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post #1 of 8 Old 07-15-2019, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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1025r: Deck height too low

Just cut my grass for the first time with my new 1025r. The cut seemed fine but waaaaaay too low. I put it on the highest setting and it was still too low. Is this something easy to fix or should I have the dealer adjust?

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Re: 1025r: Deck height too low

What is "low" for you? 1/2"? 6"?
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Re: 1025r: Deck height too low

Can you see the deck rise and fall when you move the lever? Where are the gauge wheels set?

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Re: 1025r: Deck height too low

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Just cut my grass for the first time with my new 1025r. The cut seemed fine but waaaaaay too low. I put it on the highest setting and it was still too low. Is this something easy to fix or should I have the dealer adjust?

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Sounds like something isn’t put together right. It shouldn’t be all that different from my X738 and I can cut at 5”. Sounds like the depth adjustment isn’t right. Maybe missing a piece. NEW = Dealer Gauge wheels only come into play if it doesn’t go low enough.

Ditto on the ? does it raise and lower and by how much?

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Re: 1025r: Deck height too low

What position do you have the depth control set to? That is the round knob to the lower left side of the seat. Did you reset it from the "install" position after connection? I run mine about 1 or 2 notches above the "M" and have my gauge wheels set in the 5th hole(with 4 holes showing above the pin). This gives me about a 2" cut. Also, if you have done these things and the deck is not being raised look at the linkage adjustment on the left side underneath the PTO select lever. It may not be set to where it will raise the deck. Do the 3pth arms lift correctly?

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Re: 1025r: Deck height too low

The dealer was out here today to drop off my 3-point hitch. I told them the problem and they are going to come back and adjust the deck so it's higher at the highest setting.
When I had it set to the highest setting it was cutting at probably a little over 2 inches.
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The dealer was out here today to drop off my 3-point hitch. I told them the problem and they are going to come back and adjust the deck so it's higher at the highest setting.
When I had it set to the highest setting it was cutting at probably a little over 2 inches.
Wow, that’s pretty poor setup. You might want to ask them to show you their check list and maybe have a copy. I wouldn’t expect much better on the rest of the items, including oil level, coolant level/mix, tire pressure, blade torque, and the rest of the things they should have done. I’m not saying they didn’t, but deck height most definitely should have been on the list and shouldn’t have been 2” at full up. Did they bother to adjust the deck leveling? The answer in my mind is absolutely not.

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I had my setups all screwed up by dealers from lawn tractors, garden tractors and even the setup on my 2305. No surprised and what I have learned over the years is redo everything that the dealership is supposed to do. I bought a X590 a couple years ago and it was supposedly setup in the service department. I get home and measurements were all correct on the deck and I continued and then checked the tire pressures. The tires were never deflated to the recommended pressure and were still left in the factory shipment pressures which were 25-30 over inflated. I lowered the pressures to the factory recommended pressures.

Once I lowered the pressures I knew the deck would be to low and it ended up being 2" to low. I ended up spending the next two hours to recheck everything the dealership had supposedly done and after the doing the complete setup that was in the owners manual. My X590 was then ready for my yard. Oh well I knew going in to check and I did and caught it before I got out in the yard.

ON my John Deere 2305 the deck was set 2 and half inches to low and the up links were at almost the end of them. That deck setup took me a hour to get it properly done and I had almost 5" of travel for the deck. It has come to the point that sure the dealer did a setup but I just call it hang the thing and let the customer go and destroy his yard with the scrapping the deck does and then the post delivery guy can get a call out to do the real setup. I do love the machines that Deere makes as they are really good but the proper setup should be done by the dealer and not the customer who spends a lot of money for a fine machine. All I can say it must be the thing to get the lowest paid guy in the shop to do set up on these machines and he has the attitude of oh well let the guy who makes the service calls do the real set up.

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