42 In Deck 19 Hp Kohler Courage Twin Cam Zero Turn Mower

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For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.
For the first mow of the season, it is better to lower your deck height to about 1.5”. This will help clean up the dead grass as well as allow more light to shine through and really get your lawn to come out of dormancy. After the first cutting of the season, you can raise your deck height to 2-2.5”.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front.
Why is My Zero Turn Mower Weak on One Side? Your zero turn mower is weak on one side because of one or more of many reasons: traction adjustment being wrong, dragging drum brake, bad dampers, incorrect balance, tire compression does not match, or there is air trapped in the hydrostatic motor.
A perfectly tight mower belt can rotate without slipping off but not cause the engine to over-exert and overheat. If the belt does not slip off while working and is not producing unfavorable sounds that indicate wearing off of the belt, then that is the perfect tightness for it.

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How do i adjust deck belt tension – Poulan 38-Inch Steel Deck 15.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 5 Speed
ANSWER : Most cases there is no adjustment to the belt if it is mounted correctly it tensions itself, if you need more adjustment you might need to just change belt because your other one is most likely stretched.

How to adjust the mowing deck properly? – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use a string level just sit it on deck level front to back

Mower deck too low
ANSWER : There are two bolts that raise and lower the deck for adjustment on either side of the mower.

How can I adjust the deck on a craftsman lt1500 to cut higher?
ANSWER : Adjust your linkage rods

New battery for chraftsman mower but it still won’t start
ANSWER : Doesn’t it turn over? If your valves are out adjustment. They don’t release compression.

I had hit a somewhat hidden stump on the lawn..bending the blade. Took the deck off and replaced the bent blade. Put the deck back on and now the cut seems uneven. It appears that the deck is now uneven. I attempted to follow the directions for a side-to-side leveling. Started with trying to measure the blade height and am struggling with getting to a spot where I can measure the blade on the left side. By looking at the deck, it appears to be uneven. I am struggling with being able to raise the left side of the deck.
ANSWER : I’ve only had luck removeing the deck, turn it upside down. Measure blade, mark, remove blade, insert large pipe over spindle, bend in direction. Re-install blade, and do it all over and over till straight. Measure in several locations.

Deck belt keeps coming off – Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 6 Speed
ANSWER : Check the pulleys and mandrels if any are loose or binding repair or replace as necessary check the alignment of the deck and drive pulley if the support bolts are loose or out of alignment tighten or adjust as necessary

I have a 20 HP Sears riding mower with 42″ deck. Something has caused the right side of the deck to sit lower. It literally sits on the ground when lower to #1 position.
ANSWER : There are deck leveling adjustment bars located on most lawn tractors, most are equipped with a large plastic wing nut. There will be one on each side, with the mower off, lower the deck to the lowest position, loosen the wing nuts on each side, then re-tightnen. There is also a possibility if this is not the way your deck is levelled, there will be a deck hang wire/rod, however those are usually found on zero turn style mowers.