Leveling Mower Deck

smilin_2009June 27, 2010

I need to level my 38" Simplicity Regent mower deck which has a mulch kit attached. Seems to be blind spots when trying to get a good measurement. Any good ideas on the correct way to measure side to side and front to back. The instructions are fine in the manual but as far as measuring the blades from tip to floor is not as easy as it may seem. Thanks in advance!

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mssurveyor

Here is a link that might be useful: John Deere Mower Deck Leveling Gauge

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 9:06PM
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rcmoser

I would Make sure the tire pressure is correct and equal on both sides before you do any leveling.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 9:08PM
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smilin_2009

Thank you mssurveyor.......I knew there had to be something out there.....I will certainly get one of these leveling gauges.
And I check the tire pressure often. Thanks, rcmoser!
As always, good advise on this forum.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 10:03PM
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deeredoctor(z8TX)

Stens offers 2 deck leveling gauges also.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stens Gauges

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:06PM
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deeredoctor(z8TX)

Ah, the link didn't keep the page. Just type in leveling gauge in the box and click "Go".

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:10PM
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fcarp63

Be sure to check that the area you park the tractor on to do your blade measurements is level side-to-side and front-to-back as well.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 7:48PM
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cmar22

I need to level my Scotts 17hp/42" mower by John deere. I bought it in 2002 and don't have my manual any longer. The left side is lower than the right side. Any directions would be greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 6:55PM
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ollieduke

The gauge sounds nice. I have always used a triangle about 5 inches high cut out of a 1 by 6. Place one of the sides of the triangle on the ground and mark where the blade comes to on the angle.(naturally do this first measurement on the grass exhaust side,where you can see what you are doing) Then compare it to the other side. This works much better than trying to actually trying to measure it as it will stand by itself being it has a 1/2 base to hold it up,so all you have to do is check the measurement and not worry about having to hold the gauge up,as this side of the deck has the blades blocked from view. This works for side and front to back measurements.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2010 at 5:48PM
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