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First check tire pressure if even check to see if deck hangars are still conected to deck if somay need to be adjusted only one side is adjustable.if changed blades make sure one is not up side down, also make sure blade spindles bearings are good

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I suggest you park the tractor on a level hard surface. Measure from the bottom of the deck to the ground on both sides of the deck to see if it is mounted level. The next thing to check for is a bent blade. Good luck.

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