How do I lower my John Deere mower deck?

How do I raise the height of my mower deck?

Turn the adjusting lock nut clockwise to raise the mower and counterclockwise to lower it. Measure from the blade to the ground again on both sides and adjust until the difference between the blade tip heights are within ⅛ -inch. Rotate the blades so that their direction is now front to back.

How do I raise my John Deere mower deck?

Measure the left and right rear corners of the mowing deck’s height from the ground. Place an adjustable wrench on a rear lift link’s nut and turn it clockwise to raise that side of the deck, or counterclockwise to lower it.

How can I increase the height of my deck?

Our two ideas are to remove the decking, increase the height of the joists (attaching with metal straps wrapped around both pieces and tie-in plates) and and then replacing the decking OR add 2x4s to top of decking and add a second layer of decking on top of that; dimensions to be confirmed).

Should a mower deck be lower in front?

Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model. In any case, the front of the deck should be pitched lower than the deck rear. Be careful not to pitch too much that you start scalping lawns.

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