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 04-11-2004, 09:05 Post: 82730
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2004-04-11 09:05:39
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 Jones

I have a JD 48C mower deck that I am trying to change the blades on. I have changed blades before but these blades are seized. I have tried t get them off with a 1/2" drive and socket but the bolt heads measure 23/32 and I can only get a 3/4" to fit. These bolts should turn lefty loosey but i cannot get tyhem to unseat in either direction.

Can someone post an idea here.






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 04-11-2004, 09:16 Post: 82732
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First make sure the direction is right and then use an impact wrench. I tried for a half a day to get the blades off of a Landpride mower without any success. I drove the tractor over to a local garage and borrowed their impact wrench. It took maybe 2 minutes to take the 3 old blades off and install the new ones.

I do have an impact wrench now.






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 04-12-2004, 08:56 Post: 82824
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Two points to consider;

First of all I think you will find those bolts are 18mm or 19mm not 3/4".

Secondly, are you sure you're not trying to TIGHTEN those blades, most of them are on a LEFT-HANDED thread so they don't come loose in operation.

Best of luck.






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