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Mtd 46 cut can not level the deck, tire pressure (ok)the adjustment bolt on the left side of deck is no help.

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My riding lawnmower not cutting even, craftsman 46"


first check that the blade or mandrel is not bent or damaged --and check the air pressure in tires on right side --lower deck towards ground on a level surface until left makes contact now adjust the level arms they are on either side of cutter till right side is level with left on some of the older decks can adjust the front deck wheels also

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Left side is scalping especially when turning


Stephen Bent/damage blade or spindle, check your deck for support link pin missing, damaged or rusted out brackets, blade spindle loose/mount damages or rusted out, missing deck support spring,wheel/roller if equipped, damaged blades, Recheck tire pressure and front steering axles for bent/damage, etc.
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You might start with making sure the tires are the same height as the one across from it. For years now the tires on the mowers seem to be nothing but a tube sock dipped in rubber, they all leak to some point.On my MTD I have a short 2 x 4 block of wood I stand on edge and push it up to the rear axle where it bolts to the body and air it up till it just slides under , then do the other side, need to match or one side of the deck is lower.On the front I had cut the length of that 2 x 4 block to the right height on end. On low pressure tires using a air gauge is not the same,wrapping a tape measure around them till the match is the rule but a pain. There is a way under the tractor to level the deck but this part needs to be right first because they go down from week to week. I also put a Dixie cub of antifreeze in each tire and as long as you use the mower regular it helps a bunch. After doing this matching tires part and it still need adjustment come back with Model number and I would be glad to continue helping you.

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FIRST, ensure the tires have the proper pressure within 1 psi.
The deck should be level side to side, measure from the driveway to the bottom lip of the deck with the height selector lever set so the anti gouge wheels suspended in the air. The side to side tolerance is about 1/8" max. Next measure the bottom lip in front and back (center), the front should be 1/8" lower than the rear.
Adjustments are made using the hanger bracket nuts, turn it left and the hanger lowers, turn it right and it raises. Most decks stay adjusted well, it's the tires and loss of pressure that causes poor cutting or wedge shaped rows. Check the air pressure before every cutting, if it's problematic take the tractor (or tires) and have tubes installed with self sealing compound inside such as tire slime.

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Hower do you do the adjusting for height on the


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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I had a similar problem, and the problem was fixed by airing up one of my front tires. This may not be all of the problem, but you should eliminate this before you go adjusting.......
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Check your tire pressures:
10 psi. for rear tires.
14 psi. for the front.

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Making sharp right hand turns. Twin-blade mower decks are designed with the discharge on the right side and two side-by-side blades. The side-by-side twin blade decks have the left hand blade positioned slightly forward and in front of the right blade. This provides cutting overlap when traveling in a straight line. As a result, the tractor should mainly operated making primarily left hand turns when cutting. During left turns this cutting overlap is maintained. If turning right when, it is possible to negate this overlap and leave an uncut strip.

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