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kawakx125
04-18-2012, 10:14 PM
is the deck pitch adjustable at all on the RH standers? or know what it is set to from factory? trying to get a better cut out of it, not the happiest with it...have to overlap quite a bit it seems to get it to cut good on the discharge side

WrightCommercial
04-19-2012, 10:59 AM
kawakx125,

There is some adjustment at the front of the deck, first check that the rear tire pressures are the same then take blade measurements at the sides of the deck to see if the deck is off side to side. On the front hangers where they attach to the deck there should be three holes punched ontop of each other on the hanger that allow a 1/8" change up or down. Also check how the blades tips line up with each other between the chambers to make sure there is no damage to the deck causing a blade to run on a different plane causing a different cut height. Is the grass not being cut at all or is it cut at a different height?

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

kawakx125
04-19-2012, 01:37 PM
its a brand new mower with only about 7hrs on it, i'm just wondering if the dealer didn't set it up quite right to begin with. i'll take some measurements tonight and see where that gets me. basically it seems to me like the grass is being blown over instead of sucked up at the discharge chute and leaving a thin line of uncut or taller grass down the side. my dad happened to mention today that it looks like his front yard is stepped some also, so i'll check all the side to side and front/back stuff when i get home and blade alignment as well. I can't imagine something being damaged already, the deck has hit NOTHING and is always raised up when ever blades are off.

kawakx125
04-19-2012, 01:42 PM
top hole raises front, bottom hole lowers front? if it needs side to side just use different holes on either side?

WrightCommercial
04-19-2012, 04:12 PM
kawakx125,

Correct on both questions.

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Wright Mfg.

kawakx125
04-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Front to back was good, side to side off about 1/8". Roughly 1/4" pitch in center holes, 3/8 or slightly more in bottom. Put it back in middle. Blades are even measured in middle. Kinda stumped as to why 1 side(left if standing on mower) would be higher on end but the blades are even in middle? They maintain the 1/8" distance through rotation except where they meet. Tire pressures are equal.
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kawakx125
04-19-2012, 09:28 PM
what about different blades? are the originals high lift? any feedback on how the gator mulcher high lift blades do in these decks? i mainly side discharge. i'm stumped as to why this thing cuts like crap and hardly leaves a stripe

WrightCommercial
04-20-2012, 08:28 AM
kawakx125,

It could be a slight difference in the rear tire height, easy check is to swap the assmblies from one side to the other and see if the 1/8" moves to the other side. The tolerance in the tires means sometimes they are slightly different heights. The stock blades are medium lift so a switch to high lifts will create more vacuum and air flow. The Gators won't generate the same air flow as a solid foil high lift blade, but do help reduce clipping size when side discharging.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

kawakx125
04-20-2012, 09:56 AM
another question regarding the pitch-- should i have someone standing on mower when checking it? if so maybe the bottom hole would be best to maintain that 1/4'' if rear drops down slightly when standing on it. however when using bottom hole it was almost impossible to get pulley guard back on, not enough clearance between bracket and cover.

also, having issues changing blades. if i hold blade still and try to tighten it just spins the spindle and pulley. same went for loosening. only way i've found i can do it is with an impact, and i'm not sure mine has enough power to tighten fully. could this be a belt problem or something? i think i should be able to replace blades with a standard wrench, not everyone has an impact available. i was thinking of trying the gator g6 blades, think i'd still be better off with just a high lift?

kawakx125
04-21-2012, 09:08 PM
i switched the blades to the gator g6 blades...made a major improvement and i'm pretty happy with the way the mower performed today

WrightCommercial
04-23-2012, 09:56 AM
kawakx125,

Always recommended to have someone on the mower when doing blade tip measurements especially if the tire pressures are lower than stock. We have seen decks loose the 1/4" pitch when an operator stands on the mower with lower tire pressures. Anytime rear tire pressures are lower then stock the pitch of the cutter deck must be rechecked and adjusted if necessary. Usually putting the blades on is not a problem but if over torqued they can be a problem to remove, the blade bolt tightens further with use, 70 to 80 ftlbs is all they need. Sometimes it easier to hold the pulley instead of blocking the blade. The G6 gator sounds like it is an improvement on previous Gators, the G5 with its lighter weight will be easier on the mower. A normal high lift blade will still move more air then the Gators just because of the solid air foil, but if happy with the G6 no harm in sticking with it. The G6 Gators even though high lift won't be as much drag as a solid foil but there added weight may make it feel the same as having a solid foil as far as drag on the system.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.

kawakx125
04-23-2012, 02:26 PM
you probably can't answer this question, but is it ok to run tire pressures lower for better traction? i'm only about 140lbs and 18psi doesn't seem like it puts enough of a footprint down. i dropped it to 16psi and it rides MUCH better but still think it could use a little less to even out the footprint on the tire. if i dropped it anymore i'm sure i'd have to use the lower holes on deck to get pitch right, but as mentioned before it doesn't fit too well in that postion, almost have to beat pulley cover back on to get it to fit.

i'm happy with how it is performing now so i may not change anything until i have the time to play with it more and would prefer not to do that at a customers expense. the blades seem to cut very well and i like the fact that they chop into much smaller pieces. i'll stick with them for now, it didn't seem to have any effect on the mower, it's got plenty of power for its size

WrightCommercial
04-24-2012, 08:54 AM
kawakx125,

There is no problem with running lower tire pressures but you always want to check the deck pitch after a pressure change. If run low enough the back of the mower will drop with the operators weight making the pitch flat or negative (back lower than front) which will effect the cut result. The low profile tires are more forgiving we usually don't see an effect on the deck pitch till they get down to about 12psi. Drop it lower and check the blade tip measurements with someone close to your size on the mower, at 140lbs you may not see much of a difference in the deck pitch.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg.