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while sharpening the blades (on deck) I noticed two of the blades are level and the one on the end isn't. What I trying to say is if I was mowing the one side and the middle would cut the same height and the discharge blade would leave the grass like a quarter on and inch higher. I don't think it would be designed that way so I assume the deck shell is warped somehow. is there a measurement I should aim for or just start beating with a hammer?

Also why have rear adjuster on each side when they are tied together and it I try to level the deck it only goes so far till it binds and then I need to adjust the other side when I don't want to.

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Mower decks bulge and warp, supports and brackets get a little bent, and arbor housings are not always perfectly square. Some types of decks are better than other styles. 1/4 inch height difference will not be seen on the turf and will not make any difference. If the difference is much greater, then something is out of kilter. Two adjusters are used to spread the weight across all the structures holing up the deck. You should not have to make one side adjuster much different than the other unless something is bent.


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