Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model
It needs to be leveled. Level it from side to side and front to back, then drop the front 1/4" lower than the rear. The hangers holding the deck in place are adjustable.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
Before trying to level a mower deck that was previously cutting even and now is cutting uneven you may want to check the spindles on the deck for worn bearings. If you haven't hit anything like a tree stump or a partially embedded rock in the yard, most likely the spindle bearing with house the shaft for the blades have worn and one of them is causing the blade to wobble a bit resulting in an uneven cut. Just found this to be the case in my Craftsman LT1000 Lawn tractor. Take a look before you begin adjusting the leveling rods, you may be surprised.
Posted on Feb 17, 2015
Level left to right then level front to back with owners manual instructions.
Posted on Sep 09, 2014
If deck is level, make sure top of deck is not plugged with grass or sticks. It needs to be clear of debris to make sure it has proper airflow. Next check condition of blades.Make sure they spin freely,by reaching under deck & spinning them by hand. Of course with unit turned off,not running. Are thet knicked,chipped,missing metal,worn or warped? If yes to any of the above. Needs new blades.
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My Craftsman 42" lawn tractor
I would suggest checking your owner's manual. There is a leveling process and my Craftsman wasn't leveled at the factory. Once I leveled mine, it cut fine. If you can't find it in your manual, google leveling craftsman mower deck.
Posted on May 14, 2011
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