Lawn tractor blade removal

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Old 04-26-06, 05:04 AM
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Lawn tractor blade removal

It's not mentioned in the manual how I'm supposed to access the underside of my lawn tractor mower deck to change the blades. I'm thinking it either has to go up on ramps or be rolled upside down. Seems like rolling it over will break the steering wheel and maybe damage the deck. How do people to this?
 
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Old 04-26-06, 05:34 AM
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hi
i replied to the question in catagory "lawns". it is not the easiest thing to do on a lawn tractor but the safest way i can think of is removing deck and removing blade off deck
 
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Old 04-26-06, 05:36 AM
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What model/brand?

What brand/model?

Most newer tractors have tool-less quick release decks that you unhook and slide out the side. Older ones you might need to undo some bolts or cotter pins and then still be able to slide out the side. My grandpa used to unhook the deck and then used a hoist to raise the front end a foot so he could pull the deck out forward. You shouldn't have to tip the tractor over.
 
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Old 04-27-06, 02:06 AM
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Don't roll the mower over! You'll have lots of problems then.

Use ramps, or remove the deck, or you can tip the mower slightly, making sure the side of the engine with the air filter is up. Safest way would be removing the deck.
 
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Old 04-27-06, 02:53 AM
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If you have a floor jack, this would be the next best way (aside from removing the deck from the chassis) and also be sure to use a safety jack as well. We don't want your neighbors to read about you in the newspaper from a preventable mishap.
 
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Old 04-27-06, 05:30 AM
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Safety first. Disconnect the battery and or sparkplug so that it doesnt accidently start up on you.You dont want any surprises.
 
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puey61, I know of a guy who's still in a coma as a result of bad jacking practices, he was using a hydraulic floor jack and crawled under car to fix something and car slowly came down on him and he was discovered by his wife. Ever since this, my dad makes it like a law in his shop to have a jackastand nearby if jacking and use it, if jacking and no jackstand you get writtin up and possibly fired on first offense. I know this sounds harsh but its better then reading about the mishap in newspaper obituaries.
 
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I removed the deck. It was easy - cotter pins and a spring.

Thanks for all the advice!
 
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