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Old 07-07-2018, 09:18 PM   #1
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Riding mower cutting uneven


We have a Craftsman 42 inch Riding Mower. We had to put new mandrels and mower deck pulleys on it. Got it all back together and it all runs fine. The problem is it now is that it is mowing uneven. Looks like one side is shorter than the other side. How can we correct this?
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There should be adjustment holes on the low side hanger, you might have used the wrong set in reassembly.

Check for adjustments on both sides, you might have used wrong set on either side.

Contact Sears parts direct for a users manual and consult it for proper deck installation.


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Agree with ed. Proper adjustment needed.


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I wonder why Billy didn't show us how to use the ruler on the blade opposite the discharge chute.
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In addition to making sure the deck / blade is level from front to back and side to side be sure to make sure all tires are properly inflated.


Tire pressure isthe first thing I check if I notice an uneven cut. They can look inflated until you sit on them.
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And also if the deck if set correctly, it should be tilted some. To cut about a 1/8" lower in the front, than at the back of the mower.
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I'm thinkin Billy hasn't ever made himself a blade edge height gauge or he would have let the ruler remain in that kitchen draw.
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