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Wright 48" walk behind blade height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mango631, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mango631

    mango631 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I bought a brand new 48 Wright walk behind, and I can't get the blades lower than 3". Even with 5 spacers between the blade and deck....any suggestions?
     
  2. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    Do your wheel motors adjust? On my Viking the wheel motors, blades and casters adjust... I think my wheel motors have 4 or 5 differnt settings...I got mine set where all I do for different jobs is adjust the casters... between 3in to 4in... Luckily I have no lawns the require me to mow lower than 3 in... If so I would have to lower the blades....
     
  3. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    6.6 Blade Adjustments and Height-of-Cut
    Before Adjusting the Height-of-Cut be sure of proper air pressure in all four tires and check for even
    tire wear. The height-of-cut can be adjusted the following ways:
    •Coarse Adjustment: For the coarse adjustment the rear wheels, the front casters should be adjusted
    at the same time.
    The rear wheels adjust by pivoting the rear axle, See Parts List, by the upper support bolt. It will be
    necessary to jack up the rear of the mower and place it on blocks. The rear wheels do not need to be
    removed. Make certain there is no weight on the rear axle before loosening any hardware. Loosen
    the upper pivot bolts slightly. Allow all threads to remain engaged on the nut. Remove the bolts on
    the lower portion of the rear axle weldment. The bolts are accessible from the inside of the tractor
    body. Align the rear axle with one of the five adjustment holes in the tractor body. Each adjustment
    setting changes the mower height by 0.75”.
    a.Use the highest hole in tractor frame for cutting heights of 1.75”-3.0”.
    b.Use the second highest hole in tractor frame for cutting heights of 2.5”-3.75”, factory setting.
    c.Use the middle hold in the tractor frame for cutting heights of 3.25”-4.5”.
    d.Use the lowest two holes in tractor frame for cutting heights of 4.0”-5.75”.
    Adjust the front caster arms at their respective support brackets equally in one of the seven settings
    up or down 0.25” each through a 1.5” total range.
     

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