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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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Thanks for the replies. I have leveled the deck before but I was adjusting the side to side adjustment with the outer blades and I was adusting the front with the center blade turned tworad the front. I see now that was not correct. I have the JD leveling guage that is much better than the one that is in the knob. I am going to shoot the works to it this weekend because I fertilized and then we got about 3 inches of rain in 3 days. My grass is really getting green and thick. It's time to put the X540 to work:thanku:
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