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1960's B-10 - Need Advice On Deck-It's Not Level

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#1 eriklane OFFLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Great tractor, just noticed that my deck is not level. When I raise it there is a chain on the right side connecting to the steel tube that runs left to right on the deck top/rear.  There is no such lift on the left side, thus, the deck isn't level. What is the deal?



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Posted July 09, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Your mounts could be broke and/or bent. Is that the original deck?

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Posted July 09, 2014 - 10:27 PM

That is the way the tractor is built. Does not matter if deck is not level when lifted. When you are cutting grass the rear of the deck is supported on the rollers; not suspended by the lift chain. If you don't have enough slack in the chain with deck lowered to allow rollers full contact with ground you must lengthen the lift chain...Dave

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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:46 AM


The chain is for lifting only. When you cut, the deck should be lowered all of the way down. The cut height is adjusted by the 2 T handles on either side of the rear of the mower deck. the front of the deck is supported by the front axle, there is no adjustment there, just put the pins in and you are good.


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Posted July 11, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Agreed, Dave and Steve!
Also mowing with deck raised with chain will reduce the life of the drive belt.

Edited by skunkhome, July 11, 2014 - 07:32 PM.