/ Bush Hog blades not swinging freely #21
- Aug 23, 2021
- kioti DK4710 SE HST CAB
Heck they may not even look that good anymore.
Looks like we have a similar routine, swap out and sharpen as spares, lighter duty use, blunting the edge after "sharpening" (shaping out the nicks). I use Neverseize on the shoulders and threads of the bolts. Less likely to attract debris than grease but assures free movement. Also allows you to spin the nuts off by hand after breaking them loose.correct blades and bolts. grass cutting mostly, occasional 1" sapling. part of the property is bordered by woods so some deadfall limbs maybe 2 inches. any bigger and I move limb before running over it. After sharpening I flatten cutting edge to a 1/16 or thicker. Same as I have done for years
You don't need a bush hog, you need a herd of goats.
Read you post with interest. Found some flat washer spacers at TSC that are 14 ga. 1 1/2 I.D. like the shoulder on the bush hog bolts to put between the blades and stump jumper. Hopefully the extra clearance take care of this issue.When I replaced the blades on my Rino 72, one of the blades was binding. Seems like the area on the stump jumper under the blade was worn. It was like a slight depression, that when I tightened the blade bolt, it forced the blade against the holder. I fixed it by putting a spacer between the blade bolt shoulder and the stump jumper. The clearance was restored, and the blade was free swinging again.
Read you post with interest. Found some flat washer spacers at TSC that are 14 ga. 1 1/2 I.D. like the shoulder on the bush hog bolts to put between the blades and stump jumper. Hopefully the extra clearance take care of this issue.
Will post after I try with the spacers. One more mowing this year, probably late Sept. Will change out blades with some newly sharpened and add spacers. Will spend the winter in a barn shed and bring it out maybe late april. Will update after first use and see if I can still swing them freely by hand.The photo of used blades by DesertEagle71 show the origin of problem I had. The clean spot on the blade around the bolt means it was rubbing the blade holder.
I seem to remember TSC is where I got the spacer I used. Please post back if that fixes your problem. It'll pay it forward by helping someone in the future.
Very intriguing landscape. I think that's how Vegas looked at first.My nearest neighbors have kept a herd of goats on their property for many years. Unfortunately, there's a lot of this desert vegetation that even goats refuse to eat so each year I mow about 8 acres of their property in addition to mine, just to mitigate the fire danger around their buildings. (Fire danger is the only reason I mow my place.)
Everything mowed to 3" or less, and a wide firebreak is how I try to keep my place safe.
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