Lawn Mowers How to Replace the Blades on a Husqvarna Riding Mower

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers


How to Replace the Blades on a Husqvarna Riding Mower

Is your lawn not quite as nice as it used to be after being cut?

It could be time to replace or sharpen your mower blades! It might seem a bit nerve wracking to deal with those big blades, but it’s easy! Check out these 7 steps to replace your Husqvarna Riding Mower Blade!


Things you will need:

  • Husqvarna Riding Mower
  • New Blade
  • Ratchet or socket
  • Heavy Cloth
  • Heavy Gloves


Step 1:

Raise mower deck to highest position.

Step 2:

Wear heavy leather gloves.

Step 3:

Wrap cutting edge of blade with heavy cloth.

Step 4:

Using the recommended ratchet or socket remove blades by turning the bolt counter clockwise.

Step 5:

Before replacing blades make sure the fines of the blades face upward towards the deck and mandrel assembly.

Step 6:

Align center hole of blade with the star on the mandrel so that it fits securely.

Step 7:

Re-attach blade bolt.

Helpful Hints:

  • Turn off the engine, and remove the key from the ignition, for added safety, you can unplug the spark plug
  • Never use your bare hands when handling the mower blades, even though they need replaced, they may still be very sharp
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6 Responses to How to Replace the Blades on a Husqvarna Riding Mower

  1. Ross Collins says:

    How about stopping the blades from spinning, so you can undo the bolt

  2. ivory says:

    how about replacing the shaft assembly, Mandrel

  3. David Horton says:

    I in need of help I saw your gator blades I like the g6

  4. Gary Spinks says:

    Replaced all spindles and pulleys and the belt on a 48″ husqvarna riding mower. Basically rebuilt the deck. Put it back in service and it keeps spinning the outside pulley and it chews up the spindle. replaced thst spindle and pulley and yet once again same thing. Any ideas in whats happening.

  5. Phil Trantham says:

    On the three blades of a huskvarna 48″ riding mower. Is there any timing or position to reset the blades to after sharpening or do you just reinstall them?

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