Tools for general maintenance....

jaargh

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BX1880V w/LA344 FEL, BB1248 Scraper, RCR1248 Brush Mower, 60" Rock Rake
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Hello all..new member and first post. Just bought a BX1880V and am curious what is the largest wrench/socket I am likely to need for general repair and maintenance??
 

je1279

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LX2610 w/ 60" MMM, LP 72" FB, Wicked Tooth Bar & 55" Grapple and Woods 60" BB
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Hello all..new member and first post. Just bought a BX1880V and am curious what is the largest wrench/socket I am likely to need for general repair and maintenance??
22mm is the largest I know of for most things.
 

i7win7

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BX2370, B2650 grapple, tree puller, trailer mover, 3 point hoist, mower, tiller
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1 1/4" or metric equiv. for mower blades - good place for never seize on threads
 

lugbolt

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30mm is the socket size for the blades. That's the only large socket I can think of that anyone would need for general maintenance. Rest of general stuff is normal sizes, 14mm, 17mm, etc

might pick up a large channel lock for the oil filter, if you don't have an oil filter wrench of some sort already.
 
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je1279

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LX2610 w/ 60" MMM, LP 72" FB, Wicked Tooth Bar & 55" Grapple and Woods 60" BB
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Based on others guidance, I would get a standard home owners tool set and maybe add a 1/2" ratchet with a 30mm socket as well. Harbor Freight has decent tools if you are not using them daily and should serve your purpose.
 

Magicman

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I would not get carried away trying to fill the tool box. Just the standard stuff like a couple of screwdrivers, channel locks, crescent wrenches, combination open/box end set & 3/8th drive socket set.

Let time dictate what else may be needed.
 

swpflipper

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MX5400 HST, LA1065 FEL, HR2572 box blade - S30 flip Screen
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Assuming you have basic hand tools. Review the owners manual and the things you would do, go do a dry run. Meaning put a wrench on it.
For those of us that have lots o tools, it's difficult to say what someone should buy. Like magicman said, let time dictate. So far on even my MX, basic wrenches sockets and a torque wrench are all I have needed.