Proper Deck Height Angle

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by msd_woody, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. msd_woody

    msd_woody LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I just bought a new mower and the owner's manual says to run the front of the deck 1/4" higher than the rear. I always heard the opposite - 1/4" lower in the front. Which is it?
  2. hamsey

    hamsey LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 123

    Front 1/4" lower than back from what I have read. Thats how I have mine.

  3. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 198

    Actually, the rake angle refers to the blade, not the deck. When pointing straignt ahead, the front blade tip should be 1/8 - 1/4 inch lower than the rear tip.
  4. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    IF U R REFERRING TO THE SIMPLICITY owners manual--leave it dang cut out there, bar none

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