I searched through the various forums and did not find an answer to my problem. I recently bought a late 90's 2182 with a 48 inch (3 blade) deck installed. My problem is that the height adjustment lever is difficult to move and has no effect on the height of the deck. It has had this problem since I bought it. I took the deck off to lube and check bearings and put it back on. It looks like the lever should move the deck, but it does not. In order to raise the deck, I have to lift it by hand and put a chain, with hooks on both ends, over the floor pan to both sides of the deck. The lever only goes through 3-6 on the height scale and the disengage button on the lever is very difficult to push in and release from the indexer. My research did not show the 48 inch deck as an option on this mower. Could it be that it is just not made for this tractor? The adjuster mechanism looks like it should just raise and lower the deck, with the actual height of mowing set by wheel height. When trailering, it would be nice to just lift with the lever instead of fighting to get it chained up to clear the ramps. I would appreciate any ideas, thanks!