Land Pride RCP3060 User's Manual

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Parallel Arm Rotary Cutter
RCP2660, RCPM2660, RCP3060 and RCPM3060
22000
316-111M
Operator’s Manual
!
Read the Operator’s manual entirely. When
you see this symbol, the subsequent
instructions and warnings are serious - follow
without exception. Your life and the lives of
others depend on it!
© Copyright 2008 Printed
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Hydraulic hoses and fittings (not shown)
are included with Parallel Arm Cutter.
Cover photo may show optional equipment
not supplied with standard unit.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . .1
Section 3: Operating Procedures . . . . . .27
Safety at All Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operating Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cutting Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Breakaway Operating Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cylinder Shear Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
General Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Section 1: Assembly & Set-up . . . . . . . . .12
Tractor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Wheel Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Hydraulic Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PTO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Protective Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dealer Preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3-Point Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PTO Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Flow Control Valve Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tractors Rated at 15 GPM and Under . . . . . . . 16
Tractors Rated at 16 GPM and Above . . . . . . 16
Fill Hydraulic Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hydraulic Hose Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Solenoid Controlled Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tractor Controlled Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Breakaway Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Electrical Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operational Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Transport Safety Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Momentary Push Button Switches . . . . . . . . . . 21
Float Switch Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Tractor Console Control Levers . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Pump & Motor Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Gauge Wheel Model Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Section 4: Optional Equipment . . . . . . . .31
Hydraulic Control Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Operator Protective Shield Option . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Section 5: Hydraulic Plumbing . . . . . . . .32
Hydraulic Plumbing Without Solenoid . . . . . . . . . 32
Hydraulic Plumbing With Solenoid . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Wiring Schematic (Without Float Switch) . . . . . 33
Wiring Schematic (With Float Switch) . . . . . . . 34
Pump & Motor Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Breakaway Cylinder Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pressure Shut Down Valve Operation . . . . . . . 36
Section 6: Maintenance & Lubrication . .37
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cutter Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Skid Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Solenoid Valve Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tractor Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cutter Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lubrication Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Parallel Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Deck Pivot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Driveline Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
PTO U-joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Gauge Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Ratchet Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Motor Spindle Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hydraulic Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Speed Increaser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Section 7: Specifications & Capacities . .43
Section 2: Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Section 8: Features & Benefits . . . . . . . .45
Hydraulic Flow Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cutter Flow Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tractor Flow Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Deck Level Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cutter Without Gauge Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cutter With Gauge Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Section 9: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . .46
Section 10: Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Torque Values Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Land Pride provides this publication “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, Land
Pride assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Land Pride reserves
the right to revise and improve its products as it sees fit. This publication describes the state of this product at the time of its publication, and may not reflect the product in the future.
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Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Safety at All Times
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol
Thoroughly read and understand
the instructions given in this
manual before operation. Refer to
the “Safety Label” section, read
all instructions noted on them.
Do not allow anyone to operate
this equipment who has not fully
read and comprehended this
manual and who has not been
properly trained in the safe
operation of the equipment.
The SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL indicates there is a
potential hazard to personal safety involved and extra
safety precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol, be alert and carefully read the message that
follows it. In addition to design and configuration of
equipment, hazard control and accident prevention
are dependent upon the awareness, concern,
prudence and proper training of personnel involved in
the operation, transport, maintenance and storage of
equipment.
▲ Operator should be familiar with
all functions of the unit.
▲ Operate implement from the
driver’s seat only.
▲ Make sure all guards and shields
are in place and secured before
operating implement.
▲ Do not leave tractor or implement
unattended with engine running.
▲ Dismounting from a moving
tractor could cause serious injury
or death.
▲ Do not allow anyone to stand
between the tractor and
implement while backing up to the
implement.
▲ Keep hands, feet, and clothing
away from power-driven parts.
▲ Wear snug fitting clothing to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
▲ Watch out for wires, trees, etc.,
when raising implement. Make
sure all persons are clear of
working area.
▲ Turning tractor too tight may
cause implement to ride up on
wheels. This could result in injury
or equipment damage.
▲ Do not carry passengers on
implement at any time.
!
Be Aware of
Signal Words
A Signal word designates a degree or
level of hazard seriousness. The
signal words are:
! DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury. This
signal word is limited to the most
extreme situations, typically for
machine components that, for
functional purposes, cannot be
guarded.
! WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury, and
includes hazards that are exposed
when guards are removed. It may also
be used to alert against unsafe
practices.
! CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury. It
may also be used to alert against
unsafe practices.
For Your Protection
Shutdown and Storage
▲ Thoroughly read and understand
the “Safety Label” section, read all
instructions noted on them.
▲ Lower machine to ground, put
tractor in park, turn off engine, and
remove the key.
▲ Detach and store implements in a
area where children normally do
not play. Secure implement by
using blocks and supports.
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Use Safety
Lights and Devices
Transport
Machinery Safely
▲ Slow moving tractors, selfpropelled equipment, and towed
implements can create a hazard
when driven on public roads. They
are difficult to see, especially at
night.
▲ Flashing warning lights and turn
signals are recommended
whenever driving on public roads.
▲ Comply with state and local laws.
▲ Maximum transport speed for
implement is 20 mph. DO NOT
EXCEED. Never travel at a speed
which does not allow adequate
control of steering and stopping.
Some rough terrain require a
slower speed.
▲ Sudden braking can cause a
towed load to swerve and upset.
Reduce speed if towed load is not
equipped with brakes.
Use A Safety Chain
Practice Safe Maintenance
▲ A safety chain will help control
drawn machinery should it
separate from the tractor
drawbar.
▲ Use a chain with the strength
rating equal to or greater than
the gross weight of the towed
machinery.
▲ Attach the chain to the tractor
drawbar support or other
specified anchor location. Allow
only enough slack in the chain to
permit turning.
▲ Do not use safety chain for
towing.
▲ Understand procedure before
doing work. Use proper tools and
equipment, refer to Operator’s
Manual for additional information.
▲ Work in a clean dry area.
▲ Lower the implement to the
ground, put tractor in park, turn off
engine, and remove key before
performing maintenance.
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▲ Use the following maximum
speed - tow load weight ratios as
a guideline:
20 mph when weight is less
than or equal to the weight of
tractor.
10 mph when weight is double
the weight of tractor.
IMPORTANT: Do not tow a load that
is more than double the weight of
tractor.
▲ Allow implement to cool
completely.
▲ Do not grease or oil implement
while it is in operation.
▲ Inspect all parts. Make sure parts
are in good condition & installed
properly.
▲ Remove buildup of grease, oil or
debris.
▲ Remove all tools and unused
parts from implement before
operation.
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These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Avoid High
Pressure Fluids Hazard
Prepare for Emergencies
▲ Be prepared if a fire starts.
▲ Keep a first aid kit and fire
extinguisher handy.
▲ Keep emergency numbers for
doctor, ambulance, hospital and
fire department near phone.
▲ Escaping fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin causing serious
injury.
▲ Avoid the hazard by relieving
pressure before disconnecting
hydraulic lines or performing work
on the system.
▲ Make sure all hydraulic fluid
connections are tight and all
hydraulic hoses and lines are in
good condition before applying
pressure to the system.
▲ Use a piece of paper or
cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to
check for suspected leaks.
▲ Wear protective gloves and safety
glasses or goggles when working
with hydraulic systems.
▲ If an accident occurs, see a
doctor immediately. Any fluid
injected into the skin must be
treated within a few hours or
gangrene may result.
911
Wear
Protective Equipment
Keep Riders
Off Machinery
▲ Riders obstruct the operator’s
view, they could be struck by
foreign objects or thrown from the
machine.
▲ Never allow children to operate
equipment.
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▲ Protective clothing and equipment
should be worn.
▲ Wear clothing and equipment
appropriate for the job. Avoid
loose fitting clothing.
▲ Prolonged exposure to loud noise
can cause hearing impairment or
hearing loss. Wear suitable
hearing protection such as
earmuffs or earplugs.
▲ Operating equipment safely
requires the full attention of the
operator. Avoid wearing radio
headphones while operating
machinery.
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Safety Labels
1. Your Rotary Cutter comes equipped with all safety labels in
place. They were designed to help you safely operate your
implement. Read and follow their directions.
2. Keep all safety labels clean and legible.
3. Replace all damaged or missing labels. To order new labels
go to your Land Pride dealer.
4. Some new equipment installed during repair requires safety
labels to be affixed to the replaced component as specified
by Land Pride. When ordering new components make sure
the correct safety labels are included in the request. To
order new labels go to your Land Pride dealer.
5. Refer to this section for proper label placement.
To install new labels:
a. Clean the area the label is to be placed.
b. Spray soapy water on the surface where the label is to
be placed.
c. Peel backing from label. Press firmly onto the surface.
d. Squeeze out air bubbles with the edge of a credit card.
818-045C
Warning - Pinch Point Hazard
2-Places
22057
838-368C
Warning - Pinch Point Hazard
22058
818-142C
Danger - Rotating Driveline Hazard
26694
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818-229C
12319
Amber Reflector
818-230C
Red Reflector
12320
818-230C
Red Reflector (2 places)
22007
818-564C
22007
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Danger - Keep Away
Rotating Blade Hazard
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22006
818-830C
Warning/Danger/Notice - Combination Safety Decal
818-564C
22007
Danger - Keep Away
Rotating Blade Hazard
818-555C
22006
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Important Safety Information
818-339C
Warning - High Pressure
Fluid Hazard
22007
818-556C
22006
Danger - Thrown Object
Hazard (3-Places)
818-391C
22055
Warning - Tractor Roll
Over Hazard
818-390C
22055
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Important Safety Information
22055
818-554C
Caution - General Safety Information
818-831C
22055
Warning - High Pressure Fluid Hazard
818-003C
13568
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Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem
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818-403C
12324
(Used only on RCP2660 & RCP3060 Series)
Caution - Operate only with 540 rpm PTO
818-484C
12324
13568
(Used only on RCPM2660 & RCPM3060 Series)
Important - Operate only with 1000 rpm PTO
818-388C
Important - Valve must be open
848-369C
Caution: Avoid Injury or Machine Damage
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Introduction
Introduction
Land Pride welcomes you to the growing family of new
product owners.
This Rotary Cutter has been designed with care and built
by skilled workers using quality materials. Proper
assembly, maintenance and safe operating practices will
help you get years of satisfactory use from the machine.
Application
The Hydraulic Parallel Arm Rotary Cutters are designed
and built by Land Pride to provide excellent cutting
performance on ditch banks and other sloping areas
adjacent to right-of-ways, lakes, ponds and streams.
They are designed to work equally as well in and around
areas of restricted access such as over or under fences,
guardrails, low overhanging branches, tree limbs and
hedges. These units perform extremely well in tall grass
cutting applications and will easily cut through standing
brush up to two inches in diameter. An optional cutter
head equipped with two forward and one rear gauge
wheel is also available for customers who want to
maintain a constant cutting height with minimal control
lever manipulation.
The RCP2660 and RCPM2660 cutters are adapted for
Category 2 or 3 three-point hitch mounting on 75 hp. to
150 hp. tractors weighing 8,000 lbs. or more.
The RCP3060 and RCPM3060 cutters are adapted for
Category 2 or 3 three-point hitch mounting on 95 hp. to
175 hp. tractors weighing 12,000 lbs. or more.
The Hydraulic drive requires 540 rpm input PTO speed
for RCP2660 & RCP3060 models and 1000 rpm for
RCPM2660 & RCPM3060 models. Depending upon
hydraulic configuration, two or four duplex hydraulic
outlets are required on the tractor to operate the cutter’s
parallel arms and deck angle.
Terminology
“Right” or “Left” as used in this manual is determined by
facing the direction the machine will operate while in use
unless otherwise stated.
Definitions
NOTE: A special point of information that the
operator must be aware of before continuing.
IMPORTANT: A special point of information related
to its preceding topic. Land Pride’s intention is that
this information should be read and noted before
continuing.
Owner Assistance
The Warranty Registration card should be filled out by
the dealer at the time of purchase. This information is
necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
If customer service or repair parts are required contact a
Land Pride dealer. A dealer has trained personnel, repair
parts and equipment needed to service the cutter.
The parts on your cutter have been specially designed
and should only be replaced with genuine Land Pride
parts. Therefore, should your cutter require replacement
parts go to your Land Pride Dealer.
Serial Number Plate
For prompt service always use the serial number and
model number when ordering parts from your Land Pride
dealer. Be sure to include your serial and model numbers
in correspondence also. Refer to Figure 1: for the
location of your serial number plate.
See “Section 7: Specifications & Capacities” on page
43 and “Section 8: Features & Benefits” on page 45 for
additional information and performance enhancing
options.
Using This Manual
• This Operator’s Manual is designed to help familiarize
•
•
you with safety, assembly, operation, adjustments,
troubleshooting, and maintenance. Read this manual
and follow the recommendations to help ensure safe
and efficient operation.
The information contained within this manual was
current at the time of printing. Some parts may change
slightly to assure you of the best performance.
To order a new Operator’s or Parts Manual contact your
authorized dealer. Manuals can also be downloaded,
free-of-charge from our website at www.landpride.com.
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Further Assistance
Your dealer wants you to be satisfied with your new
cutter. If for any reason you do not understand any part of
this manual or are not satisfied with the service received,
the following actions are suggested:
1. Discuss the matter with your dealership service
manager making sure he is aware of any problems
you may have and that he has had the opportunity to
assist you.
2. If you are still not satisfied, seek out the owner or
general manager of the dealership, explain the
problem and request assistance.
3. For further assistance write to:
Land Pride Service Department
1525 East North Street
P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Ks. 67402-5060
E-mail address
lpservicedept@landpride.com
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Tractor Requirements
Horsepower
Tractor horsepower must be capable of controlling the
Parallel Arm Rotary Cutter under all operating
conditions. Smaller tractors must not be used.
RCP2660 & RCPM2660
Horsepower Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75-150 HP
RCP3060 & RCPM3060
Horsepower Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95-175 HP
Weight
Tractor weight must be sufficient to control the Parallel
Arm Rotary Cutter under all operating conditions.
Tractors not meeting the absolute minimum weight listed
below must not be used.
The deck motor may interfere with the right rear tractor
tire when deck is folded for transporting. This is
especially true if the outside face of the tire is more than
47" away from the tractor center. Tractors equipped with
dual wheels may need the outside right rear wheel
removed.
The RCP(M)3060 cutter requires a dual wheel on the left
hand side or wheel weights equal to the weight of a dual
wheel.
TRACTOR CAB OR
ROLL OVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE
OPERATOR
PROTECTIVE
SHIELD
A right hand overturning torque load is present on the
tractor when parallel arms are fully extended. Tractors
will need auxiliary counterbalance weights added if the
tractor’s total weight is less than the basic minimum
weight listed below.
RCP2660 & RCPM2660
Tractor absolute minimum weight . . . . . . . . 8,000 lbs.
Tractor basic minimum weight. . . . . . . . . . 8,500 lbs.
RCP3060 & RCPM3060
Tractor absolute minimum weight . . . . . . . 12,000 lbs.
Tractor basic minimum weight. . . . . . . . . 13,500 lbs.
It is best to add auxiliary weights to the left rear tractor
wheel. In addition, up to eight 100 lb. suitcase type
weights can be added to the weight bracket on the
hydraulic reservoir. However, adding weights to the
reservoir can lighten the tractor’s front end.
IMPORTANT: Front tractor weights and/or ballast to
tires may be required to offset weight of cutter and
auxiliary weights. Consult your tractor manual to
determine if additional ballast is needed.
IMPORTANT: Extended parallel arms will pull the
tractor’s front to the right. When necessary, add
weight to the tractor front to stabilize it. Consult your
tractor’s manual for allowable added weights.
8,000 LBS. MIM.
12250
RCP2660 & RCPM2660 Minimum Tractor Requirements
Figure 1-1
TRACTOR CAB OR
ROLL OVER
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE
REQUIRED
LEFT HAND DUAL
OR LEFT HAND
WHEEL WEIGHTS
OPERATOR
PROTECTIVE
SHIELD
IMPORTANT: The tractor’s right rear wheel should
be pressurized to the manufactures highest
recommended air pressure.
Wheel Base
Refer to Figure 1-1 & Figure 1-2:
Rear wheel base must meet minimum requirements
when measured from outside face to outside face of rear
tractor tires. Smaller wheel bases must not be used.
12,000 LBS. MIM.
RCP2660 & RCPM2660
Rear Wheel Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74" minimum
RCP3060 & RCPM3060
Rear Wheel Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95" minimum
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RCP3060 & RCPM3060 Minimum Tractor Requirements
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Hitch
Dealer Preparations
A 3-Point Category II or Category III hitch is required.
The lower 3-Point arms of the 3-Point hitch must be
stabilized to prevent side-to-side movement. Most
tractors have sway blocks or adjustable chains for this
purpose.
This cutter has been assembled at the factory. However,
some preparations will be necessary to attach the cutter
to customer’s tractor.
Hydraulic Outlets
• Review and check off Preparation Checklist below
The number of tractor hydraulic duplex outlets required is
dependent upon if the Rotary Cutter is set-up with
solenoid controlled cylinders or tractor controlled
cylinders.
Solenoid Controlled
• Two duplex outlets are required if parallel arms and
deck cylinders are solenoid controlled with momentary
push button switches at the control stick. Breakaway
cylinder is controlled by tractor lever.
Tractor Controlled
• Four duplex outlets are required if parallel arms, deck
and breakaway cylinders are all controlled by tractor
levers.
PTO Speed
The RCP cutters requires 540 rpm Power Take-Off
(PTO) speed and the RCPM cutter requires 1000 rpm
PTO speed to operate the hydraulic pump & motor.
Required tractor horsepower to operate the pump &
motor is approximately 30 HP.
Protective Equipment
Refer to Figure 1-1:
The tractor MUST be equipped with protective
equipment designed to shield the operator from thrown
objects and tractor roll over. An enclosed tractor cab with
a Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) may qualify.
See tractor’s manual for type of protection your tractor
has.
Tractors with only a ROPS must also have a protective
shield added to the right hand fender. A universal
operator protective shield is available from Land Pride.
Refer to page 31 for additional information and
installation.
It is also recommended that a protective shield or screen
be added to the right hand side of the tractor engine
cowling and radiator. This will help protect the tractor’s
finish and radiator against thrown objects.
• Make certain the intended tractor conforms to the
“Tractor Requirements” on page 12.
before proceeding.
Preparation Checklist
Upper hitch pin is not Included with unit. Determine
customer’s tractor hitch type. (Cat II or Cat III). Buy
required upper hitch pin locally or order a Land Pride
hitch pin if customer’s tractor does not included the pin.
See Land Pride’s upper hitch pin part numbers below.
805-079C - Upper Hitch Pin Cat II (1" dia. x 3 3/8" usable)
805-196C - Upper Hitch Pin Cat III (1 1/4" dia. x 3 3/8" usable)
Before operating this unit, 80-90 EP Gear Lube must
be added to the gearbox & motor as indicated in the
“Maintenance & Lubrication” section for “Speed
Increaser” on page 42 of this manual.
35 Gallons of Hydraulic Fluid is needed for the
hydraulic reservoir. Use any high quality mineral based
hydraulic fluid such as Mobil Fluid 424 with a viscosity
rating of 10W-30.
Additional hydraulic fluid (approx 2 gallons) for the
tractor reservoir.
Miscellaneous assembly tools: hammer, tape measure,
hacksaw, assortment of wrenches and sockets,1/4”
drill, drill bits and spirit level.
Quick disconnect adaptors that match tractor’s duplex
outlets. Quantity required depends on option selected:
(4) If equipped with solenoid control box.
(8) If not equipped with hose hook-up.
Possible need for forklift or hoist capable of lifting 2500
lbs.
Auxiliary tractor weights (depending on tractor size).
See “Tractor Requirements” on page 12.
A minimum of two people available during assembly.
If a pin, bolt or other part has been removed, and you
are unsure where it is used, use the Parts Manual to
identify it. Be sure the part gets used in the correct
location. By double checking while you assemble, you
will lessen the chance of using a bolt incorrectly that
may be needed later.
Safety decals are legible and undamaged from
shipment.
PTO driveline and loose parts bag/box shipped with
the cutter are present.
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3-Point Hook-up
IMPORTANT: Hydraulic fluid must be added to the
cutter hydraulic reservoir before operating the pump.
Otherwise hydraulic pump will be damaged.
Prepare cutter as follows:
1. Be sure transport safety chain is hooked to the deck.
See Figure 1-15 on page 20.
2. Position cutter on a flat level concrete surface.
Refer to Figure 1-3:
3. There are three hitch categories represented in
Figure 1-3. Determine which category fits the tractor
being used and arrange cutter hitch pins as shown for
that category.
Refer to Figure 1-4:
4. Slowly back tractor up to the Rotary Cutter while using
tractor’s 3-point hydraulic controls to align lower hitch
link holes with clevis holes on the cutter.
5. Place tractor gear selector in park and/or set brakes,
shut engine off and remove ignition key.
6. Aligned and positioned tractor’s lower hitch holes in
the clevises. Attach the lower arms to the clevises with
hitch pins and secure with linch pins.
7. Adjust top center link in or out to align the center link
hole with the cutter’s center hitch pin hole. Connect
top center link to cutter hitch pin hole using customer
supplied clevis pin and linch pin.
8. Make certain the lower 3-point arms are stabilized to
prevent excessive side movement.
9. Return to tractor and slowly raise tractor 3-Point hitch
about 1 to 2 inches. Stow jack stands in the raised
position.
10. Slowly operate tractor's 3-Point arms up and down to
check clearance between cutter components and
tractor components. Move or remove tractor drawbar
if it interferes with cutter.
11. Adjust tractor's lower arms to level cutter frame from
left to right.
12. Adjust center top-link to level cutter frame from front to
rear.
13. Final deck leveling adjustments will be made later.
Category III
Standard & Quick Hitch
Category II
Quick Hitch
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Tractor 3-Point Hitch
Figure 1-4
Category II
Standard Hitch
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Hitch Pin Configuration
Based on Hitch Category
Figure 1-3
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PTO Hook-up
IMPORTANT: Do not engage tractor PTO until
driveline is fully connected and hydraulic fluid has
been added to the cutter reservoir.
IMPORTANT: A quick hitch may be used, but is not
recommended because it moves the cutter deck
back about 5" and impedes operator visibility.
IMPORTANT: Refer to Figure 1-5: Avoid premature
driveline breakdown. A rotating driveline must not
exceed an angle of 25 degrees up or down.
a. Make sure cutter and tractor PTO shafts are level
with each other and cutter deck is securely
supported at this height with support blocks.
b. Pull driveline apart into two sections as shown in
Figure 1-6.
c. Attach outer driveline universal joint to tractor
PTO shaft and inner driveline universal joint to the
speed increaser shaft. Pull on each driveline
section to be sure universal joints are secured.
d. Hold driveline sections parallel to each other to
determine if they are too long. The inner and outer
shields on each section should end approximately
1" short of reaching the universal joint shield on
the adjacent section (see “B” dimension). If they
are too long, measure 1" (“B” dimension) back
from the universal joint shield and make a mark at
this location on the inner and outer shields.
e. Cut off inner shield at mark (“X” dimension). Cut
same amount off inner shaft (“X1” dimension).
Repeat cut off procedure (“Y” & “Y1” dimensions)
to outer driveline half.
f. Remove all burrs and cuttings.
24872
Maximum PTO driveline Movement
Figure 1-5
IMPORTANT: Always check driveline minimum
length during initial setup, when connecting to a
different tractor and when alternating between using
a quick hitch and a standard 3-point hitch. More than
one driveline may be required to fit all applications.
IMPORTANT: It is necessary to aligning the tractor’s
PTO shaft level with the Rotary Cutter’s speed
increaser shaft when checking driveline minimum
length. Too long a driveline can damage tractor,
gearbox and driveline.
Check Driveline Minimum Length
Refer to Figure 1-6:
1. Start tractor and slowly engage 3-point controls to
move lower arms until the PTO shaft for the speed
increaser is aligned and level with tractor PTO shaft.
Securely block cutter in this position.
2. Place tractor gear selector in park, shut tractor
engine off, set park brake and remove switch key.
3. Attach driveline to cutter and tractor as follows:
a. Slide inner yoke of driveline over speed increaser
shaft and secure with locking collar.
b. Slide outer yoke of driveline over tractor PTO
shaft and secure with locking collar.
c. Skip to step 5 if driveline fits between tractor and
speed increaser. if driveline does not fit, continue
with step 4 below.
4. The driveline will require shortening if it is too long to fit
between tractor and speed increaser. Shorten
driveline as follows:
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Shortening PTO Driveline Shields and Shafts
Figure 1-6
5. Apply multi-purpose grease to the inside of the outer
driveline shaft and reassemble the two shafts.
6. Attach inner driveline yoke to speed increaser shaft
and outer driveline yoke to tractor PTO shaft.
7. Move driveline back and forth to insure that both
ends are secured. Reattach any end that is loose.
IMPORTANT: Two small chains supplied with the
driveline must be attached to restrict shield rotation.
8. Hook the 1st safety chain in the hole on the outer
driveline yoke shield and its opposite end to the
tractor.
9. Hook the 2nd safety chain in the hole on the inner
driveline yoke shield and the opposite end to the
cutter.
10. Start tractor and raise cutter just enough to remove
support blocks used in step 4 on page 15.
11. Slowly engage tractor’s 3-point controls to lower
cutter. Check for sufficient drawbar clearance. Move
drawbar ahead, aside or remove if required.
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Flow Control Valve Plumbing
Tractors Rated at 16 GPM and Above
An auxiliary flow control valve is included with the cutter
when cylinders are solenoid controlled. The flow control
valve diverts excess oil back to the tractor keeping oil
cooler and back pressure down.
Refer to Figure 1-8:
1. Return line #1 is plumbed to the solenoid valve block
and the opposite end is fitted with a quick disconnect
coupler.
2. Pressure line #1 is plumbed from the solenoid valve
block to the flow control valve.
3. Pressure line #2 is plumbed to the bottom of the flow
control valve and the opposite end is fitted with a quick
disconnect coupler.
4. Return line #2 is plumbed to the tee at the flow control
valve and the opposite end is plumbed to either the
tractor sump or motor return line. Fittings to plumb to
tractor sump or motor return line are customer
supplied.
5. The unused port on the tee must be plugged.
IMPORTANT: Damage to o-rings in the solenoid
valve and/or in the cylinders may occur if oil
becomes overheated.
Plumbing of pressure and return hoses must be checked
to verify if correct for tractor rated GPMs. Reconfigure
plumbing if needed as follows:
Tractors Rated at 15 GPM and Under
Refer to Figure 1-7:
1. Pressure line #1 is plumbed from the solenoid valve
block to the flow control valve.
2. Return line #1 is plumbed from the solenoid valve
block to a tee at the flow control valve.
3. Pressure line #2 is plumbed to the bottom of the flow
control valve and the opposite end is fitted with a quick
disconnect coupler.
4. Return line #2 is plumbed to the tee at the flow control
valve and the opposite end is fitted with a quick
disconnect coupler.
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Plumbing for tractors rated at 16 GPM and above
Figure 1-8
Fill Hydraulic Reservoir
The Rotary Cutter is shipped without fluid in the hydraulic
reservoir.
1. Park cutter on a level surface, set brake, turn off
ignition switch and remove switch key.
2. Add 35 gallons of Mobil 424 to the hydraulic reservoir.
Use care to ensure that dust or other foreign particles
do not contaminate the fluid.
NOTE: Any high quality mineral based hydraulic
fluid such as Mobil fluid 424 with a viscosity rating of
10W-30 is acceptable.
22010
Plumbing For tractors rated at 15 GPM and under
Figure 1-7
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3. Remove filler cap and dipstick from reservoir and wipe
clean. Fully insert filler cap with dipstick and remove.
Check oil level on dipstick.
4. Fill with recommended oil to full mark if low.
5. Replace filler cap and dipstick.
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Hydraulic Hose Hook-up
!
IMPORTANT: Plumbing instructions in steps step 2
to step 5 below are for all cutters with solenoid
controlled cylinders.
DANGER
Hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate skin. Wear
protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles when working
with hydraulic systems. Use a piece of cardboard or wood
rather than hands when searching for hydraulic leaks. If
hydraulic fluid is injected into the skin, it must be treated by a
doctor within a few hours or gangrene may result.
There are two arrangements to hooking up the hydraulic
hoses:
Arrangement - #1 Solenoid Controlled Cylinders:
Two duplex outlets are required to operator the arm
cylinders, deck pivot cylinder and breakaway cylinder.
Parallel arm and deck cylinders are solenoid activated
with momentary push button switches at the control stick.
Breakaway cylinder is controlled by tractor lever.
Arrangement - #2 Tractor Controlled Cylinders:
Four tractor duplex outlets are required to operator the
arm cylinders, deck pivot cylinder and breakaway
cylinder. Tractor levers operator all four cylinders.
NOTE: The response time with solenoid controlled
cylinders is faster than tractor controlled cylinders.
Therefore, the operator might want to consider
arrangement #1 when frequent changes to deck
positioning are required.
Solenoid Controlled Cylinders
Refer to Figure 1-9:
IMPORTANT: Plumbing instructions in step step 1
below are for cutters hooked to tractors capable of
16 GPM hydraulic flow and above.
Refer to Figure 1-9:
2. Connect pressure line #1 and return line #1 to one of
the tractor’s duplex outlets. Pioneer-quick disconnect
hose couplings are supplied with each hose. Some
tractors use other types of quick couplers.
3. Determine tractor’s hydraulic configuration. Consult
tractor's manual if unsure.
• PC Closed Center System (Pressure
Compensating)
• LS Closed Center System (Load Sensing)
• Open Center System
Refer to Figure 1-10:
4. Remove plastic cover located at the rear of the
solenoid valve control box.
5. Adjust hydraulic flow control valve Knob at the
solenoid valve block as follows:
• PC & LS Closed Center System:
(PC = Pressure Compensating)
(LS = Load Sensing)
Set solenoid valve on RCP unit to “CLOSED” by turning
the flow control knob “CLOCKWISE” until the knob will
not rotate any further. Flow control setting to have all oil
going to solenoid valve on unit.
• Open Center System:
Set solenoid valve on RCP unit to “OPEN” by turning the
flow control knob “COUNTER CLOCKWISE” until knob
will not rotate any further. Adjust tractor flow control
setting as outlined in “Tractor Flow Control” on page 25.
1. Plumb return line #2 to tractor sump or motor return
line (motor return line in Figure 5-5 on page 35).
Fittings for plumbing are customer supplied.
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Flow Control Valve Knob
at the Solenoid Valve Block
Figure 1-10
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Hydraulic & Solenoid Hook-UP (16 GPM Flow & Above)
Figure 1-9
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Tractor Controlled Cylinders
Breakaway Cylinder
Refer to Figure 1-11:
Each tractor duplex outlet must be capable of infinite
variable flow control by the operator and should have
center detent “OFF” levers for controlled positioning of
the parallel arm and deck cylinders. If gauge wheels are
included, “ARM 2” and “DECK” levers must be capable of
being placed in float position.
Refer to Figure 1-12:
The breakaway cylinder protects the Rotary Cutter from
damage if cutter deck or parallel arm contacts a solid
object while moving forward. It does not protect cutter
from damage while backing up. Always make certain the
area behind the cutter is clear before backing up.
1. Connect six hoses (2 per cylinder) to 3 duplex outlets
on your tractor as shown.
2. The hoses on each outlet should be connected such
that when the control lever is pushed “forward”, the
arm (or deck) extends. If the levers operate in reverse,
change hose hook-up at the duplex receptacle.
IMPORTANT: See Figure 5-7 on page 36. A 1/2"
bolt is installed for shipping purposes only. This bolt
must be remove before connecting the hydraulic
hoses to the tractor.
1. Locate tension bolt shown in Figure 5-7 on page 36
and remove from cutter before connecting hydraulic
hoses. Do Not reinstall tension bolt while using
hydraulic breakaway.
2. Attach quick disconnect adaptors (customer supplied)
to each breakaway hydraulic hose.
3. Attach breakaway hoses to a single duplex outlet on
the tractor as shown in Figure 1-12.
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Hose Hook-up Without Solenoid Control
Figure 1-11
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Figure 1-12
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Electrical Hook-up
Switch Functions
This section applies only to parallel arm cutters equipped
with solenoid controlled cylinders. Skip to “Tractor
Console Control Levers” on page 22 if not equipped with
this arrangement.
Refer to Figure 1-14:
The following operational checks assumes that the cutter
is equipped with solenoid controlled cylinders. Skip to
“Tractor Console Control Levers” on page 22 if not
set-up for this arrangement.
IMPORTANT: Connect power cable leads only to
12 VDC power source. Connection to 24 VDC or
larger will damage electrical components.
NOTE: Arm and deck functions will be slow if dual 6
volt batteries are not hooked up correctly. See
tractor’s manual for proper 12 volt hook-up when
tractor has dual 6 volt batteries.
Refer to Figure 1-13:
1. Find a suitable location to place control stick when not
in use.
a. A suitable location for the control stick is usually
close to the operator’s right hand side on the
tractor fender or fender console. Exact location
should be convenient for the operator.
b. When in use, grip the control stick such that the
push button switches are easy to access.
NOTE: The control stick wiring includes a 10 amp
fuse on the red power cable. If overheated, the fuse
will open stopping all power to the controls. The fuse
must be replaced before power will resume.
NOTE: Make sure hydraulic plumbing is configured
correctly for your tractor’s hydraulic flow rate. See
“Flow Control Valve Plumbing” on page 16.
Consult your tractor’s manual and/or your dealer if
unsure of your tractor’s flow rate.
The control stick will have 6 momentary push button
switches for pivoting the deck, moving “ARM 1” and
moving “ARM 2”. If the deck is equipped with gauge
wheels, the control stick will also include an “ON/OFF”
Float Switch and an LED light to indicate when the Float
Switch is “ON”.
25829
Control Stick
Figure 1-14
Deck Up/Down Switches
Operate Deck UP/DOWN push button switches to keep
deck parallel to the ground. Float Switch and LED light
must be “OFF” before the deck switches will function.
25830
Control Stick (Shown with Float Switch)
Figure 1-13
Refer to Figure 1-9 on page 17:
2. Route control cable from control stick to solenoid
control box on the cutter and connect to mating
connector.
3. Route power cable to the tractor battery positive
power source or circuit breaker panel. A 10 Amp or
larger fuse/circuit breaker source should be used.
a. Connect red lead to positive power source.
b. Connect black lead to negative power source.
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1. Press and hold “DECK UP” push button to pivot end of
deck up. Release switch to stop movement.
2. Press and hold “DECK DOWN” push button to pivot
end of deck down. Release switch to stop movement.
ARM 2 OUT/IN Switches
ARM 2 OUT/IN push button switches extends and
retracts the outboard parallel arm. Deck pivot angle
remains unchanged while operating these two switches.
Float Switch and LED light must be “OFF” before
“ARM 2” switches will function.
1. Press and hold “ARM 2 OUT” push button to extend
outboard arm. Release switch to stop movement.
2. Press and hold “ARM 2 IN” push button to retract
outboard arm. Release switch to stop movement.
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ARM 1 OUT/IN Switches
Operational Checks
“ARM 1 OUT/IN” push button switches extends and
retracts the inboard parallel arm. Deck pivot angle
remains unchanged while operating these two switches.
“ARM 1” push button switches are always functional and
will operate with Float Switch turned “ON” or “OFF”.
Transport Safety Chain
1. Press and hold “ARM 1 OUT” push button to extend
inboard arm. Release switch to stop movement.
2. Press and hold “ARM 1 IN” push button to retract
inboard arm. Release switch to stop arm movement.
Transport safety chain must remain hooked to the deck until
ready to extend parallel arms and deck cylinder. Float Switch
must always be “OFF” until deck has been lowered to ground
level.
Float ON/OFF Switch
The transport safety chain should always be hooked to
the deck hook when cutter is folded up. Otherwise, the
operating levers and/or push button switches could be
bumped or hoses could burst allowing deck to fall and
cause damage to cutter, tractor, and anyone nearby.
The control stick will be equipped with a Float Switch and
LED light only if the cutter deck is equipped with gauge
wheels.
Press and release the Float Switch to turn float function
“ON”. Press and release the switch again to turn float
function “OFF”. Toggling the switch back and forth in this
fashion will turn float function “ON” & “OFF” repetitively.
LED light illuminates only when the Float Switch is “ON”.
Float Switch Turned ON:
When “ON”, the Float Switch allows the deck to be
carried on the gauge wheels. “Deck UP/DOWN” and
“ARM 2 OUT/IN” push button switches are bypassed
allowing deck position to change with the terrain.
Refer to Figure 1-15 & Figure 1-16:
!
WARNING
Before unhooking the transport safety chain, make sure
the arm and deck cylinders are retracted and if available,
the Float Switch is set to “OFF”. Do not force safety chain
off of the deck hook. If safety chain does not remove
easily, investigate the problem and correct before
continuing. Once unhooked, store safety chain on
storage hook for safe keeping.
“ARM 1” push button switches are not bypassed.
Therefore, “ARM 1 IN” switch can be pressed to move
deck closer and to raise parallel arms for clearing
objects. “ARM 2 OUT” switch can be pressed to move
deck farther away from tractor.
The deck can be raised with “ARM 2 OUT” push button
switch or pivoted up with “DECK UP” push button switch
but neither switch will hold the deck to this changed
position. Instead, the deck will fall onto the gauge wheels
as soon as the push button is released.
Float Switch Turned OFF:
The Float Switch, when “OFF”, allows the operator to
control all six momentary push button switches
individually (ARM 1, ARM 2 & Deck).
Deck Hook
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Transport Safety Chain
Transport Safety Chain Shown Hooked for Transport
Figure 1-15
Turn Float Switch “OFF”:
Storage Hook
1. When transporting the cutter.
2. When crossing ditches that will cause the deck to
become high centered or gauge wheels to catch
stopping forward travel.
3. When encountering raised areas such as banks,
stumps, rocks or other protrusions that the gauge
wheels cannot and/or should not roll over.
4. When the operator wants full control of cutter deck
and parallel arms.
Transport Safety Chain
12443
Transport Safety Chain Shown in Storage Position
Figure 1-16
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Momentary Push Button Switches
Cycle “ARM 1”, “ARM 2”, and “DECK” cylinders to ensure
they operate properly as follows:
1. If included, make sure Float Switch is set to “OFF” and
LED light is “OFF”.
Refer to Figure 1-15 & Figure 1-16 on page 20:
2. Read and understand “Transport Safety Chain” on
page 20 before continuing.
3. Remove transport safety chain from the latched
position and place loose end on storage hook.
4. Start tractor and adjust 3-point hitch until PTO
driveline is approximately level.
5. Two hoses from the solenoid control valve were
connected to the tractor’s single duplex outlet in step
2 on page 17. Lock the control lever for this duplex
outlet in either the “Extend Position” or the “Retract
Position”.
Refer to Figure 1-17:
6. Press and hold “ARM 1 OUT” push button switch. The
inboard parallel arm should extend outward. If it does
not move, or moves in the wrong direction (retracts),
you should do one of the following:
a. Change the position of the console lever from
automatic retract to automatic extend or
vice-versa.
b. Reverse the hoses at the duplex outlet.
7. Press and hold “ARM 2 OUT” push button switch. The
outboard parallel arm should extend.
8. Press and hold “DECK DOWN” switch. The deck
cylinder should extend and deck should pivot down.
NOTE: Cycle all three cylinders to full extension and
retraction to remove any air that might be trapped in
the system.
9. Check hydraulic fluid level in your tractor's reservoir. If
low, add fluid to the system before proceeding. The
cylinders and hoses will require approximately
1 3/4 gallons from the tractor.
Float Switch Control
Gauge wheels must be installed before checking Float
Switch operation. Install gauge wheels per instructions
on page 24 titled “Gauge Wheel Model Set-up”.
Make this functional check with “ARM 1” and “ARM 2”
approximately 3/4 extended and with the cutter deck
resting on its gauge wheels.
1. Operate “ARM 1 OUT”, “ARM 2 OUT” and “DECK
DOWN” push button switches to extend the arms and
to lower the deck to ground level.
2. Change Float Switch from “OFF” to “ON”. LED light
should be illuminated when Float switch is “ON”.
IMPORTANT: Do Not push “DECK” and “ARM 2”
switches for more than two seconds before
releasing them when Float Switch is turned to “ON”.
3. Press and hold “DECK UP” push button switch for
under two seconds. The deck cylinder should retract
pivoting the deck up. Release “DECK Up” switch and
deck should fall back onto its gauge wheels.
4. Press and hold “ARM 2 OUT” push button switch for
under two seconds. “ARM 2” should extend raising
the deck up. Release switch and the deck should fall
back onto its gauge wheels.
5. For safety, return Float Switch to “OFF”. LED light
should be out (not illuminated).
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Parallel Arm Movement
Figure 1-17
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Tractor Console Control Levers
Cycle parallel arm cylinders and deck cylinder with
tractor console controls to ensure they operate properly
as follows:
Pre-Operational Instructions
Refer to Figure 1-15 & Figure 1-16 on page 20:
1. Read and understand “Transport Safety Chain” on
page 20 before continuing.
2. Remove transport safety chain from its latched
position and place loose end on the storage hook.
3. Start tractor and adjust 3-point hitch until PTO
driveline is approximately level.
Center Detent Control
Refer to Figure 1-18:
4. Operate tractor console control lever designated for
“ARM 1” by pushing it forward. The inboard arm
should extend outward. If “ARM 1” retracts, reverse
hydraulic hoses at the duplex outlet (See Figure 1-11
on page 18).
5. Repeat this procedure for remaining arm and deck
cylinders.
NOTE: Cycle all cylinders to full extension and
retraction to remove any air that might be trapped in
the system.
6. Check hydraulic fluid level in your tractor's reservoir. If
low, add fluid to system before proceeding. The
cylinders and hoses will require approximately 1 3/4
gallons from the tractor.
Float Positioning Control
Gauge wheels must be installed before setting tractor
operator levers to float position. Install gauge wheels per
instructions on page 24 titled “Gauge Wheel Model Setup“.
To make this functional check, “ARM 1” and “ARM 2”
must not be fully extended. Cutter deck should be resting
on the gauge wheels.
1. Operate all three tractor console control levers and
lower deck to ground level.
2. Set only “ARM 2” and “DECK” control levers in float
position. Consult tractor manual if operator is unsure
of where float position is for the tractor control levers.
3. Retract “ARM 1” control lever. “ARM 2” and “DECK”
cylinders should float (change position) allowing deck
gauge wheels to remain resting on the ground.
4. Return control levers to center detent position to
regain full control of “ARM 2" and “DECK” pivot
cylinders.
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Figure 1-18
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Pump & Motor Operation
1. Move tractor and cutter to a remote location away
from all other personnel to check pump and motor
operation.
Refer to Figure 1-19:
IMPORTANT: Maker sure the hydraulic reservoir
shut-off valve is fully OPEN before engaging PTO.
Damage will occur to pump if shut-off valve is
CLOSED and PTO is running.
2. Check Hydraulic Reservoir shut-off valve. Make sure
it is fully OPEN before engaging PTO.
3. Position cutter deck flat on ground or concrete
surface.
IMPORTANT: Always operate tractor PTO speed at
cutter rated PTO speed and never faster. Damage to
the cutter can result when operating above designed
PTO speed.
4. Set tractor speed at idle and SLOWLY engage PTO to
start blade rotation. On initial start-up, blade position
may cause deck to “vibrate”. After 2 to 3 revolutions,
these vibrations should stop. If deck continues to
vibrate, shut PTO off, raise cutter deck and check for
locked blades (blades that are overlapped and locked
together).
5. Gradually increase engine rpm until PTO output has
reached cutter rated PTO speed, either 540 rpm or
1000 rpm. The deck should not exhibit excessive
vibration.
Return Line
Case Drain Line
Pressure Line
Filter
Pump
Motor
Shut Off
Valve
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Figure 1-19
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Gauge Wheel Model Set-up
Gauge Wheel Installation
Refer to Figure 1-20:
The deck with gauge wheels is shipped from the factory
completely assembled to the parallel arm with the
exception of installing the rear ratchet jack and one
gauge wheel.
1. Install 1 1/4" I.D. machine washer (#4) over yoke
spindle (#1) as shown.
2. Insert yoke spindle (#1) into the front support frame.
3. Install second 1 1/4" I.D. machine washer (#4) over
yoke spindle (#1).
4. Secure yoke spindle to frame with 5/16" dia. roll
pin (#7).
Ratchet Jack Installation
1. Check 5/8" hex flange lock nuts attached to bolts (#3).
They should be drawn up snug, not tight. A-frame (#2)
should pivot freely on the two bolts.
2. Cut ties securing A-frame (#2) and rotate frame to
position it behind the deck as shown.
3. Install ratchet jack (#8) to cutter deck with 1" dia.
clevis pin (#6). Secure with hair pin (#3).
4. Attach opposite end of ratchet jack to A-frame (#2)
with 1" dia. clevis pin (#6). Secure with hair pin (#5).
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Figure 1-20
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Section 2: Adjustments
Section 2: Adjustments
Hydraulic Flow Control Settings
Tractor Flow Control
The hydraulic cylinders require 5 GPM (gallons per
minute) to function properly. This is set by adjusting the
flow control valve(s) and then timing how long it takes for
the cylinder to fully retract. The valve is adjusted
correctly when it takes 5 seconds to retract.
Refer to Figure 2-2:
Cutter Flow Control
Refer to Figure 2-1:
IMPORTANT: Oil overheating may occur if flow
control is not achieved. Damage to o-rings in the
solenoid valve and/or in the cylinders may occur if oil
becomes overheated.
An auxiliary flow control valve is included with the cutter
when provided with solenoid controlled cylinders. The
flow control valve diverts excess oil back to the tractor
keeping oil cooler and back pressure down.
NOTE: Parallel Arm Cutters with (S/N 163695-) will
require flow control valve kit #316-068K if your
tractor does not have flow control (turtle/rabbit
control) or if your tractor uses an open center
hydraulic system. Check your tractor’s operator’s
manual to determine your tractor’s set-up.
The tractor’s turtle/rabbit flow control valves are used
when all hydraulic connections are connected directly to
the tractor outlets.
1. Set cutter in folded transport position. (All parallel arm
and deck cylinders are fully retracted when in
transport position.)
2. Operate tractor “ARM 2” lever to raise outboard arm
fully up as shown.
3. Operate tractor “ARM 2” lever to fully retract outboard
arm and time how long it takes to cycle from fully
extended to fully retracted.
4. Adjust turtle/rabbit control until cycle time is 5
seconds.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for “ARM 1” and “DECK”
cylinders.
If the cutter is having hydraulic overheating problems
and the turtle/rabbit flow control valves have been set
correctly, then check tractor operator’s manual for power
beyond hook-up.
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Plumbing shown is for tractors with hydraulic oil flow rate of
15 GPM and under.
Flow Control Valve for Solenoid Operated Cylinders
Figure 2-1
Refer to Figure 2-2:
1. Set Rotary Cutter in folded transport position. (All
parallel arm and deck cylinders are fully retracted
when in transport position.)
2. Press and hold “ARM 2 OUT” push button switch to
fully raise outboard arm up. Release switch when
cylinder is fully extended.
3. Press and hold “ARM 2 IN” push button switch and
time how long it takes to cycle from fully extended to
fully retracted.
4. Adjust flow control knob (See Figure 2-1) until cycle
time is 5 seconds.
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Cycle Time (Fully Extended to Fully Retracted)
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Deck Level Adjustments
Deck level adjustments should be made on a level
surface large enough to be level under the tractor and
deck with parallel arms fully extended.
Cutter Without Gauge Wheels
Refer to Figure 2-3:
1. Raise tractor 3-Point hitch until PTO driveline is
approximately level.
2. Adjust arm cylinders so that the parallel arms are
approximately 3/4 extended and deck cylinder so that
the deck is 3 to 4 inches off the ground.
3. Continue adjusting deck cylinder until deck is level
from left to right.
4. Extend “ARM 1” cylinder until skid shoes are 2 to 3
inches off the ground.
5. Place a level on the cutter deck to read forward/aft
attitude.
6. Adjust center 3-Point top-link so that the front of the
cutter deck is slightly lower than the rear by
approximately 1/2".
Cutter With Gauge Wheels
Refer to Figure 1-20 on page 24 & Figure 2-3:
1. Make certain tractor control levers are set to center
detent position and if available, Float Switch on the
control stick is turned “OFF”.
2. Raise tractor 3-Point hitch until PTO driveline is
approximately level.
3. Adjust arm cylinders so that the parallel arms are
approximately 3/4 extended and deck cylinder so that
the gauge wheels are 3 to 4 inches off the ground.
4. Continue adjusting deck cylinder until deck is level
from left to right.
5. Extend “ARM 1" cylinder until gauge wheels are 1 to 2
inches off the ground.
6. Place a level on the cutter deck to read forward/aft
attitude.
IMPORTANT: Gauge wheels should not touch
ground while adjusting the center 3-pint link. If
needed, retract “ARM 1" sightly to raise gauge
wheels off the ground.
7. (See Figure 2-3) Adjust center 3-Point link (#3) so that
the front of the cutter deck is slightly lower than the
rear by 1/2".
8. Adjust front gauge wheels to the approximate cutting
height (Vertical distance from bottom of front gauge
wheels to tip of front cutting blade).
9. Adjust rear gauge wheel to be the same distance off
the ground as the front gauge wheels.
10. Switch “ARM 2” and “DECK” cylinders to float
position. This will allow the cutter deck to be
supported by the gauge wheels.
a. Solenoid controlled cylinders:
Change Float Switch from “OFF” to “ON”.
b. Tractor controlled levers:
Place “ARM 2” and “DECK” control levers in float
position.
11. Recheck deck height at the front and rear. Make final
adjustments to level the deck by changing the rear
gauge wheel height until the deck rear is 1/2" higher
than the deck front.
NOTE: Nominal cutting height is the distance from tip
of front cutting blade to ground level.
12. Change nominal cutting height by raising or lowering
the front and rear gauge wheels equally until the blade
at the front is set at the correct height.
13. Recheck deck height at the front and rear. If needed,
adjust rear gauge wheel until deck rear is 1/2" higher
than deck front.
Deck level Adjustments
Figure 2-3
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Section 3: Operating Procedures
Section 3: Operating Procedures
Operating Check List
The RCP2660, RCPM2660, RCP3060 & RCPM3060
Series Parallel Arm Hydraulic Rotary Cutters are
uniquely versatile and powerfully productive cutting
implement in the hands of a knowledgeable, skilled and
responsible operator. These cutters are frequently
operated on inclines in populated and high traffic areas.
Therefore, it is absolutely essential that no one operates
these cutters without first having read, fully understood
and become totally familiar with the Operator’s Manual.
Make sure the operator has paid particular attention to:
• Important Safety Information, pages 1 to 9
• Section 1: Assembly & Set-up, page 12
• Section 2: Adjustments, page 25
• Section 3: Operating Procedures, page 27
• Section 6: Maintenance & Lubrication, page 37
Make the following inspections after attaching cutter to
the tractor. See hook-up instructions beginning on
page 14. Make certain PTO is disengaged and
completely stopped.
1. Inspect tractor safety equipment to make sure it is in
good working condition.
2. Carefully raise and lower implement with tractor
3-point controls to ensure drawbar, tires, and other
equipment on the tractor do not contact the frame or
PTO driveline.
3. Lubricate Rotary Cutter as needed. Refer to
“Lubrication Points” on page 40.
4. Check cutter initially and periodically for loose bolts
and Pins. Refer to “Torque Values Chart” on page 48.
5. Check all guards and shields to make certain they are
in good working condition and in place.
6. Check all hoses and wires to be sure that they will not
contact PTO driveline.
7. Inspect Hydraulic hoses for wear, damage and
hydraulic leaks. See “Avoid High Pressure Fluids
Hazard” on page 3. Replace damaged and worn
hoses with genuine Land Pride parts.
8. With PTO disengaged and completely stopped, check
cutting blades for sharpness.
9. Check the following with deck placed in transport
position, PTO disengaged and completely stopped,
and the transport safety chain is engaged in the deck
hook. Wear your safety glasses.
a. Check blades to be sure that they are not locked
(overlapped) together.
b. Check blades for sharpness.
c. Ensure that both blade bolts and center blade
carrier hub nuts are tight.
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10. Check tractor safety equipment. Particularly check the
ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structure) and the
Operator Protective shield (optional, see page 31) to
be sure both are in good working condition.
Transporting
!
CAUTION
Always use accessory lights and devices for adequate warning
to operator’s of other vehicles when traveling on public roads,
night or day. Comply with all federal, state and local laws.
!
CAUTION
When traveling on public roads whether at night or during the
day, use accessory light and devices for adequate warning to
operators of other vehicles. Comply with all federal, state and
local laws.
!
CAUTION
Always disengage tractor PTO before transporting cutter to
avoid injury from thrown objects or blade contact.
!
CAUTION
The cutter is 10’-6" wide. Care should be taken when
encountering oncoming traffic and roadside obstructions.
Reduce speed and/or stop if in doubt about safe clearance.
Resume traveling speed only after it is safe to proceed.
1. Disengage tractor PTO.
2. If provided, set Float Switch to “OFF”. Make sure LED
light is “OFF”.
3. Retract both parallel arms and position deck vertically
with blades facing outboard (away from tractor).
4. Manually hook transport safety chain to deck hook as
shown in Figure 1-15 on page 20.
5. Raise hitch up to provide 8" - 12" clearance between
deck and ground.
6. Always transport to the work site at a safe speed.
When traveling on roadways, transport in such a way
that faster moving vehicles may pass you safely. A
slow moving vehicle sign should always be properly
displayed when using public roads or right-of ways.
7. Be sure to reduce tractor ground speed when turning;
and leave enough clearance so the Rotary Cutter
does not contact obstacles such as buildings, trees or
fences.
8. When traveling over rough or hilly terrain, shift tractor
to a lower gear.
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Cutting Operation
!
WARNING
The following operating procedures must be carefully read and
fully understood. You are the tractor operator and are therefore
responsible for the safe operation of this unit. All other persons
must be cleared of the area. Cutter operation must be stopped
when in the vicinity of other persons.
!
CAUTION
Do not over speed PTO or machine damage may result.
The RCP2660 & RCP3060 operates at 540 RPM and
RCPM2660 & RCPM3060 operates at 1000 RPM.
!
DANGER
PTO shields must be secured in place when operating to avoid
injury or death from entanglement in rotating drivelines.
!
WARNING
The Parallel Arm Rotary Cutter is designed to cut grass and
brush up to 2” in diameter. Using this cutter for another type
of work can damage the drive components, deck and support
frame.
!
WARNING
Do not operate this cutter under any terrain conditions that
would place tractor at an angle exceeding 30 degrees either
front-to-rear or left-to-right. Make sure adequate ballast
weights are provided on both the front of tractor and left of
tractor and left hand side of cutter to assure tractor stability.
!
DANGER
Rotary Cutters have the ability to discharge objects at high
speeds. Front & rear deck safety shields are required!
!
DANGER
Do not use deck as a fan. Cutting blades are not properly
designed or guarded for this use. Using deck as a fan can
result in injury and/or death.
!
DANGER
Hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate skin. Wear
protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles when working
with hydraulic systems. Use a piece of cardboard or wood
rather than hands when searching for hydraulic leaks. If
hydraulic fluid is injected into the skin, it must be treated by a
doctor within a few hours or gangrene may result.
IMPORTANT: Avoid catching hydraulic hoses on
brush, post, stumps, and other protrusions that
could damage and/or break them.
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IMPORTANT: Do not exceed rated PTO speed of
the cutter. Excessive engine speed will cause
damage to the speed increaser and other power
train components.
IMPORTANT: Control stick must be kept out of the
rain during operation and when in storage. Never
use high pressure wash to clean the control stick.
1. After attaching cutter to the tractor, carefully raise and
lower the unit to ensure that the drawbar, tires, and
other equipment on the tractor do not contact cutter
frame or PTO driveline.
2. Remove and stow transport safety chain before
extending the arms or lowering the deck.
3. Adjust tractor lower 3-point arms such that PTO
driveline is approximately level.
4. Skip to step step 5 if control stick is not included. If
control stick is included, read and fully understand
“Switch Functions” on page 19.
5. Extend parallel arms and deck cylinder as follows:
Deck without gauge wheels:
a. Starting with “ARM 1”, extend the two parallel arms
switching back-and-forth from “ARM 1” to “ARM 2”
until both arms are positioned as needed.
b. Extend “DECK” cylinder until deck is parallel to the
ground.
c. Adjust deck and parallel arms to locate cutter for
best operator visibility. Normally, this is with arms
extended out approximately 3/4 of full extension.
Deck with gauge wheels:
a. Make certain tractor control levers are set to center
detent position and if available, Float Switch on the
control stick is “OFF”.
b. Starting with “ARM 1”, extend the two parallel arms
switching back-and-forth from “ARM 1” to “ARM 2”
until both arms are positioned as needed.
c. Extend “DECK” cylinder until deck is resting on its
gauge wheels.
d. Switch “ARM 2” and “DECK” cylinders to float
position.
• Solenoid controlled cylinders:
Change Float Switch from “OFF” to “ON”.
• Tractor controlled levers:
Place “ARM 2" and “DECK” control levers in float
position.
e. Adjust ratchet jacks to raise or lower deck to
desired cutting height. See also “Deck Level
Adjustments” on page 26
f. Adjust “ARM 1” to locate cutter for best operator
visibility. Normally, this is with arms extended out
approximately 3/4 of full extension.
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IMPORTANT: Your Rotary Cutter is equipped with
free swinging cutting blades to reduce shock loads
to the cutter when striking obstacles. The cutting
blades can lock together while transporting. Always
check for locked blades before starting to cut.
6. Set tractor throttle to idle or slightly above idle and
slowly engage PTO. Start-up vibration is normal and
should stop after a few revolutions of the blade carrier.
Stop PTO rotation if vibration continues. Wait for PTO
to come to a complete stop and then dismount from
tractor to check for probable causes such as blades
locked together.
7. Once cutter is running smoothly, increase tractor PTO
speed to cutter rated PTO speed. Stop PTO rotation
immediately if vibration occurs. Wait for the PTO to
come to a complete stop and then dismount from the
tractor to check for probable causes.
8. Optimum ground speed will depend on density of
material being cut, terrain and operator skill. If in
doubt, change gears to reduce tractor ground speed
to a comfortable level.
Breakaway Operating Procedures
Refer to Figure 3-1:
The deck and parallel arms are designed to breakaway
should the cutter head make contact with an immovable
object or irregular terrain during forward travel. This
“breakaway” feature will protect the cutter against
structural damage by allowing the deck and parallel arms
to pivot backwards.
Upon breakaway, the cutter head must be reset to
original “home” position before normal cutting operations
can resume.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to operate cutter in
reverse. The breakaway mechanism will function
correctly ONLY while tractor is moving forward.
Cutting while backing up may cause structural
damage to the parallel arms and deck if cutter head
strikes a solid or immovable object.
1. Raise arms and deck up to clear any obstacles
located behind the cutter deck.
2. Slowly back cutter away from any obstacles that will
interfere with pivoting unit back to “home” position.
3. Use tractor’s remote (breakaway cylinder) control to
pivot unit back to “home” position.
Cylinder Shear Bolt
Refer to Figure 3-1:
A shear bolt is located at the rod end of the breakaway
cylinder. This bolt may shear under the following
conditions:
• After breakaway, the operator backs the tractor away
from the obstruction, but encounters an additional
obstruction or immovable object while backing up.
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•
•
Specifically, the operator did not raise the deck high
enough to clear the object before backing up.
The operator tried to reset the deck and parallel arms by
backing the tractor into an obstruction rather than using
the tractor’s remote cylinder control.
The shear bolt has become fatigued after repeated
breakaway and reset cycles.
The shear bolt self-locking nut has been tightened
against the clevis causing a pre-loaded stress on the
bolt and the bolt to shear at a reduced breakaway force.
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Shear Bolt Space
Figure 3-1
Replace shear bolt with correct replacement part (Land
Pride Part No. 802-885C). A substitute shear bolt may
result in damage to the parallel arms and/or main frame.
A single replacement part is included with each cutter
and is located on a bracket adjacent to the upper 3-point
hitch.
IMPORTANT: Install self-locking nut onto shear bolt
until nut is threaded to within approximately
1/32" of contact with clevis as shown in Figure 3-1.
Un-hooking the Rotary Cutter
The following steps should be done when un-hooking the
cutter.
IMPORTANT: Make sure transport safety chain is
attached to the Rotary Cutter deck and Float Switch,
if available, is “OFF” before un-hooking the cutter.
1. Park on a level solid surface.
2. Lower cutter frame to level ground or onto blocks
supporting the frame just above ground level.
3. Engage tractor park brake, shut tractor engine off and
remove switch key before dismounting from tractor.
4. Unhook control stick from connector at the cutter and
power source. Store control stick in a dry location.
5. Disconnect driveline from tractor PTO shaft.
6. Disconnect hoses from tractor duplex outlets.
7. Un-hook 3-point hitch from tractor. Reinstall hitch
pins, linch pins and hair pin cotters in cutter hitch for
storage.
8. See “Cutter Storage” on page 39 when cutter is not
going to be used for a long time.
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General Operating Instructions
Upon arriving at the work site, shut-off tractor, set
brakes, remove ignition key, and dismount to preform the
following checks:
1. Remove and safely store away transport safety chain.
2. Verify that the PTO driveline is approximately level.
Adjust the height of the lower 3-point arms if PTO
driveline is not level.
3. Visually inspect cutter blades. Make certain they are
not overlapped and locked together.
After performing the above checks, return to the tractor
and start the engine. Extend cutter’s parallel arms out
and position the deck flat on the ground. Adjust cylinder
height of the parallel arm and cutting deck for good
visibility and unobstructed performance. Set engine rpm
at idle or slightly above and engage PTO. Initial start-up
vibration is normal and should smooth out after a few
revolutions of the cutter blades unless the blades are
locked. Shut off the PTO, raise the deck and inspect the
blades if the deck continues to vibrate. Otherwise,
increase tractor throttle PTO speed to 540 rpm for
RCP2660 and RCP3060 series cutters and 1000 rpm for
RCPM2660 and RCPM3060 series cutters. Proceed
forward at a mowing speed that is comfortable and will
produce a quality controlled cut for ground conditions
and material density.
The Rotary Cutter is designed with automatic breakaway
arms that release when the unit contacts immovable
objects or irregular terrain. Arms must be reset to “home
position” after each breakaway before cutting operations
can resume. See “Breakaway Operating Procedures” on
page 29”.
For additional information on performance enhancing
options, see “Section 8: Features & Benefits” on page 45
and “Section 7: Specifications & Capacities” on page 43.
It requires patience, practice, and attention to detail to
become an expert operator of your Land Pride Parallel
Arm Rotary Cutter. The end result is well worth the effort.
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Section 4: Optional Equipment
Section 4: Optional Equipment
Hydraulic Control Options
Protective Shield Installation
There are four options available.
Refer to Figure 4-1:
1. Measure width and thickness of the tractor ROPS bar
to determine if the clamping hardware supplied will be
adequate.
2. Compare parts list and quantities with parts received.
Report any missing or damaged items to your dealer.
Solenoid Control with Standard Deck Option:
Cutting deck is supplied without gauge wheels. Two
duplex outlets are required to operate arm cylinders,
deck pivot cylinder and breakaway cylinder. Arm and
deck cylinders are solenoid activated with momentary
push button switches at the control stick. Breakaway
cylinder is controlled by tractor lever.
Tractor Control with Standard Deck Option:
Cutting deck is supplied without gauge wheels. Four
tractor duplex outlets are required to operate the arm
cylinders, deck pivot cylinder and breakaway cylinder.
Tractor levers operator all cylinders.
Solenoid Control with Valve Float Deck Option:
Cutting deck is supplied with gauge wheels for
controlling deck height and angle in lieu of momentary
push button switches. Two duplex outlets are required to
operate arm cylinders, deck pivot cylinder and
breakaway cylinder. Arm and deck cylinders are solenoid
activated with momentary push button switches at the
control stick. An “ON/OFF” push button Float Switch is
included on the control stick to bypass “ARM 2” and
“DECK” solenoids allowing the deck to float on its gauge
wheels. Breakaway cylinder is controlled by tractor lever.
Tractor Control with Hose Float Deck Option:
Cutting deck is supplied with gauge wheels for
controlling deck height and angle in lieu of control levers.
Four duplex outlets are required at the tractor to operate
the arm cylinders, deck pivot cylinder and breakaway
cylinder. Tractor levers operator all cylinders. “ARM 2”
and “DECK” control levers are set in float position when
carrying the deck on its gauge wheels.
NOTE: To determine the best location for the
protective shield, the cutter should be connected to
the tractor, parallel arms should be fully extended
and the deck should be approximately horizontally
level.
3. Carefully remove the shield from the shipping carton
and temporarily position it on the inside surface of the
ROPS bar. Locate shield forward/back and up/down
to provide the best overall coverage for the tractor
operator. Use a spirit level to level the shield before
marking. Mark frame location with a pencil on each
side of the ROPS bar; and mark vertical ROPS
location on the shield frame.
4. Position protective shield (#5) on a flat work surface.
Locate one of the flatbars (#4) next to the pencil marks
to determine which set of holes will clear the vertical
marks for the ROPS location. Mark hole location and
drill two 1/4" diameter holes through the shield frame.
Similarly mark and drill two additional holes for the
lower clamp location.
5. Attach shield to the inside surface of the ROPS bar
with 1/4" x 4" cap screw (#6), 1/4" flat washer (#3),
1/4" lockwasher (#2) and 1/4" nut (#6).
Operator Protective Shield Option
An optional operator protective shield is available for use
on tractors not equipped with cabs or other protective
shielding. This shield is a “universal” type and is suitable
for attachment to a conventional Roll Over Protective
Structure (ROPS) that is already attached to the tractor.
It is constructed of an extruded aluminum frame and
glazed with 1/4" clear lexan polycarbonate.
Mounting hardware will permit attachment to ROPS
having cross-section dimensions of 2" x 4", 2" x 5", and
2" x 6" or 2 1/2" x 4", 2 1/2" x 5" and 2 1/2" x 6". Other
sizes may require longer mounting bolts and/or custom
flatbars. Installation requires that 4 mounting holes be
drilled in the frame of the shield. No modification is made
to the ROPS.
Operator Protective Shield Option . . . . . . . . 316-063A
13239
Operator Protective Shield
Figure 4-1
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Section 5: Hydraulic Plumbing
Section 5: Hydraulic Plumbing
Hydraulic Plumbing Without Solenoid
Refer to Figure 5-1:
The standard Parallel Arm Cutter is equipped with three
(3) remote cylinders to operate the parallel arms and
deck. These cylinders are connected directly to the
tractor's remote duplex outlets and are controlled by
tractor operator. Each cylinder requires a duplex outlet at
the tractor.
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Remote Cylinder Plumbing without Solenoid Control box
Figure 5-1
Hydraulic Plumbing With Solenoid
Refer to Figure 2-1 on page 25
and Figure 5-2 on this page.
IMPORTANT: The flow control valve must be
plumbed correctly. See “Tractors Rated at 15 GPM
and Under” on page 16 and “Tractors Rated at 16
GPM and Above” on page 16.
The solenoid controlled cylinders provide for momentary
push button switch operation of each cylinder. These
cylinders are connected directly to the solenoid control
box. Two hydraulic hoses are connected directly to one
of the tractor’s remote duplex outlets. The hydraulic
cylinders are then controlled by an electrical control stick
with push button switches on the tractor near the
operator.
Flow
Control
Valve
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The flow control valve must be plumbed correctly.
See “Tractors Rated at 15 GPM and Under” on page 16
and “Tractors Rated at 16 GPM and Above” on page 16.
Solenoid
Control Box
Remote Plumbing with Solenoid Control box
Figure 5-2
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Wiring Schematic (Without Float Switch)
Refer to Figure 5-3:
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Schematic of Solenoid Controlled Cylinders and Control Stick Without Float Switch
Figure 5-3
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Wiring Schematic (With Float Switch)
Refer to Figure 5-4:
25851
Schematic of Solenoid Controlled Cylinders and Control Stick With Float Switch
Figure 5-4
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Section 5: Hydraulic Plumbing
Pump & Motor Plumbing
Refer to Figure 5-5:
The hydraulic pump and motor are powered by tractor
driven PTO and are not connected to tractor hydraulics.
The pump receives fluid from a 35 gallon reservoir. If
cutter blades are stalled, an overpressure relief valve
opens to provide a return path to the reservoir. Make
certain the hydraulic reservoir shut-off valve is fully open
before operating pump and motor drive.
Return Line
Case Drain Line
Pressure Line
Filter
Pump
Shut Off
Valve
Motor
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Hydraulic Pump Motor Circuit
Figure 5-5
Marking Hydraulic Lines
From Motor to Pump and Pump to Motor
Refer to Figure 5-6:
Replacement hydraulic hoses should be measured and
marked before installing to the parallel arm. Install each
hose with the mark located on the parallel arm in the
positions shown in Figure 5-6.
*Orient 811-411C
Hyd. Fittings so they
are 45˚ down
towards deck
**Twist return hose (811-404C)
counter-clockwise until it follows the
same contour as pressure hose
(811-403C).
22001
Hose Locations for Hydraulic Pump and Motor
Figure 5-6
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Section 5: Hydraulic Plumbing
Breakaway Cylinder Plumbing
Refer to Figure 5-7:
!
cylinder is located on pivot lug as shown. Connect both
hoses from cylinder to a remote duplex outlet on the
tractor.
Pressure Shut Down Valve Operation
CAUTION
The breakaway cylinder is designed to bypass hydraulic fluid
under high pressure when cutter head or parallel arms strike an
object during forward movement. Do not use any standard
hydraulic cylinder for a breakaway cylinder or damage could
occur to the unit.
The breakaway cylinder is used to prevent structural
damage to the cutter head and parallel arms. If the cutter
head strikes an object during forward movement, the
breakaway cylinder extends - allowing the parallel arms
and cutter deck to freely pivot 90 degrees to the rear.
IMPORTANT: A 1/2" bolt is installed for shipping
purposes only. This bolt must be remove before
connecting the hydraulic hoses to the tractor.
The breakaway cylinder should be installed on the cutter
as shown in Figure 5-7. Be sure the rod end of the
Refer to Figure 5-7:
The standard pressure shut down valves supplied with
the breakaway cylinder inherently leak a small amount of
oil allowing the deck to drift back during field operation.
When required, reset the cutter deck forward during field
operation using the tractor's remote cylinder control
levers.
An optional replacement pressure shut down valve is
available that greatly reduces the frequency of cutter bar
drift but takes continuous force to move the deck back.
(Deck does not freely pivot back as it does when
using the standard pressure shut down valves).
See Land Pride’s Parts Manual No. 316-111P for
ordering either the standard or optional pressure shut
down valves. Order only genuine Land Parts from your
local Land Pride Dealer.
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Figure 5-7
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Section 6: Maintenance & Lubrication
Section 6: Maintenance & Lubrication
Maintenance
Proper servicing and adjustment is the key to the long life
of any implement. With careful and systematic
inspection, you can avoid costly maintenance, time and
repair.
After using your Rotary Cutter for several hours, check
all bolts to be sure they are tight.
Replace any worn, damaged or illegible safety labels by
obtaining new labels from your Land Pride Dealer.
Cutter Blades
!
WARNING
Always secure cutter deck in the up position with solid supports
before servicing underside of deck. Never work under
equipment supported by hydraulic jacks. Hydraulic jacks can
drop equipment if controls are actuated or if hydraulic lines
burst. Either situation can drop the cutter instantly even when
power to the hydraulic system is shut off.
!
5. Both blades should be sharpened at the same angle
as the original cutting edge and must be replaced or
re-ground at the same time to maintain proper
balance. The following precautions should be taken
when sharpening blades:
a. Do not remove more material than necessary.
b. Do not heat and pound out a cutting edge.
c. Do not grind blades to a razor edge. Leave a blunt
cutting edge approximately 1/16” thick.
d. Always grind cutting edge so end of blade remains
square to cutting edge and not rounded.
e. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
f. Both blades should weigh the same after
sharpening with not more than 1 1/2 oz. difference.
Refer to Figure 6-1:
6. Carefully check cutting edges of blades in relation to
blade carrier rotation to ensure correct blade
placement. Blade Rotation is clockwise with cutting
edge leading. Airfoil (lift) must be oriented towards the
top of the deck.
DANGER
Always disconnect main driveline from tractor PTO before
servicing underside of deck. Cutter can be engaged if tractor is
started resulting in damage to the cutter, bodily injury and/or
death.
Always inspect cutting blades before each use. Make
certain they are properly installed and are in good working
condition. Replace any blade that is damaged, worn, bent,
or excessively nicked. Small nicks can be ground out
when sharpening.
IMPORTANT: Replace cutting blades with genuine
Land Pride blades only. Blades must be replaced in
mating pairs. Not replacing both blades will result in
an out-of-balance condition that will contribute to
premature bearing break down on the spindle hub
and create structural cracks in cutter housing. Factory
blades are 4" wide by 25" long.
1. Align blade bolt (#1 in Figure 6-2) with blade bolt
access hole shown in Figure 6-1.
2. Place tractor gear selector in park and/or set brakes,
shut engine off and remove ignition key.
3. Disconnect main driveline from tractor PTO and
secure cutter deck in the up position with solid
supports before servicing underside of cutter.
4. Inspect cutting blades. Make certain they are properly
installed and are in good working condition. Replace
any blade that is damaged, worn, bent, or excessively
nicked. Small nicks can be ground out when
sharpened.
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Access Hole
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Skid Shoes
Refer to Figure 6-2:
IMPORTANT: Examine blade bolts (#1) and
washers (#5) for excessive wear and replace if worn.
IMPORTANT: Locknuts can loose their ability to
lock properly once removed. Therefore, always use
a used blade nut or plain nut in steps step 7 & step
8 below and then replace used nut with new
locknut in step step 9.
7. Start by assembling blades without shim (#2). Insert
blade bolt (#1) through blade (#3), dish pan (#4) and
flat washer (#5). Temporary secure blade with a used
1 1/8"-12 nut. Draw nut up snug. Do not tighten.
8. Check blade deflection. If deflection is greater than
3/4", remove blade bolt and reassemble as before
except include shim (#2) in the assembly. Select
shim thickness based on deflection. The greater the
deflection, the thicker the shim.
9. Once blade deflection is correct, replace used nut
with new locknut (#6) and torque to 450 ft. lbs.
10. If replacing dishpan (#4), nut on gearbox output shaft
should be torqued to 550 ft./lbs. and cotter pin
installed in nut with legs securely bent around nut.
3/4" maximum
blade deflection
when blade
bolts are tight
!
WARNING
Excessive wear on skid shoes may cause inadequate operation
of cutter and create a safety hazard!
Inspect skid shoes at the beginning of each cutting
season. Check all skid shoes weekly for wear and
replace if necessary. Original material thickness is 1/4".
They should be replaced when the material thickness is
less than 1/8" at any point. They are interchangeable
from left to right.
Order only genuine Land Pride parts from your local
Land Pride Dealer.
Land Pride Skid Shoe Replacement Parts
Part No.
Part Description
312-602D
802-466C
SKID SHOE
PLOW BOLT, 3/8" - 16 x 1 1/1/4" grade 5
Refer to Figure 6-3:
Replace wing skid shoes as follows:
1. Remove 3/8" hex whiz nuts (#3), 3/8" plow bolts (#2)
and skid shoe (#1) as shown.
2. Plow bolts should be checked for wear and replaced if
necessary.
3. Attach new skid shoe (#1) to cutter with existing
3/8” plow bolts (#2) and secure with 3/8" hex whiz
nuts. Torque to 31 ft. lbs.
4. Repeat on opposite side.
Cutter Blade Assembly
Figure 6-2
Land Pride Cutter Blade Parts
Item Part No.
1
2
2
2
2
3
4
5
6
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Part Description
318-586A
BLADE BOLT KIT
(Includes items 1, 2, 5, & 6 below)
802-277C
312-075D
312-082D
312-089D
312-808D
820-112C
316-124H
804-147C
803-170C
BLADE BOLT 1 1/8-12 x 3 7/16 WITH KEY
BLADE SPACER 16 GA. (.060")
BLADE SPACER 18 GA. (.048")
BLADE SPACER 20 GA. (.036")
BLADE SPACER 24 GA. (.024")
CUTTER BLADE 1/2 x 4 x 25 CW
DISHPAN WELDMENT SPCL-HUB
WASHER FLAT 1 HARD ASTMF436
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Section 6: Maintenance & Lubrication
Solenoid Valve Block
Cutter Storage
Refer to Figure 6-4:
Clean the Rotary Cutter at the end of the working season
or when the cutter will not be used for a long period.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT exert more than 3 ft. lbs. of
torque on the hex nut securing the solenoid
armature. Remember, 3 ft. lbs. is slightly more than
finger tight! Overtightening this nut will distort hollow
armature shaft and may result in valve break down.
The 1/2" hex nut on the end of the solenoid armature
shaft must be removed to remove a solenoid valve from
the valve block. Use care when removing and replacing
this nut. Do not tighten nut with more than 3 ft. lbs. of
torque.
See your nearest Land Pride Dealer to purchase new
solenoid vales and/or seal kits.
1. Store control stick in a clean dry location. Do not
leave it out in the rain. Clean control stick with a
damp rag. Do not submerge control stick in water or
clean with high pressure wash.
2. Clean off any dirt or grease that may have
accumulated on the deck, gearbox and on any of the
moving parts. Scrape off compacted dirt from the
bottom of the deck and then wash the surface
thoroughly with a garden hose. A coating of oil may
also be applied to the lower deck area to minimize
oxidation.
3. Check blades and blade bolts for wear and replace if
necessary. See “Section 6: Maintenance &
Lubrication” on page 37.
4. Inspect for loose, damaged or worn parts and adjust
or replace as needed.
5. Lubricate as noted in “Section 6: Maintenance &
Lubrication” on page 37.
6. Store the cutter in a clean, dry place. The deck should
be positioned on a flat surface with arms retracted and
the jack stands lowered to suitable 3-Point height.
Ensure that the main frame is stable. Use auxiliary
supports or posts if necessary to prevent the
possibility of the unit tipping over.
7. Repaint parts where paint is worn or scratched to
prevent rust. Aerosol Buckskin touch-up paint is
available from your Land Pride Dealer.
Land Pride Touch-up Paint
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Part No.
Part Description
821-011C
821-002C
PAINT LP BEIGE SPRAY CAN
PAINT GP BLACK SPRAY CAN
Solenoid Valve Block
Figure 6-4
Tractor Maintenance
One of the most important things you can do to prevent
hydraulic system problems is to ensure that your tractor's
reservoir remains free of dirt and contamination.
Use a clean cloth to wipe hose ends before attaching
them to your tractor. Replace filter element for your
tractor’s hydraulic system at the prescribed intervals.
These simple maintenances will go a long way to prevent
the occurrence of solenoid valve and hydraulic cylinder
problems on the Parallel Arm Cutter.
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Lubrication Points
Lubrication
Legend
Multi-purpose
spray lube
Multi-purpose
grease lube
Multi-purpose
oil lube
50
Intervals in hours
at which lubrication
is required
50
Hours
Parallel Arm
11 Zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
22004
50
Hours
Deck Pivot
3 Zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
22004
20
Hours
Driveline Profile
2 Zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
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8
Hours
PTO U-joint
2 Zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
12269
8
Hours
Gauge Wheel
2 Zerks per wheel (3- wheels)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
12269
As
Required
Ratchet Jack
2 Zerks per jack (2-jacks)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
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Motor Spindle Hub
Refer to Figure 6-5:
The motor spindle hub (#1), has two cavity plugs (#2)
located on one side of the housing.
1. Disengage PTO driveline.
2. Position cutter deck in transport position and secure
with deck safety chain.
3. Set tractor park brake, shut engine off and remove
switch key before continuing.
4. Remove one of the cavity plugs (#2) to check fluid
level. Fluid level should be within 1/2" from top of port
opening.
5. Add 80-90 weight gearlube as required. Full capacity
of motor housing is approximately 1/3 pint.
6. Install cavity plug and tighten.
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Motor/Spindle Hub
Figure 6-5
Hydraulic Reservoir
Refer to Figure 6-6:
The hydraulic reservoir has an effective capacity of 35
gallons. A dipstick located on the filler cap indicates
correct reservoir fluid level. Disengage PTO driveline
and shut tractor engine off before checking fluid level.
Add hydraulic fluid as needed to fill to full mark on
dipstick.
A filter mounted on the hydraulic reservoir is used to
clean the return hydraulic fluid to the reservoir tank.
Replace filter element ever 2 years with a conventional
10 micron filter.
Fill Cap &
Dipstick
10 Micron
Filter Element
12469
Filter Removal
Figure 6-6
Speed Increaser
Refer to Figure 6-7:
The speed increaser is mounted between the PTO
driveline and hydraulic pump. It is used to increases PTO
speed from 540 rpm or 1000 rpm to approximately 2000
rpm at the pump.
Check oil level by removing level plug located on the
gearbox side.Oil level should be level with bottom of plug
hole. Add oil if low through the breather/fill cap opening.
Change oil after the first 100 working hours. Make
successive changes every 1500 hours thereafter or ever
year, whichever comes first. Drain old oil out through the
drain plug hole located at the bottom. Be sure to reinstall
drain plug and tighten before filling gearbox. Fill gearbox
with 80-90W EP gearlube. Reinstall level plug and
tighten. Replace breather/fill cap.
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Figure 6-7
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Section 7: Specifications & Capacities
Section 7: Specifications & Capacities
RCP(M)2660 & RCP(M)3060 Series (Parallel Arm)
RCP2660
RCPM2660
RCP3060
RCPM3060
PTO Input Speed
540 RPM
1000 RPM
540 RPM
1000 RPM
Deck Motor RPM
1000 RPM @ 540
1000 RPM @ 1000
1000 RPM @ 540
1000 RPM @ 1000
Minimum Tractor Horsepower
75 HP
95 HP
Minimum Base Tractor Weight
8,000 Lbs. without added weights
12,000 Lbs. without added weights
1,690 lbs
(No fluid and without gauge wheels)
2,225 lbs
(No fluid and without gauge wheels)
Weight
Cutting Width
58"
58"
19’-8"
22’-10"
10’ (without gauge wheels)
10’ (without gauge wheels)
2"
2"
Maximum Horizontal
Reach from Center Tractor
15’-6" (186")
18’-10" (226")
Maximum Vertical Reach
(Above Horizontal)
11’-5" (137")
13’-5" (161")
Maximum Vertical Reach
(Below Horizontal)
9’-1" (109")
11’-0" (132")
Overall Width (Fully Extended)
Transport Width
Minimum Cutting Height
(Deck Level)
Deck Rotating Arc
180 Degrees
Blade Tip Speed
15,000 FPM
Blade Size
Blade Rotation
Blade Bolt
Dishpan
Cutting Capacity
Deck Thickness
Speed Increaser Fluid
Hydraulic Fluid
Reservoir Capacity and Filter
Hydraulic Fluid Flow Rate
Overload Protection
1/2" x 4"
Clockwise
1 1/2" With keyway; nut
3/16” X 21" Round, dish shaped
2" Max.
10 GA
80-90W EP Gearlube
Mobil 424
35 Gallons / Conventional 10 Micron Filter
15 GPM (approx.)
Hydraulic relief valve
Breakaway Protection
Hydraulic Cylinder
Driveline
ASAE Category 2
Hitch
Skid Shoes
3-Point Cat. 2 & 3 with clevis style lower hitch, Quick Hitch adaptable
1/4" Reversible
Gauge Wheel Model
Gauge Wheels
Height Adjustment
Three 13 x 5.00 - 6 Semi-solid smooth tires with greasable caged roller bearings.
Two Ratchet jacks
Optional Equipment
Options
Solenoid controlled cylinders
Tractor connecting hoses
Operator Protective shield
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22005
Overall Dimensions
Figure 9-1
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Section 8: Features & Benefits
Section 8: Features & Benefits
RCP(M)2660 & RCP(M)3060 Series (Parallel Arm)
Features
Benefits
Tractor HP Range
RCP(M)2660
RCP(M)3060
Designed for 75-150 HP tractor with minimum weight of 8,000 lbs.
Designed for 95-175 HP tractor with minimum weight of 12,000 lbs.
Gearbox HP Rating
150 HP
3 Point Design
Does not tie up a tractor. Three point hook up is easy to hook up and remove from tractor.
Cutter Deck Visibility
Visibility of the cutter deck is captured from the operator’s seat. Easy to see operation.
Operator does not have to look behind.
Factory Assembled
Arrives ready for the customer, saves time and money. (Excluding fluids and hydraulic valve)
Grease Ports
All grease ports are easily accessible for servicing.
10’ Transport Width
Folds up close to the tractor. No weight brackets or decks hanging away from the tractor.
Typically, not much wider than the tractor, which means safer transporting.
Parallel Arm Design
Three cylinders used in a parallel arm design allows any cylinder to be adjusted without
changing the position of the others. Means less positioning.
Long Horizontal Reach
RCP(M)2660 = 15’-6" (186")
RCP(M)3060 = 18’-10" (226")
Good access for reaching vegetation far away from the tractor.
Better access for reaching vegetation far away from the tractor.
Above Grade Vertical Reach
RCP(M)2660 = 11’-5" (137")
RCP(M)3060 = 13’-5" (161")
Good access for reaching up embankments and cutting low over hanging limbs.
Better access for reaching up embankments and cutting low over hanging limbs.
Below Grade Reach
RCP(M)2660 = 9’-1’ (109")
RCP(M)3060 = 11’-0" (132")
Good access for reaching down embankments.
Better access for reaching down embankments.
180 Degree Operating Tilt Arc
Cutter head can be positioned to reach different angles.
Cat. 2 & 3; 540 or 1000 RPM
Fits a wide variety of tractors.
35 Gallon Oil Reservoir
Large reservoir maintains optimum fluid temperatures and also serves as counterweight.
2” Cutting Capacity
Ideal for trimming brush.
High Blade Tip Speed
15,000 FPM tip speed means cleaner cutting.
Two Parking Stands
Easy and level storage, makes it easy for hooking to tractor.
In-line Filter
Cleans hydraulic fluid before it re-enters the reservoir.
Shut-off Valve
Permits maintenance with minimum oil loss.
Built-in Auxiliary Weight Rack
on Left Side
Suitcase weights can be added to left side for balance.
Oil Pressure Gauge
Easily monitor oil pressure for optimum performance of unit.
Hydraulic Breakaway
Allows the parallel arms to pivot backwards to avoid obstacles and to protect cutter deck and
parallel arms. Parallel arms are pivoted back to normal operating position with the hydraulic
breakaway cylinder.
Flow Control Valve
(Supplied with Solenoid
Controlled Options)
Compensates for various tractor hydraulic systems so proper hydraulic fluid pressure can be
maintained. (Used only with solenoid controlled cylinders.)
Solenoid Controlled Cylinders
(Supplied with Solenoid
Controlled Options)
Allows cutter to be used on tractors with only two hydraulic duplex outlets. Response time
is faster than tractor controls making it an excellent choice when frequent changes to deck
position are required.
Gauge Wheels
(Supplied with Float Options)
Deck floats on gauge wheels eliminating frequent deck positioning and vigilant watch for
changes in ground contour under the tractor and deck.
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Section 9: Troubleshooting
Section 9: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Cause
Solution
Motor Oil Seal Leaking
Return line from motor has been pinched or Replace lower seal of motor. Check motor
is collapsed
return hose for kinks.
Spindle Hub Seal Leaking
Return line from motor has been pinched or Replace lower seal of motor and Spindle
is collapsed
Hub output shaft seal. Check motor return
hose for kinks.
PTO driveline is bent.
(NOTE: PTO tractor hitch shaft
should be repaired or replaced if
bent)
Contacting drawbar or Bottoming out
Reposition drawbar/Replace PTO tubes and
cut to correct length.
Blades wearing excessively
Cutting on sandy ground
Raise cutting height.
Contacting ground frequently
Raise cutting height.
Insufficient shimming
Add shimming. See text.
Blade bolts not tightened properly
Torque blade bolt nuts to 600 ft lbs.
Blades breaking
Hitting solid objects
Thoroughly check the cutting area BEFORE
beginning to cut. Be alert during cutting.
Loose Blade Carrier
Worn Spindle Hub bearings.
Replace Spindle Hub bearings and/or shaft.
Shaft nut loose
Tighten Spindle Hub shaft nut to 450 ft lbs.
Blade Carrier bent
Hitting solid objects
Replace / Be alert, avoid solid objects.
Excessive skid shoe wear
Cutting height not level or blade missing
Adjust deck height or replace
Soil abrasive
Raisecuttingheight.
Cutting too low
Raise cutting height.
Locked blades
Inspect and unlock blades.
Blades have unequal weight
Replace blades as a PAIR.
PTO driveline is bent
Straighten or replace PTO driveline.
Blade carrier bent
Replace/straightenbladecarrier.
PTO cross not centered with yoke
Disassemble and inspect for incorrectly
located needles or damaged bearing cap.
Deck Cylinder will
not extend and/or retract
Orifice elbow on rod end is plugged
Clean orifice fitting.
Broken/disconnected wire on solenoid
Check wiring on cartridge valve solenoids.
Deck Cylinder will not retract
Cylinder rod is bent
Replace cylinder.
Arm/Deck Cylinder(s) will not
extend and/or retract
Electric solenoid valve is sticking/dirty.
Remove solenoid valve and clean or
replace.
Blades coming loose
Excessive vibration
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Section 9: Troubleshooting
Problem
Electrical control push button
switches do not work
Cause
Solution
10 AMP Fuse broken.
Replace 10 AMP fuse
Circular Plastic connector is not connected
to receptacle.
Connect remote cable to solenoid control
valve.
No power to control stick connections.
Check battery or power
Tractor spool valve not engaged (open).
Lock tractor control valve open.
Flow Control Valve not adjusted properly for Adjust flow control valve
open/closed center tractor
Hoses not connected to proper duplex outlet Connect hoses to proper tractor outlet.
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Defective solenoid on cartridge valve assy.
Replace solenoid.
Solenoid valves is sticking.
Remove/clean/replace solenoid valve.
Tractor hydraulic fluid level is too low.
Add fluid to tractor reservoir.
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Section 10: Appendix
Section 10: Appendix
Torque Values Chart
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Size
(Inches)
in-tpi 1
1/4" - 20
1/4" - 28
5/16" - 18
5/16" - 24
3/8" - 16
3/8" - 24
7/16" - 14
Grade 2
Grade 5
Grade 8
Bolt Size
(Metric)
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
N · m ft-lb 3 N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb
mm x pitch N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb
7.4
8.5
15
17
27
31
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M 5 X 0.8
M6X1
M 8 X 1.25
M8X1
M10 X 1.5
M10 X 0.75
M12 X 1.75
5.6
6
11
13
20
22
32
11
13
24
26
42
47
67
8
10
17
19
31
35
49
16
18
33
37
59
67
95
12
14
25
27
44
49
70
4
7
17
18
33
39
58
3
5
12
13
24
29
42
6
11
26
28
52
61
91
5
8
19
21
39
45
67
9
15
36
39
72
85
125
7
11
27
29
53
62
93
7/16" - 20
49
36
75
55
105
78
M12 X 1.5
60
44
95
70
130
97
1/2" - 13
66
49
105
76
145
105
M12 X 1
90
66
105
77
145
105
1/2" - 20
75
55
115
85
165
120
M14 X 2
92
68
145
105
200
150
9/16" - 12
95
70
150
110
210
155
M14 X 1.5
99
73
155
115
l215 160
9/16" - 18
105
79
165
120
235
170
M16 X 2
145
105
225
165
315
230
5/8" - 11
130
97
205
150
285
210
M16 X 1.5
155
115
240
180
335
245
5/8" - 18
150
110
230
170
325
240
M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
3/4" - 10
235
170
360
265
510
375
M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
3/4" - 16
260
190
405
295
570
420
M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
7/8" - 9
225
165
585
430
820
605
M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
7/8" - 14
250
185
640
475
905
670
M24 X 3
480
355
760
560
1050 780
1" - 8
340
250
875
645
1230 910
M24 X 2
525
390
830
610
1150 845
1" - 12
370
275
955
705
1350 995
M30 X 3.5
960
705
1510 1120 2100 1550
1-1/8" - 7
480
355
1080 795
1750 1290
M30 X 2
1060 785
1680 1240 2320 1710
1 1/8" - 12
540
395
1210 890
1960 1440
M36 X 3.5
1730 1270 2650 1950 3660 2700
1 1/4" - 7
680
500
1520 1120 2460 1820
M36 X 2
1880 1380 2960 2190 4100 3220
1 in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per
1 1/4" - 12
750
555
1680 1240 2730 2010
2 N· m = newton-meters
1 3/8" - 6
890
655
1990 1470 3230 2380
3 ft-lb= foot pounds
1 3/8" - 12
1010 745
2270 1670 3680 2710
4 mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x
1 1/2" - 6
1180 870
2640 1950 4290 3160
thread pitch
1 1/2" - 12
1330 980
2970 2190 4820 3560
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
Additional Torque Values
Blade Bolt Lock Nut
450 ft-lbs
Blade Carrier Hub Nut
450 ft-lbs
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Section 10: Appendix
Warranty
Land Pride warrants to the original purchaser that this Land Pride product will
be free from defects in material and workmanship beginning on the date of
purchase by the end user according to the following schedule when used as
intended and under normal service and conditions for personal use.
Overall Unit and Driveline: One year Parts and Labor
Hydraulic Cylinder: One year Parts and Labor.
Hoses and seals are considered wear items.
Hydraulic Motor: Two years Parts and Labor.
Solenoid Control Valves: One year Parts and Labor.
This Warranty is limited to the replacement of any defective part by Land Pride
and the installation by the dealer of any such replacement part, and does not cover
common wear items such as blades, belts, tines, etc. Land Pride reserves the right
to inspect any equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in
material or workmanship.
This Warranty does not apply to any part or product which in Land Pride’s
judgment shall have been misused or damaged by accident or lack of normal
maintenance or care, or which has been repaired or altered in a way which
adversely affects its performance or reliability, or which has been used for a
purpose for which the product is not designed. Misuse also specifically includes
failure to properly maintain oil levels, grease points, and driveline shafts.
Claims under this Warranty must be made to the dealer which originally sold
the product and all warranty adjustments must be made through such dealer. Land
Pride reserves the right to make changes in materials or design of the product at
any time without notice.
This Warranty shall not be interpreted to render Land Pride liable for damages
of any kind, direct, consequential, or contingent to property. Furthermore, Land
Pride shall not be liable for damages resulting from any cause beyond its
reasonable control. This Warranty does not extend to loss of crops, any expense
or loss for labor, supplies, rental machinery or for any other reason.
No other warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, is made
with respect to this sale; and all implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose which exceed the obligations set forth in this
written warranty are hereby disclaimed and excluded from this sale.
This Warranty is not valid unless registered with Land Pride within 30 days from
the date of purchase by the end user.
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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
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