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Offline jdneil1977

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Blade position setup
« on: June 05, 2020, 05:42:02 PM »
Hi

I have a John Deere x540 mower with triple blade 54” cut.

Does anyone know if there is a specific position or alignment for the blades after removal for sharpening or replacement. (To avoid contact when in motion)

Many thanks

Neil Shearer



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Re: Blade position setup
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 06:25:01 PM »
Hi Neil, and welcome to TGMF

I'm not up on John Deer stuff unfortunately, but if all blades run in the same direction, and are set in a slightly triangular formation in the deck then they shouldn't be able to touch each other regardless of the position.  That's the reason for the triangular layout, so they overlap but can't can't touch. 

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Re: Blade position setup
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 07:29:51 PM »
The 54" deck from John Deere is V belt driven as opposed to tooth belt. As Mick says, the blades cannot hit each other, but will change position relative to each other as they slip, as they are intended to. It does not matter if you try to set them as they will move anyway.

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Re: Blade position setup
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 07:52:32 PM »
Hi guys,

Thank you both very much for the replies to my thread. The information provided has cleared up a lot of doubt I had. I’ll reply with the results once I’ve experimented with the blades!

Thanks again

Neil Shearer