lesco ztr cutting uneven

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by quikag, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. quikag

    quikag LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 30

    I have a fairly new lesco 60" z two.....has only about 130 hours. The blade on the right side of the mower seems to be cutting about 1/4 inch higher than the other two blades. This is really noticeable in tall grass and not noticeable at all in shorter grass. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this and how I can make any adjustments. Thank you very much for your help.
  2. quikag

    quikag LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 30

  3. Ferdelance

    Ferdelance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Have you checked the spacers on the spindles to make sure there are equal amount of spacers on each spindle.
  4. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Compare both sides for same tire inflation.
    For that matter, have you done any tire swapping lately? Make sure both are the same size/profile/brand, check tread wear on both- should be the same.
    Verify that all blades are sharp, and turned in correct position. I don't mean anything by suggesting this, sometimes things happen.
    No slippage on blade bolts/nuts.
    Are you having to do any fighting to keep it going straight when mowing? Check brake free play.
    Cutting long vs. short grass, and the different end product, will be more noticeable in long, that's all.
    Like previous post, verify same thickness and placement of spacers.
    Make sure there is no belt slippage, blades turning same rpm.
    Then again, you did say Lesco, oops, sorry, just had to throw that in.
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    Make sure all three blades are of offset design, they have a dip about 1/4" the entire cutting length of the blade, maybe you have what they call a straight blade, which would not have a 1/4" drop. Does it always cut 1/4" higher on the discharge side? I would check for something in a bind around the area that hooks the deck to the rider.

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