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blade tourque spec for scag 36

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dapozer, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. dapozer

    dapozer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I just switched the blades on this new machine and the owners manual does not have any tourque specs for the blade bolt. Is there one or do you just put it on tight as possible. Also doe you use pnumatic tools for this or the old fashion way or wrench and socket? Just want to make sure I don't kill a spindal or have blades flying.
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    almost all blade bolts are self tightening. I put them on with a pnuematic, but at the lowest torque setting. Just get it snug and you'll be fine. Maybe 40-60 ft lbs if you want to spec it.
  3. jgtxusa

    jgtxusa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I just tighten the crap out of them becuase I get scared they might come off. Havent had a prob yet.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Always torque mine to 80 ft lbs. Mower is a 44z, the dealer said I should torque them to 110, but if you ever have tried torquing a bolt to 110 lbs upside down with one arm, you would agree with the following sentiment of F#%& that.

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