JD X500 mower blades

bckskin2(5 Il)November 21, 2010

Is there anything strange or kinky about removing the mower blades on a JD X500? Like reversed threads on the bolts or are they just tight? Are the bolts metric by any chance? One socket too tight, the next too loose.



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IIRC they are 18mm, not SAE, and plenty TIGHT (65 ft lbs) normal thread direction.

Impact... either electric or air (if a big enough compressor behind it) with impact rated socket. HF sells a nice electric impact for under $40 and you'll learn it's great for all kinds of other stuff.

18mm socket on 1/2" breaker bar with a piece of 2x4 wedged in to hold the blade... don't slip

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 3:04PM
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I had to use a REAL BIG Breaker bar.Don't even think of using a simple ratchet.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 8:50AM
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