blade removal question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 944own, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    I'm wit you jiggz. Keep both wrenches in the truck/trailer box. Don't even have to pull my metro off the trailer to change blades, it's nice. Using an impact is ridiculous. Overkill. What would you do if you had to change them out on a property?
  2. It's time to get a better impact. I started out with one of the cheapo Campbell Hausfelds and it was ok until I bought a cheap riding mower from one of my customers. One of the blades on that Huskee riding mower was bent and I couldn't remove the blade with my cheap impact. I borrowed a better one from a mechanic and also had to borrow the larger air fitting. I think it's a type T or N fitting from Tractor Supply. Those fittings are what most tire shops have on their hoses and the hole through the center is about twice as large as the small hole that comes with most cheapo kits. So I'd recommend you get a decent impact capable of at least 450 ft. lbs. of torque and put some decent fittings on your air hose.
  3. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    My impact is a craftsman could it be my compressor is not putting out enough psi.
  4. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    Dewalt battery powered impact....
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  5. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Just a hunch, but your impact wrench probably has an adjustment knob on the handle and sometimes they will get turned to "0" and not have any power. Might want to check that for next time.
  6. SLMGT

    SLMGT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    We always change and sharpen our blades. Try puttng a little anti seize on each bolt. Makes the job much easier.:usflag:
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    anti seize Priceless
  8. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    While I was aware they had battery powered Impacts, I just didn't realize they were worth a damn?? How much is a descent one? Suggested brand names? Apparently I need atleast 450lb torque power.

    I still love using the ratchets for the mower, but I could use that impact the truck, alot.
  9. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,321

    I didn't mean to sound like an a** I was going to put obe of those smiley characters but I can't on my phone. Anyhow I have a dewalt 18v 1/2" drive. The biggest they make and it has pretty good power. Don't remember how much it was though.
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  10. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    Is there really a whole thread on how to get a bolt off? its common freaking sense. If you cant figure out the principle of leverage you have problems. Oh yeah get a real impact and you wont have this problem

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