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Newbie here with 4.5 hours on my 2305, and I love it! I was wondering am I the only one who mows grass with the deck in the fully raised position? I had the deck adjusted to the highest setting but when I mowed a small portion of my grass I realized it was still too low. So now I just mow with the deck fully raised. Am I damaging anything by doing this?
 

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I dont like my grass too short - so i always cut in the highest 'cutting' position ie. the one lower than lock. I have 4 holes showing on the wheels at this height and it seems to work well. I think most here cut pretty high.
 

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We run a yard care business, all lawns are cut to 3", pretty close to your max cutting height which I believe is 4", the only time we cut it short is in the spring, down to 2" for overseeding.
 

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I agree. On my 2210 I cut one click below lock for most of the year. In the spring and fall I may go one click lower. :)
 

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depends on grass type, for bermuda I cut pretty low, fescue and centipede I'm two clicks from transport position.
 

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I've got fescue grass. I pretty much cut the grass with the deck in the transport position. It's nice and thick. I wont mess anything up on the tractor by cutting in the transport position will I ?
 

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1 click south of lock for me . slkpk
 

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At one click below lock-out, I am just a tad under 3". I just set up my mower at transport and it lowers to just a little under 4"- (maybe an 1/8th). Is that going to be too high. I can't really remember what height I mowed with the X series. The guide wheels are in the last hole. Is this too high? Have a little under 10 hours on the meter. I have the blow-back plates on order for the deck. I haven't taken the deck off yet to see what it looks like. Question for 2305 owners- does your deck gearbox clear the arms when you try and pull it out? I tried but had to drive the rear end over a 2x4 to get the tractor high enough to get the deck out. After that, I just pushed it back under the tractor.
 

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At one click below lock-out, I am just a tad under 3". I just set up my mower at transport and it lowers to just a little under 4"- (maybe an 1/8th). Is that going to be too high. I can't really remember what height I mowed with the X series. The guide wheels are in the last hole. Is this too high? Have a little under 10 hours on the meter. I have the blow-back plates on order for the deck. I haven't taken the deck off yet to see what it looks like. Question for 2305 owners- does your deck gearbox clear the arms when you try and pull it out? I tried but had to drive the rear end over a 2x4 to get the tractor high enough to get the deck out. After that, I just pushed it back under the tractor.
Barely and sometimes I need to wiggle the deck to get it out. Uneven ground makes a huge difference. With the loader on, you can always lift the front wheels off the ground. :)
 

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I do the same as JDfanatic to remove the mower deck except I also have the back hoe and raise the rear end with the backhoe and put jack stands under the tractors axle to get extra clearance for the gearbox to clear the under side of the tractor.

I mow with mine 2 clicks away from the lock position on my main yard and and when I do the rest of my property one click away from the lock position.
 

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Yeah, the mowing deck is almost useless unless in the absolute max height or slightly lower, what's up with that? Better putting the $1400 for the deck on a cheap model Cub Cadet.
 

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I have the blow-back plates on order for the deck .
I don't know which deck you have , but I got the blow back plates for my
54" MMM , they did'nt help at all , took them back the next day ... Good luck
with yours ...

Later,x595
 

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. . . I got the blow back plates for my
54" MMM , they did'nt help at all ...
What's a 'blow back plate'?

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What's a 'blow back plate'?Ralph
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Hi Ralph , :Welcome1:

They cost around $60.00 , there's two 3/16" thick plates that bolt under the front left and right lip of your deck facing in towards your blades a couple of inches and are supposed to stop the grass , dust , ect. from blowing up on
you and your Tractor ...

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Interesting! Learn something here every day . . . and I've been mowing with JD garden tractors for some 20+ years. ;)

Could have used a pair of those when mowing tonight . . . but dust was only a problem on the downwind turn and don't think the 'blowback plates' would have helped much.

Thanks for the info . . . and the warm welcome!

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I have that anti-blowout/leaf bagging kit on my 62C. It doesn't stop everything from blowing out but I think it helps. Just find ONE commercial mower with the high tech baffled decks that doesn't have any grass all over it.....find ONE!!!
 
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