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Fastrak SD 54" deck won't drop all the way down

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by mjlepak, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. mjlepak

    mjlepak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Just picked up my new Super Duty 54" 25hp Kawasaki last night. Only had a few minutes to mess with it last night.

    First think I noticed is that when setting the deck height lower than 2.5 inches the deck won't drop all the way down on its own. You have to pull the deck leg assist bar back to get it to the proper height. Even then the drop tension on the deck at anything less than 2.5 is not there and the deck will move freely from 1.5 to 2.5 inches with very little resistance.

    I could not find anything in the manuals and wonder if this is an adjustment in the tension springs on either side that forces the deck down to the proper height?
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    This is a adjustment in the lift springs.
    We adjust them for a average cutting height, they can be adjusted so they have less tension.
    This adjustment procedure is in the back of your parts manual, if you don't have the manual you can download it from our website.
    If you don't feel you want to adjust it, call your dealer, they can take care of this also.


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