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Size of socket needed to remove riding mower blades

I have the new LT2500, model # 247.28915 and need to know the size of the socket used to remove the blades. I went to Sears today and they told me 22MM, got home and that appears to be too small.

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An impact wrench is the ticket. I would suggest going to a tire store or business that would be able to do a quick release for you for free. Have a nice day Lisa.
by Manage My Life
July 19th, 2013
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Joey S
Lisa; Use a 4X4 block of wood to wedge between the tip of the blade and housing to keep the blade from turning. You may have to use a cheater bar to place over the handle of the wrench to provide more leverage and torque to break the nut loose. Generally speaking, using an impact wrench is generally an easy way of breaking the nut loose but you likely do not have one.
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Lawn Mowers
July 17th, 2013
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Thanks you for your reply- now that we have the right socket size we are having difficulty breaking the tight hold the socket has on. This is the first time we are attempting to remove the blades and can't get them off. We have tried WD-40 and it won't break loose at all. Any suggestions to get this off?
by Manage My Life
July 17th, 2013
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

It's likely a 15/16" nut securing the blades.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Lawn Mowers
July 17th, 2013
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OK I was bale to figure this out by myself, thank you anyway... And if anyone else has this same issue, the size of the socket is 15/16. Happy mowing !
by Manage My Life
July 16th, 2013
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I can appreciate your need for proper instruction. It is likely that the blade is held on by a 5/8 inch hex nut.
You will also need a block of wood to remove the blade. I did locate a link that will discuss your situation in greater detail.
Though this link discusses a different model number, the mechanics are likely going to be very similar.
Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business
days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction.
I hope this link will help guide you and enable you to remove your tractor blade and have a nice day.
by Manage My Life
July 15th, 2013
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