Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers2
How to Level the Mower Deck on a Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor
Did you know if your lawn’s cut looks uneven, it could be due to your mower deck not being level?
There are two types of leveling Side-to side leveling and front-to back leveling, I am going to tell you how to do both kinds!
What you will need:
- Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor
- Measuring Tape
With mower installed place your tractor on a smooth level surface such as a concrete floor.
Turn the wheels of your mower so they are facing straight forward.
Place the mower in mid cut position.
Arrange the outside mower blades so that they are pointing side-to-side.
Measure the distance between the outside tips of each blade and the ground.
- If there is more than 1/8” (3mm) difference between the measurements on each side, continue reading.
- If the difference is 1/8” (3mm) or less, please skip down to Front-To-Back Leveling.
Loosen the outside nut
Turn the eccentric nut to raise or lower the left hand side of the mower.
Once the mower is level hold the eccentric nut while tightening the outside nut.
NOTE: When using a turbo collection system, raise the discharge side of the mower approximately ¼”(6mm) to compensate for turbo assembly weight. Check the level of the cut grass and adjust the ¼” (6mm) measurement as necessary for a smooth, even cut.
Arrange the blades so the face front-to-back.
Measure the distance from the ground to the front tip of the center blade, and from the ground to the rear tips of left hand and right hand blades.
The front tip of the center blade should be ¼” (6mm) higher than the rear tips of left hand and right hand blades, if they are not, please continue on with the next steps.
- To raise the front of the mower deck, loosen the front nut and turn the rear nut against the bracket.
- To lower the front of the mower deck, loosen the rear nut and the bracket will move backwards to lengthen the rod.
Re-Check the blade measurement.
Tighten the front nut against the bracket to secure.
Leveling your mower deck is a good way to improve the quality of the cut your lawn will get, it takes a little effort, but the result is well worth it!
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