John Deere 318 Mower Deck
Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:51 PM
Posted August 30, 2012 - 03:53 AM
Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:52 AM
I am not a JD guy,but someone will be along after a bit to help you.
Posted August 30, 2012 - 05:48 AM
Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:07 AM
My recommendation is to lower the deck and take measurements and see if it is level in the down position. On a JD you take your measurement from the blade height not from the Deck. Put the tractor on level ground. Set the deck about 2" from the floor. make sure the blades are disengaged and turn the right blade so it is fore and aft take a measurement of both ends. I don't remember the exact spec's for a JD but I would think 1/4" difference would be good. If not adjust the front and get it as close as you can. Then turn the blade side ways and take a measurement from the right and left blade and adjust as needed.
Someone with a more experience with the JD's will probably be along to give you better advice. Looking forward to the project Pic's I think this it great you being able to share this with your son.