Scag WB setup

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thechevyman, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. thechevyman

    thechevyman LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 24

    I just bought a Scag 36" WB fixed deck.

    I like to cut around 3 1/2 inches but wanted some help on the setup.

    I have the advantage deck and it is still factory set the middle range.

    The rear of the deck is at the Highest point.

    I have 2 spacers above the blades.(2 under spindle)(3 on top of spindle)

    I have 3 spacers on the front wheels.(3 under frame) (1 over frame)

    I just want to keep the pitch right and have a nice cut.

    I have read in the manual that 3 spacers above the blades(below spindle) is best for suction and discharge.

    What is the best way to raise or lower the deck if I get an evergrown yard? Blade spacers or front wheel spacers?

    Same question if I need to lower the deck.

    I really don't want to mess with the rear of the deck. pain in the butt if I am in a hurry.

    Thanks for any help with setup on my new mower.
  2. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Take your machime to the RE-POWER commercial shop in Indpls and they will explain it to you very well.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,586

    Unfortunately fixed deck aren't easy to change.....I usually set the back part of deck in the middle bolt settings. I then use the shims to raise or lower the height. I never messed with the shims under the deck....think my floating deck has one and I never changed that.

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