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Modifying a finishing mower

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Hi. I have a 6ft Worksaver brand finishing mower. It works good but the highest cutting height is about 4", which is a little too low for the long prarie grass I have on my land.

I've determined that if I remove the wheel "legs", flip them upside down, and re-drill the mounting holes I can add 6" inches to the cutting height. Would this plan work? Or is there something about a 10" cutting height that I'm not taking into consideration?

Has anyone else modified their finishing mower to cut higher?

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Never modified one, when I cut rough areas I set mine all the way up about 6" maybe 7", I don't hit as much stuff that way can go right over to of a brick, small rocks, 4x4s, The higher you go the poorer the quality of cut I notice.
When I cut the rough areas, horse pastures, the 1st cut when the grass is 12" 16" tall is not a good cut, alot of it gets folded over but if you go back and cut again in a day or two you get a much better cut. I found that if I cut every week or 2 weeks it's not too bad and if you can lower the deck a bit after you see where all the obstacles are even better.
Picture of what I use.


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The one thing that you are doing right is to use the inverted caster wheel assemblies to raise the ride height of the deck. What you don't want to do is to mow with the deck suspended by the three point - in other words you want the wheels to support the deck. JN

Defiantly I agree 100% as you can see from the picture my deck runs on wheels at the back but is suspended from the tractor at the front.

4 caster wheels on the deck make it full floating, follows the terrain much better.

Mine when you go over ups and downs either scalps or cuts way to hi.


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