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#16 JC 616 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 05:55 AM

May have to invest in one of those Harlan

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Posted July 29, 2016 - 06:11 AM

JC 616:

 

The Operator's Manual for the 41 and 48 (46" cut) deck for the JD 140 gives a detailed explanation of how to level the deck. I could send it to you.

 

Also, I bought a JD gauge that measures the blade height. Here is a picture.

 

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I think it was like $7, plus shipping.

 

Harlan

Any part # for that gauge? That could be used for any tractor or a number of different applications.



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Posted July 29, 2016 - 09:24 AM

JC 616 and KennyP:

 

Greenpartsstore.com has it for $6.95 plus shipping. I just checked, no part # on the Gauge. But just found it on Amazon for $11.99, with Prime free shipping: John Deere Original Equipment Depth Gauge #AM130907.  Don't remember just where I got it.

 

https://www.amazon.c...7/dp/B006RIL8WS

 

Not pushing GreenPartsStore or Amazon, just giving examples.

 

Harlan                   


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Posted July 29, 2016 - 09:41 AM

I think my deck is junk. Got it leveled and the left rear wheel is on the last top hole and the right one is on the 4th hole down. And I have to have my height control set almost as high as it will go so it don't scalp the yard. Oh well. Didn't get it to mow with but wanted to try it out. Almost like the deck is twisted cause the runner is facing the ground.
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Posted August 02, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The right front corner (When you sit on the tractor) is often bent back towards that blade without much impact to cutting.  My dad suggests taking the deck off, turning it over, and bending it back out with a pair of channel locks or a large crescent wrench.  



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 04:59 PM

The right front corner (When you sit on the tractor) is often bent back towards that blade without much impact to cutting.  My dad suggests taking the deck off, turning it over, and bending it back out with a pair of channel locks or a large crescent wrench.

Yeah I did that but the left side of the deck looks like its bowed down. If you look straight down the frame at the deck while you're sitting on the tractor on the left side from there on out to the outside looks bowed

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Yeah I did that but the left side of the deck looks like its bowed down. If you look straight down the frame at the deck while you're sitting on the tractor on the left side from there on out to the outside looks bowed


Put a straight edge on it and see what you have.

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Posted August 10, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Put a straight edge on it and see what you have.


Ok. Where do I put the straight edge at?




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