Eastman Trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dnorth, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. dnorth

    dnorth LawnSite Member
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    How do I adjust reel to bed knife on an Eastman Trimmer mower.
     
  2. dutch1

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  3. Oldtimer

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  4. Oldtimer

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    Eastman Bought Trimmer A Few Years Ago.

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  5. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
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    SIMPLE ANSWER.... YOU DONT!


    More in depth answer. The bedknife is fixed to the frame, you cannot adjust it. You can however adjust the reel. There are 3 1/4" bolts (7/16 head) on each side of the reel. The side with the sprocket is held with nuts the other side is just thread into the bearing holder clamp. Loosen these bolts about 1 turn. Then on the inside of the frame if you look at the bearing holders there notches, take a punch and hammer and tap them forword. The bearing holders are oblong so when you turn it forward it will bring the reel closer to the bedknife. It works best if you take the reel chain off. You want it to just barely make contact with the bedknife. You should be able to cut 1 thickness of paper all the way across. Although 4 thicknesses is generally acceptable.
    If it does not cut one 4 thicknesses of paper you will need to back lap or sharpen the reel. PM me if you have any questions.
     
  6. dnorth

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    Mowerknower, Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try and let you know how it works out.
     
  7. dnorth

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    Mowerknower, One more question. As I am facing the front of the mower, I tap the left notch clockwise and the right notch counter clockwise. Is that correct?
     
  8. dnorth

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    MK, I meant standing at the rear of the machine at the handle.
     
  9. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
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    Correct. They need to rotate forward
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  10. dnorth

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    MK, One last question. What is the proper way to remove the reel drive chain. I removed chain guard, but cannot tell what to do and I don't want to make a mistake.
     

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