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raising deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcatnj, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    how do you raise the deck on a fixed deck bobcat 48 w/b. the mower is maybe 4 years old. its set know at 2.5 i wanna raise it to 2 3/4 or 3 inches
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Either by changing the spacers on the blade spindles or on the front deck casters.
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    i changed the spacers on the spindles but then it makes a grinding noise on the cover for the deck.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    When's the last time you greased the spindles?
  5. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    all the time. they always have grease in them
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Normally raising or lowering a deck to a certain height involves the front spacers, the blade spacers, and the rear wheels. Most manufacturers have guidelines on how to properly raise or lower a deck to obtain the most desireable cut. If you do not alter your deck height in accordance with these criteria, you may not get a nice cut.
    Check with your local Bobcat dealer in reference to height adjustment guidlines.
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    Buy a gravely :rolleyes: pull 4 pins and go!
  8. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    I have Bob Cats and Mo Green is right. If your at 2 and half then your probably in the middle of the adjustments. I would now just play around with the shims on the front castor's. I usually run 3 halve inch shims under the front castor's. I also run the blades all the way up with the shims below the blade.

    I believe the factory setting for 2 and halve inches is one big shim ( half inch) and a small one on each front caster. Then have the blades set the way I just explained.

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