Deck angle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HOWARD JONES, Sep 21, 2001.


    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I've read posts here that a deck needs to be about 1/4" lower in the front to stripe well - is it also necessary for a good clean cut? My mower and the info with it suggests level or very slightly lower in the front.
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    your info is correct 1/4 inch is very slite on a 60 inch deck
  3. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    I was told that if the blades are cutting on the back, this would be a huge drain of HP. It appears most decks are designed to cut the grass on the front and blow it right across the front of the deck and out the chute. Other proof of this is when you back over leaves or other materials it does a good job mulching and not much blows out the chute.
  4. Tony

    Tony LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Check the tilt with the operator on the seat or somebody the same weight. If you weight 200 lbs and set on the seat with only 1/4 " tilt then it may be back to level.


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