On my 37" decks I ended up cutting out one of the cross bars in the decks nose bracket and then was able to raise deck higher. I'm not sure if the 42" deck had that same feature.Thanks! Mine is a 42" side discharge. the kawi engine seems to be running great, just need to figure out how to get the deck higher. Its at the highest mower setting now and the blades are only 2" high. The deck is level and everything too.