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Lowering deck height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CK82, May 9, 2006.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I have a 36" great dane walkbehind and I need to get the deck to cut a little lower, the rear wheels are at there lowest slot possible and the front casters are also set without spacers, which is also the lowest possible. When I purchased the mower (used) the previous owner had three decent sized washers on each spindle, which lowers the blades approximately 3/4". Can I add more washers to get the blades to cut lower. I see no other possible way to get a lower cut?
  2. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Let some air out of the tires.
  3. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    MOst I have seen have 5 spacer on the spindles the ones not on the bottom should be on the top , that way they stay with the bolt. If you have some about 3/4 in threads showing on the top of the bolt then the previous owner probably just lost the rest of the spacers. You should be able to get more of the 1/4 in spacer at any dealer. I think they are pretty universal.
    HOw low are you tiring to go? set up like you said you are probably at about 2" already.
  4. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    Well on my Z master I have the setting at 3.15" or so it says and right now the Great Dane cuts that height at the lowest. I would like to go a quarter inch lower to make a cleaner cut early in the year when the yards are lush. I guess adding one or two more spacers would be too bad, or so you wouldn't think. I have seen a few other companys with walkbehinds cutting a lot lower than my Dane has ever been able to go.
  5. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    Sorry mean't adding a few more spacers "wouldnt" be too bad, or so you wouldn't think.

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