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mikedela


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help with scalping
Original Message   Sep 30, 2005 11:35 am
hey guys.  I  need some help with my riding craftsman mower.  It is a 42* deck and scalps my lawn when riding sideways on a hill or making a u-turn.  I have narrowed it down to needng guide wheels, so I bought some guide wheels from sears to add onto the deck.  Following the instructions, I installed them onto the front of the deck.  The deck is 100% level left to right and slighloy sloped from front to back, but the problem is the guide wjheels.  at the lowest hole on the brack for the guide wheels, they are off the ground about 1".  is this normal to be so high from the ground?  i am gonna go and try to mow, but am afraid im still gonna scalp.  any ideas? 
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AJace


I have an Ariens 926 Pro because I like Orange



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Re: help with scalping
Reply #1   Oct 3, 2005 12:54 am
You should adjust your deck or wheels so that the guide wheel just skims over the grass so it makes a guide mark. 

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hirschallan


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Location: Northern Hills of NY
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Re: help with scalping
Reply #2   Oct 11, 2005 1:17 am
I HAVE A JOHN DEERE WITH A 38" DECK. THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE MANUAL CLEARLY STATES  """" FIRST YOU LOWER THE DECK TO THE POSITION YOUR GOING TO USE"""(on a solid surface say your garage floor) THEN YOU ADJUST YOUR GUIDE WHEELS TO HAVE ABOUT A QUARTER OF AN INCH GAP BETWEEN THE FLOOR AND THE WHEEL. THIS WAY THE WHEEL WILL ALWAYS PUSH YOUR DECK UP TO AVOID SCALPING. ITS BEEN WORKING FOR ME AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.

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