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Old 03-15-2019, 10:11 AM
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I know the original post was a question about adjustment of the gauge wheels. I'm in agreement that the deck should hang, not ride, and the wheels should lift the deck at high spots. However, some decks have four wheels, some have two, and some have none, so I think each individual has to assess his yard situation and go by what works best for him. Smooth lawn - let it ride, cow pasture - hang 'm high.

But back to leveling, that's a different ball game. You've got front to back and right to left. You gotta measure the blade tips to surface and ol'George's way is the only way possible so far.
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But back to leveling, that's a different ball game. You've got front to back and right to left. You gotta measure the blade tips to surface and ol'George's way is the only way possible so far.


Or you could spend $10 and buy the tool I posted.

My 3k decks were made to ride on the caster wheels and rear rollers. I have Centipede grass which is cut very low. I have no issues using the gauge to set the height.
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I would respectfully disagree. I mow with my 50C with all the wheels on the ground, since 2002, and have had NO problems, other than normal maintenance.

BUT, to each his own.
Roland, are there bearings in your wheels or are they just the standard plastic ones?
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Personally speaking, with the tractor sitting on a level concrete surface with the deck lowered all the way, I find it frikken' impossible to measure the blade height other than the one at the chute. How are you supposed to measure where you can't get your hand or see? They should sell a trained mouse that you send in there with a gauge. Maybe I could place lumps of clay under the blade tips, lower the deck, then remove and measure the thickness of the clay. Does anybody have an easy way of doing this or is it just me?
Agree, tough to measure, but I pick it up where I can reach under with a tape,doesn't matter if its up, still hangs the same on the frame ? keep some drag on the tape,reach under and pull it up till it touches the bottom of the blade then pull it out and read it ,
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I'm lazy. I use a little chunk of 2x4 that I can slide under on its side and stand up for the right height. I just eyeball a little space under the block when I'm checking the front to back measurement, and call it good. One cut on a little angle would take the guesswork out, I suppose. I used to use a tape measure but this is easier. I figure with the minor changes in the lawn from bumps and hills and possible tire pressure changes month to month it's good enough for me.
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