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Make sure the blades are not bent , and stay the same hieight while rotating , ( do this while engine is stopped and plug disconnected your will have to physically look underneath - ie use a block and tackle to lift front end while you look physically turn them and try to make them move up and down / sideways and look for any un eveness in blade tracking

make sure the mandrell housing bearings are ok not loose

if mandrells brgs or spindles are bent they will need replacing

make spindles are not bent ?

make sure tyre pressures are 15 psi fr and 10 psi rear
make sure the the distance from floor to btm edge of r/h side of deck is the same as the l/h side adjust one or other until you have same measurement use tape measure ( this is side to side level )

then make sure you have rear edge of deck at the mid point about 5 mm higher than the front edge ( this is the rake ), adjust using the front draft arms or front lift link

make sure deck lifts evenly , you should see arms or lift links that connect to deck on l/h and r/h sides and at the front these will have some form of adjustment so deck can be levelled and rake set

if need let me know make and model and year and deck size of machine and i will try help further

cheers paul

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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