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changing the blades on the lesco renovator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    i take the reel off and work on the bench with the 9/16 wench ratchets..
    how do you guys do it?
    it takes me a few hrs..*trucewhiteflag*
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    I drop it off at my mechanics and he does the same, for the cost of $15 in labor. payup
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I've done it both ways. I've propped it up and sat on the floor in front of it, and I've taken the reel right off. I read on here somewhere that someone made a socket for this by cutting or grinding the socket down so it is shorter. Anyway, up on the bench is easier by far.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I popped it up off the ground to change mine, what a PITA! next time I will probably take it off. The only thing more tedious than changing those blades was when I studded my snowmobile with 208 picks!
  5. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 628

    I raised mine up on the lift and stood underneath it to change the blades. By far the easiest way so far.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i drop the reel and work on the bench
  7. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Have an employee do it, usually propped up:p
  8. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Ant- What is a wench ratchet? I use a ratcheting box wrench which may be the same thing.
  9. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    Sears has a ratchetiong box wrench. Great for this job. It still doesn't make it a fun job. You will bark the heck out of your knuckles doing this. Have fun!!
  10. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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