how to ajust belly mower on a 1655
Posted May 18, 2010 - 05:39 AM
i have done everything by the book but can't get 4inch height on my mower deck. i only can get 2.5 inch. the only way that i can see is bigger wheels on the back or chain the mower to the frame. if anyone has info would love to hear?
Posted May 18, 2010 - 06:04 AM
There are many friendly and knowledgable people here at GTT.
Someone who knows more about massy's than I do should be along to help soon...
Posted May 18, 2010 - 07:00 AM
Posted May 18, 2010 - 07:43 AM
Welcome Tyler....where in Ont are you?
Posted May 18, 2010 - 09:47 AM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 12:13 PM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 12:39 PM
Just a note when i was taught at JD to set blade hieghts on a mower deck the front was always 1/8 of an inch below the rear. measuring was to hard so we just used 2 sockets nice and quick!
We did the same thing when I worked for the landscaper, always set the front lower than the back, used to set at 2 1/2" at the front 2 3/4" at the back and we did it the same way you said using a deep socket 2 1/2" long.
Setting them up like this gives a cleaner faster cut.
Posted June 20, 2010 - 12:41 PM
Posted June 22, 2010 - 12:01 PM
The rear wheels on the deck set the height, BUT if the front arms aren't adjusted proper, then the front of deck will tip downward, giving a low cut. The lower arms are adjustable. Shortening them raises the deck's front. Get it on level surface, like concrete pad, then adjust till the blades are level.
I'm having the same trouble with my 1655 mid mount mower........at the highest setting of the back gauge wheels the front of the mower is tipped way down but when I try to shorten the front rods using the clevis turnbuckles when I shorten them I cannot get them latched back in the quick release hangers again??? I leveled the deck according to the manual but something is wrong!......after I shorten the turnbuckles do I need to set the gauge wheels so the deck is laying on the concrete(all the way down) to reconnect the rods in the hangers? Your talking lower arms......what set of lower arms are u talking about......theres 3 sets of arms under there!?
Posted June 22, 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted June 22, 2010 - 02:54 PM