Tuesday, 11 May 2010

How Many Men?

How many men does it take to change a ride on mower's blade? This is not a joke and there is no punchline. Ady, Josh and Simon spent the best part of a day replacing the blades on our Iseki mower. Changing the blade involves detaching the mowing deck from the mower, tinkering with such things as lower chutes, rear links, ring clips, rock nuts and the drive shaft. Once the deck had been removed, which contains the blades, they continued their tinkering, this time with plates, blades, spring washers, shims and even collars! After a few teething problems, putting the blades on the wrong way round, Josh put the mower through a test drive, the deck lowered, the blades turned and the grass was cut, mission accomplished.

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