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blade change

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keegan, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 606

    I went to change the blades on my BobCat 36" over the weekend for the first time and could not for the life of me get them off. I was using a wrench. The blades need changing. Anyone have any hints to loosen the bolt?
  2. parttimer

    parttimer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Impact It Works Every Time
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    if you don't have an impact wrench....run it down to the service station and have them zip the blades off.

  4. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    But don't use an impact to put them back on...

    Put them on hand tight...snug...they will tighten if you hit something!!

    Also makes for easier change in the field.

    gl :)
  5. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    if the impact wrench is completely not an option (i hope it is) then give the bolts a good squirt with penetrating oil. Use PB Blaster, its the best. Then secure the blade with something like a piece of wood, then put a piece of pipe over the ratchet so you can have more leverage and cranking power, and give it hell.
  6. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    2 wrenches and 2 breaker bars. One on the top and one on the bottom. Voila! Blades come off no problem.

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