Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers0
How to Replace the Blades on a Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor
Blades wear down over time and will need to be replaced.
Luckily, its a quick and easy process to install new blades on your mower!
What you will need:
- Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor
- New Blades
- Wrench or Socket Wrench
- Torque Wrench
- Block of wood
Remove mower deck (See how here!)
Use a block of wood to prevent the blade from rotating while you loosen the cap screw.
Remove the cap screw, spring washer, and blade.
Use a file to sharpen the blade to a fine edge.
Check the blade for damage, if it is damaged, you need to replace the blade.
Balance the blade, to do this:
- Place the center hole of the blade on a nail lubricated with a drop of oil, if the blade is balanced it will remain level.
Re-install the blade with the airlifts pointing up towards the mower deck.
Reinstall the spring washer and cap screw; use the wooden block to prevent rotation while tightening the cap screw.
Torque the cap screw to 50-60 ft-lbs (68-81 N∙m).
Install the mower deck.
Be sure you regularly check your blades for any damage, in your owner’s manual you can find a suggested maintenance schedule to help you know how often you should service your blades!
- Wear gloves whenever you work with blades.
- You can wrap the blade in a heavy cloth so you do not have to handle it directly.
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