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Old 02-05-2005, 09:59 AM
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Where to get blade height gauge?

I am looking for a blade height gauge. We bought one over the summer from Simplicity, but the overall design of it wasn't very easy to use. Does anyone know of a place to get them online or anywhere else? Im looking to check the height from the ground to the blade tip.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:41 AM
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I just took some pieces of oak flooring and cut several pieces a 1/4" different in length starting at 2" up to 3 1/2". I did this so I could compair the cutting height to the scale on adjustment and between different mowers. I drilled a small hole in each block and strung them together with a cord. I carry them in the trailer box.

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Old 02-05-2005, 11:58 AM
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I am looking for a blade height gauge. We bought one over the summer from Simplicity, but the overall design of it wasn't very easy to use. Does anyone know of a place to get them online or anywhere else? Im looking to check the height from the ground to the blade tip.
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John Deere sells a plastic one that is satisfactory for about eight dollars.

A snap gauge for measuring cylinder bore diameter would work also.
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:37 PM
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You can buy it here:

http://www.greenfunstore.com/browsep...de-Height.HTML
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:16 PM
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Richard Martin....thanks for the link to the gauge. That is exactly what I was looking for!
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:18 PM
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Speaking of blade height/deck leveling....when you adjust the blade height do you strive for a perfectly even cut across the length & width of the deck. If i am not mistaken I think i remember hearing to try to get the rear of the deck either a 1/4" higher or lower than the front...or maybe an 1/8"..something minimal. Anyone have any experience with this to achieve the best cut.
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:41 PM
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The recommended pitch is normally around 1/8" to 1/4". Rear higher than the front.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:27 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you but I just park the mower on concrete, lower the deck and check the height with a tape measure. I don't think it could be much easier.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:59 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you but I just park the mower on concrete, lower the deck and check the height with a tape measure. I don't think it could be much easier.

Sounds workable but you miss the opportunity to add a cool new gadget to your tool box. Where's the fun in that.
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:21 PM
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Sounds workable but you miss the opportunity to add a cool new gadget to your tool box. Where's the fun in that.

I guess it is neat to have all sorts of "gizmos"
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