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Thread: RFI: Removing Mower Blade from Lawn Tractor

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    I use a leather gloved hand and breaker bar. Hold it and rotate against each other.

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    I have used a C-clamp attached to the side of the mower deck to block the blade. An impact wrench is great for breaking the bolts loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Friday View Post
    Wedge a chuck of 2x4 between the blade and the outshoot and wrench it off.
    That's what I do. Block the blade from rotating with a 2x4. Or borrow your neighbors lift and use his impact wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone550 View Post
    I agree that you can probably hold the blade in one hand and breaker bar in another, that's what I've done in the past. Same idea as 2 opposing pipe wrenches. Wear gloves so you can get some torque on it without bothering your hands.

    Also a good use for an impact gun.
    My experience as well. I use a 1/2 drive, 24 inch breaker bar with some penetrating oil pre-treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BehindBlueI's View Post
    Some mowers have a place on the top of the deck where you can lock the blades, often by inserting a socket wrench/breaker bar. Others lack that and a wedge of wood between the blade and the edge of the deck has been my answer. There is a special tool made that's a clamp that locks the blade to the edge of the deck, but I've never bothered to buy one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tensaw View Post
    I have used a C-clamp attached to the side of the mower deck to block the blade. An impact wrench is great for breaking the bolts loose.
    I was thinking the C clamp would work well.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBone550 View Post
    I agree that you can probably hold the blade in one hand and breaker bar in another, that's what I've done in the past. Same idea as 2 opposing pipe wrenches. Wear gloves so you can get some torque on it without bothering your hands.

    Also a good use for an impact gun.
    Just don't use the impact to tighten it. You can seriously f up the shaft doing it that way, and if it's the crankshaft of the engine, that will be even more expensive.
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    I drive my lawn tractor up on small purpose designed ramps and wedge a piece of firewood between the blade and the deck as others have said. Works fine.

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    Here is a video showing how I do it on my riding mower:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ePNsCr7e3dY
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    I too am in the 2x4 or chunk of firewood camp. Only way I have ever done it.

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    If only we could do basic maintenance on a car like we do our mowers.

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