Ego staff, please watch this video. This explains my concern perfectly.

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This guy has an absolutely gorgeous lawn but the mower couldn't do it justice for me reason only.
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Legitimate question that would be great if there was any feedback on how to raise our decks any higher, whether through wheels or other means. 
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Thanks for bringing it back up, Paul.  I honestly think it was ignored all of last week.
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The mowing height settings range from 1.5 to 3.5 inches, so we were surprised to see that the maximum height in the video review appears to be 3 inches. We do not recommend altering the mower in order to raise the cutting height beyond its highest setting. We’d like to thank you for your input and the detailed explanations of your specific cutting challenges. We would, of course, like to satisfy everyone in every circumstance; we have also received feedback that 1.5 inches isn’t short enough! Your suggestions have been forwarded to our product development team for consideration.
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I'm surprised he said 3" also when the max height is 3.5" but in actuality, another .5" is needed for tall fescue.
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While I haven't measured the mower's cut height on a flat surface, do keep in mind that a yard is far from flat and 1/2" deviation from flat is probably reasonable; meaning if the cut height measures 3.5" on the mower, a ruler measuring grass height would be expected to see some variation above and below that amount depending where the measurement is taken.
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There it is.  The Man with the answer.  Thanks

Well, I think you're a man anyhow.  If not, I'm sooooooooo sorry.  lol.

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All man here, no worries!
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Just to contribute to this thread....

Cut height is subjective but it's also about what the grass "likes". Certain grass is perfectly fine being cut like a golf course which is what I think people are generally wanting (St. Augustine, for example). But other grass really needs to be cut no lower than 2" (fescue, rye).

Depending on the season and what's going on with the lawn, letting the grass grow higher is ideal. This is especially true when it's hot, because a thicker lawn will shade the soil and help to retain moisture. If you keep cutting it down to a golf course you're forced to use more water. In this day and age of droughts this isn't a good idea.

I usually keep mine at about 2.5 - 3" (fescue/rye/bluegrass) unless I'm overseeding, which is the only time I cut down to 2". Going any lower than that effectively scalps the lawn and kills the grass.

Allyn gave credit for the ease of lifting the mower so take that strong feedback. He's just saying that there's room to go just a bit higher, especially given Blue Angel's feedback above.
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All the engineers have to do is revise the screw down adjustment plate.  Add another notch and move the top and bottom ones a bit.  Problem solved.

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