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TC Depth stops

Postby Randy Tuura » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:30 pm

I've seen these discussed here before but I finally tried it.
I wanted to be able to mow at two different heights easily without having to get down off the tractor.
The lower height setting seems unnecessary but for some reason I just don't like the idea of bottoming out the touch control.


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Taller height setting

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Regular height setting



First I adjusted the lifting chains so the mower would not lift too high and touch the rear wheels. It's a shuddering experience when backing!
Then I set the mower down on two blocks of equal height which set the wheels 3" off the concrete floor. That's where I set the first "stair gauge". I carefully balanced the chains so they would lift equally.
Then I set the mower down and with the control took up most of the slack in the chain and put the other stair gauge there. Maybe it's just me but I don't like bottoming out hydraulic systems.
The touch control lever easily clears the top of the gauges when I want them to move.
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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:37 pm

Randy, If you ever want to repair your OEM stops, Barnyard did a "how to" on it. Those look like they work fine though.

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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby Randy Tuura » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:48 pm

On the oem stops, I thought I'd just unbolt the guide, take it to the machine shop where I work and extract the broken screws. I'll look at the "How To" - I like Barnyard's work.
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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:53 pm

LOWE'S has the correct size thumb screws in their specialty hardware section.

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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby Randy Tuura » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Does anybody know just what size that is?
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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:10 pm

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Re: TC Depth stops

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:08 am

Randy Tuura wrote:Does anybody know just what size that is?
About 2 bucks each, stainless steel.
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