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    Ok who hasn't done this .and won't tell.

    After mowing the field last evening, decided I should clean the deck and under the pulleys.
    Removed the deck , stood the deck up and scraped the old grass out from under the deck. Then I decide I may as well remove the blades and sharpen them .. Removed the blades , used the 4" grinder with flap disk and sharpened the blades. While the deck is standing up, cleaned the grass out from under the pulleys , glad I did found a 3/4" gravel under the middle back pulley and the belt. I also greased the deck before putting the blades on.

    So before putting the blades on , took 1 scoop shovel of grass outside. Came back in to take the second shovel and I see 1 washer from blades.


    $hit where are the other washers and the 3 bolts...

    Outside I go to look in the pile of grass I had thrown away. Didn't find them outside, came inside and spent 10 more minutes finding all washers and bolts.


    So who has removed the bolts and washers , and instead of laying them out of the way, lay them on the bottom inside of the deck . Then after cleaning the deck, sweep that grass on to the floor and get them mixed up in the pile of cut grass ..
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    At least you found the stuff..........
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    I haven't thrown out the blade bolts and washers yet, but I have certainly done my share of digging around in garbage cans etc. looking for other bolts & parts I have misplaced. Burns my butt because it is a big time waste.
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    Itís the tools I always lay down and canít find. And when I find them they are right under my nose.

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    When I take the blades off, I always screw the bolts back in so I know where they are when I put the blades back on.
    Have wings, will travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    When I take the blades off, I always screw the bolts back in so I know where they are when I put the blades back on.
    Me too but I also put on a new blade. I always have a new set on standby.
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    I did a hydro oil change not long ago and right before I started to put the new fluid in, I noticed the screen magnet sitting on the tool bench. Senior moment. Been there, done that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    When I take the blades off, I always screw the bolts back in so I know where they are when I put the blades back on.
    I usually do this, well when I remember , but today it was a total dumb a$$ attack --senior moment . what ever you may want to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    When I take the blades off, I always screw the bolts back in so I know where they are when I put the blades back on.
    I do the same. Then when reinstalling the blades, I put a little smear of anti-seize on the bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LaneCruzer View Post
    When I take the blades off, I always screw the bolts back in so I know where they are when I put the blades back on.
    I also Screw them back in the spindles with the washers on, just finger tight. I keeps the threads clean and dry if power washing, etc, plus you know where to find them. Nice to know I am not the only obsessive who does this..... Some of the early Gator Blades required the extra shim to get the blade properly tightened in addition to the OEM washer so it was important to keep track of those as well........... Don't want any wobbling blades, plus the tip clearance issue is important and not having the shims all the same could be a problem.

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