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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by awm, Feb 11, 2001.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    I have the 96 lazer z 52 inch w half inch height
    increments.Ive noticed that new ones have twice
    the deck level choices.If this is a factor
    I would do same to mine.What do you z operators think.
    Your input an time appreciated
  2. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    My Toro's are 1/2" increments and I have never seen a time I said to myself, "Self, man I wish I had another hole to allow me to set the deck at 1/4" increments instead of just 1/2".

    Now I could be missing something, but I see no urgent need for it. It would never keep me from buying a mower without them or make me buy one that had them.
  3. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Not noticible is it? Would you be able to tell if I cut your grass a 1/4 of an inch lower?

    Come on, your lying......take out a ruler and look at what a 1/4 inch is.....now do you think you could tell if I cut your lawn 1/4 of an inch lower?? ;)


    It would be one of those things to say "mines better than yours cause...." but I definetly wouldn't pay extra or anything like that for 1/4" instead of 1/2" increments.

    My 1.999999999999999 Cents. :)

  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    I have reread my post in which i ask a question
    of those who have some time in w z mowers.
    I believe I got it worded right.Apreciate the time
    but somebody needs to read it again, also unless
    Im missing something.
  5. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I thought Skookum answered it correctly. My Choppers are not adjustable in 1/4" amounts and I can see no reason for it. If you need that fine of adjustments, you can let about 1 lb. of air out of the tires and drop the cut 1/4".

    I feel that having the deck set at the proper pitch and left to right leveling adjustments correct is much more important. This is what will mess up the looks of a lawn the most.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

  8. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I wouldn't think it matters, but my Woods 2560 has a Hydrolic lift. I could change to 1/8. When I first got it , I didn't think it would matter, but now I love it. I think all you need is 1/2 incresements. Or like Eric said let some air out, but it is nice with the hydrolic-just a pull on the leaver.
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I actually use the 1/4 inch increments on my z master! For example.... on those very uneven lawns where 3.5 inches wouls just look to shaggy....3.25 looks smooth and perfect. When the grass is very wet ill also raise it 1/4 inch... makes big diffrence in clippings and dosnt look much diffrent.
  10. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    I wish mine had 1/4 " adjustments,especially in the 3-4" range,in the spring in heavy growth Id like to be able to cut 3 3/4 then drop to 3 1/2 the next week on some lawns,going to 4" is to high on most of them and 3 1/2 really makes it labor and i have to slow down or the clippings will show.If i want to go 1/4 now i have to add a 1/4" spacer i made out of an old set of blades,I cut the blades off the center,rounded them and balanced them.

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