Published on April 29th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers2
How to Replace the Blades on an Ariens Zoom Zero Turn
Blades – they are sharp and they can be scary! But don’t be afraid to replace them yourself, it’s not as hard as you may think!
What you will need:
- Ariens Zoom Zero Turn
- New or sharpened blade
- Wrench or Socket
- Scrap piece of wood
Stop the mower blades from rotating by blocking them with a scrap piece of wood.
Now, using a wrench remove the mounting hardware that attach the blades to the mower.
Place the mower blades back onto the mower, and reinstall the mounting hardware.
Torque 5/8-inch nut to 92 to 130 lb-ft (125-176 N∙m). (see owner’s manual for model specific information)
Changing blades is very easy, and a quick form of maintenance you can perform at home to be sure that your lawn is consistently being cut well. If the blades are dull the cut won’t be as clean, so don’t be afraid to change those blades!
- If you are concerned about the blades being sharp you can wrap a heavy cloth around the blade so that you can handle it without grabbing the blade directly.
- Always wear gloves when handling blades, even if the blade has been used, it may still be sharp!
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