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Any tricks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Outdoor Creations, May 7, 2007.

  1. Outdoor Creations

    Outdoor Creations LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Hi, I have a couple of things:
    *I have a Exmark 60, is there any tricks that anyone uses to change the blades. Sometimes they can get pretty tight and be a real pain to get off.
    *I have a vac on the 60 and I always get a build up of grass in the top part where the rotor blades spin. When it does that it makes it harder to run nice and smooth.I can only reach in so far to get it scrapped or do you have to take it all apart.
    Anyone ever use some kind of spray (cooking) on the shut to not have the grass cling to it?
    Any ideas would help!
  2. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,914

    Impact wrench is the best tool to remove blades, a cheap electric, battery powered or air will do the job very easily. The vibration from impact works much better than strong steady pressure and it is a lot easier on you. I have a cheap electric which has worked flawlessly but I also have the high torque 18 volt Dewalt, they are fairly expensive.

    I snatch the mower up in the air with a chain fall, buzz the blades off and have the new ones on in less than 5 minutes. Lining the mower and getting the chain fall attached takes 2/3's of the time.
  3. Brett's Cutting Edge

    Brett's Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
    from novi
    Posts: 150

    Put some anti-sieze on the bolts. it makes it alot easier to get off.
  4. hdhillin

    hdhillin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Try a iron pile as an extension or a breaker bar.
  5. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    i had a bar made that slips over the blade and hits against the area where the grass chute is and it makes it alot easier for me
  6. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I use anti sieze and a breaker bar.
  7. PowerEquipmentWarehouse

    PowerEquipmentWarehouse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    As far as grass sticking to the chute, there is a product called Mo-Deck that works pretty well and keeping grass from sticking.


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