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removing blades from a lesco renovator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mowtime, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    How do you prevent the reel from turning on a renovator, The bolts are very tight and just trying to get some tips from some previous owners. Thanks
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    u can get a 4'' c clamp and tightening it on one of the blades, rotate it to the top were it will stop to turn. another way is to get a pipe wrench on the shaft near the pulley but watch you don't crack the pulley...
    that blade change job is a 2 hr. job and a pain in the ass. after doing it a few times you learn quickly on how deep to go when seeding. i just scratch the soil..
  3. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Try putting a 2 x 4 in the box so the blades bite into the wood. Just a short piece will do.
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,554

    2x4 always worked for me. Sears makes a ratcheting box wrench which is perfect for this job. Definitely worth the few bucks they cost. And a good pair of mechanics gloves too. This is a nasty job and you WILL bark your knuckles at least once changing them.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    When you tighten the bolts back on how tight should you go.

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