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    L111 leaves uncut grass on right side of deck

    I've had a L111 mower for about 4 years. Towards the end of last summer, I noticed that uncut/uneven grass was being left from the right side of the mowing deck. I replaced the blades which didn't change anything. I bought a new belt from a John Deere dealer yesterday though when I installed it, it was too big and just falls off the pulleys. Before I go and get another belt, is there anything else that can be causing this problem?

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    If it is a thin steel deck I have seen where the deck itself is bent, thus yielding a crooked spindle, thus blade. I installed a long bar into the spindle and bent it back to true. You will have to look close as this is not any easy thing to just look at and see.
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    Welcome Tdever. Another thing that may be the problem is the deck height isn't properly adjusted. Deere has a handy plastic gauge for about $10 to help make that chore easier.

    http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/O...dex.html?tM=FR shows the gauge.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Matt is correct, the guage is the thing to have. Here is another link to it.

    http://www.shopgreendealer.com/johnd...linggauge.aspx
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    Randy:

    Thanks for finding a better link than I did.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    I had a similar problem with my L118 and it is the mounting supports on the deck. No matter how tight I get those bolts, the deck will never stay level, it will last for 1/2 of the yard. It is just part of the mowing chore now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    I had a similar problem with my L118 and it is the mounting supports on the deck. No matter how tight I get those bolts, the deck will never stay level, it will last for 1/2 of the yard. It is just part of the mowing chore now.
    You have to level your deck TWICE every time you mow?!?!?!
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