Adjustable height issues, possible part fix/replacement...

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So this is a discussion in a few threads and I also posted this in my mower review area.  3 is too long to maintain healthy bermuda here in south carolina, and 2 is too short right now in the heat.  The thing is with this grass, the lower you can cut it and maintain a green, the thicker and healthier it grows.  If you mow it tall, it thins out, starts reaching for light, and has issues.

The problem is just a lack of settings on this mower, so I see a possible few "modifications" I can do, but obviously will not discuss the dremmel work as that would void the warranty and that would never be something we would never do....

But I see a need for a new height insert.  I haven't torn the mower apart, but it seems like the metal bracket that hold the bar/spring may be field replaceable.  I feel possibly a nut spinning on the inside, but that's something to research later.

So what I'm asking for (and would be very willing to test or might end up making myself) is a "southern lawn" insert.  It should focus on the lower section of the settings, use a thicker metal plate, which in turn would allow you to only have 3-4mm of of needed metal to hold the adjuster lever in place.  Right now there is 6.5-10mm.  Additionally with a slight flattening of the rounded bar, you could secure a bit more clearance.

In short, you could easily get another 2-3 settings, possibly double what exist today, with the right design.

Difference between 2 and 3, I need a 2.5ish.

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Hypothetically speaking, if one were to mow a lawn like mine with the modification I posted above, they would be very pleased with the result.

Not only would the orange overload indicator not go off a single time, but the entire yard could be mowed on a single charge for the first time ever, and with no shut-offs the entire time. They would also find that there is much better mulching performance and significantly less grass buildup.

Basically, in addition to cutting a southern lawn at the perfect height, this modification also makes the mower perform much better all around—hypothetically speaking, of course.
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Would be easy to fabricate an insert to use in the lift assembly. I have no issues with the heights but if I did that is the direction I would go. I would not mess with the mounting of the blade IMHO. I like my feet!