Bad Boy Mowers STAY AWAY

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Tgamble0616, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. tomcat180

    tomcat180 LawnSite Member
    from va
    Posts: 3

    on a bad boy mz 54inch is there anything u have to do when its new my deck is angled extremly bad back wheels arent even touching and front in cutting way lower than setting
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 13,286

    None of your gauge wheels should be touching. They should all be set in the same mounting hole at each location, and they should all be about a 1/2" above a flat smooth surface like a cement floor when the deck is in the cutting position. The gauge wheels aren't designed to carry the deck. They are there to just help it over humps etc, or through dips without scalping or gouging.

    The angle of the deck isn't as important as the angle of the blades themselves. 1/4" of pitch down in front on the blades, with the two outer blades pointing straight from front to back is pretty standard. John Deere makes a great deck leveling gauge that sells for about $8-11 at most JD dealers. It makes checking pitch so fast and easy. Your manual should tell you how to adjust pitch on your model. Not all machines are set for pitch using the same method. The first thing to do is make sure your rear tires (and fronts too if they are pneumatics) are set for the correct pressure as recommended in your manual, at least to start. You can always adjust them for pressure to your preference later, but pitch will also need to be re-set at the same time.
     
  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,077

    Thousands less even though the commercial grade BB's use exactly the same commercial components as the more established name brand mowers use. They are also powder coated which is much better than regular paint. I dunno, they must be putting cheaper air in the tires. :)
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 13,286

    That's where they cut the price at Stan. You have to take it home and bake it on yourself.:p:laugh:
     
  5. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yea....that's it.....that's the ticket.:rolleyes:
     
  6. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I've yet to find anything on my Bad Boy that looks cheap. It's always looked and performed like a quality machine.

    Larry
     
  7. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,077

    Sssssshhhhhhhhhh.....we are the only owners that aren't allowed to be happy with our purchase. If we are happy with our mowers and we post it (like all of the other people do when they buy new mowers) we are accused of working for Bad Boy.

    So...sssshhhhhhh..... keep your satisfaction with a great product at a great price to yourself. ;)
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 13,286


    :realmad::wall:angry::mad::blob2::ppayup:waving::dancing::cool2::drinkup:
     
  9. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,077

    Couldn't have said it better! :laugh:
     
  10. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296


    Dude just go either exmark or gravely. .
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