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Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hunting202, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 19

    How many of you balance your blades? How important is it? What will happen if you do not do it?
     
  2. Got one of those little cone balancers. But I have some tough spindles. Cast steel housings & taper roller bearings. Balancing ain't that important to me.
    Have a WB with aluminum housing & ball bearings. I watch that a little closer when balancing.
     
  3. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    You can wear the bearings out in your blade mandrels if the blades are not balanced. I tried the old method of using a nail of round rod, but I don't feel they are that accurate. I'm getting ready to build a blade balancer using a pillow block bearing with an attached bolt to hold the blade. That should be more accurate. I know companies out there make blade balancers, I just have not seen one.
     
  4. Lynn's Lawn Care

    Lynn's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I use the little plastic cone to balance mine. The nail just did not seem to work for me. I notice on my W/B If the blades are not balanced it vibrates so bad I do not want to hold on to it. The high end blade balancers like the Magna Matic are a littlebit more than I want to spend.
    David
     

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