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Old 05-06-2013, 09:38 PM
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Help with ideas to raise deck on Gravely WAW 1034

I have the wide area walk (WAW) 1034 34" gravely. The only deck height adjustment is on the front wheels. I need a way (I think) to raise the fixed back end. The deck is higher in front than back. Front is 3.5" and back is 2" bottom of deck to floor. It's maxed out but still cutting too low. Gravely doesn't offer any extra parts or advice. I thought about getting a larger tire size for the rear. Current size is 13 x 6.5 x 6. What size would I need to go up to? Or other ideas?

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:32 AM
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bump.

anyone with some ideas out there?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:39 AM
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You would need to go to a 16x6.5x6 to compenate with tire size.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:41 AM
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Or you could really over inflate the tires haha
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:42 AM
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Thank you.

Will the transmission, gearing, etc. be able to hold up / tolerate / provide long term reliability to the larger tire size?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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Thank you.

Will the transmission, gearing, etc. be able to hold up / tolerate / provide long term reliability to the larger tire size?
More likely than not your have a pearless trans that's made for a garden tractor that weighs 400 lbs and made to handle a rider plus a 600 lbs roller going up hill. I think your good. In all seriousness try over inflating your rear tires before you junk them. You should be able to put 20 easy psi before they go pop. I would not try more than 30 though. You might get close to the right you want. Also is your deck rigid or does it hang off the chassis like most mowers?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:58 AM
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I will definitely try over inflating the tires first. good idea to start with. plus, 2 new tires with install are going to be ~$75.

The deck is welded to the chassis so it's fixed and does not hang.

I have a support case in with Gravely, because their first response was basically nothing you can do. I don't like those kinds of answers so I complained. We'll see where that takes me.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have this mower, but I'm confused what your trying to do? I have no problems with the factory recommendations for raising and lowering the wheels. Cuts great!

Mike
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:39 PM
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I have this mower, but I'm confused what your trying to do? I have no problems with the factory recommendations for raising and lowering the wheels. Cuts great!

Mike
He wants to cut at 3.5 inches, from what he is saying it would top out around 2.5-3 inches which is low. I normally cut from 3.75 to 4 inches with my mowers.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 AM
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Here is a picture

The attached picture may help explain what the issue is. My issue is the cut is too low, and I cannot figure out how to raise the rear of the deck higher than 2.5" to be in line with the front of the deck which is at 3.5". Notice the front wheels are at the highest setting. Front deck to floor measures 3.5". However, the back of the mowing deck measures 2.5" to the floor. So, the unit is cutting at 2.5" - way too low. What is your Gravely's deck measurements?

Checked and tires are inflated to 28psi - the max rating.

Gravely support said there is an issue, didn't elaborate and said it needs to be brought to the dealer. I called the dealer and they suggested checking the tire pressure first. Hadn't done that till this morning.
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