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why is my deck not level on walk behind

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by millie86, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. millie86

    millie86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I have a great dane scamper 36 hydro walk behind. When the spacers are even on the height adjustment, the right side is about 1 inch higher. the right caster wheel doesn't even touch the ground on even surfaces. It doesn't look like the frame is bent or anything. Does anyone know what is could possibly be? Thanks.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,006

    Hey Millie I would start with tire air pressure and front caster bushings :waving:
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,187

    More importantly is the cutting deck level and even?
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  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    What type of rear height adjusters does your mower have?
  5. millie86

    millie86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    the deck is level. i think it has bolts to loosen on the rear but im not sure which ones. could it be the rear height adjustment is off?

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    mower decks are meant to be tilted.

    in the front or rear.
  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    You'll want to make sure that if you have slide adjusters in the back that they are 'level' as well and have not 'slipped'.

    Worth it to purchase a blade-height tool from John Deere for ~$10-12 that checks your blade-height from the floor to your bladetip. You can then make sure your blades are where you want them front-to-back as well as side-to-side.

    Just leveling your deck with a level doesn't really tell the whole story.
  8. millie86

    millie86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    definitely gonna check all that out. i appreciate that.

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