Question about Craftsman 26 Hp 54" Deck Yard Tractor
54" deck, sharpened blades, leaves a 6" wide strip of uncut grass, dont understand how only 6" wide if blade is over 12" wide??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My first thought is that the blades are too short. If it cuts everywhere but in the middle, I'm wondering how it could be anything but that.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
You may be running too fast on ground speed for the mower deck to cut completely. It may be time for some new blades. The blades may be worn down to where they are shorter than when they were first put on.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
On a two blade deck, such as yours, there is generally an overlap between the cutting coverage of the blades so that you do not leave a mohawk. This does not work well on turns however, and the sharper the turn, the more grass is left. Overcoming that issue brings you up to a 3 blade deck. If your mower is leaving a strip of uncut grass while cutting in a straight line, somehow you are running blades for a smaller deck, thus there is no overlap. The mandrels are offset, one slightly in front of the other so that the blades do not hit each other. I would measure under the deck and see how long a blade could be and still fit within the deck and not strike the other blade, then ask a parts store to sell you something longer than what you have now.
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
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