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deck settings

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Josh18, May 29, 2004.

  1. Josh18

    Josh18 LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Messages: 64

    How many spacers should be under the blade and how should the casters be set to get a 2 3/4" cut on my metro. I cannot figure out how to do it correctly. I would also like for it to stripe decently. TIA
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    It really depends upon what cutting height range you’re going to be using most often. You really have two reasonable choices. One would be for axle setting C, which can give you a cutting height range between 1-7/8" and 3-1/2". The other is axle setting D which can give you a range between 2-3/8" and 4".

    The axle C setting would be:
    Two 1/2" spacers and one 3/16 spacer below the caster and two blade spacers below the spindle.

    If you use axle setting D you'll want:
    Three 1/2" spacers below the caster and three blade spacers below the spindle.

    Either of these should stripe reasonably well and give you a great cut. I might give the axle D setting an edge in striping ability however.


  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    I would go with the higher deck setting, to give you more room underneath the deck. Allows the grass clippings more to get out from under the deck. My mowers (including a 48" metro) mow better with the decks high, and blades low.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    josh, southern grasses are very hard to get a good stripe on unless you are cutting fescue or zoysia. bermuda is the worst.

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