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Simplicity Regent -leveling deck...Help !
Hope someone has experience leveling decks on Simp Regent lawn tractors...I've been very busy trying to restore this 38" model..almost done---then get stumped on how to accomplish front to rear deck height...Tractor is 1438 model #1692354, and I have the owners manual...History: Bought it for scrap value, but promised PO I wouldn;t scrape it...As I had a couple of these yrs ago, and always loved them...especially the cut....This machine had a blown Vanguard eng...which I had a spare ...hence ---start restoration of a very neglected tractor...
Now, in final readiness...I'm stumped on how to get proper front to back height adjusted....Manual claims it is all done with one small eccentric cam nut on the rear lift bar....Just can't get enuf...in fact, the rear of deck is lower by 1"...at best adjust...Soooo, I finally decided to 'mess " with the front quick latch bracket...and wondered why it has several mount holes...but, only one [evidenced by paint] The very top holes]--was ever used since this machine was new --22yrs ago...
Struggling with rusted bolts, managed to unmount and reposition it one hole lower in front...[as front was always too high]...It helped...now have the rear only 1/2" higher...would like to go level...BUT...repositioning that latch mount, caused the entire lift height to become lower...Max height now is around only 3"... Does anyone have thoughts...? Also, what is purpose of that allum collar drum mounted on one side...?