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Old 07-14-2013, 08:03 AM
orangemower orangemower is offline
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Originally Posted by goodgreen View Post
OK, so the last two weeks I've had a terrible time with my mower leaving uneven cuts. Not sure what's wrong. Having to double cut a lot. Never had this problem. Have sharpened blades, cut in short overlapping strips, used a mulcher kit with mulcher blades....nothing seems to alleviate the problem. Even had 2 customer complaints recently. I've read where a lot of you double cut regularly, so perhaps I will need to start doing that. Only thing I can figure out is that I hit something last year and it bent the deck a bit. Maybe it threw off one of the spindles or something. I'ts a 3 year olf Big Dog 42" mower. Any ideas?
Sounds like you need a drink of "orange" Koolaid!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:03 PM
Mr. McBeevee Mr. McBeevee is offline
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you should probably have 1/8 to 1/4" rake or pitch. the front of the blade should be this much lower than the back of the blade. good luck
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:08 PM
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It's probably air pressure in the tires or a bent spindle as others have mentioned.
You know, the usual stuff and more...
Ontario, Canada

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:45 AM
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I would check to make sure the deck is not in the transport position.
Oh, and try engaging the blades via the PTO / electronic clutch switch.
Don't laugh until you are certain that was not the problem.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:59 AM
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What has the weather been like up there? starting to dry out?

Now is the time of year lawns start to dry up around here. The grass gets "wimpy" and doesn't stand up like it does when it has plenty of moisture. The front casters lay the grass down and it doesn't pop back up.

My advise to you would be to use a good sharp set of high lifts and discharge the clippings. You may have more blowout but it will improve cut quality and reduce the need to double cut.

Hope that helps.

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