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    Has anyone else readjusted their cutting height dial?

    The cutting height dial on my 1025r wasn't quite lined up correctly. I haven't mowed with it yet, but the lock position wasn't in the right place, and I had to visually check to make sure it was locked, which annoyed me. So I pried up the edges of the sticker (the thing with the markings on it) and discovered it wasn't stuck on very firmly, but something was holding it in place. I removed the dial (it just comes off...pull) and saw that there were two screws holding the "sticker" in place. I removed the screws, peeled off the sticker, readjusted it so that the lock icon was in the right place, and put the dial back back on.

    Now I'm happy.

    Anyone else do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    Anyone else do this?
    It's one of the first things I did. I didn't peel off the sticker but I did shift the plastic piece over so that the shaft would be more centered.
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    Nice Info. I saw a thread where a guy bent his 3pt lever a hair to center perfectly in the slot and than took a heat gun with the slot shroud clamped and straightened out the slot. On mine, the slot is wider in the middle so the height lock is always a problem. It's on the list.
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    I'll check mine but i think it's right on. Thanks for the hint.
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    I've done a different type of re-adjusting: ripped it completely off at least two times when it was bound up. Guess I don't know my own strength
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    Since the height markings on my 1026 don't refer to any particular "inch" cutting height, I just crank the knob all the way clockwise and when it stops it's in "Lock". All the way counter clockwise and it's "Install". I mow one click off "Lock" and it's still too short... Guess one could say I set mine by feel and not visually.

    When you get under the machine and see how the height knob setting mech works you soon find that "Lock" is just the last setting notch on the step cam...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Since the height markings on my 1026 don't refer to any particular "inch" cutting height, I just crank the knob all the way clockwise and when it stops it's in "Lock". All the way counter clockwise and it's "Install". I mow one click off "Lock" and it's still too short... Guess one could say I set mine by feel and not visually.

    When you get under the machine and see how the height knob setting mech works you soon find that "Lock" is just the last setting notch on the step cam...
    When it stops? Mine does not stop, in either direction, you can just keep turning it. The only sure way I can tell which step of the cam it is on is to get off the tractor and look under it at the step cam position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spferdil View Post
    When it stops? Mine does not stop, in either direction, you can just keep turning it. The only sure way I can tell which step of the cam it is on is to get off the tractor and look under it at the step cam position.
    Mine doesn't stop either...if the lift arms are all the way up, it will spin in circles. If you look at the mechanism, you will see that there is nothing preventing it from doing so.

    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Since the height markings on my 1026 don't refer to any particular "inch" cutting height, I just crank the knob all the way clockwise and when it stops it's in "Lock". All the way counter clockwise and it's "Install". I mow one click off "Lock" and it's still too short... Guess one could say I set mine by feel and not visually.

    When you get under the machine and see how the height knob setting mech works you soon find that "Lock" is just the last setting notch on the step cam...
    Lock is with the arm resting right up against the bottom of the step cam., and I wanted that last setting on the notch to correspond to the picture of the lock on the dial. If I spin it too far clockwise (or not enough counter clockwise) it lets it all the way down, which can get really ugly if you think it's locked up and act accordingly. Now when I put the notch on the lock icon, it's locked.

    Also, I plan to "calibrate" that dial when I put the deck on, and mark it with actual numbers. I know it doesn't matter, but I want numbers, dammit! I had an x758 and the deck height control was much better than this, and I miss that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Since the height markings on my 1026 don't refer to any particular "inch" cutting height, I just crank the knob all the way clockwise and when it stops it's in "Lock". All the way counter clockwise and it's "Install". I mow one click off "Lock" and it's still too short... Guess one could say I set mine by feel and not visually.

    When you get under the machine and see how the height knob setting mech works you soon find that "Lock" is just the last setting notch on the step cam...
    Y'all correct re "lock", mine spins too. GX knob is different and I guess I mixed 'em up. However, there is no actual "LOCK", just the highest step on the cam. I still say they need at least 1.5"+ more mowing height. Mine sucks topsoil out of the grass on highest setting on humps (not scalping) even at the highest setting. I don't have grass like in the slick brochures.
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    My dial spins like The Wheel of Fortune. I did not have to adjust it. Another one of those, "Lacks attention to detail." Deere could do better in this dept.
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