Thanks Sheldon, yes I have it working. I also moved the lift pivot from the second hole to the first. It seemed to make no difference that I cold find. I will know for sure if it is right when I next mow. Probably Thursday.Mikey, did you get it working correctly?
Yes, I am pretty sure it is the original deck. The tractor is a 1999 that I purchased from our county's school system with around 500 hours. It lived its life at one school before they retired their entire Gravely fleet in favor of Kubotas.Mikey, I can't remember, did you see the addendum I posted somewhere in here about the hydraulic lift requiring a different location of the lift eye on the mower deck? Did the deck you are using come with that tractor?
Yes, I found that same thread, but only after I posted to this thread. It was too late to delete this new post.Ok, I searched it up, and found where Ron and I answered your question in a thread you started about this very issue, the eye bolt location.
And for the record, if you read the old manuals, GRAVELY always intended the mower decks to float at the lift rod, so that hydraulic back pressure would not slow the response of the deck movement by having to move the rock shaft and cylinder.