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actual mower cut height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by williams lcm, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,046

    It seems that the last few zero turns I have owned always start out new at the correct cut height.from JD to ferris. It seems like after 300hrs the height gets 1/2inch off. Does this happen to other zero turns ?and what causes this?
  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,460

    Tire wear perhaps
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    My exmark seems about a half off aswell. No big deal, just set it .5 higher and go
  4. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    All my scags have done this also. No body can explain why this has happened. The real problem is that it can't be adjusted out. The dealer hasn't been able to nor the rep can't figure it out either. We have even placed calls into the manufacturer and they can't figure out the problem.
  5. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Metal stretches over time and what ever lift system you have all the mechanical components are getting slightly longer every bump the deck jumps on. This causes some, tire wear is another factor. What ever height stopping mechanism you have is also wearing too. All factors add up to a slightly off height.

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