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Easiest mower to change blades on?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Oasislawnman, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Oasislawnman

    Oasislawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    What mowers do you guys think are the easiest/quickest to change the blades on. I have an older Toro Z225 and i can change the blades just holding the blade with my hand, don't need a bar or something to block the blade, I love that, I also have a new Hustler Super Z and I hate changing the blade as you have to find the right angle for the bar to block the blade.

    What do you guys think?
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I can have the blades on my Scag changed within 10 minutes and NOT use a jack! :weightlifter:

    WALKER LANDSCAPE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    We can change blades and scrap the decks in a few mins. We carry cordless impacts to change them out.
  4. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 916

    I imagine the easiest next to a 21 inch mower would be the front mounted decks that have quick flip up ability. Always wanted one of those.

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I don't have any problems with any of them.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,449

    Walker and Scag Cougar....tip up decks.
  8. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    It is not the mower :nono:, it is the process. ;)
    Use an impact wrench and a farm jack (or Jungle jack if you have the money) and you will not have trouble changing blades on any mower.... Simple... :hammerhead:
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    :confused: How the heck do you not use a jack? ya got super human strength or something? On second though you have to be a stock holder in Wheaties's right :D

    I use a small car jack to lift my Phazer off the ground and use a wrench on top, the assembly has a space for it and on the bottom a ratchet/breaker bar combo. I need to get a cordless impact though, that'll make the blade changing process enjoyable and not a PITA.
  10. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Its not much of a problem for me but I would guess on a zero turn it would be one of those Grasshoppers with a front deck that flips up.

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