Hey everyone. I need your help.
It's time to sharpen the blades on my GTH2448T 24HP, 48" mowing deck that I bought in 2006. I had it serviced every year until last year when I did everything myself except for sharpening the blades.
I've watched a few videos and they all say you have to remove the mower deck. I seem to remember my husband would drive the old craftsman mower onto ramps so it was at an angle. He would then lay underneath it and sharpen the blades. Of course I never paid attention figuring I would never have to do it.
When the tractor dealership for my New Holland tractor sent a guy out to sharpen the blades on the mower, he had me lift the mower and he laid underneath it and sharpened the blades with a file.
My concern is if I take off the mower deck to do this how to I put it back on so it will be tight enough that it won't come loose? The air compressor is broken so I can't use it.
What do I use for a tool to sharpen the blades, just a large file? My husband had tools for everything, so I know I must have what is needed, but am not sure of what to use.
None of the videos show how to actually sharpen the blades, do you go back and forth or just one way?
Are there any tips to pass along that the manual doesn't mention?
For everyone reading this, my one piece of advice is to make sure your spouse or partner can do everything you can do or vise versa; otherwise you'll be learning like I am. Learning is fun! Thanx, Jaylyn