Deck leveling issues HELP!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2k1yzfr1, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    I have a 52" toro z500 and to get a 3.5" cut I have to set the deck at 4.25". I have followed the directions directly from the manuel and when I have the blades set at 3.5" and try to raise the deck......the damn deck hits the floorboard and won't come all the way up. Am I missing something obvious here?? :confused:
  2. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Messages: 198

    If it makes you feel any better, I've never run across any rider (just demoed 11 makes) on which the blades were as high (always lower) as shown on the cutting height indicator. The biggest difference I've seen was 1-1/4". Two manufacturers indicated that the higher settings were intended for transport only (another said it was to compensate for overinflated tires!)
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I'm getting to the point where I simply use the depth markings as a gauge as to where to set the mower at each lawn a opposed to actually thinking that it's the height I'm getting.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have to agree, that the manuals a lot of times are not correct

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