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    62" mowing cutting deck question -

    With my JD x728 I have a 62" mowing cutting deck.

    My deck may be too wide for my cutting area? ( I'm getting scalping in some areas )
    The land is somewhat rolling. My situation is mostly cutting residential grass around 3 1/2" - 4" tall.
    with some wild weeds, sticks and such at the front of the woods towards the back property.


    Should I consider getting a smaller width deck?
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    First things first - have you leveled the deck properly?
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    I had the 62 inch deck on my 2004 x495 diesel tractor and did not have any issues with it on my 2.3 acres of rather hilly property at a prior home. Be sure to adjust the deck per the manual and be sure that the deck does not constantly ride on the anti scalp wheels as it should hang from the tractor and have the wheels at least 0.25 to 0.5 inches off a level surface.

    Attached are the deck adjustments from the TM2024 and th deck manual OMM 146676

    deck adjustments - from TM2024.pdf

    OMM 146676 62C manual.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    First things first - have you leveled the deck properly?

    I thought I had leveled the deck.
    I do not have the plastic gauge that should have came with the mower ( I'm second owner )

    I did have on flat cement surface, using my tape measure to adjust the wheels into the closest hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1deere View Post
    I thought I had leveled the deck.
    I do not have the plastic gauge that should have came with the mower ( I'm second owner )

    I did have on flat cement surface, using my tape measure to adjust the wheels into the closest hole.
    You adjust the deck via the linkages, not the wheels. I use to use a block of wood before I bought the tool JD sells, it's NOT the one that comes in fender tool box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckv View Post
    I had the 62 inch deck on my 2004 x495 diesel tractor and did not have any issues with it on my 2.3 acres of rather hilly property at a prior home. Be sure to adjust the deck per the manual and be sure that the deck does not constantly ride on the anti scalp wheels as it should hang from the tractor and have the wheels at least 0.25 to 0.5 inches off a level surface.

    Attached are the deck adjustments from the TM2024 and th deck manual OMM 146676

    deck adjustments - from TM2024.pdf

    OMM 146676 62C manual.pdf

    Chuck
    I am not sure about the wheels not touching - to be above.

    I will check to see these links that you provided -

    Thanks Chuck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    You adjust the deck via the linkages, not the wheels. I use to use a block of wood before I bought the tool JD sells, it's NOT the one that comes in fender tool box.

    so I probably did it wrong then...

    I will have to take a look at the linkages then -

    Im hopeful to get time later this week.
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    I would invest in one of the JD deck level gauge tools, AM130907. They are second to none when it comes to adjusting a deck properly. I bought one at the end of last year and I can't believe I went this long without one.

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    I've got two 2x4's (6-10" long) and two pieces of 1/4" plywood...painted JD yellow! Check tire pressure FIRST and adjust if nec. Lower deck against depth stock and slide 2x AND 1/4" plywood under side of deck with non-adjustable link. Adjust depth stop so wood is just touching. Check/adjust adjustable link so deck just touches wood. Re-check fixed link as moving adjustable link will also move fixed side! Once side to side is set, slip ONLY 2x's under front of deck. Adjust mule drive so front od deck is just touching wood...front of deck is now 1/4" lower.

    I've been using this procedure for 35+ years and no complaints about my lawn...well, the cutting of it anyhow! Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by WH401 View Post
    I would invest in one of the JD deck level gauge tools, AM130907. They are second to none when it comes to adjusting a deck properly. I bought one at the end of last year and I can't believe I went this long without one.

    Rick

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    When you place a certain amount of an order with Green Farm Parts you have the option for them sending you one for free.

    They really do work well.
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