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Neighbor has a Ranch King riding lawn mower Model 130650G205/E280X 12 HP 42 in deck. I think this is a 1980 unit? The deck height adjustment doesn't work smoothly. He bought it used without the owners manual. Is there a manual availabe on line so I can see how the deck was suppose to be installed and adjusted. There are broken springs and the deck gets wedged and will not stay level. This unit appears to be poorly designed. If I could see the manual I will be able to determine how it should have been installed and what might be missing or altered before he got the mower.

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The dial only sets the height or the total deck, it is more of a stop than an adjuster.

If it seems too low in the front, you can adjust it by tightening the nuts on the 2 bolts/pins that are attached to the deck and the frame.

First of all, though, check your tire pressures, 10 psi in the rear and 14 psi in the front. If front pressures are too low, this will make a huge difference in your cut. You want to adjust the bolts an equal amount to maintain your side to side level keeping in mind that it should have 1/4 to 1/2 " difference front to rear.

Make your adjustments on your driveway or garage floor so you have a flat level surface to go by.

If you make these adjustments and it still scalps, you will either have to set the deck to cut a bit higher or approach the high spots from a different angle or remember to lift the deck up a bit with the handle when you get to those areas

Hope this solves your problem

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