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refresh my memory, here, please

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rbig, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. rbig

    rbig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    Oops---got a new one. In regard to twin blade decks going along leaving an uncut strip in the middle of the swath: is this likely a result of one or both blades being shorter that they/it should be?
  2. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Either or. No overlap.

    Assuming everything else is correct on machine.
  3. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    could be one or both, it usually happens if you sharpen the corners of the blade too much.
  4. themowerman

    themowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 297

    If your blades are good, check the pitch of your deck. It may not be pitched enough.
  5. rbig

    rbig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    Deck pitch is OK. Thanks for the thought on that one.

    We're fixing to have a blade changeout party. Bet that'll fix this rascal.
  6. rbig

    rbig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    WOW! First of all, turns out it's a 3 blader, not two.

    What I do for blade changeouts is throw a chain around both axle spindle areas, and make a short bridle in front. Then, I hook onto that with an engine hoist.

    It's the only way I know of to get the front end up high enough to work the problem.

    What I do then is bang away with an impact wrench, and it normally breaks the spindle nuts loose easily.

    The 3 blades I was looking at today had about 3" downward tip curl. Don't know how the mower was cutting anything.

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