Deck height problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tq23, May 25, 2009.

  1. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I have a 60 exmark lazer AS, and the cutting height is 1/2 inch difference than what the mower is saying. For example, the operator puts the setting to mow at 3.5 inches, then i measure the blades and they are only 3 inches off the ground and all the tires are filled to required PSI. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Just raise the deck up. The sticker is only a guide line, if it really bugs you that much get a new sticker and put it at the proper spot.
     
  3. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,704

    Over inflating the tires would be the easiest. If it has big hours on it, check the deck mount swivels. They are the parts that the lift assist springs push against. They will wear and drop the deck. They have zero play when new. There is also elongated slots on the lift arms and/or deck. They are not there for that reason, but you might pick up something. Last resort is cut a link out of the lift chains. You will pick up about an inch then try the other adjustments to lower it down. Some of these things can take alot of time to get it right.
     
  4. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 577

    Sometimes when adjusting a deck according to the manual. The cutting height will be correct at the adjustment height but when changing to the extreme height difference +/- you will start drift off a bit. I guess due to the linkage is not truly linear.
    So if it bothers you that much. Follow the deck adjustment procedure in the manual but use a height where you mostly mow at instead of what the manual says to start with.
     

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