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Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower?

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Will Herring

07-28-2018 14:22:24




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Not sure when this thing was last sharpened, but I can tell it needs it... Would like to take the blade off, as best I have to do it with is a bench grinder. However, after crawling underneath, I was curious what bolts need to come out to take the blade off... Seems like it should be two separate blades, and that #1 and #6 bolts is all that holds them on? Or does this not work how I think it does?

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GarryinNC

08-04-2018 19:40:29




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 Re: Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower? in reply to Will Herring, 07-28-2018 14:22:24  
It might be easier to remove bolts #3 and #4, and let the whole blase assembly down with a floor jack. Get it out from under the mower and work on the cutting edges with a grinder.



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M Nut

08-03-2018 03:54:05




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 Re: Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower? in reply to Will Herring, 07-28-2018 14:22:24  
Block that mower up securely before getting underneath it to try and remove the blade or sharpen it in place. Had a neighbor who was found dead under one when the tractor hydraulics failed and it settled on his chest while working on it. His wife found him several hours later.............



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Will Herring

07-30-2018 20:37:36




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 Re: Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower? in reply to Will Herring, 07-28-2018 14:22:24  
I may regret trying to take them off, but I will give it a whirl. And yeah I checked the manual and I finally found the part with the bushings and it does look like just #1 and #6. Apparently the nuts have cotter keys in them, too!



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Traditional Farmer

07-29-2018 04:16:43




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 Re: Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower? in reply to Will Herring, 07-28-2018 14:22:24  
Think I'd being buying a 4" grinder be a lot easier than removing the blades and a 4" grinder is handy to have around.



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Bob Bancroft

07-29-2018 03:22:45




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 Re: Taking the blade off an AC 160 mower? in reply to Will Herring, 07-28-2018 14:22:24  
It's difficult to be sure from the picture, but yes, I think 1 and 6 are the individual blade mount/pivot bolts.



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