I've been excited for a week in buying a 445 with a 54" mower and dual stage snowblower. I bought this from a really nice older gentlemen who fixes up these tractors. THe deck looked really new, and is the kind that you drive over for attachment.
The problem is that I can only get it to go up so far. I've follow instructions to a "T", and raised the mower hydraulically, and then adjusted the mower level to "high".
When I do this it's still only 2.5" off the flat concrete ground. I'm burning wherever I mow! (only mowed a small area).
THEN.....I looked at the mower deck model number. It's a 54HC. (made in 2013)
I compared the setup to my neighbor's 425 and even the front bracket attachment is different.
I have a couple of questions:
1) Should this mower even BE under this 445?
2) What's the correct model number for a 54" mower for the 445?
Thanks a lot! I did some searching this afternoon, and didn't really come up with any answers.