Scag w bent blade seat

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by edward hedrick, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have a problem with Scag Sthm not cutting properly. Found left

    spindle cocked to the right. The blade is a 1/4" higher on the left. So far I tried 2 flat washers on the hi side. Any sug on how to staighten the deck Ed
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is it the spindle or the deck with the problem?
     
  3. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Spindle is ok. It is tilted to the rite or discharge side.

    If the blade is across the left side is 1/4" higher. I'd been experimenting with different blades . Cut was lousy .When I put

    left and center tip to tip the left was slightly lower. The other end looked higher. The center & right are ok. I put 2, 3/8 washers

    put it together closer. my dealer was open 7am Sat.

    I bought it there if a warrenty? Used my back up a 52 Lesco w

    a T bar and a sulky. If he cannot fix than perhaps a big bar.
     
  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    I fixed it using 2 1/2"washers they were about .110. Will make up shim pack when I have more time Then checked all blades

    shimed as needed to bring all blades even. Cuts like it should.

    I've got 860 hrs. I think its been off for a while always double cut

    and along curbs looked bad.
     
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ed,

    Sounds like you have had one of my boys helping you out. They are good at busting equ.......

    Gene
     

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