Grasshopper not cutting level on a hill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by 1998tahoe, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    When mowing along a hill the deck will cut lower on the bottom side of the hill. It leaves bad lines in yard. All tires are correct air pressure. Deck is level and a 1/4" of pitch. Running high lift blades mowing at 2 3/4"- 3 1/2". Does it on all heights.
  2. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I'm afraid I have no help to offer you Tahoe, but I will follow your thread closely. You have already seen to the things I would have checked.

    I have a very similar problem with my 8 year old Bad Boy, but it has always been this way. In fact I am on the verge of buying a used grasshopper front mount to run it a while to see if they will do any better and see if I like it long term.

    Is your grasshopper a mid or front mount?
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    If it is a front mount, check the plastic bushings located where the deck arms attach to the tractor. They might be getting worn, allowing some slack.
  4. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    It is a mid mount. I have been running a front mount for years. This time went with a mid mount because of some issues with front mount and climbing hills. I loved the front mount except for takes up lots of trailer space and will not go forwards up a hill. It has all kinds of reverse traction just not forwards.

    I wounded if the springs on each side of mower that allow the deck movement are too loose or too tight?
  5. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Ive noticed the same problem with one of my exmark midmounts. The tires over time have weakened sidewalls. I put 20 lbs in each tire and it helped a bunch.

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