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    snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    how do you remove the spindle blade bar from the shaft? any secrets?

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    Re: snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    Looks like a lock nut holds the bar to the spindle and the bar is threaded.

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    Re: snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    how do you hold the spindle with out burring the shaft and im assuming it unthreads counter clockwise?

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    Re: snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by spudman View Post
    how do you hold the spindle with out burring the shaft and im assuming it unthreads counter clockwise?
    Maybe a hammer, As the mower runs and turns it would tighen the bar.

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    Re: snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    Maybe a hammer, As the mower runs and turns it would tighen the bar.
    Allow me to elaborate some on this hammer idea that reynoldston has . I call it my red neck impact. Now hold on there just a minute before you make judgment too quick. This is going to be safe.

    Tools you will need.
    Breaker bar and socket to fit nut. The correct offset box wrench may work if a breaker bar isn't available.

    Cereal box top. Yep, corn flakes will work even with the high cost of corn.

    One motorcycle helmet with full face shield.

    One athletic cup.

    One 2x4 about 3 ft. long.


    Stand mower on end.
    With the box top, shim the wrench on the nut so it doesn't fall off and in a position it can be impacted with a 2x4.
    Now with a Mickey Mantle swing impact the wrench end with the 2x4.

    The wrench and nut will spin and the wrench may fly off but remember, you dressed appropriately. You did make sure everyone else was safely in the house didn't you.

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    Re: snapper rear rider spindle replacement?

    to remowe the blades on mine, i took a two by four about 8-12 inches long and wedge it between the mower deck and the blade, then with a 6poiint socket and apiece of cerail cardboard drive the socket on to the boltholding the blade on. using a breaker bar and a cheater, it will bremost of the stubborn boltss free. of coarse i spray it down good with JB penetrating oil.

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    I have used the red neck impact and the helmet is a must

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