Originally Posted by jslawncare22
i have tried every thing i know of to lay down a nice stripe just cant do it i have place a piece of a old car tire across the back of deck & adjustest the deck pitch droped the front 3/8" lower than what it was not sure what the deck is supposed to be set at i bought it used and i can not find a owners manual i see all you guys laying down nice stripes with a Deere and i cant do it to save my life any suggestions ?
Your deck should be approximately 1/4" lower in the front than in the back. You will want to make sure that you are at that setting, if you aren't, that can affact the cut quality and the striping ability.
You are also going to have to consider the grasses you are cutting. Warm season grasses from the south don't typically like to stripe that well. Cool season grasses of the north are relatively easy to stripe even without a striping kit.