just bought the high lift blade. how much torque do i need to apply to the nut?

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just bought the high lift blade.  how much torque do i need to apply to the nut?
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About 40 ft lbs according to the mower manual.
36-43 ft-lb (49-59Nm)
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As long as you have average strength cracking down as hard as you can will apply the proper torque.
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Someone who is not familiar with torquing bolts would be wise to buy a cheap torque wrench rather than guessing at it. ;-)
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I have a torque wrench. I just did not know what the torque is supposed to be. I found out it's 38 to 43 pounds. So you were no help.
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I believe 36-43 lbs. is what Ego says. Honda and most other mowers recommend 40lbs. usually. I have also heard tight plus 1/4 turn. Good luck and enjoy that high lift blade.  Rod
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I screwed up and installed the blade upside down, I turned it on and the damn thing took off over the trees. That was a week ago and I still haven't found it.
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Thank you.