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Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM
tomcat180 tomcat180 is offline
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on a bad boy mz 54inch is there anything u have to do when its new my deck is angled extremly bad back wheels arent even touching and front in cutting way lower than setting
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:59 PM
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on a bad boy mz 54inch is there anything u have to do when its new my deck is angled extremly bad back wheels arent even touching and front in cutting way lower than setting
None of your gauge wheels should be touching. They should all be set in the same mounting hole at each location, and they should all be about a 1/2" above a flat smooth surface like a cement floor when the deck is in the cutting position. The gauge wheels aren't designed to carry the deck. They are there to just help it over humps etc, or through dips without scalping or gouging.

The angle of the deck isn't as important as the angle of the blades themselves. 1/4" of pitch down in front on the blades, with the two outer blades pointing straight from front to back is pretty standard. John Deere makes a great deck leveling gauge that sells for about $8-11 at most JD dealers. It makes checking pitch so fast and easy. Your manual should tell you how to adjust pitch on your model. Not all machines are set for pitch using the same method. The first thing to do is make sure your rear tires (and fronts too if they are pneumatics) are set for the correct pressure as recommended in your manual, at least to start. You can always adjust them for pressure to your preference later, but pitch will also need to be re-set at the same time.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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You get what you pay for. That's why I have never considered them. There is no way they can be thousands of dollars less than comparable models from different companies without sacrificing something, somewhere. I'm sorry for your misfortune. Hopefully they will get everything worked out for you.
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Thousands less even though the commercial grade BB's use exactly the same commercial components as the more established name brand mowers use. They are also powder coated which is much better than regular paint. I dunno, they must be putting cheaper air in the tires. :-)
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:20 PM
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Thousands less even though the commercial grade BB's use exactly the same commercial components as the more established name brand mowers use. They are also powder coated which is much better than regular paint. I dunno, they must be putting cheaper air in the tires. :-)
That's where they cut the price at Stan. You have to take it home and bake it on yourself.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:59 AM
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That's where they cut the price at Stan. You have to take it home and bake it on yourself.
Yea....that's it.....that's the ticket.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:22 PM
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I've yet to find anything on my Bad Boy that looks cheap. It's always looked and performed like a quality machine.

Larry
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:07 PM
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I've yet to find anything on my Bad Boy that looks cheap. It's always looked and performed like a quality machine.

Larry
Sssssshhhhhhhhhh.....we are the only owners that aren't allowed to be happy with our purchase. If we are happy with our mowers and we post it (like all of the other people do when they buy new mowers) we are accused of working for Bad Boy.

So...sssshhhhhhh..... keep your satisfaction with a great product at a great price to yourself.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:20 PM
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Sssssshhhhhhhhhh.....we are the only owners that aren't allowed to be happy with our purchase. If we are happy with our mowers and we post it (like all of the other people do when they buy new mowers) we are accused of working for Bad Boy.

So...sssshhhhhhh..... keep your satisfaction with a great product at a great price to yourself.

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Old 09-19-2013, 07:39 PM
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Couldn't have said it better!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 PM
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I recently purchased a Bad Boy Zt. The biggest mistake I have ever made. the mower has been in the shop 2 times with 15 hours on it.

1) Could not mow a incline even less than 15 degrees with out the front end raising up. Called Bad Boy and was told that there was nothing they could do. Called my dealer to get a rops kit and they told me to bring it in. They had the rep to look at it and he agreed that it should not be doing what it was. He contacted the factory and had a weight kit made for it. cost me another 135 dollars. Took care of the problem but what upsets me is when when I called bad boy they said oh well and didn't want to help at all.

2) Mowing yesterday and the front caster locks up. Mower has 15 hours on it. Dealer is going to fix it but that doesn't change the fact I am going to have to burn 40 miles worth of gas and borrow a trailer to get it down there. I don't mow commercially but I do take care of three of my neighbors yards. once again I'm out of a mower. Called the manufacturer to see if they have had any problems with the zt and was told to just take it and get it fixed there is not anything else to talk about and when I started telling him I was not satisfied he hung up. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

3) Not to mention the seat has hit the plastic guard on top of the engine and broke the plastic ring around the top.

Just wanted to warn everybody to stay away from bad boy. Terrible product and terrible customer service.

Dude just go either exmark or gravely. .
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