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Old 10-14-2007, 08:56 PM
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Blade height measuring tool

I cant for the life of me remember where i saw this spring loaded device that measures blade height, you put it under blade and an arm comes up and when it hits blade locks at the measurement. Please help. Thanks
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:06 PM
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C'mon guys i know you know what im talking about
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:07 PM
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John Deere dealers carry a similar tool but it's not spring loaded. Here's a site with pic:

http://www.greenfunstore.com/index.a...OD&ProdID=1889
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:12 PM
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pretty close! maybe the one i saw wasnt spring loaded,looks pretty similar though. thanks!
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:00 PM
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Um... I just turn the blade out by the chute and hold a tape measure to it.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:48 AM
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Um... I just turn the blade out by the chute and hold a tape measure to it.
This doesnt work to well if its the trim side of the mower.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:52 AM
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Um... I just turn the blade out by the chute and hold a tape measure to it.
That also doesn't take into account the pitch of the deck which is important.

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Old 10-15-2007, 07:41 AM
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Your front end should be the lower end. Thus, the front measurement indicates your lower height - which is your cut height.

For me, the back of the mower isn't adjustable... so it's irrelevant.

Sorry. I was just being a smarta$$. Don't take offense.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:34 AM
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best thing i have found is a cheap coffe cup I cant spell what they are made of , you just stick the cup and mark it with the blade
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:35 AM
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take a peice of 2x4 and cut it to the height that you want, you can cut several different sizes, and check this way. Not real fancy, but works for me.
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