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Have a Cox Stockman ride-on lawnmower that wont cut. Just added 2 new blades (using 4 high lift blades) and still have to go over 100mm grass 3, 4 or more times to cut it down.

Mower used to cut very well, mostly one pass was enough.

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4. Make sure the deck nor its attachments are bent
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