New to the forum here. I have had 3 JD lawn tractors over the years and have purchased my first Ztrak (960M 60in). I did not realize I had the luxury with the previous mowers where I could float the deck on the fly using a lever or pedal over roots, buried rocks, gravel paths, etc. With these types of mowers it was relatively easy to do and a life saver for the deck and components. On my new Ztrak however, it takes a bit more effort. I'm no little guy and I have a hard time raising my leg between the pedal and the steering/speed arms while in motion to depress the deck pedal. I pretty much have to stop, swing the right arm out, raise my leg to engage the pedal, then bring the arm back in to continue. It is still a sight squeeze to disengage the pedal and I pretty much have to repeat the procedure over again to set the deck back down. I have not found any adjustments yet, other than to adjust the deck tension spring, but wanted to know if anyone may have any tips or have run into this.