Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern IL 30 mi NW of Rockford, IL in farm country
Re: Bent deck?
I finished the project. When I removed the nut from the pulley with my impact the blade fell to the floor with the spindle attached. There was no resistance to removing the pulley, it actually sort of fell off. I cleaned things up and mounted the spindle back on with two 5/16 washers that were .070” thick. I had calculated .080”. I also greased everything.
When done I checked the blades on a level floor with the mower set at 3”. It was almost ½” difference before and now it was about 1/1 6”. I did a little mowing and it looks good.
It was actually a real easy, and cheap, fix. Last Friday I rented a Vermeer stump grinder and removed about a dozen stumps. I should have no worries now.
Rudy, I like the way you did that. If this does not work out I may try bending it.
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