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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 28

26 hp, 46" tractor
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ADjUSTMeNTS
WArNINg
Shut the engine off, remove the ignition key and engage the parking
brake before making adjustments. Protect your hands by using heavy
gloves when handling the blades.
NOTE: Check the tractor's tire pressure before performing any deck
leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 24 for information regard-
ing tire pressure.
leveling the Deck (front To rear)
The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that can
be adjusted to level the deck from front to rear. The front of the deck
should be between 1⁄4-inch and 3⁄8-inch lower than the rear of the
deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
Park the tractor parked on a firm, level surface and place the deck
lift lever in the middle position.
2.
Rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute cover so that it is
parallel with the tractor.
3.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground
and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The first measurement
taken should be between 1⁄4" and 3⁄8" less than the second
measurement.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper adjustment
and proceed, if necessary.
1.
To
the front of the deck, tighten (thread inward) the lock nut
raise
against the front hanger bracket. See Figure 26.
2.
To
the front of the deck, loosen (thread outward) the lock
lower
nut, away from the front hanger bracket.
See Figure 26.
leveling the Deck (Side to Side)
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side
adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary as follows:
1.
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the deck lift
lever in the middle position and rotate both blades so that they are
perpendicular with the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade tip to the
ground and the distance from the outside of the right blade tip to
the ground. Both measurements taken should be equal. If they're
not, proceed to the next step.
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Figure 26

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