Deck Pitch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shiveslandcsaping, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. shiveslandcsaping

    shiveslandcsaping LawnSite Member
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    I just purchased a new 48" 7h17 JD walk behind. How exactly do I pitch the deck correctly to get a better stripe?
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Adjusting to get a better stripe goes against adjusting to get a better cut.

    To cut and perform properly a deck should have forward pitch.

    On a 48" deck you should have between 1/8" and 1/4" front pitch.

    However, the lower the rear skirt of the deck the more pronounced the stripe effect. Are you mowing cool season turf in NC?
     
  3. shiveslandcsaping

    shiveslandcsaping LawnSite Member
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