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Uneven cutting There is a dip in the grass between the 2cutting blades. I believe one of the blades may be bent. Is there any other adjustment that would cause this condition. Has anyone tried the gator blades on this unit.

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Could be bent Spindles. Easiest way is to mark on deck where point of blade is and rotate blade around if both ends don't match mark on deck highly likely bent blade or spindle. Id say bent blade more likely.

In my experience Gator blades in general work fantastic.

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The most common cause of uneven grass is tire pressure of the machine. Even though they may look like they have air, when you go around a corner it may droop down on that side. If the mechanism is intact, there is no reason for it to change while riding. Or possibly you have a bent hanger.

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check your front tire air pressures







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I have seen dull blades, blades not installed right and an un-level deck cause that.

Hope this helps.

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Are your blades upside down? Mower deck level?Proper air pressure all 4 tires?Correct blades for the diameter of cut? Deck bent? Deck hangers bent?

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Most likely you have bent the shaft of the engine. Remove the plug and turn blade by hand to see if you have a wobble and see the bend in the shaft. If this is the case, the only way to repair it is to tear apart the engine and replace the crank shaft. Many mowers are not worth enough to pay to have someone do this for you. That leaves doing it yourself or replacing the engine (if you have a spare around) or replacing the mower. Sorry to give you the bad news.

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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I am guessing that this was posted in wrong category.

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1) If the spindles were changed, the wrong spindle may have been used on one side or the other.
2) The wrong blade adapter has been used on one of the spindles.
3) Mower deck has been bent
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