More than happy to answer any questions, but understand i'm not a mechanical expert estimated cost of project ~$300.
Day one: ~3 hours.
Good call on the offset wrench. I had to order a 1 1/8 offset wrench to get the nut off (major p.i.a). Diagrams suggest the nut should be 3/4. I got the reel-off, albeit, attached to the right-side frame. The bearing looks fused to the reel. I have a new reel so I will figure a way to get it off something soon.boots4321 wrote: ↑Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 pm@Adrian82
Q2. i used a regular wrench and got it off, but i do remember that nut being a pain and took a while. They make special recessed wrenches that help quite a bit for that, but i was able to do it with a regular wrench. I've seen these recess wrenches before in hardware stores. Not quite sure what they're called.
Best of luck! let me know if you have any more questions
Knowing nothing about those machines my thinking was because they are a commercial model they would make the reels super easy to remove. Then again I also would have never guessed they lasted anywhere near that long in commercial use. Figured at least a couple times a season the reel would come off.boots4321 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:59 am@Jimefam You're right, this is commercial grade equipment and meant to stand up to the toughest of conditions. I believe my machine cut 9 teeboxes a day for 150 days out of the year for 10 straight years and still had original motor and reel. These machines are not easy to work with and require a bit more effort for the homeowner to service. I would not recommend a reel replacement unless you absolutely must and have the time to do so. The Swardman system is much easier but the costs can be prohibitive on those machines.