Removing Blades

Discussion in 'Wright Manufacturing, Inc. (Archived)' started by TL1981, May 15, 2009.

  1. TL1981

    TL1981 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 120

    I just purchased a 2009 36/17 and want to sharpen the blades. I tried to loosen the bolt with a wrench while holding onto the blade but the blade just turned and the bold stayed tight. Can this be done with hand tools or is there a need for an impact wrench?
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    My impact wrench has saved me a LOT of time.
     
  3. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,370

    The bolt goes all the way through the spindle from top to bottom. You need to take the cover off of the top and then you will see. If you want to do it manually, then you need to have one wrench/breaker bar on the top and another wrench/breaker bar on the bottom. The easiest way to take care of it though is to use an impact wrench on the nut at the top.
     
  4. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Posts: 526

    TL1981,

    If your model is a fixed deck then PTP is correct, it is a through bolt and you will have to hold the nut on top also. If it is a WSES/RH, then these are not through bolt and sometimes you have to hold the pulley up top when using a wrench as the blade can spin, holding the pulley will stop the shaft from spinning and holding the blade can't always stop that.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg. Service Dept.
     
  5. LBLC_LCO

    LBLC_LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 402

    What are the torque specs on this? Just bought the same machine, fixed deck. I'll be using an impact on it, so I don't want to over tighten. Checked the manual and searched online and couldn't find an answer.
     
  6. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Posts: 526

    LBLC LCO,

    You will want to torque the blade bolts to between 70 and 80 ftlbs.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg. Service Dept.
     
  7. LBLC_LCO

    LBLC_LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 402

    Thank you.
     

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