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Old 04-28-2014, 03:21 AM
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They probably set your height adjustment to correspond to actual blade height (3" on indicator = 3" cut height). When I done my Turf Tiger I had the same problem. My issue was caused because I was running too low rear tire pressure causing me to have to adjust the deck height too much to compensate.

Check your adjusting rod near the deck height pins (one that connects to foot pedal). It will need to be adjusted so you can lock the deck in transport position. If it is like a TT deck, the rear of the deck is hitting the deck stop keeping it from locking in the up position. Easy to fix yourself.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:32 AM
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You are right Blad Runner. The spindle covers are hitting the frame. I adjusted the rod to get it to lock, but it threw the cut height off by 3/4 of an inch. I am going to let the dealer adjust since they are the ones that screwed something up when it was in for service.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:02 AM
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Check tire pressure before you take it in for service. Too low tire pressure will cause you to adjust the deck until it won't lock in up position.

Even when I was set at proper tire pressure, adjusting my deck to cut at the actual indicator height made it hard to lock into transport position. My deck was 1/2" off from the factory from the start.

I recommend going to the Scag site and d/l the manual for your mower. It has step by step instructions for adjusting deck height, level, and pitch. It's not a cakewalk but not rocket science either.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:47 PM
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you could also try removing the spindle covers.

I always take them off of my ztr mowers. all they do is trap stuff around the spindle like pinecones, leaves, pinestraw, grass, etc. etc. and it is constantly rubbing on the belt while you mow.

take them off and you can easily blow it all out after you mow each yard to keep all of that crap out of there.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:52 PM
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Thanks Weeze. Since the mower is still under warranty its going back to the dealer. Everything was working when I took it to them the first time and I am a little disturbed that I got the mower back in worse condition than I left it. I think some rocket scientist tried to move the mower using a fork lift and bent something because they were too lazy to get the key
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