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Old 05-07-2010, 10:04 PM
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Blade spacers?

I have a new zk 52" and it has 4 spacers lowering the blades. What is the reason for this? Will I get better lift if I remove a couple of spacers? I'm getting very poor cutting performance right now.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:05 AM
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selaertion,

One reason the spacers are set they way they are is to maintain the relationship between the blades and the deck baffle. There are some users in the midwest that remove the baffle during the spring time to allow the deck to handle the heavier spring growth. How would you describe the the poor cutting performance, what results are you getting?

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:19 PM
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Not getting enough lift to cut grass that the front wheels run over. Leaves strips of grass and very uneven
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:37 PM
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i would think you are cutting pretty tall and thick very tall spring flush growth and i have had no mower get the front tire marks up on a first cut in those conditions, been mowing a very long time with many different mowers including standers
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:10 PM
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I cut the same grass with my super z with perfect results. I got a new Wright Stander ZK and it is killing me. My guys were telling me that it cut terrible and they had to re-cut lawns and I couldn't believe it. Well, I do after today. I've tried hi lift and gator blades to no avail. High spring growth is not problem for my hustler but my ZK can't handle it at all. Leaves lots of uncut grass stragglers. Very frustrating. Looks like I'll be replacing it after only 100 hours.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:50 PM
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... I got a new Wright Stander ZK and it is killing me. ... Looks like I'll be replacing it after only 100 hours.
ZK means "Z Killer" ... however, itlooks like it's killing you instead !!
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:22 PM
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selaeration,

Responded to your email to the website and was good talking to you on the phone. Per our discussion verify what blades the dealer had on the mower and the pitch of the cutter deck. The reduced rear tire pressure is the likely culprit to the deck pitch being off, once you have some numbers let me know and we can get the mower set up correctly.

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Old 06-02-2010, 11:18 PM
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I have a 61 zk put brand new blades on it cleaned bottom of deck and it cuts like **** too, always has, It looks like it blows grass down instead of suckig it up and cutting.I already changed tire pressure adjusted deck nothin helps.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:01 AM
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ilc79,

What tire pressure are you currently running and what is the current pitch on the cutter deck? Are the blades stock blades or another type? The engine RPM's should be checked to verify the deck is running at the correct blade tip speed. Have you noticed if the throttle cable backs off while running the mower? If you like you can call us (301)-360-9810 to discuss in more detail.

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Old 06-04-2010, 01:25 AM
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wright your distributor at the time of purchase came from somewhere up north and did all this for me but it didnt change anything im in ga we cut low here bermuda, centipede, zoysia and st augustine we cut at 3 .
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