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2320 Mowing Deck lift - how high should it come?

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I have a question for you fellows with the 2320 and the mowing decks. I have a 54" deck but I assume the 62" would be the same.

On the right front corner of the deck there is a vertical steel plate which, if I understand the book correctly, is called the "upstop". I guess the theory is when you lift the deck if it comes too far this plate hits the bottom of the tractor frame and stops the deck before any damage occurs.

Again, if I understand the book correctly, when your deck is lifted all the way up the "upstop" plate should come to within about 1/16" of the frame. I "think" I understand that's what they are saying.

But mine does not do this - so here's the question. When you guys lift your deck right up as high as the hydraulics will take it - how much room do you see between the bottom of the frame and the top of the "upstop" plate?

I have a feeling my deck was set up way too low by the dealership, which would explain the problems I am having with setting my cutting height.

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated. I'd sure like to know how far other decks go up.
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I have the same problems with my new 2320 and the 62" mower deck. It came for Hartville Hardware in Ohio and the set up was awful. The mower adjustment is useless and is dragging on the ground in any position except lock. If the adjustment is 1-6 " my unit may have 1-2 over the entire 9 clip range.
I am coming from a JD 655 with a mid mount mower and a 42" snow thrower. The mower adjustment are much better on the older tractor. The snowblowers are not even comparable. The 25 year old unit on the 655 will throw snow twice as far as the new light weight unit that JD now sells. Easy to see why as the impeller is much smaller in diameter and develops a much lower tip speed. Really disappointed in the new attachments ( both mower and snow blower). The engineers had really gone backwards in the 25 years between these 2 models. I am sure JD is making more profit on them as they are no where near the quality of the old units -- but cost 3 time more.

Wrote to JD about both issues and received no answer on any of the issues. They are obviously not after the market of people that want to pay the price for a well engineered tractor and attachments. They are just not in that heavy duty well engineered market any more.
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