Ensure the engine is cool and disconnect the spark plug wire. Put the deck lift lever in the middle. Find the height of the front blade tip to the ground. Tighten the hex nut and loosen it again to lower the deck front. Adjust the deck by relaxing the bolt on the left hunger. Ensure both blade tips have equal measurements.
There is an arc-shaped piece under the left side of the machine with multiple holes to level the deck. Link to parts breakdown attached and refer to the Mower Suspension page #19.
All tractors are different, but they all can be adjusted. Some use caster wheels on the deck, and some use adjustable mounts where it connects to the tractor. Figure out which one you have and set one side to the height of cut you want ( measure from ground to bottom of deck ), then set other side to match.
A 50" deck was one deck that came with this tractor.
how do i adjust deck height
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On the deck
Most Craftsman riding mowers have an adjusting nut on the pivoting linkage. If you look on top of the deck there are two arms coming from above that raise and lower the deck. The bottom of these rods are threaded and can be adjusted right there.
You probably do not have rear wheels on your tractor. Purchase wheels for the mower deck and that should solve your problem. I had the problem of an uneven cut on turning. The rears wheels solved that problem. You can of course get them at Sears.
how to install a mower deck on a john deere x720 tractor
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Make sure the lawn tractor has the parking brake engaged. Pull the spark plug wire to prevent it from accidentally starting. Unscrew the engine drive belt keeper rod and slide it out of the hole in the frame. Slide the engine drive belt off the pulley. Pull the tie pins out of the support rods and slide the rods out of the cutting deck. Loosen the bolts on the deck belt and pull the belt until it is taut. Tighten the bolts and replace the deck, then replace the other parts in reverse order.
I was told by a person that has had cub cadets for years to place the tractor on a level concrete surfade, measure the distance from the can to the concrete and adjust to be the same by adjunsting the air in the tires. Hope it works for you
reinstalling after blade exchange
the deck is the upper level of the vessel
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Does anyone have a belt diagram for a 48" deck on a 317 garden tractor? Thanks
If you were cutting the grass with any type of lawn mower and it dies, it is most likely not a big deal. It could simply mean that you need more gas.Ê
Make sure it is on level ground e.g. garage or flat driveway, make sure the tire air pressure is at 14psi. list cover on left side and move the deck all the way to bottom. Next loosen the 2 plastic wing nuts the deck will drop down, if not use your foot so it sits on ground. Next make sure both side measure the same or within 1/4 of an inch and re-tighten wing nuts, raise deck to desired level. make few passes if it cuts correct your finished, if not repeat again. May also need to replace wing nuts if they loosen to often. Hope this helped.
first three things to check are: 1. low tire pressure 2. make sure both blades(if 2 blades) are in good shape. 3. look at deck. wheels ok. deck level. there are adjustments for deck.\ hope this helps.
Pull the spring loaded pins on each side of the deck. Slide the mower deck forward off of the front pins. Lift the deck lift up and pull the deck from under the mower. Remove the belt from the engine pulley. Grab the handle on the front of the mule drive to release it from the tractor. Pull the entire mule drive forward from the tractor. You are done.
Under the deck there will be a balance that can be to loose and adjusted. Put a long level across the deck loosen the balance and lock it down when it shows level.
because of grass colecting on the top of the cutting deck stops the belts that run the blades and the same belts conect to the engen and when the grass stops the belts it stops the pistons and stalls the mower