I'm new here, so forgive me while I familiarize myself with the site and topics.
I recently purchased a used riding mower from a neighbor, a retired Cadallac mechanic who now reconditions tractors and sells them on his curb. The tractor that I purchased is a Craftsman, 46" cut, Kohler Pro, 22 V-Twin. This doesn't mean much to me, but it's in much better shape than my previous 20+ year old hand-me-down, and it runs like a charm.
My issue is with the mowing deck. There are three blades turning under there, but the result is shotty at best. I've included a few attempts at capturing the unleveled cut, but it's difficult to tell from the pictures. What it looks like in person is that the outer edges of the deck are cut, but the middle (between the wheels) stands ~1/2" taller, making the lawn look like -^--^--^--^- afterwards instead of -------.
I've found myself having to go over sections multiple times, resulting in wasted time and gas ($$). If anyone can help me resolve this, I could finally have a mower I'm proud to use on my work-in-progess lawn.
Thanks in advance.