What a difference

FitzRightYardServices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Nebraska
I was reading my Exmark booklet and came across a little tidbit that I was aware of but never thought about doing. I adjusted my blade height underneath the mower deck.

From day one cutting to low was always on my mind thankfully, I have only scalped 2 lawns since using the mower. I really wish that I had down the adjustment earlier it makes a big difference in the cut quality. I might adjust another spacer next week to see what happens who knows.

Example picture: This is 2 different properties months apart, I did not have a picture of the property below to compare to.
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oqueoque

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Jersey
I was reading my Exmark booklet and came across a little tidbit that I was aware of but never thought about doing. I adjusted my blade height underneath the mower deck.

From day one cutting to low was always on my mind thankfully, I have only scalped 2 lawns since using the mower. I really wish that I had down the adjustment earlier it makes a big difference in the cut quality. I might adjust another spacer next week to see what happens who knows.

Example picture: This is 2 different properties months apart, I did not have a picture of the property below to compare to.
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I never tried adjusting the back wheel on the Vikings to raise or lower the height. It seemed like a lot of work. I use 2 or 3 depending on the time of year. Fortunately the Rider, Turf Tracers and Standers can have their height adjusted easily by raising the deck with the lever.
 
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FitzRightYardServices

FitzRightYardServices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Nebraska
The more spacers under the deck, the better the airflow. I always found 3 spacers to leave the best results with my exmark fixed deck.
3 spacers is by far the best way to go, I tried today and I like the look of it. I will keep 3 spacers for the rest of the week and see what happens.
 

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FitzRightYardServices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Nebraska
Another before and after shot. I’m just amazed at how such an easy adjustment can make a difference.
 

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