leveling the mower deck help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    I'm trying to level the mower deck from side to side.

    I am an 1/8 of inch off or so, would this matter? I can't seem to get the sides of the deck the same.

    Should i level the deck with a new set of blades.

    I have the right amount of psi in all the tires.

    This deck is on a 54" jdztrac

    Thanks for any help Tony
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    personaly i like to get things dead on the mark,but no your cut will look great if its only a eighth off.i hope you are going by the blades an not the deck.i use sockets to set mine. one under the outside end of the side blades. if that is one eighth or less and your spindles and blades are strait,you should be level.
    this measurement is of course taken with the blades 90degrees
    or strait side to side and also on level surface.
    i know you probably already know the particulars but some might not.later now
  3. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    How offten do you have to level the your deck?
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Actually I like to have the blades pointing front to back so I can not only level the deck from side to side but put a 1/4" rake on the deck from front to back with the back being higher.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    hi richard ,you are right about the front to back.thats another
    thing i learned on lawnsite. but i always had to do that after i had the side to side right. id be interested in hearing other
    comments as mabe i can pick up something new to me here.
    remember we are leveling blades and not decks. although i guess if you could put a level across the deck side to side
    it would need to be level.some decks would be hard to do that
    on. hence my method was what worked best for me.later now

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