With the weather improving in Michigan I decided to figure out how to install the rotor blades by myself just in case....I had a Plan A and B and ended up getting it to work with D. The first blade was pretty easy, just taking my time not to force anything (learned my lesson). The 2nd blade more specifically the last bolt was by far the hardest. I purchased one of those roller things (can see in background of one of the pics below) but it wasn't tall enough for the last blade so I ended up using an adjustable ladder. The prerotator pumps are on the right so it leans over so I tied off the stick for the first blade to the left seat belt to keep the stick centered best as possible, then after first blade installed the stick is all the way forward and I used the left rudder pedal. Once I do this several more times I will get faster at it and could video if anyone thinks that will help. I think I can get it done in 20 minutes after a few more goes at it. Top pic is the first blade, 2nd pic is 2nd blade first bold (inside bolt first is easier IMO) then last pic is how high you need to get blade to align with last hole. DO NOT force, hammer, kick, punch bolts, with bolts greased up and aligned properly they WILL slide in easy, trust me. I had to keep adding height to ladder to get it just right, I will make something more elegant vs the bubble wrap, cover to rotor blades and a 2x2 to achieve the correct height. Hope this helps, post any questions or suggestions, I will do my best to answer.
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If you always have the trailer there while fitting/removing the rotors, a simple rope/pulley system off the top of the trailer door would do the trick?
It also looks like you are using split pins on the rotor nuts. Would safety pins be simpler/reusable alternatives?
Good idea. I was thinking the same thing kinda sorta.