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Suggest a fix for height adjuster issue

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ipbr21054, 7 May 2021.

  1. ipbr21054

    ipbr21054

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    Hi,
    Champion SP484 mower.

    The rear height adjuster is a lever which has a small nipple on it that locates onto holes on the side of the deck.

    Occasionally hitting a stone or bump etc pops out the nipple from the hole & mostly drops to the lowest setting.

    Can you advise a fix to keep this in its locating hole please.

    Once it pops out and to its lowest setting the deck is the scraping along the floor.

    See attached photos.
     

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    Very common I'm afraid, the adjuster is a thin piece of spring steel that just isn't strong enough to hold things in place.
    Can you reinforce it somehow, perhaps adding a strip of steel on the back to stiffen it up?
    I must confess I have removed the nipple on occasion and replaced it with a bolt, but of course it's not adjustable afterwards.
    John :)
     
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    Thought as much.
    So the lawns I cut I have the height adjusters on 2,3 & 4

    So it would makes sense to bolt down the rear adjuster on the number 4 height.

    By doing this can you explain what happens when rear adjuster is in 4 & the front are on 2
     
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    Ideally you set the adjusters the same, front and back - but if you have the back slightly higher then the grass will cut more easily if its on the long / rough side....the chances are, you won't notice things too much.
    John :)
     
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    That’s my job then.

    Thanks.
     
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