i think i found a issue with the mower! the deck doesnt want to go below 2.5 only if i slam it down and still then i can pull the pin with the deck out of lock position. i think it is the pan rod that runs diagonal from the frame to the deck we will see this weekend i am pulling it all apart and figuring out why it is like this, i also have reason to believe the torsion spring on the front of the deck is overwound or it isnt broke in yet i have cut lower than 2.5 but maybe not since i noticed this i am pissed, i noticed this after the thing was cutting funny i had adjusted the deck 1 week ago and today after i hit some roots it was way off about a 1/2" on the left side so i adjusted it back quick and it cuts great again but the deck not lowering down all the way is making me mad it seems bound up by that pan rod. i need people with these mower to check to see if the deck lower all the way till the scalping wheels touch the ground, on a level surface of course. and check to see if you can pull your pin while it is let out you shouldnt be able to pull the pin since the is a lever that presses against it when it reaches the desired height you placed the pin in. let me know !