JD 54C cut quality

dave_mn(4b)August 4, 2010

I have a 2003 GT 245 with the 54" deck. I replaced the blades with gator blades this spring. I was surprised at how dull these blades were out of the box. Anyway, the cut quality of the deck isnt great even with the Gator blades. The grass that gets flattened by the front tires just doesnt seem to get picked up and cut by the deck. I mow wide open and have leveled the deck. Even lowered the front slightly as suggested by JD. I mow at 2 3/4" (which is fairly low but it cuts even worse if I raise it). Any ideas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deercub(7)

Did you buy the high lift blades? Correct PSI in all tires? Blades are put on the correct way? Is belt turning the blades tight?

Just some ideas but good luck.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 3:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Dead cylinder
So I have a Briggs & Stratton Engine model number:...
RebornGreen
New Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine never needs an oil change
Wonder what Taryl at the Grass Roots Garage would have...
txtom50
What happened???
I logged in yesterday after a prolonged absence and...
romore_gw
Do "Drift Cutters" work?
Chatting with a buddy in Connecticut, he had about...
exmar
Request for advice/information on Simplicity Regent 4111
Hello all. I was doing an internet search and found...
mattyruch
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™