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Adjusting cutting height

Discussion in 'Toro' started by scotlykins, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. scotlykins

    scotlykins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I have a toro 60" with a 27 Kawasaki LQ. It is a 2004 model. I need to adjust the cutting height up and need to know the easiest way.

    thanks
     
  2. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    scotlykins -

    An educated guess is the model you are referring to is a model 74250. This procedure is described in the owner's manual on page 23.

    Attached are the instructions from the Owner's Manual.

    - The Toro Company
     

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  3. scotlykins

    scotlykins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    It is the 74250. And I was able to figure out how to adjust the pin and lever in the five years I have owned the mower.:rolleyes:

    The overall height of the deck is my concern. It has, over the years, lost a half an inch of cutting height. Can the threaded bolt be adjusted to raise the deck? Or taking a link out of the chain???
     
  4. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Scotlykins -

    Since you reference adjusting the threaded bolt or removing a chain link, there’s a section in the owners manual that dealers with Adjusting the Front-to-Rear Mower Pitch and Leveling the Mower Side-to-Side. Following these procedures typically will resolve issues of Height of Cut. Not sure if you saw this in your owners manual, or if you gave it a try without success? Let us know.

    - The Toro Company
     
  5. scotlykins

    scotlykins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I will try the leveling adjustments. The mower cuts fine; just low. I had not thought of the front pitch being low. I will give it a try and see how it works out. thanks
     
  6. scotlykins

    scotlykins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    Bingo !!!

    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. scotlykins

    scotlykins LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    Why does Toro technical support only help their dealers and not the actual owners of their products ????
     
  8. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Scotlykins -

    Toro customer care will work with owners of the product, but typically a physical diagnosis is required to resolve most products issues. This isn't something that is easily done over the phone. That is why we commonly refer end users back to their local dealer. Really no different than how the majority of durable goods manufacturers handle service and customer care. Take automobiles for instance, the local dealer is responsible for resolving service issues, not the manufacturer.

    - The Toro Company
     

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