Riding Lawn Mower tire Pressure

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Old 05-23-20, 01:29 PM
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Riding Lawn Mower tire Pressure

I just repaired a leaky tire on my riding lawn mower (Cub Cadet LT46) and put the pressure at just under the recommended Max, 10 PSI. I noticed yesterday, that it still mowed the grass at a bit of a slant. I then checked the tire on the opposite side this morning, (I check the tire pressure when it's cool in the garage) and found it at 28 PSI. I now wonder at the issue. Should I figure that this tire was inflated at a lower altitude (I'm in Missouri) and lower it to the recommended Max or put both somewhere in the middle?

My gut says put both at 10, but wanted a few experts input.
 

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05-23-20, 02:49 PM
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Lower altitude is not going to triple the pressure, someone screwed up. Set them at 10 psi and mow on.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 02:19 PM
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and put the pressure at just under the recommended Max, 10 PSI
And why would you inflate to anything other than the recommended pressure?
 
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Lower altitude is not going to triple the pressure, someone screwed up. Set them at 10 psi and mow on.
 
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10 in the rears, 15 in the fronts.
 
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The cause and effect

Thought I'd drop by and share what I found.
First, I checked and made sure that both rear wheels were at 10 psi exactly. Then I checked the level of the blades in the deck and yes, it was not level. Then I spent way too long trying to find the 'locking nut' which controlled the level. (See picture, I post this for anyone with a similar problem. The instructions on the net all say to work with the 'bracket and locking nuts' but don't tell you where to find them. Yeah, I'm a noob.)

What has happened is really me. Every time I'm done mowing, I take the time to put the mower up on a set of ramps (https://www.instructables.com/id/Car...Section-Ramps/) and clean out the blade area. Apparently, what I had done was push UP on the deck on one side not realizing that the post did NOT come back down again. Oddly, it stuck in that position. A couple of taps with a hammer and it came back down again. I did loosen and lock the bolts again, just to make sure.
 
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