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Deck leveling question.

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I was reading through my manual the other night and it seems that I have been leveling my deck incorrectly. I have a 54C deck on an X540. I have the JD leveling guage. I was measuring the blade tips with the side blades out to the side on both sides to get my left and right leveling done. Then I would turn my center blade to where it pointed straight out to the front and measure the blade tip on it to get the front measurement 1/8 to 1/4 inch lower than the rear. From looking at the manual it seems like you don't measure the center blade at all. It looks like you turn both side blades to where the point to the front and measure off them to adjust the front level. Can someone please tell me the proper way to do this? I need to pull the deck and shapen, grease, and clean the underside of the deck and I want to make sure and to get it leveled properly. Thanks in advane for any replies.
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First find a level spot that can be harder then some think...
Doesn't have to be level. Only has to be flat.

Makes sense that you would compare the side and front measurement on the same blade as there can be a slight variance between blades.
I was having to readjust my deck and then I realized that I was knocking it out of adjustment by stepping on one side of the deck, stretching the hangers.
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