Deck HOC system
One common element among John Deere golf mowing products, reel or rotary, is that adjustments are quick and easy. The 9009A and 7400A TerrainCut™ Mowers are no different. All HOC adjustments can be performed without tools with an innovative notch system, similar to what is included on the Quick-Adjust 5 and Quick-Adjust 7 reel cutting units.
To adjust the HOC on the 9009A and 7400A TerrainCut, pull the levers at each end of the front and rear rollers outward. With the levers pulled out, give a quick tug to disengage the teeth in the notches. This allows the rollers to rotate upward and downward freely and easily.
Inside HOC indicator
Outside HOC indicator
Locate the HOC indicator on the inside of the adjuster arm and line up the tabs or use the top edge of the adjuster arm to line up the height on the gauge located on the outside. Re-engage the notches by rotating the levers back inward to lock the HOC into place. No tools are needed to complete the adjustment.
The adjustments must be performed on both the front and rear roller, and both rollers have the same adjustment process. A HOC label is also located on the rear of the deck to serve as a guide for setting the height of cut.
The HOC is adjustable 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm), in 1/4-in. (0.64-cm) increments.
The HOC system has been redesigned from prior models to include a longer and stronger handle. Hardened notch material is used to improve durability and resistance to rust and debris.