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Align 3 blade deck #5111866
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Swisher 60" 3 blade. Parked on level cement the 3 blades seem to measure good. You know, from the cement to the blade tip is the same. I know this heavy turd sinks in the grass, but I try to mow a few feet and see which blade is low or high and shim the blades/bearing holders till it looks better. But it is never consistent. Looks great here and awful there...How do you guys get it right or close to it?

Re: Align 3 blade deck [Re: rekit] #5111902
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I found that when you align the blades, it needs to be done front to back, as well as side to side. There is some sort of spec for front to back which will be found in the repair manual.

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i like the front of my deck to be about 1/8 inch lower than the back of the deck.


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Re: Align 3 blade deck [Re: rubberchicken] #5112046
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Originally Posted by rubberchicken
I found that when you align the blades, it needs to be done front to back, as well as side to side. There is some sort of spec for front to back which will be found in the repair manual.


Here's how Exmark follows your recommendation: ....man, I forgot how shiny they are when new.


Re: Align 3 blade deck [Re: rubberchicken] #5112172
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Originally Posted by rubberchicken
I found that when you align the blades, it needs to be done front to back, as well as side to side. There is some sort of spec for front to back which will be found in the repair manual.



+1

I was given this tool for christmas a few years back and it actually works pretty well and makes leveling the deck easy:

https://express.google.com/u/0/prod...6pOArsRw-JE_OiofvlOhyPyVRiBoCXZwQAvD_BwE


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Interesting video, exmark says up to 1/4 inch lower in the front. Might adjust mine a bit.


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