Many of you would like to perform your own mower maintenance and changing the blades is one of the biggest hassles. Typically, changing the blades involves the following 24 steps without a Tractor/zero turn lift: Read On To See How Easy It Can Be!
Changing Blades, From Troy-Bilt.com
- Step 1. Turn the mower off and make sure the engine is cool. Remove the ignition key and disconnect the spark plug ignition wire. Engage the parking brake. Be sure the PTO lever is disengaged.
- Step 2. Put the deck height lever in its highest position.
- Step 3. Place a block of wood under the deck’s edge for support, then lower the deck to the wooden block.
- Step 4. Remove the belt keeper from around the engine pulley by removing the self-tapping screw.
- Step 5. Remove the belt from the engine pulley.
- Step 6. Remove the bow-tie clip from the left rear side of the mower deck and carefully remove the hanger rod.
- Step 7. Repeat steps on right side of mower deck.
- Step 8. Remove the bow-tie clip to release the PTO cable from the bracket and release the tension spring from the idler arm.
- Step 9. Remove the wooden block.
- Step 10. Remove the bow-tie clip to release the PTO cable from the bracket, and release the tension spring from the idler arm.
- Step 11. Slide the deck out from under the mower.
- Step 12. Turn the deck over to expose the blades.
- Step 13. Wearing gloves for protection, use the Arnold Blade Removal Tool to secure the blade.
- Step 14. Remove the bolt that secures the blade to the spindle and remove the blade.
- Step 15. Assemble the new blades on the engine spindle, then tighten the bolts to the proper torque as indicated in your operator’s manual.
- Step 16. Remove the Arnold Blade Removal Tool.
- Step 17. Reassemble by following the previous directions in reverse order.
- Step 18. Slide the deck back under the mower.
- Step 19. Attach the tension spring to the idler arm, and insert PTO cable into the bracket. Insert bow-tie clip.
- Step 20. Slide the deck lift rod into the mounting bracket, and insert the bow tie clip into the stabilizer rod.
- Step 21. Attach the hanger rod, then insert bow-tie clips on the left and right side of the mower.
- Step 22. Route the belt onto the engine pulley.
- Step 23. Attach the belt keeper around the engine pulley by inserting the self-tapping screws.
- Step 24. Reconnect the spark plug ignition wire.
Note: I don’t recommend the hydraulic lifts from other companies.
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