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    Default 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual step

    Did a search and it didn't pop out at me. I've leveled the deck on my 2135 a couple of times, just going around and around, back and forth. I'm guessing there is a factory-recommended procedure which says, "Start by measuring the XXX. Then adjust the R/L side to the same height, then move to the F/R and do the same." Anyone know how it's supposed to be done in the shortest time and least effort?

    And what's the "deck height measuring devices JD dealers sell" look like?

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    its in yer owner's manual.

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    Quote Originally Posted by rcbe View Post
    its in yer owner's manual.
    Yes, that's undoubtedly true; but I bought the HDS2135 used, no owner's manual. The decal is missing from under the seat, and the MTD archives website requires a serial number to download the manual. That's why I hoped someone might generously share a link.

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    Be on a level floor.

    Check tire pressure.

    Set deck to desired cutting height.

    Turn blades so they are facing the sides and measure. Adjust it so the are within 1/8''.

    Turn the blades so are facing the front and measure. Adjust if so the front it 1/8-1/4''.

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    Thanks to both. The gauge is definitely easier than a machinists telescoping snap gauge ;>P)

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    Inside calipers have a multitude of uses including this procedure
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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    Jack, on the Cub Cadet ot MTD web site if you just put in a bogus number for the serial number it will tell you it does not recognize the number and bring up a list of year ranges to choose from.

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    Default Re: 2000-Series mower deck leveling procedure - anyone got a link to the shop manual

    I don't know if this will help you out or not.

    2011 model years and newer Shop Manual
    2000 Series Lawn Tractor Shop Manual

    Not sure on the model years for the following two links.
    Series 2000 Lawn Tractors Time Schedule and Procedure Manual

    Series 2000 Tractors Mower Decks and Attachments Professional Shop Manual
    CCY Sc2400, Woods PHD35, Very Old 60" BB, Harbor Freight QH, EF115 Flail Mower, BX42s Chipper, County Line Carry-All, County Line (Tarter Gate) 48" Tiller, Homemade 60" Dethatcher

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