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  1. #1
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    Default Riding Lawn Mower

    Can you please tell me the best way to remove the blades on a riding lawn mower for sharpening? Thxs!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    Drive it up on a set of ramps and work from beneath, or get used to pulling the deck for sharpening. I used to cut grass at an estate (14 acres of turf!) and had to pull a 60" Kubota deck weekly to grind the 3/8" thick steel blades. The deck was 200 lbs. It was nice to be young!
    The lightweight residential "tin can" grade of decks come off with a few hairpin clips and aren't that unwieldy. I think you'll enjoy the job that way instead of struggling to work from underneath.
    The Snapper riders conveniently flip onto the rear to access the blade, FWIW.
    S_M
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    Default Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    Thank you...I think we will try the ramp first! We live in the suburbs now but moved from NYC so I sing the "Green Acres" song everytime we're out there...

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    Default Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    Wear some decent leather gloves. You may have to sc**** off the bolt head to get the wrench on. Some liquid Wrench or other penetrationg oil might help. Let it set a while after applying. I dab a little Never-Seize on the bolt so it doesn't corrode & comes off fairly easily. A little oil works too. Sharpen & balance it at least 3 or 4 time a season.

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    Default Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    hi, I made a wooden block that locked onto the blades that wedged into the outlet so the blades wouldnt spin, I also found heavy duty mulcher blades that fit that seemed to last longer as well

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    Default Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    I slip a 2" PVC pipe over the blade so I can hold onto it to keep it from turning while I loosen the bolt.

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