Nut For Blade On Toro Riding mower stuck

davicho

LawnSite Member
I have a Toro LX426 riding mower. I went to change the blade and the nut will not come off. I've tried wd40, PB blaster, a nut splitter and it still won't come off. Any suggestions that would help without damaging the bolt? Thanks
 

Youngandfree

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
VA
Try a large can of compressed air. Turn it upside down and blow all the refrigerant out of to the head of the bolt. See if it shrinks just enough to release.

Barring that, I'd figure out how to cut it off and replace the bolt. I've had a blade bolt snap and once the head is gone, it's quite easy to remove.
 
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davicho

LawnSite Member
Try a large can of compressed air. Turn it upside down and blow all the refrigerant out of to the head of the bolt. See if it shrinks just enough to release.

Barring that, I'd figure out how to cut it off and replace the bolt. I've had a blade bolt snap and once the head is gone, it's quite easy to remove.
Cutting the bolt would be the last resort as it is expensive to replace them both.
 

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