craftsman 17hp tractor not cutting right


Old 06-15-07, 03:57 AM
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craftsman 17hp tractor not cutting right

I have a craftsman 17hp tractor, in the last few weeks when I cut the grass the mower deck has been scalping the grass it does this quite often. I have the blade up on a high setting and it still does it, it seem even though the blade is set to cut high it cuts the grass short . The mowing deck seems to be very bouncy.
I will be buying the mower deck wheels to see if this helps. It is a 3 years old tractor.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-15-07, 08:26 PM
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Sounds a lot like you have a bent blade.
Old 06-20-07, 03:23 AM
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Sorry for not replying sooner but thanks for your help I was going to buy a new blade because the current blade looks shot. I'll try this first and see if it works.
Old 06-20-07, 07:16 AM
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Do you have the pressure in your tires on the specs shown in your owners' manual? Is the cutting deck level as measured on a paved surface? Check you manual for proper adjustment of deck level.

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