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RE: (ET) Mower deck -- cut quality
- Subject: RE: (ET) Mower deck -- cut quality
- From: D Howell <dervatl yahoo com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:02:46 -0700 (PDT)
- Delivery-date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:03:23 -0400
- Envelope-to: elec-trak-outgoing cosmos phy tufts edu
- In-reply-to: <512629BDE4EAD311BBD1009027A8F22D13A0B274@na1fcm11.dearborn.ford.com>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
On the front rollers, I checked to make sure they have
the same number of spacers between them (currently 2)
and the deck.
I suppose I should move the tapered rollers to the
outside. Do you think the dull blade (on the front
motor) would cause the cut to be unlevel?
--- "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com> wrote:
> Did you level the rollers in back and the casters in
> BTW, the 'tapered' rollers, if they exist get the
> lower diameter toward the outside to prevent
> getting a 'divot' when turning sharp.
> Larry Elie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D Howell [mailto:dervatl yahoo com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:36 PM
> To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
> Subject: (ET) Mower deck -- cut quality
> I'm not very pleased with the quality of cut my deck
> is producing. I bought my I-5 a couple months ago
> have restored the tractor. (Hopefully pics will be
> place on the Elec-Trak page soon --- I've sent them
> in). The deck, I haven't done anything to yet.
> I've read the post about bent motor shafts and
> causing bad cuts. I've checked the blades on all
> three motors. There are slight differences (when
> rotate them 180 degrees and measure distance to
> but less than 1/4 inch. The middle motor gets
> than the other two. It's also the one with the
> sharp blade. Maybe that's the cause of the
> heat. It's also the motor that seems to leave the
> grass the highest after the cut. Is it possible
> the deck might be warped too? The rear rollers are
> wooden. A couple of them are larger on one end than
> the other (shaped like a Christmas tree). I put
> in the middle, which would minimize their effect.
> The cut job is just not level across it. Any ideas?
> Darryl Howell
> Smyrna GA