Matic-s/3.htm
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:37 PM
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thanks for insight. Anybody know any good sharpeners and balancers? I've been looking at Oregon brand
A bench grinder with adjustable tool stop, 4" angle grinder, cheap plastic cone balancer from HD.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:51 PM
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I will keep saying it over and over it is dumb to wash a machine that is not water proof in many places Blow it off and leave it.
Even if it was smart who has time to wash off a mower, mine usually gets washec real good 1 time per year. I blow it off after everyyard.

I usuall shappen blades every 10 days or sooner if needed. In the fall I dont sharpen them and run throw them out before spring. Leaves tend to wear out blades.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:25 AM
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we wash our machines 3-4 times in a season, at least 2 times a season I will apply degreaser to the rims and any other surface that has build up, at the end of the season it gets a major clean and then FX 2 wax is applied

As for sharpening blades, a sharpe set is put on the mowers before each day of work
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:26 AM
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thanks for insight. Anybody know any good sharpeners and balancers? I've been looking at Oregon brand
we have the oregon, great machine
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