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42" deck - uneven mowing in the center

It is a 42" deck. When I mow, in the center, there is a big difference in the height at which the grass has been cut. When I look at the blades and turn them, each of them, to some degree, turns unevenly... as it turns it raises and lowers, leaving me to believe that the stem where it is attached to the deck is slightly crooked. Is this possible? And, is this repairable? Note: I do know that it has hit its share of rocks (that bent the blades and required blade replacement) over the years.

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Yes its repairable & yes it can bend the spendle but most likely the blades is it one that does it or both blades or the center or the sides of deck is bent by stepping on the deck let me know if i can further help thanks wade

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I have Just Joined this Site. If you Send me the Model Numbers Off the Unit, I can Assist you Better.
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