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Lazer uneven cut

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by mr. k, May 21, 2006.

  1. mr. k

    mr. k LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Before I take it to the dealer I was hoping someone can help me out here. I have a 60" Lazer that I bought 2 years ago and when I mow it leaves two stripes about 3-4" wide in the middle of the path I mow. If I go really slow, it cuts fine. The blades are brand new on it. Any suggestions? Thank you.

  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Hello Rich,
    I would check the rake on the unit. First, depending on the size of your deck, you've got to have the appropriate rake. Rake is measured off of the blades; positive rake is when the front blade tip is lower than the rear blade tip. The following are good starting positive rakes. You need a 1/4" positive rake for your 60" deck.

    72" 1/4"+
    60" 1/4"
    52" 3/16"
    48" 1/8"
    44" 1/8"-

    You'll also want to run the standard blades (Notched-High lift), for typically the best results.
    Thanks Brian
  3. DEEJ

    DEEJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Also, given that you said the blades are new, I would confirm the following. Take nothing for granted when a deck used to cut fine, but now it doesn't.

    1. Are the 3 blades identical design and length? - are you sure?
    2. Are the 3 blades mounted correctly? One upside down?
    3. Are these a new type of blade to what you normally use?

    I guess I am saying don't rule out the blades in all this.


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