how do i raise my deck besides the casters?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    how do i raise up my deck, the manual didnt really say. its a 48" exmark viking belt drive.

    i NEED to raise it up due to the summer and it scalping to much (i know scalping is user error but it needs to be higher) please help me. thank you
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    are there spacers on the bolt for the blades?
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    yes, but how do u know exactly how far up the spacers? it seems like it'd be a hit or miss to make sure all the blades match.
     
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    i adjust my spacers on my blades i have 2 on top and 1 on the bottom and it works great but then again i have scags
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    there should be an equal amount of spaces on each blade, just move one spacer up on each bolt to the top to try it out first. If that doesn't work then move more. There probably should be between 3 to 5 spacers on each one.
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    this is hard to explain but try to get me.... the more i have the spacer down, coming from the top side (facing the sky) the higher up the blade will be?
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    theres only one spacer on the middle one, and none on the side 2. ill take a pic of it tommarow
     
  8. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    no the lower you want to have less on top and more on bottom...
    bottom pushes blade up
     
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    i meant the bottom of the top. if that makes sense.
     
  10. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok
    that might be easier i can take a pic of my scag if you want to see. what i am trying to say
     

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