Posted June 22, 2011 - 06:30 PM
Question #2- Any tips/pointers on how you guys take off your decks and flip them over to work on them or change blades? As I am new to this, it may be an obvious answer, but I am thinking it is a lot of horsing a 60" deck around and there has got to be an easier way. I have a couple ideas, but wondering what the experts do.
Any opinions on these things would be appreciated.
Posted June 22, 2011 - 06:42 PM
I dont take the deck off to change blades....I jack it up with a floor jack and lay on the ground......Getting harder for this old phart
Posted June 22, 2011 - 06:47 PM
The first question I can't help you with. I haven't ever used the gator blades...and frankly they kinda scare me. I don't like the sharp angles with no relief cut at the bottom. I saw some pics here of one that had come apart at that very spot.
To answer your second question, when I used to work on the grounds crew at the college, we had a large set of ramps at about a 40 degree angle that we pulled up onto to hose out the decks at the end of the day. When we were finished hosing them out, we'd pull back off of the ramps and spin the blades up over the clean concrete to dry everything out.
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