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#1 Thrash OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 10:44 AM

I would like to know if some of you guys out there balance your rotary cutter blades. Here is what I've come up with that does a good job and can still be used as a level.

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Welcome to GTtalk.  That looks like a nice solution.  Do you have some Pics using it?



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Welcome to GTtalk.  That looks like a nice solution.  Do you have some Pics using it?

Well that is how it is used, just grind off the heavy one until they sit balanced, then they are ready to be put back on and it really helps take the vibration out and saves those gear boxes.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Looks like a viable solution!



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Don't they come balanced from factory? ours did as did the replacements.

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:50 PM

Don't they come balanced from factory? ours did as did the replacements.

 

Yes, they do come perfectly balanced when new but once you start hitting things and re-sharpening you need to check for balance.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 07:28 PM

you can also use a kitchen scale

only problem max is about 12 pounds



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Yes, they do come perfectly balanced when new but once you start hitting things and re-sharpening you need to check for balance.

I worked on a 8' bush hog for a fellow about 2 days ago, he had 2 sets of blades, one set was real close, the other set was about 3 oz out. It was shaking his hole tractor, after we put them back on, you could set a full glass of water on it and it would not spill. He wanted one.


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