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Mower Settings.. Help!!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Petr51488, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Hey Guys, I have 7 mower settings on my john deere mower. what should i keep it at? Should the front be lower than the back? Its a self propelled push mower. Any feedback would be a good help. I allways kept it at the middle throughout the season. Thanks! What setting should i keep it at?
     
  2. JBird

    JBird LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    First of all it depends on where you are and what type of grass. Fescue try cutting it to 2.5 - 3". You should put your mower on a hard flat surface like a garage floor. point the blade straight foreward. measure from the front of the blade tip to the floor. then the same for the rear. never cut more than a third of the grasses blade at a time. Good sharp blades always. and yes the front of the deck is slightly lower than the rear, try about 1/8' but no more than 1/4". Hope this helps
     

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