Today I spent part of the day facing the bedknives and back lapping my 2 - 5410 fairway units . Being up on adjustments on the machines as they come off the course really helps reduce the coneing you can get on a reel . One of the tech's on a site will front and top faces his bedknives . I have tried this method and will use it for my fairway units to save some time by not having to pull the reels of the machine for a touch up on the grinder . My time is sort of limited and have to use it wisely to keep everything sharp as often as possible . This process will buy me 6 to 8 weeks and by then we usually top dress fairways so my reel grinding will be done then .
With a lift I am able to easily pull the bedbars off the reel units left on the machine . Loosen adjusters /tension spring at rear of adjuster and remove bedbar bolts don't loose the nylon washers .
The reel makes a pretty good shelf to hold the tools and bedbar bolts and washers .
See the nubs at the end of the bedknive , you want the grinder to just tic on both ends for the top face grind . On the foley there is liquid coolant that helps cool the bedknive while grinding . I'm starting to grind dry now , I find it works the best and will use the coolant near the end to finish of with .
After doing the top and front face use a piece of hardwood to knock of any burrs then I'll do a couple more passes. It works for my goalie skates so I'm trying it on reels .
Bedknive faces are back to original grind .
When backlapping the brake has to be on the machine .
Flip the seat up and look back where the seat hindges . You will see these reel speed dials and forward reverse levers .
Turn the speed dials to the slowest setting and swing the levers straight up .
Start the engine and leave it at idle . Turn reel switch on and push the lower lever forward start appling the lapping compound to each reel with a longer handle brush than what I'm using . Let them run and go from reel to reel working the brush back and forth . You will hear the reels quite down fairly quickly if they were adjusted properly . A little video below of how I rinse the compound off the reels by the wash rack . Then it goes back on the lift to check and adjust cut again usually 1 click and sometimes they are fine . . The HOC ( height of cut )will have to be adjusted as well . Most importantly flip the levers back and set the reel speed to your chart settings.
Just a little side note . You might want to check stock for oil filters and fluids . We had an early start up and oil and filter changes may be due soon .You may want to start check machines when their in for service . This past 2 weeks alone I have had 6 large area units ready for oil changes 1 needed a hydrualic oil and filter change and I see our 5410 # 2 is only a few hours away from it's hydraulic and filters change .