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gravely zero turn blade change

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by chefj, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    No blade bolt is on bottom under deck on spindle with Gravely's

    OP has a Gravely no need to bring in other brands of mowers into discussion

    Subject: gravely zero turn blade change
     
  2. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    Would using the trailer ramp one side at a time not have the potential for tweaking the frame of the mower?
    I think I'll try my car ramps next time and then jack it up from there if I need more room. Thanks for the great ideas all.
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    No you're not going to tweak a frame. It's probably the safest method
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  4. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    That frame has about 1,000 hours on it. Oh it's a Gravely too. It has been on 3 wheels many times.
     
  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    That Gravely frame won't be bending anytime soon, unless you like doing flips on it
     
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,450

    Squat down, lift the front of the mower & kick a milk crate under one front wheel. Used to change blades on a 60" eXmark that way when I was younger.

    Always use a metal milk crate.


    Oldtimer
     
  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
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    I was fixing to say wth on first sentence lmao.

    What model is your gravely and what deck size anyways OP?

    I used a PT 2x10 on side of trailer for my gravely not my Deere though weighs a lot more, bought a mower jack for it refitted all the hardware with grade 8 steel, and hit it with some better welds.

    I still never place myself directly under it when lifted almost 3/4 ton mower
     
  8. Ibow

    Ibow LawnSite Member
    Male, from Hudsonville, MI
    Posts: 152

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  9. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    I've considered using those. Never have. I'm afraid when backing up, the front wheels will swivel and the wheels can't swivel thus there you sit saying, OK NOW WHAT?
     
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