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Raising Toro Grandstand to Remove Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JohnnyRocker, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. ozarkbilly

    ozarkbilly LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    Doesn't seem to be any ill effects from tipping it, & its seriously not hard to lay it down & get it back upright gently.
     
  2. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    the owners manual just tells you to put a bag over the hydro container and screw the top on over the bag to seal all fluid in and empty the gas tank I did it once. Otherwise I just drive one side up on a car ramp and do it that way, I have also done the trailer ramp method if I am on site changing blades.
     
  3. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 844

    I don't quite get how you can get the center one off and not the sides one. Before I added a chain fall we drive up the ramp with the right caster on the far left side of gate and vice versa.
     
  4. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    Goll, its because I'm using an impact wrench....and driving the mower up the ramp. The side blades are closer to the rear of the machine, thus, closer to the rear tires, which are closer to the ground in this position. My ramp may be less steep than some perhaps. I have never had an issue fitting a regular wrench. But I purchased an impact wrench...which needs more clearance. Anyways...:usflag:
     
  5. JohnnyRocker

    JohnnyRocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    I wish I had a picture to show lol. The tipping thing I may try. Just a little worried with gas, fluids, etc. Or back to the old hand wrench.
     
  6. CurbAppealKS

    CurbAppealKS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 448

    You shouldn't need an impact bud, I use a breaker bar with a deep socket and I can get them off fast. I'm sure you can get them off faster with a gun, but I would worry about over tightening them.

    My old boss used an impact gun on his bolts and they eventually started to pull the threads off the bolts. We weren't over tightening them by any means, but it definitely had ill effects on the bolts.
     
  7. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    Me being the tight wad I am I went to TSC and bought a high lift jack for $45 and it works great as long as your doing the work on level ground.
     
  8. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 188

    You can go to TSC and buy the Mojack for $99 right now. I do my blades twice weekly only takes minutes.
     
  9. Big Dog Diablo

    Big Dog Diablo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    If its that cheap I'm there.....
     
  10. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 188

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