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Old 05-31-2011, 06:49 PM   post #1 of 5
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Question 54" blade angle problem

I had some dirt to move over the weekend and decided to use the 54" blade for the 425. If the load I was trying to push was off to one side (not in center) the blade would angle in that direction unless I kept adjusting the angle. I did not see any leaks. There was not a problem with raising/lowering.

If it makes any difference, when the mower deck is attached, it lowers if the machine is sitting for more than a few minutes (engine off). Not sure if this is normal, since I just picked up this machine over the winter.

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:10 PM   post #2 of 5
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There should be a lockout valve directly under the SCV's (where the hydro lines hook up). That should be turned all the way in which will fix that problem, but the lockout must be fully open to let the mower deck arms move freely (for mowing).
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:18 PM   post #3 of 5
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There should be a lockout valve directly under the SCV's (where the hydro lines hook up). That should be turned all the way in which will fix that problem, but the lockout must be fully open to let the mower deck arms move freely (for mowing).
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:21 PM   post #4 of 5
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Default Re: 54" blade angle problem

The mower deck should slowly lower when the engine isn't running but it takes mine a day or two to drop all the way. The lockout valve is what you need though to hold the blade on an angle!
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Very good, thank you. I will take a look when I get back to camp this weekend!
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