Been surfing this site for a while for info and thanks to all the learning I have gathered from the great folks on this forum I finally pulled the trigger on a used 2016 1025R with 52 hours; standard vanilla machine with 54 auto connect and FEL
One concern for me when I bought it was that the height adjustment won’t go into the lock position but thought not a big deal due to the fact I have read this can be adjusted. I went through dieselshadow’s adjustment instructions yesterday. It won’t go into lock due to the mid mount rockshaft hitting the cam adjuster so I assumed the gap was not set correctly. Beginning gap with the deck off was about 1/8” so just thought I would have to widen the gap to account for the weight of the mower when installed. Did what the instructions say loosening the three bolts and rotated the mid mount rockshaft forward to increase the gap, could only get a slight gap increase due to the fact the end of the linkage is hitting in the bend on the backside of the adjusting strap and will not allow it rotate any further forward when the strap is pushed all the way forward in the slot and tightened; therefore I only got about 3/16” gap and when reinstalling the deck it still will not go into lock position.
Two solutions I see; carefully grind he end of the linkage to allow a bit more travel before bottoming out in the bend on the adjusting strap OR and here is the question; if I cheat and not push the adjusting strap all the way forward when tightening (which will give be a bit more adjustment on the gap due to the bend being a little more aft); what will that affect?
Appreciate any and all input!