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Old 05-21-2013, 11:49 PM
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66" exmark quality/height of cut issue

I have a 66" exmark. that until recently cut fine. I have noticed that the quality of cut is horrible and sometimes tall grass is left bent over between second and third blade.
Also the height of the cut has dropped greatly. where is now when I used to set at 3.5" is now cutting at 2.5"
any help with this or ideas of whats going on would be great.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:27 AM
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Is the grass heading out I know here it heading out growing super fast and when grass heads out it
tougher to cut
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:42 AM
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Is this mower new to you? You have the triton deck which a lot of people had cut quality issues with it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:27 PM
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no the mower is going on around 5-6 seasons with me. I know that the quality of cut with the triton was never comparable to other decks but I don't understand why the height of the cut would change along w/ quality.
Today the quality of cut was much better with it being dryer out but the height of the cut is still down. when I put it in transport position im getting about 3.75 inches.
Checked over everything I could think of.
blades, spindles, pulleys, belts, broken bolts
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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Have you checked the pitch of the deck front should be bout .25 inch lower than rear and check your rpm's you should be bout 3600 with blades spinning
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:57 PM
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no the mower is going on around 5-6 seasons with me. I know that the quality of cut with the triton was never comparable to other decks but I don't understand why the height of the cut would change along w/ quality.
Today the quality of cut was much better with it being dryer out but the height of the cut is still down. when I put it in transport position im getting about 3.75 inches.
Checked over everything I could think of.
blades, spindles, pulleys, belts, broken bolts
higher you cut at, worst cut you will get
you get a better cut with deck closer to the ground better suction
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 AM
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johnyredd99 - Can you send your contact information to exmarkpr@exmark.com so a Service Tech can discuss this with you? Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:42 AM
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tire pressure? also i changed blades and the offset of the new blades was different. i run a 56 triton it has that little inlay where the bolt head sits it was different on new blades which lowered the cut on mine
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