36 inch exmark metro

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  1. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
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    hey guys i got a 36in exmark metro and i wanted to heigher the blade it is at 3 inches and there are 2 spacers in the front and was wondering if i should just add a spacer to make it higher.It looks lilke the front is a little low anyway.Will this affect my cut?thanks guys
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Possibly. Check the manual that came with the mower. Use the chart in there when adjusting blade heights for the best results.
     
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
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    It will change somewhat. It is a Metro and not a Metro HP, right? If you change the caster wheel height it will also change the deck a little if you have it too high in the front you will be blowing grass out of the sides. Check the owners manual I'm sure its in there,(how to raise and lower the blades)Remember you have to replace spacers just don't leave them out. Example, however many spacers you take off the bottom you need to move them to the top of the spindles.
     
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Check the link below. Pages 34-40 talks about adjusting deck height and show the charts that I was referring to. If this isn't the manual for your serial number, just go to the service/support section of the Exmark website.


    http://www.exmark.com/pdfs/850419(1).pdf

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
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    Mo I don't know if this guy wants to raise the deck or just the blades ;)
    If its the deck he wants to raise , good luck with a fixed deck! Also if you raise the blades too high on an Exmark it looses its vaccuum effect. I thought last year raising my blades on my Exmark Viking would make less of a mess, WRONG, I asked an Exmark rep at a seminar and he told me to lower the blades so there would be more vac. guess what it worked!
     
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Raising the deck in accordance to their specs is the best way to do it. Just raising or lowering blades will lower the cut quality.
     
  7. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys i just want to change it so it doesnt cut the grass so short cause it is at 3in on flat ground so maybe 2 1/2 on the grass. I just want a simple way to change this.thanks for the help guys.its a metro not metro hp
     
  8. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So you don't care about the cut quality? If you have a blade height of 3" sitting on flat ground, then your cutting height is 3".
     
  9. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
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    oh alright thankshttp://lawnsite.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=987391#
    Smilie... i do care about my quality of cut but i just want something simple i can change with out playing with the blade.thanks any help appreciated
     
  10. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
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    any help guys?
     

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