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Cutting grass on even

Should deck the deck tuch the ground on a turn

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    Brad Locke Oct 09, 2015

    First thing check the tire pressure,on all four tires. Front tires 14 psi Rear tires 10 psi. No! the mower deck is not to touch the ground in turns or straight aways.Check the plastic gauge wheels,are they even on both sides of the mower deck. If they are adjusted right,they should be slightly off the ground.Raise mower to highest setting,measure the deck on each side of mower at the mid way point.Take a measurement from the bottom of the mower deck to the ground,both sides of the mower deck should be with in 1/4" of each other.Then take a measurement from the front end of the mower deck at that center measure the deck to the ground,make sure that the front of the mower deck is lower than the back by at least 1/8" to 1/2" . Measure back of,deck to be sure that the back of the deck is higher than the front. There will be four measurements,front to back and side to side. This measurement and tire pressure should stop the deck digging into the ground. You may have to adjust the linkage to receive the correct measurement. See your Owner's Manual,to make the correct adjustments. I hope this helps.Sincerely,Brad Locke

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If the deck is level maybe its the wheels, check your tyre pressure. Stephen.

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