Blade height measuring tool

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mr mow, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I cant for the life of me remember where i saw this spring loaded device that measures blade height, you put it under blade and an arm comes up and when it hits blade locks at the measurement. Please help. Thanks
     
  2. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
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    C'mon guys i know you know what im talking about
     
  3. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
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  4. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
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    pretty close! maybe the one i saw wasnt spring loaded,looks pretty similar though. thanks!
     
  5. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Um... I just turn the blade out by the chute and hold a tape measure to it.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    This doesnt work to well if its the trim side of the mower.
     
  7. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    That also doesn't take into account the pitch of the deck which is important.

    -TAZ
     
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Your front end should be the lower end. Thus, the front measurement indicates your lower height - which is your cut height.

    For me, the back of the mower isn't adjustable... so it's irrelevant.

    Sorry. I was just being a smarta$$. Don't take offense. *trucewhiteflag*
     
  9. str400ex

    str400ex LawnSite Member
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    best thing i have found is a cheap coffe cup I cant spell what they are made of , you just stick the cup and mark it with the blade
     
  10. Double D

    Double D LawnSite Member
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    take a peice of 2x4 and cut it to the height that you want, you can cut several different sizes, and check this way. Not real fancy, but works for me.
     

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