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scag fixed deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tufguy100, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. tufguy100

    tufguy100 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    i had a scag given to me 48 deck walk behind with advantage deck it is fixed deck anyone have any ex with these it looks hard to change cut height it is a belt drive kaw motor
  2. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 413

    takes 2 minutes with 2 15/16 wrenches to change cutting height---set it and forget it--
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    I thought all Scag fixed deck used the conventional pin and shims?
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    they do i dont have to use any wrenches on mine????????
  5. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    You can change the caster height, but thats more temporary, it messes up the decks pitch. Take some spacer out on the blades, much better
  6. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    OK, I have my deck in the middle whole what do i do to get 3 3/8 Cutting height
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Here ya go.
    This is a manual for a hydro model which I have. The deck stuff is all the same.
    If you want some manuals for your gear drive, get them free from the Scag website. Tony

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  8. dutchman

    dutchman LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 106

    Hi, thanks for the manual I have a hydro 48" and I have the manual also but it is not clear to me how may spacers I need above the blades and how many spacers I need for the wheels to get a 3 3/8 cut
  9. nemow

    nemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    Some spacers are 1/4 " some are half " (I think thats what the new ones are)

    Take your shoes off and use your fingers and toes to do the math. HA just busting ... A flat driveway or garage will work. Just mess with them until you get the height right. The shop I go to has a special measureing thing that looks like puddy on a piece of metal. You can do it with a soft shingle too. Just reach under the deck and push the soft shingle against the blade take it out and measure. Adjust repeat.
  10. nemow

    nemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 253

    Now deck pitch is a whole different thread.

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