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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by kleankutslawn, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Its a small 2hp, and I use an impact drill w/ 500lbs of torque. It saves alot of time, I don't have to go anywhere to have someone take off my blades and never have a problem. I use it for other things too... comes in handy.
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    I too change my blades by hand much faster just reaching up under the deck than having to get out the ramps or floor jack to get an impact gun under there.

    I have never had a blade come off either.

    Tamadrummer do you take your mower to the shop everyday to get sharpened, that would be nuts for me. I have a few sets and just sharpen them and change them out at my shop. It is a pain because once your done for the day you don't wan't to mess with anything when your tired. I get a day out of my blades or about 17 yards.

    Amor4421 you might have a bent spindle bolt or the threads got screwed up. If you can get under there put some penetrating spray on there like PB Blaster and let it sit for a few hrs then try backing it out. You may need a breaker bar and put some ass on it to get it out, but that should do it. Good luck!

    Every couple of months I put some grease on the bolts of my toro and that seems to help them thread on easier.
  3. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Yup, everyday. It is 5 minutes away and takes 2 mins. I have boxes of sharpened blades there and when I pull in, they are like a nascar pit crew.

    I love this set up. I only have to pull up and bam I am good to go.

    I also buy all of my stuff from them so they treat me really well.

    On monday I will be demoing a 19/48 Grandstand. I am sure it is going to make my day fly!
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    guys im selling my 20 foot enclosed trailer,if any of you guys are interested let me know.i was trying to get around $2000
  5. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Hey Clean,Wish I could afford that, I would love to take it off your hands. I need one of those to keep the theives from stealing my equipment. :nono:
  6. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I do all my blades by hand without a impact wrench.
    Hardly ever have problems. Unless some string wraps around the bolt.
    Is it possible that the belt is loose and the spindle is spinning on the pulley?
  7. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    Guys thanks for all the ideas. I just put some pb blaster and used my foot and it came off. I also sprayed some fluid film on both bolts and it is ok now. The shop by me has the gravely and the toro standers. They are both 36" but the price is way out of my range.i think he wants 3500 for the gravely and 4500-5000 for the toro. love the look but too pricey
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,494

    Kevin with your luck lately the a-holes would just steal the whole trailer. This week going any better for you? BTW Happy Belated Fathers Day to all us dads out here. Keep it cool and hydrated guys!:usflag::usflag::usflag:
    ericg likes this.
  9. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    LOL yeah. I have a thick chain and kevlar gorilla cords with hardened steel locks on everything now. I also have a sensor alarm on order for the entire rig and a tongue lock for the trailer. I put up a sign as well, "Protected by video surveillance". (They have cameras at the church property where my stuff got ripped off).:nono:
    Not sure if you were talking to me or Kevin O'neal, but I think he got hit too.

    Peace bruthas, and happy belated Dad's day! :cool2:
  10. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,599

    Well, my truck got fixed last Monday. But on Wednesday it got F'd up again! In the same area! This lady just pulled directly in front of me on Park Blvd. & slammed on her brakes. Ya, well I couldn't stop as fast as her Jeep Wrangler, so.... So, it goes in the body shop again this coming Monday. :cry:

    Oh & yesterday the police dept. called me and they think that they found one piece of my equipment at a pawn shop. I'll let ya'll know how that turns out, but she said that I'll have to buy it back from the pawn shop if I want it back anytime soon. Either that or I'll have to go to court to try and prove that it is mine because I didn't have any distinctive markings on it.

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