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Old 06-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Grasshopper 335 Cutting level issue

I have been having an on going issue with one of my 335 GH. I have leveled the deck and checked everything. It will cut good sometimes and sometimes it wl be out of level. Seems like everytime it cuts low is on discharge side. It is almost like the deck is moving while I am cutting. I thing I have the deck teeter totter on the chains. Not equal weight on all of them. Not sure I know how to do this. It is driving me crazy.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:09 AM
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Check air pressure in your tires first. I also would check the two sway arms on the back of the deck that are mounted to the frame, these do wear out and need to be replaced. I just replaced mine two weeks ago because the deck was swaying left and right too much, this fixed the problem. Also if you have a lot of hours on yours I've had to replace the actual chains too. The bottom and top links will wear where they rub on he bolts.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:36 PM
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The unit only has 200 hours on it. The tires are exactly the same on air pressure. The problem I think it is, is with chains not having equal weight. I am not sure on how to balance the weight out.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:00 PM
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That can be the problem, look in your manual and it had diagrams how to adjust. I've tried to adjust mine but end up making it worse. My dealer knows how system works and makes adjustments real quick. I'm not very mechanical!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:57 AM
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What did you use to measure blade height? If say both sides of the front are measured as correct, but one chain is loose on one side, tighten that one chain up so it is taut but the measurement is still correct.
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