Land Pride AFM4214 All-Flex Operator Manual

Land Pride AFM4214 All-Flex Operator Manual
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All-Flex Grooming Mowers
AFM4214 and AFM4216
26560
315-587M
Operator’s Manual
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Model Number
Serial Number
Machine Height
Machine Length
Machine Width
Machine Weight
Delivery Date
First Operation
Accessories
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Section 4: Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Safety at All Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Ball Swivel Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign (Accessory) . . . . . . . 33
Cutting Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Low Lift Blades (Standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Medium Lift Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
High Lift Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mulching Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Section 1: Assembly & Set-Up . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tractor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawbar Set-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dealer Preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Torque Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor Shutdown Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor Hook-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Driveline Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Hook-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hook-up LED Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check Driveline Collapsible Length . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pull Rope Hook-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge Wheel Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bleed Folding Hydraulics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 2: Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . 23
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor & Mower Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
U-Joint Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fold Mower Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfold Mower Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfold Decks With Pull Rope Locks . . . . . . . . . .
Unfold Decks With Hydraulic Locks . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Constant Velocity Driveline Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unhook Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 3: Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Center Deck Height Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Belt Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Optional Hydraulic Transport Locks . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication . . . . . 34
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Servicing Mower Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Blade Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Blade Removal & Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Blade Sharpening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
V-Belt Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Driveline Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Clutch Run-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Disassembly & Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Long-Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tires With Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Lubrication Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Driveline Constant Velocity Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Driveline Shafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Inner Tube of Driveline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Wheel Support Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Wheel Bearings (15" Gauge Wheels) . . . . . . . . . 40
Wheel Bearings (18" Gauge Wheels) . . . . . . . . . 40
Wheel Bushings (Transport Hubs) . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Blade Spindle Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Tool Bar to Deck Pivot Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Transport Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Wing Deck Pivot Bushings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Rear Deck Pivot Half Clamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Wing Flex Pivot Lugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4-Way Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Mower Deck Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Section
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Section
Section
Section
6: Specifications & Capacities . . . . . 44
7: Features & Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . 48
8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts . . . 51
10: Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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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
Careful operation is you best
insurance against an accident.
All operators, no matter how much
experience they may have, should
carefully read this manual and
other related manuals before
operating the power machine and
this implement.
It is the owner’s obligation to
instruct all operators in safe
operation.
 Thoroughly read and understand
the “Safety Label” section, read all
instructions noted on them.
 Do not operate the equipment
while under the influence of drugs
or alcohol as they impair the ability
to safely and properly operate the
equipment.
 The operator should be familiar
with all functions of the tractor and
attached implement, and be able
to handle emergencies quickly.
 Make sure all guards and shields
are in place and secured before
operating implement.
 Keep all bystanders away from
equipment and work area.
 Start tractor from the driver’s seat
with hydraulic controls in neutral.
 Operate tractor and controls from
the driver’s seat only.
 Never dismount from a moving
tractor or leave tractor unattended
with engine running.
 Do not allow anyone to stand
between tractor and implement
while backing up to implement.
 Keep hands, feet, and clothing
away from power-driven parts.
 While transporting and operating
equipment, watch out for objects
overhead and along side such as
fences, trees, buildings, wires, etc.
 Do not turn tractor so tight as to
cause hitched implement to ride
up on the tractor’s rear wheel.
 Store implement in an area where
children normally do not play.
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Look For The Safety Alert Symbol
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.
Be Aware of
Signal Words
A signal word designates a degree or
level of hazard seriousness. The
signal words are:
! DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
Safety Precautions for
Children
Tragedy can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of
children, Children generally are
attracted to implements and their
work.
 Never assume children will remain
where you last saw them.
 Keep children out of the work area
and under the watchful eye of a
responsible adult.
 Be alert and shut the implement
and tractor down if children enter
the work area.
 Never carry children on the tractor
or implement. There is not a safe
place for them to ride. They may
fall off and be run over or interfere
with the control of the power
machine.
 Never allow children to operate the
power machine, even under adult
supervision.
 Never allow children to play on the
power machine or implement.
 Use extra caution when backing
up. Before the tractor starts to
move, look down and behind to
make sure the area is clear.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
! CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
Tractor Shutdown & Storage
 If engaged, disengage power
take-off.
 Park on solid, level ground and
lower implement to ground or onto
support blocks.
 Put tractor in park or set park
brake, turn off engine, and remove
switch key to prevent unauthorized
starting.
 Relieve all hydraulic pressure to
auxiliary hydraulic lines.
 Wait for all components to stop
before leaving operator’s seat.
 Use steps, grab-handles and
skid-resistant surfaces when
getting on and off the tractor.
 Detach and store implement in an
area where children normally do
not play. Secure implement using
blocks and supports.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
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Use A Safety Chain
Transport Safely
 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
implement.
 Attach the chain to the tractor
drawbar support or other specified
anchor location. Allow only
enough slack in the chain to
permit turning.
 Always hitch the implement to the
machine towing it. Do not use the
safety chain tow the implement.
 Comply with state and local laws.
 Use towing vehicle and trailer of
adequate size and capacity. Secure
equipment towed on a trailer with
tie downs and chains.
 Sudden braking can cause a towed
trailer to swerve and upset. Reduce
speed if towed trailer is not
equipped with brakes.
 Avoid contact with any over head
utility lines or electrically charged
conductors.
 Always drive with load on end of
loader arms low to the ground.
 Always drive straight up and down
steep inclines with heavy end of a
tractor with loader attachment on
the “uphill” side.
 Engage park brake when stopped
on an incline.
Tire Safety
Practice Safe Maintenance
 Tire changing can be dangerous
and must be performed by
trained personnel using the
correct tools and equipment.
 Always maintain correct tire
pressure. Do not inflate tires
above recommended pressures
shown in the Operator’s Manual.
 When inflating tires, use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand to
one side and NOT in front of or
over the tire assembly. Use a
safety cage if available.
 Securely support the implement
when changing a wheel.
 When removing and installing
wheels, use wheel handling
equipment adequate for the
weight involved.
 Make sure wheel bolts have been
tightened to the specified torque.
 Understand procedure before doing
work. Refer to the Operator’s
Manual for additional information.
 Work on a level surface in a clean
dry area that is well-lit.
 Use properly grounded electrical
outlets and tools.
 Use correct tools and equipment for
the job that are in good condition.
 Lower implement to the ground and
follow all shutdown procedures
before leaving the operator’s seat to
perform maintenance.
 Allow equipment to cool before
working on it.
 Maximum transport speed for an
attached equipment is 20 mph. DO
NOT EXCEED. Never travel at a
speed which does not allow
adequate control of steering and
stopping. Some rough terrains
require a slower speed.
 As a guideline, use the following
maximum speed weight ratios for
attached equipment:
20 mph when weight of attached
equipment is less than or equal
to the weight of machine towing
the equipment.
10 mph when weight of attached
equipment exceeds weight of
machine towing equipment but
not more than double the weight.
 IMPORTANT: Do not tow a load
that is more than double the weight
of the vehicle towing the load.
 Disconnect battery ground cable (-)
before servicing or adjusting
electrical systems or before welding
on implement.
 Do not grease or oil implement
while it is in operation.
 Inspect all parts. Make certain
parts are in good condition &
installed properly.
 Replace parts on this implement
with genuine Land Pride parts only.
Do not alter this implement in a way
which will adversely affect its
performance.
 Remove buildup of grease, oil, or
debris.
 Remove all tools and unused parts
from equipment before operation.
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These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
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.
Wear
Protective Equipment
Avoid High
Pressure Fluids Hazard
 Wear protective clothing and
equipment appropriate for the job
such as safety shoes, safety
glasses, hard hat, and ear plugs.
 Clothing should fit snug without
fringes and pull strings to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
 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 operator’s full
attention. Avoid wearing
headphones while operating
equipment.
 Escaping fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin causing serious
injury.
 Before disconnecting hydraulic
lines or performing work on the
hydraulic system, be sure to
release all residual pressure.
 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.
 DO NOT DELAY. If an accident
occurs, see a doctor familiar with
this type of injury immediately. Any
fluid injected into the skin or eyes
must be treated within
a few hours or
gangrene may
result.
Use Seat Belt and ROPS
Keep Riders Off
Machinery
911
Use Safety
Lights and Devices
 Slow moving tractors, and
self-propelled equipment can
create a hazard when driven on
public roads. They are difficult to
see, especially at night. Use the
Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign
when on public roads.
 Flashing warning lights and turn
signals are recommended
whenever driving on public roads.
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 Land Pride recommends the use
of a CAB or roll-over-protectivestructures (ROPS) and seat belt
in almost all power machines.
Combination of a CAB or ROPS
and seat belt will reduce the risk
of serious injury or death if the
power machine should be upset.
 If ROPS is in the locked-up
position, fasten seat belt snugly
and securely to help protect
against serious injury or death
from falling and machine overturn.
 Never carry riders or use tractor
to lift or transport individuals.
 There is not a safe place for a
person to ride.
 Riders obstruct operator’s view
and interfere with the control of
the power machine.
 Riders can be struck by objects or
thrown from the equipment.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Avoid crystalline Silica
(quartz) Dust
Because crystalline silica is a basic
component of sand and granite,
many activities at construction sites
produce dust containing crystalline
silica. Trenching, sawing, and boring
of material containing crystalline
silica can produce dust containing
crystalline silica particles. This dust
can cause serious injury to the
lungs (silicosis).
There are guidelines which should
be followed if crystalline silica
(quartz) is present in the dust.
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 Be aware of and follow OSHA
(or other local, State, or Federal)
guidelines for exposure to airborne
crystalline silica.
 Know the work operations where
exposure to crystalline silica may
occur.
 Participate in air monitoring or
training programs offered by the
employer.
 Be aware of and use optional
equipment controls such as water
sprays, local exhaust ventilation,
and enclosed cabs with positive
pressure air conditioning if the
machine has such equipment.
Otherwise respirators shall be worn.
 Where respirators are required, wear
a respirator approved for protection
against crystalline silica containing
dust. Do not alter respirator in any
way. Workers who use tight-fitting
respirators can not have beards/
mustaches which interfere with the
respirator seal to the face.
Handle
Chemicals Properly
Dig Safe - Avoid
Underground Utilities
 Protective clothing should be
worn.
 Handle all chemicals with care.
 Follow instructions on container
label.
 Agricultural chemicals can be
dangerous. Improper use can
seriously injure persons, animals,
plants, soil, and property.
 Inhaling smoke from any type of
chemical fire is a serious health
hazard.
 Store or dispose of unused
chemicals as specified by the
chemical manufacturer.
 USA: Call 811
CAN: digsafecanada.ca
Always contact your local utility
companies (electrical, telephone,
gas, water, sewer, and others)
before digging so that they may
mark the location of any
underground services in the area.
 Be sure to ask how close you can
work to the marks they positioned.
 If possible, change into disposable
or washable work clothes at the
work site; shower and change into
clean clothing before leaving the
work site.
 Do not eat, drink, use tobacco
products, or apply cosmetics in
areas where there is dust containing
crystalline silica.
 Store food, drink, and personal
belongings away from the work
area.
 Wash hands and face before eating,
drinking, smoking, or applying
cosmetics after leaving the exposure
area.
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Important Safety Information
Safety Labels
Your All-Flex Grooming Mower comes equipped with all safety
labels in place. They were designed to help you safely operate
your implement. Read and follow their directions.
1. Keep all safety labels clean and legible.
2. Refer to this section for proper label placement. Replace
all damaged or missing labels. Order new labels from your
nearest Land Pride dealer. To find your nearest dealer,
visit our dealer locator at www.landpride.com.
3. 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
4.
make sure the correct safety labels are included in the
request.
Refer to this section for proper label placement.
To install new labels:
a. Clean surface area where label is to be placed.
b. Spray soapy water onto the cleaned area.
c. Peel backing from label and press label firmly onto the
surface.
d. Squeeze out air bubbles with edge of a credit card or
with a similar type of straight edge.
26563
818-558C
Warning: Serious Injury
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26563
838-293C
Warning: Read Operator’s Manual
26563
WARNING
NEGATIVE TONGUE WEIGHT
HAZARD
Negative tongue weight can cause immediate
elevation of tongue when unhitching implement
To prevent serious injury or death:
Always be certain implement is hitched securely
to tractor drawbar before raising.
Lower implement BEFORE unhitching.
818-019C Rev. D
818-019C
Warning: Negative Tongue Weight
26563
818-561C
Danger: Raised Wing
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26563
818-339C
Warning: High Pressure
26621
818-565C
Important: U-Joint Timing Instructions
26621
818-560C
Notice: Manual Info.
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DANGER
818-187C
Danger: Shield Missing
Location: Splitter gearbox
26621
WARNING
EXCESSIVE SPEED
HAZARD
To Prevent Serious Injury or Death:
Do NOT exceed 20 mph maximum
transport speed. Loss of vehicle
control and/or machine damage
818-337C Rev. B
can result.
818-337C
Warning: Max Trans Speed
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818-130C
Warning: 540 rpm
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818-351C
Caution: Engage Transport Locks
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818-353C
Caution: Disengage Transport Locks/Pins
26565
818-552C
Danger: Entanglement
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818-555C
Danger: Rotating Blade
Location: (3-Places) On Back of All Three Decks
26566
818-045C
Warning: Pinch point or Crushing Hazard
Location: (3-Places) On Back of All Three Decks
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818-556C
Danger: Thrown Object Hazard
Location: (3-Places) On Back of All Three Decks
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818-513C
Caution: V-Belt Installation
Location: (2-Places) Beneath guard on
center and right-hand decks
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818-514C
Caution: V-Belt Installation
Location: (1-Place) Beneath guard on left-hand deck
818-543C
Danger: Guard Missing
Location: (6-Places)
Beneath both guards on all three decks
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Important Safety Information
26562
838-614C
2" x 9"(5 cm x 23 cm) Red Reflector
Location:
(2 Places on back of wing deck guards)
(2 Places on center deck, back side of light brackets)
26561
858-096C
2" x 4 1/2" (5 x 11 cm) Amber Reflector
(4 places on front of left-hand & right-hand decks)
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Important Safety Information
13314
818-552C
Danger: Entanglement
13314
818-540C
Danger: Guard Missing
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Introduction
Introduction
Land Pride welcomes you to the growing family of new
product owners. This All-Flex Grooming Mower 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 this product
Application
The AFM4214 and AFM4216 All-Flex Mowers are
designed and built by Land Pride to provide excellent
cutting quality and performance on lush type turf grasses
that are located on expansive and well manicured areas
such as sports fields, theme parks, fairways, turf farms,
and large estates.
They will deliver excellent performance when attached to
40-70 hp (30-52 kW) tractors with 540 rpm power take-off
speed and pull-type draw bar. The hydraulic cylinders will
easily lift up the wing decks for a 7'-11" (2.41 m) or 8-5"
(2.57 m) overall transport width when moving from one
site to another on public streets or on right-of-ways.
Owner Assistance
The dealer should complete the Online Warranty
Registration at the time of purchase. This information is
necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
The parts on your All-Flex Grooming Mower have been
specially designed by Land Pride and should only be
replaced with genuine Land Pride parts. Contact a Land
Pride dealer if customer service or repair parts are
required. Your Land Pride dealer has trained personnel,
repair parts, and equipment needed to service the
implement.
Serial Number
For quick reference and prompt service, record model
and serial number on the inside cover page and again on
the warranty page. Always provide model number and
serial number when ordering parts and in all
correspondences with your Land Pride dealer. For
location of your serial number plate, see Figure 1.
The contour following capability, highly productive cutting
widths and rear discharge design of the floating cutting
decks will greatly reduce wide-area cutting times and still
deliver finely groomed surfaces at mowing speeds from
2-6 mph (3-10 kph). The AFM4214 and AFM4216
All-Flex Mower can be ordered with slip-clutch or
conventional wing driveline configurations and a choice
of 15 inch or 18 inch deck tires.
See “Specifications & Capacities” on page 44 and
“Features & Benefits” on page 48 for additional
information and performance enhancing options.
Using This Manual
• This Operator’s Manual is designed to help familiarize
•
•
the operator 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
Terminology
“Right” or “Left” as used in this manual is determined by
facing forward in the direction the machine will operate
while in use unless otherwise stated.
Definitions
IMPORTANT: A special point of information related
to the following topic. Land Pride’s intention is this
information must be read & noted before continuing.
NOTE: A special point of information that the
operator should be aware of before continuing.
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Serial Number Plate Location
Figure 1
Further Assistance
Your dealer wants you to be satisfied with your new
All-Flex Grooming mower. 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 any problems you have with your implement
with your dealership service personnel so they can
address the problem.
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
[email protected]
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-Up
Section 1: Assembly & Set-Up
Tractor Requirements
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Lightweight tractors with rear attached implements may need
weights added to the front to maintain steering control.
Consult your tractor Operator’s Manual to determine proper
weight requirements and maximum weight limitations.
Tractor horsepower should be within the range noted
below. Tractors outside the horsepower range must not
be used.
Horsepower Rating. . . . . . . . . . . 40-70 hp (30-52 kW)
Rear power take-off Shaft Type. . . . . . 1 3/8"-6 Spline
Rear power take-off Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540 rpm
Hitch Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draw Bar
Hydraulic Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . One Duplex Outlet
Electrical Hook-up (See Figure 1-1) . . . . .7-Pin Outlet
Tractor Weight . . . . . . . . . See Important Note Below
Positive Hitch Weight on Tractor Drawbar
AFM4214. . . . . . . . Approximately 540 lbs (245 kg)
AFM4216. . . . . . . . Approximately 580 lbs. (263 kg)
Electrical Hook-up
Refer to Figure 1-1:
The LED wire harness is equipped with a 7-way round pin
connector for connecting to the tractor’s 7-pin electrical
outlet shown in Figure 1-3.
Drawbar Set-Up
Refer to Figure 1-2:
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Do not use a power take-off adapter. The adapter will increase
strain on the tractor’s power take-off shaft causing possible
damage to shaft and driveline. It will also defeat the purpose
of the tractor’s power take-off shield.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Power take-off damage may occur if distances are not
properly maintained.
The 14" (36 cm) between center of drawbar hitch pin hole
to end of power take-off shaft and 8" (20 cm) from top of
drawbar hitch to center of power take-off shaft must be
maintained.
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14"
36 cm
Power Take-Off Shaft
Drawbar
8" (20 cm)
18" to 21"
46 to 53 cm
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Ground Level
Power Take-Off to Drawbar Distances
Figure 1-2
Tractor 7-Pin Electrical Outlet
Figure 1-1
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Hardware Torque Information
Dealer Preparations
This mower has been partially assembled at the factory.
some additional preparations will be necessary to finish
assembling the mower and to attach it to the customer’s
tractor. Ensure that the intended tractor conforms to the
requirements stated under “Tractor Requirements” on
this page.
Assembly Checklist
Check
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Ref.
Make sure miscellaneous assembly tools are on hand:
Hammer, tape measure, and assortment of wrenches.
When tightening hardware, refer to “Torque Values
Chart for Common Bolt Sizes” on page 51 to determine
standard torque values. Refer to “Additional Torque
Values” at the bottom of the chart for exceptions to the
standard torque values.
Tractor Shutdown Procedure
The following are basic tractor shutdown procedures.
Follow these procedures and any additional shutdown
procedures provided in your tractor Operator’s Manual
before leaving the operator’s seat.
Have a forklift or hoist with properly sized chains and safety
stands on hand capable of lifting 2500 lbs.
1.
Have a minimum of two people available during assembly.
2.
3.
Check to see if auxiliary tractor weights are needed.
Check to make sure all fasteners & pins are
installed in the correct location. Refer to the
Parts Manual if unsure. NOTE: Remember
location of a part or fastener if removed. Keep
parts separated.
Parts
Manual
4.
Make sure all major components and loose
parts are shipped with the machine.
Operator’s
Manual
5.
Make sure working parts move freely, bolts are
tight & cotter pins are spread.
Operator’s
Manual
6.
Make sure all safety labels are correctly located
and legible. Make sure red and amber reflectors
are correctly located and visible when machine
is in transport position. Replace damaged
labels.
Page 6
7.
80-90 EP Gear Lube must be added to the
gearbox & motor as indicated in the
“Maintenance & Lubrication”.
Page 39
Make sure all tires are inflated to the specified
psi air pressure.
Page 51
Make sure all wheel bolts and axle nuts are
tightened to the specified torque.
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Reduce engine speed and disengage power take-off
if engaged.
Park tractor and implement on level, solid ground.
Lower implement to ground or onto non-concrete
support blocks.
Put tractor in park or set park brake, turn off engine,
and remove switch key to prevent unauthorized
starting.
Relieve all hydraulic pressure to auxiliary hydraulic
lines.
Wait for all components to come to a complete stop
before leaving the operator’s seat.
Use steps, grab-handles and anti-slip surfaces when
stepping on and off the tractor.
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Tractor Hook-Up
Mower to Tractor Hook-Up
Figure 1-3
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
A crushing hazard exists while hooking-up and unhooking
implement. Keep people and animals away while backing-up
to implement or pulling away from implement. Do not operate
hydraulic controls while a person or animal is directly behind
the power machine or near the implement.
Refer to Refer to Figure 1-3:
1. Make certain park stand (#1) is attached to the
mower hitch and secured with retaining pin (#2).
2. Check drawbar set-up. Refer to “Drawbar Set-Up”
on page 16.
3. Back tractor within close proximity of clevis (#3).
4. Raise or lower park stand (#1) to align clevis (#3) with
tractor drawbar. Drawbar should fit between lower
and upper plates of clevis.
5. Back tractor up to mower hitch until holes in tractor
drawbar and clevis are aligned.
6. Attach mower with a 3/4" hitch pin (#4) and flat
washer(#5) as shown. Secure hitch pin with
hairpin (#6). Always use a hitch pin that contains a
safety locking device to prevent it from coming out.
7. Retract park stand (#1) until weight of mower is fully
removed from the stand. Remove stand and store on
storage tube (#7) located on divider gearbox shield.
8. Attach safety chain (#8) on the hitch to the tractor.
Adjust chain length to remove all slack except what is
necessary to permit turning of mower. Lock chain
hook securely onto the chain.
Main Driveline Hook-up
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• All guards and shields must be installed and in good
working condition while operating the implement.
• Do not use a power take-off adapter. The adapter will
increase strain on the tractor’s power take-off shaft causing
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the purpose of the tractor’s power take-off shield.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not operate a broken or bent driveline. Such a driveline
will break apart while rotating at high speeds and can cause
serious injury or death. Always remove the implement from
use until the damaged driveline can be repaired or replaced.
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
• Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off shaft is set-up to
operate at 540 rpm. Do not exceed 540 rpm power take-off
speed or equipment breakage may result.
IMPORTANT: The driveline must be lubricated
before putting it into service. Refer to “Lubrication
Points” on page 39.
NOTE: Refer to Figure 1-3 on page 18:
Driveline (#9) should rest on driveline support (#10)
when mower and driveline are not hitched to a
tractor.
Always engage power take-off at low engine rpm to
minimize start-up torque on driveline. Drivelines with
friction clutches must go through a “run-in”
operation prior to initial use and after long periods of
inactivity. See “Driveline Protection” on page 37 for a
detailed run-in description.
Refer to Figure 1-3
1. If driveline collapsible length has not been checked,
go to “Check Driveline Collapsible Length” on
page 20. Otherwise, continue with step 2 below.
2. Place tractor gear selector in park, shut tractor
engine off, set park brake, and remove switch key.
3. Pull main driveline profiles apart, apply multipurpose grease to the inside of the outer profile and
reassemble the two profiles.
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4. If needed, attach driveline to the gearbox input shaft:
a. Pull back on inner driveline yoke lock collar and
slide yoke over the mower’s gearbox input shaft.
b. Release lock collar and continue to push yoke
onto the gearbox input shaft until pull collar snaps
in place.
5. Attach driveline to the power take-off shaft:
a. Pull back on outer driveline yoke lock collar and
slide yoke over the tractor’s power take-off shaft.
b. Release lock collar and continue to push yoke
onto the power take-off shaft until pull collar snaps
in place.
c. Move driveline back and forth to ensure both ends
are secured. Reattach any end that is loose.
6. Continue with “Hydraulic Hook-Up” below.
Hook-up LED Lights
Refer to Figure 1-5:
The lead wiring harness (#6) is equipped with a
7-way round pin connector for connecting to the tractor’s
7-pin electrical outlet shown in Figure 1-1 on page 16.
1.
Route lead wire harness (#6) through spring hose
loop as shown.
2. Connect wire harness (#6) to the tractor’s 7-pin
electrical outlet.
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Enhance Module Wire Connections For LED Lights
Figure 1-5
3. Check LED lights to make certain they are operating
correctly.
IMPORTANT: Connectors on wire harness (#1 & #2)
are labeled “Light” on one end and “Enhancer” on
the other end. Ends labeled “Light” connect to the
LED lights. Ends labeled “Enhancer” connect to
enhance module (#3).
IMPORTANT: Connector (#1D) has a Red wire and
connects to wire harness (#1) on the right side of the
implement. Connector (#2D) has a yellow wire and
connects to wire harness (#2) on the left side.
Hydraulic Hook-Up
Figure 1-4
Hydraulic Hook-Up
Refer to Figure 1-4:
This mower is equipped and plumbed from the factory
with double acting cylinders, hydraulic hoses, and
couplings for folding the wings and center deck.
1.
Cut plastic ties securing hydraulic hoses (#1) to hose
support loop (#2). Be careful not to cut plastic tie
securing the ten linchpins (#5) to the support loop.
2. Route hoses (#1) through hose support loop (#2) and
connect to tractor remote outlets. Quick disconnect
hydraulic fittings for your tractor are supplied
attached to the hoses.
3. Locate carbon steel wire (#3) attached between wing
cylinders (#4). This wire secures the wing decks in
the folded position during shipment. Remove wire
and dispose of it in a trash container.
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4. It is best to have a second person available for this
operation. Start tractor and operate lights as follows:
a. Turn on head lights to verify red lights illuminate.
b. Turn on flasher lights to verify amber light are
blinking on and off.
5. If lights did not operate properly, recheck hook-up of
wire harness (#1, #2, & #4) to enhance module (#3).
• Make sure connector (#1D) with a red wire is
connected to the right-hand wire harness (#1).
• Make sure connector (#2D) with a yellow wire is
connected to the left-hand wire harness (#2).
• Make sure connector (#3B) on the lead wire
harness (#4) is connected to connector (#3A) on
enhancer module (#3).
6. Check wire harness routing to make sure wires will
not be pinched as the decks are folded and unfolded
and while raising and lowering mower height.
7. Add cable ties to wire harness (#1, #2, & #4) as
needed to secure them in place.
8. Continue with “Pull Rope Hook-Up” on page 21.
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Check Driveline Minimum Length
Figure 1-6
Check Driveline Collapsible Length
IMPORTANT: A driveline that is too long can bottom
out causing structural damage to the tractor and
implement. Always check driveline minimum length
during initial setup, and when connecting to a
different tractor. More than one driveline may be
required to fit all applications.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
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Do not attach driveline to the tractor. Instead, make
sure it is removed or secured to the mower before
moving the mower to a level surface.
If parked on an uneven surface, start tractor and
move mower and tractor to a level, flat surface.
Raise mower until gearbox input shaft is level with
tractor power take-off shaft. Securely block cutter at
this height to keep the unit from lowering.
With mower resting on the support blocks, shutdown
tractor using “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 17.
With driveline attached only to the cutter, remove
outer driveline (tractor end) from inner driveline to
separate the two profiles as shown in Figure 1-6.
If needed, attach inner driveline to the mower’s input
shaft. Refer to step 4 on the left side of page 19.
Attach outer driveline to the tractor’s power take-off
shaft. Refer to step 5 on the left side of page 19.
Hold inner and outer drivelines parallel to each other
as shown in Figure 1-6. Measure dimension “A”.
• If “A” is less than 1" (2.5 cm), continue with step 12.
• If “A” is greater than or equal to 1" (2.5cm) ,
continue with step 9 below.
Pull back on outer driveline yoke lock collar and slide
driveline yoke off of the tractor power take-off shaft.
Apply multi-purpose grease to the inside of the outer
shaft and reassemble the driveline.
Attach driveline to the tractor. Refer to steps 4-5 on
the left side of page 19.
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Figure 1-7
12. If dimension “A” is less than 1" (2.5 cm), shorten
driveline as follows:
Refer to Figure 1-7:
a. Measure 1" (2.5 cm) (“B1” dimension) back from
outer driveline shield and make a mark at this
location on the inner driveline shield.
b. Measure 1" (2.5 cm) (“B2” dimension) back from
the inner driveline shield and make a mark at this
location on the outer driveline shield.
13. Pull back on outer driveline yoke lock collar and slide
driveline yoke off of the tractor power take-off shaft.
14. Pull back on inner driveline yoke lock collar and slide
driveline yoke off of the cutter gearbox shaft.
15. Cut off non-yoke end of inner driveline as follows:
a. Measure from end of inner shield to scribed mark
(“X” dimension) and record.
b. Cut off inner shield at the mark. Cut same amount
off the inner shaft (“X1” dimension).
16. Cut off non-yoke end of outer driveline as follows:
a. Measure from end of outer shield to scribed mark
(“Y” dimension) and record.
b. Cut off outer shield at the mark. Cut same amount
off the outer shaft (“Y1” dimension).
17. Remove all burrs and cuttings.
18. Apply multi-purpose grease to the inside of the outer
shaft and reassemble the driveline.
19. Attach driveline to the mower and tractor. Refer to
steps 4-5 on the left side of page 19.
20. Continue with “Hydraulic Hook-Up” on page 19.
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Pull Rope Hook-Up
Skip to “Gauge Wheel Assembly” below if mower is
equipped with “Hydraulic Wing Unlock Option”.
Refer to Figure 1-8:
The operator on the tractor seat will need to be able to
access the pull rope from the tractor seat when lowering
the folded decks to ground level.
1.
Attach pull rope (#3) to an area within the operator’s
reach. Make sure the pull rope can not become
tangled with the operator and driveline.
2. See “Unfold Mower Decks” on page 26 for detailed
unfolding instructions.
Gauge Wheel Assembly
Refer to Figure 1-9:
IMPORTANT: Do not bend spring steel mounting
bracket supporting the slow moving vehicle sign.
This bracket is purposely angled back to cause the
sign to be vertical when the rear deck is folded-up for
transporting on public roads.
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Pull Ropes
Figure 1-8
Leave Slow Moving Vehicle Sign angled.
This sign should face traffic when deck
is folded up for transporting.
Center deck gauge wheels (#4) are mounted in the
carrier frames spindle support tubes upside down.
1.
Remove nuts (#7) and bolts (#6) from the center deck
carrier frames and remove gauge wheels from the
frames.
2. Check spacer location on the other gauge wheels.
Note how many and what sizes are above and below
the gauge wheel spindle support tube and then place
an equal number of spacers (#1, 2, & 3) and sizes
above and below the spindle support tube while
inserting the gauge wheel spindle into the spindle
support tubes.
3. Raise center deck up just enough to insert gauge
wheel spindles into the carrier frame spindle support
tubes as shown in Figure 1-9.
Refer to Figure 1-10:
4. Secure gauge wheels with linchpins (#8) supplied
attached to the support loop with plastic ties. Insert
linchpins from the front and flip clasp shut over the
spindles towards the back. Attaching linchpin in this
manner will prevent vegetation from catching on the
clasp and flipping it open while traveling forward.
5. Lower all mower decks fully down. Decks should be
supported by the gauge wheels with gauge wheels
on the ground.
6. Remove bolts (#6) from the remaining gauge wheel
spindles and replace with remaining linchpins (#8).
Insert linchpins from the front and flip clasp shut over
the spindles towards the back.
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Center Deck Rear Gauge Wheels
Figure 1-9
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Center Deck Rear Gauge Wheels
Figure 1-10
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Transport Fold Hydraulic Plumbing
Figure 1-11
Bleed Folding Hydraulics
Refer to Figure 1-11:
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Hydraulic fluid under high pressure can penetrate the skin
and/or eyes causing a serious injury. 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 leaks. A doctor familiar with this type of
injury must treat the injury within a few hours or gangrene
may result. DO NOT DELAY.
Hydraulic hoses and cylinders are supplied fully charged
with oil from the factory and should not require bleeding.
If any deck raises or lowers in a jerking motion, then
bleed hydraulics as follows:
1.
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2. Support cylinders vertically with rod end up.
3. Cycle hydraulic system to extend both wing cylinders
and center deck cylinder. Retract cylinders and
repeat this process 2 times.
4. On each cylinder, crack rod end cylinder fitting (#4)
and apply hydraulic pressure until air free oil leaks
from fitting and then retighten fitting.
5. Support cylinders in a vertical position with base end
of cylinder up and repeat bleeding process on the
base end fitting (#5).
6. Re-pin all clevises. Secure pins with cotter pins (#6)
by bending one or more legs of the cotter pin.
7. Slowly cycle all decks to transport position checking
to make sure hydraulic hoses are not pinched in the
process.
With mower decks lowered onto the ground, remove
connecting pins (#1) from rod end of the two wing
cylinders (#2) and center deck cylinder (#3).
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Section 2: Operating Instructions
Section 2: Operating Instructions
Introduction
Tractor & Mower Inspection
Hazard control and accident prevention are dependent
upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training involved in the operation, transport, storage, and
maintenance of the Grooming Mower. Therefore, it is
absolutely essential that no one operates the mower
unless they are age 16 or older and have read, fully
understood, and are totally familiar with the Operator’s
Manual. Make sure the operator has paid particular
attention to:
Make the following inspections with mower attached to a
tractor, with tractor and mower parked on a level surface,
power take-off disengaged, and mower blades stopped.
• Important Safety Information, pages 1
• Section 1: Assembly & Set-Up, page 16
• Section 2: Operating Instructions, page 23
• Section 3: Adjustments, page 30
• Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication, page 34
Perform the following inspections before using your
Grooming Mower.
Operating Checklist
Check

Read and follow all Safety Rules carefully.
Refer to “Important Safety Information”.
Make sure all guards and shields are in place.
Refer to “Important Safety Information”.
Make sure their are no hydraulic leaks. Refer
to “Avoid High Pressure Fluids Hazard”.
Read and follow hook-up & preparation
instructions. Refer to “Section 1: Assembly &
Set-Up”.
Make a thorough examination of drivelines.
Check connection to gearboxes and tractor
power take-off.
Read and make all required adjustments.
Refer to “Section 3: Adjustments”.
Inspect blades for wear and sharpness.
Read and follow all Maintenance Instructions.
Refer to “Section 5: Maintenance &
Lubrication”.
Read and follow all Lubrication Instructions.
Refer to “Lubrication Points”.
Check mower initially and periodically for
loose bolts and pins. Refer to “Torque Values
Chart”
Check tire pressure. Add air if needed.
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1
1
3
18
18
30
34
34
39
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1. Complete “Operating Checklist” above.
2. Make sure hitch safety chain is securely attached to
mower and tractor.
3. Grease driveline shaft and all other grease fittings.
4. Check oil level in gearboxes. Refer to “4-Way
Gearbox” and “Mower Deck Gearbox” on page 43.
5. Check all plugs and caps in gearboxes to make
certain that they have been replaced and tightened
properly.
6. Check mower blades for sharpness and damage.
See “Blade Inspection” on page 34.
7. Be sure blades are installed properly on each deck
with the cutting edge leading in rotation. See “Blade
Removal & Installation” on page 35.
8. Make sure all blade bolts are tight. Know which
center blade bolts are left-hand threaded and which
are right-hand threaded when checking for tightness.
See “Blade Removal & Installation” on page 35.
9. Be sure all bolts and nuts are tight.
10. Be certain all guards and shields are in place and
secure.
11. Slowly cycle all decks to transport position checking
to make sure hydraulic hoses and wire harness are
not pinched in the process.
12. Check LED lights to make sure they are hooked-up
correctly and functioning:
a. Check all electrical connections on the wire
harness. Refer to “Hook-up LED Lights” on
page 19.
b. Check wire harness to make sure the wires are
not pinched, bare, or broken and connectors are
not damaged. Replace wire harness if damaged.
c. Check lens modules for broken lens and/or burnt
out LED lights. Replace module if needed.
Modules are available in amber, red, and black.
d. Make necessary repairs and repeat step 12
above.
13. Clear area to be mowed of objects and debris that
might be picked up and thrown by the mower blades
14. Operate with 540 rpm power take-off tractor.
15. Refer to your tractor’s operator manual for engaging
and disengaging the power take-off.
16. In case of emergency, learn to stop tractor and
mower quickly.
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Safety
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• All guards and shields must be installed and in good
working condition while operating the implement.
• Tractor power take-off shaft shield, driveline shields, and
gearbox shaft shields must be installed and in good working
condition to avoid driveline entanglement and projectiles
flying off of the driveline.
• Do not allow anyone near the tractor or implement while
operating. Stop operation if bystanders are too close. They
can be hit by flying projectiles, become entangled in the
equipment, or ran over.
• Do not use a power take-off adapter. The adapter will
increase strain on the tractor’s power take-off shaft causing
possible damage to shaft and driveline. It will also defeat
the purpose of the tractor’s power take-off shield.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Allow only persons to operate this implement who have
fully read and comprehended this manual, who have been
properly trained in the safe operation of this implement, and
who are age 16 or older. Serious injury or death can result
from the inability to read, understand, and follow
instructions provided in this manual.
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
• Never carry riders on the implement or tractor. Riders can
obstruct the operator’s view, interfere with controls, be
pinched by moving components, become entangled in
rotating components, struck by objects, thrown about, fall
off and be run over, etc.
• Do not operate and/or travel across inclines where tractor
and/or implement can rollover. Consult your tractor’s
manual for acceptable inclines the tractor is capable of
traveling across.
• Do not alter implement or replace parts on the implement
with other brands. Other brands may not fit properly or
meet OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
specifications. They can weaken the integrity and impair the
safety, function, performance, and life of the implement.
Replace parts only with genuine OEM parts.
• Do not use implement as a man lift, work platform or as a
wagon to carry objects. It is not properly designed or
guarded for this use.
• Do not use implement to lift objects; to pull objects such as
fence posts, stumps, etc; or to push objects. The unit is not
designed or guarded for these uses.
• Avoid catching hydraulic hoses on brush, posts, tree limbs,
and other protrusions that could damage and/or break them.
• Do not engage power take-off with AFM decks in the raised
position or with engine speed above idle. Doing so will
damage power train components.
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Use mower to cut only turf grasses. Cutting other materials
can damage drive components, cutting blades, and deck.
Do not alter implement or replace parts on the implement
with other brands. Other brands may not fit properly or
meet OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
specifications. They can weaken the integrity and impair the
safety, function, performance, and life of the implement.
Replace parts only with genuine OEM parts.
Always disengage tractor PTO before raising mower decks
to transport position to avoid power train damage, injury
from thrown objects, or blade contact.
High wear may occur to mower blades when mowing in
areas with sandy soil. Frequent inspection should be made
and blades replaced if worn excessively or damaged.
Buildup of debris around moving components and
gearboxes is a fire hazard. Keep rotating parts and
gearboxes free from debris to avoid serious injury and
property damage.
Improper oil level can cause bearing failure and be a fire
hazard. Maintain proper gearbox oil level to avoid serious
injury and property damage.
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off shaft is set-up to
operate at 540 rpm. Do not exceed 540 rpm power take-off
speed or equipment breakage may result.
U-Joint Timing
Refer to Refer to Figure 2-1:
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
If deck drivelines (3 each) do not have slip clutches, then the
driveline u-joints at the splitter box must be in time to avoid
driveline damage when folding and unfolding the decks.
U-Joint Timing
Figure 2-1
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Manual Release Transport Locks
Figure 2-2
Fold Mower Decks
Refer to Figure 2-2 or Figure 2-3:
1. Using tractor’s hydraulic control lever, raise all three
mower decks to transport position by retracting all
three hydraulic cylinders (#2) completely.
2. As the mower decks are raising, the three transport
locks (#1) will automatically lock in place. Make sure
they have locked in place before transporting.
Refer to Figure 2-4:
3. Deck float pins are provided with the AFM4216
model only. If a narrow transport width is required or
if transporting long distances, the deck float pins on
the AFM4216 should be inserted as follows:
a. Remove deck float pin (#2) from storage tube (#1)
and insert through lock holes (#3) located to the
outside of both mower wing decks.
b. Make sure deck float pin is fully inserted.
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Hydraulic Release Transport Locks
Figure 2-3
IMPORTANT: Make sure deck floating pins are
removed before unfolding AFM4216 mower decks.
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Model AFM4216 Deck Float Pin
Figure 2-4
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Unfold Mower Decks
The mower is furnished with either manual transport
locks or optional hydraulic transport locks. Manual
transport locks are released with a pull rope. Hydraulic
transport locks are released with the same tractor
hydraulic control lever that is used for raising and lower
the mower decks.
IMPORTANT: Make sure deck floating pins are
removed before unfolding AFM4216 mower decks.
IMPORTANT: Make sure transport locks are fully
unlatched before unfolding the mower.
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IMPORTANT: When unfolding mower, fully extend
cylinders to utilize maximum flexibility. Damage to
mower may occur if cylinders are not fully extended.
Unfold Decks With Pull Rope Locks
Refer to Figure 2-5:
1. AFM4216 Model Only: Remove wing deck floating
pins (#2) and store in storage tube (#1).
Refer to Figure 2-6:
2. Fully retract hydraulic cylinders (#2) to remove weight
from transport locks (#1).
3. Pull transport lock rope (#3) toward the tractor to
disengage transport locks (#1).
4. Hold locks in this disengaged position until all three
mower decks have unfolded enough to allow locking
lugs (#4) to be out from under transport locks (#1).
5. Extend all three cylinders (#2) to their maximum
stroke for maximum field float of mower decks.
Model AFM4216 Deck Float Pin
Figure 2-5
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Manual Release Transport Locks
Figure 2-6
Unfold Decks With Hydraulic Locks
Refer to Figure 2-5:
1. AFM4216 Model Only: Remove wing deck floating
pins (#2) and store in storage tube (#1).
Refer to Figure 2-7:
2. Using the tractor’s hydraulic control lever, fully retract
all hydraulic cylinders (#2) to remove weight from
transport locks (#1).
3. After hydraulic cylinders (#2) have fully retracted,
extend hydraulic cylinders (#2). The transport lock
hydraulic cylinder (#3) will extend first and will open
all three transport locks (#1) before hydraulic
cylinders (#2) start to extend.
4. Continue to extend all three cylinders (#2) to their
maximum stroke to utilize maximum flexibility of the
decks as they float over the terrain.
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Hydraulic Release Transport Locks
Figure 2-7
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Transporting
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Select a safe ground speed when transporting. Never travel
at a speed which does not allow adequate control of steering
and stopping, and never exceed 20 mph (32.2 km/h) with
attached equipment. Rough terrain requires a slower speed.
• When traveling on public roads, use LED lights, slow
moving vehicle sign, clean reflectors, and other adequate
devices to warn operators in other vehicles of your
presence. If implement blocks visibility of slow moving
vehicle sign, relocate sign so it is visible from the back at all
times. Always comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
• Reduce ground speed when turning and leave enough
clearance to avoid making contact with obstacles such as
buildings, trees, fences, etc. Making contact can result in
equipment damage and cause serious injury or death.
• Slow down when traveling over rough or hilly terrain. Shift
to a lower gear to maintain engine rpm while traveling
slower.
• Operate only power machines equipped with a certified
Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) and seat belt. Keep
folding ROPS in the “locked up” position when
appropriate. If ROPS is in the locked up position, fasten seat
belt snugly and securely to help protect against serious
injury or death from falling and machine overturn.
• Care should be taken when encountering oncoming traffic
and roadside obstructions if implement is wider than your
tractor.
• Always disengage tractor PTO before raising mower decks
to transport position to avoid power train damage, injury
from thrown objects, or blade contact.
1. Refer to Figure 2-8: Relocate slow moving vehicle
Safety sign (#1) from back of your tractor to mounting
bracket (#2) on the back of the mower. If needed, the
slow moving vehicle sign can be purchased from
your nearest Land Pride dealer. Refer to “Slow
Moving Vehicle Sign (Accessory)” on page 33.
2. Select a safe ground speed when transporting from
one area to another. Maximum transport speed for
the All-Flex Mowers is 20 mph. DO NOT EXCEED.
3. Be sure to reduce tractor ground speed when turning
and leave enough clearance so the mower does not
contact obstacles such as buildings, trees, or fences.
4. Always raise wings and set transport locks before
traveling on public roadways.
5. When traveling on roadways, transport in such a way
that faster moving vehicles may pass you safely. Use
LED lights on the mower to make yourself more
visible on roadways.
6. Shift tractor to a lower gear when traveling over rough
or hilly terrain.
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Figure 2-8
Constant Velocity Driveline Angle
Refer to Figure 2-9:
The main driveline is equipped with a constant velocity
(CV) joint that allows the unit to run at angles up to
80 degrees with no vibration.
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Constant Velocity Driveline Angle
Figure 2-9
IMPORTANT: Do not make turns that will subject the
CV joint to angles greater than 80 degrees. Angles
greater than 80 degrees will damage the driveline.
The constant velocity joint must be greased every 8
hours of operation. Refer to Page 39 “Driveline
Constant Velocity Shaft”.
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13. Remove hairpin cotter (#8), flat washer (#10), and
hitch pin (#9).
14. Start tractor and drive slowly forward several feet
while watching to make sure no mower components
are connected to or catching on the tractor.
15. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
16. Replace hitch pin (#9) with flat washer (#10) in
mower hitch clevis (#11). Secure hitch pin with
hairpin (#8).
Refer to Figure 2-8 on page 27:
17. Remove slow moving vehicle sign (#1) from
mounting bracket (#2).
18. Reinsert slow moving vehicle sign in mounting
bracket on the back of the tractor.
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Special Operating Instructions
1.
Unhook Mower
Figure 2-10
Unhook Mower
Refer to Figure 2-10:
1. See “Long-Term Storage” on page 38 before
parking mower for a long period.
2. Shutdown tractor properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 17.
3. Move hydraulic control levers back and forth several
times to relieve all hydraulic pressure in hydraulic
hoses and at the couplers.
4. Attach park jack (#1) to jack mount (#12) and secure
with detent pin (#2). Make sure detent pin is fully
inserted.
5. Adjust height of park jack (#1) until hitch is supported
by the park jack.
6. Unhook wire harness (#3) from the tractor electrical
outlet. Coil wire harness up and store on the spring
hose loop. Keep wire harness pin connector (#3) out
of the dirt.
7. Unhook hydraulic hoses (#4) from tractor duplex
outlet. Insert couplers through spring hose loop to
keep couplers out of the dirt.
8. Pull back on driveline lock collar (#5) and pull
driveline (#6) from tractor power take-off shaft.
9. Collapse driveline (#6) by pushing tractor end of
driveline toward the splitter gearbox.
10. Store yoke end of driveline (#5) on driveline support
rest (#13). Do not store yoke end in the dirt.
11. Unhook transport safety chain(#7) from the tractor
and stow on the hitch.
12. Adjust park jack (#1) until hitch weight is removed
from tractor drawbar.
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10.
After attaching the tractor to the mower, carefully
check all hoses and wires to be sure they will not
contact the power take-off driveline.
Check power take-off guards to make sure they are in
good condition and in place.
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.
Check the following after the power take-off has been
disengaged and comes to a complete stop.
• Check mower blades for sharpness.
• Make sure bolts and nuts are tight.
• Check tractor safety equipment. Be sure they are in
good working condition.
Set tractor throttle at an idle. Engage the power takeoff to start blades rotating.
Begin mowing at a slow forward speed and shift up
until desired speed is achieved - maintaining 540
power take-off rpm. Mower blades will cut better at
540 power take-off blade speed than at reduced
throttle.
After mowing the first 50 feet, stop and check to see
that mower is adjusted properly.
Grass is best cut when it is dry. Mowing wet grass
can cause plugging resulting in grass clumps behind
the mower.
Grass should be mowed frequently as shorter
clippings deteriorate faster.
Mow areas with extremely tall grass twice. Raise
mower high for the first cutting and then set mower at
finished cutting height for the second cutting.
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General Operating Instructions
By now you should have familiarized yourself with the
Operator’s Manual, completed the Operator’s Checklist,
set-up the unit properly and attached your Land Pride
All-Flex Mower to your tractor.
With the tractor’s park brake engaged and the power
take-off disengaged, start the tractor. Using the tractor’s
hydraulic control levers, retract the hydraulic deck-lift
cylinders all the way in and pull the ropes leading to your
transport locks to release them. With the same control
levers, slowly lower your mowing decks from transport
position to working position on the ground. Having
lowered the decks, shut the tractor off, check to make
sure the park brake is set, and remove the switch key.
Dismount from the tractor and preset your mower to the
desired cutting height.
It’s now time to do a running operational safety check. It
is extremely important that if at any time during this
safety check you detect a malfunction in either the mower
or tractor that you immediately shut the tractor off,
remove the key, and set the park brake. Make necessary
repairs and/or adjustments before continuing on.
Make sure before starting the tractor that the mower is
properly attached to the draw bar with both wings down
resting on the ground. Also make sure the driveline is
securely coupled to the tractor’s power take-off shaft, the
hydraulic hoses are properly attached to the tractor’s
hydraulics, the tractor’s park brake is engaged, and the
tractor’s power take-off drive is disengaged. Starting the
tractor and set the engine throttle speed at a low idle.
Engage the tractor’s power take-off drive. If everything is
running smoothly, slowly increase the engine rpm until
the tractor’s engine reaches full power take-off operating
speed of 540 rpm. If everything is still running as it
should, then return the engine to low idle and disengage
power to the power take-off. Under no circumstances
should you ever raise the cutting decks into transport
position with the power take-off drive engaged. Personal
injury and equipment damage could result.
You should now be ready to move to your cutting site to
begin mowing. On roadway transport in such a manner
that faster moving vehicles can easily see you and pass
you safely. Reduce your speed when traveling over rough
and hilly terrain. Avoid quick or sharp steering
corrections. Take extra care to ensure that the mower
doesn’t come into contact with obstacles such as trees,
buildings, or fences. Use accessory lights and
appropriate reflective devices to provide adequate
warning to pedestrians and other vehicle operators when
traveling on public roads and in the dark of night. Comply
with all local, state, and federal laws.
It is important that you inspect the area where you will be
cutting and clear it of safety hazards and foreign objects
either before or after you arrive at the cutting site. Never
assume the area is clear. Cut only in areas you are
familiar with and are free of debris and unseen objects. In
the event you do strike an object, stop the mower and
tractor immediately to inspect and make any necessary
repairs before resuming operation. It really pays to
inspect a new area and to develop a safe plan before
mowing.
You will need to maintain a ground speed between
2-6 mph and 540 rpm power take-off speed to produce a
clean cut. Make a tractor gear and range selection that
will enable you to maintain these speed combinations.
Generally the quality of cut is better at lower ground
speeds. Dense ground cover will create the need to slow
down even more. In certain conditions tractor tires will roll
grass down resulting in an uneven cut when the grass
fails to rebound. Should this happen you may try
reversing the direction of cut and/or double cut to achieve
the desired finish.
Avoid very low cutting heights especially on extremely
uneven terrain. Always cut downward on slopes and
avoid crossing the face of steep slopes. Avoid sharp
drops and cross diagonally through dips to prevent
hanging up the tractor and mower. Slow down in turns
and avoid sharp turns if at all possible. Remember to look
back often.
Now you’re prepared and well briefed you may begin
cutting. Begin cutting by doing the following:
• Reducing the tractor’s engine rpm.
• Make sure the mower is on the ground in cutting
position.
• Engage the power take-off.
• Raise the engine rpm to the appropriate power take-off
speed.
• Begin mowing.
Make wide turns when possible. Operators of pull-type
models must plan ahead and choose a cutting pattern
that allows for wider turns. Try increasing or decreasing
ground speed to determine the effect on quality of cut.
With a little practice you will be pleased with what you and
your Land Pride All-Flex Mower can do.
Whether you are done mowing, need to take a break, or
just need to make a few adjustments to the mower,
remember to always do the following:
• Reduce the tractor’s engine rpm.
• Disengage the power take-off.
• Stop on level ground.
• Set the park brake.
• Turn off the engine and remove the key.
• Stay on the tractor until the mower blades have come
to a complete stop.
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Center Deck Height Adjustments
IMPORTANT: Before continuing, read instructions
on raising and lowering decks starting with “U-Joint
Timing” on page 24.
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Always disconnect driveline from the tractor before servicing
the drivetrain and components powered by the drivetrain. A
person can become entangled in the drivetrain if the tractor is
started and the power take-off is engaged.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Block decks up before making cutting height adjustments.
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
These adjustments should be made with mower
hooked to the tractor that will be used for field operations
or one having the same drawbar height.
Position mower on a level surface and adjust hitch clevis
up or down on end of tongue until tongue is close to level
with the ground. Tire pressure will affect mowing height.
Make sure all tires have proper pressure. See “Tire
Inflation Chart” on page 51.
IMPORTANT: When going over a raised area, make
sure main driveline does not make contact with
mower tongue, especially near hitch end of tongue.
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Refer to Figure 3-1:
1. Lower mower decks fully down on a flat level surface.
2. Make measurement (A) (top of deck to ground) on all
three decks. Check measurements in Cutting Height
Chart below to determine if the decks need to raised
or lowered to obtain preferred cutting height (B).
3. Raise all three mower decks up to an adequate
height and block under the decks to prevent them
from falling during gauge wheel height adjustments.
Cutting Height Chart
A
in (cm)
A
in (cm)
B
in (cm)
4 5/8 (12)
3/4 (2)
7 1/8 (18)
3 1/4 (8)
5 1/8 (13)
1 1/4 (3)
8 1/8 (21)
4 1/4 (11)
6 1/8 (16)
2 1/4 (6)
9 1/8 (23)
5 1/4 (13)
Refer to Figure 3-2:
4. Add or remove spacers below the spindle tubes
equal to the number of inches the gauge wheel
needs to be adjusted. Adding spacers will raise the
cutting height and removing spacers will lower the
cutting height. When finished, all 10 gauge wheels
will usually have an equal number of spacers below
the spindle tubes. See note below.
Top of Deck
Deck Front
Deck Rear
Rear Blade Tip
Front Blade Tip
Dim. A
B
in (cm)
1/4"
(6 mm)
Dim. B
Figure 3-1
Linchpin
Insert From the Front
C-Spacers
Gauge Wheel Spacers
Linchpin
Insert From the Front
Spindle Tube
Spindle Tube
Gauge Wheel
Spacers
C-Spacers
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Approximately 3/4" (19 mm)
Approximately 5 1/4" (13 cm)
Minimum Cutting Height Set-up
No Spacers Located Below Wheel Spindle Tube
Maximum Cutting Height Set-up
All Spacers Located Below Wheel Spindle Tube
Figure 3-2
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NOTE: Due to manufacturing tolerances and tire
size differences, it may be necessary to readjust
some spacers. Because of this, you may not end up
with equal number of spacers on all gauge wheels.
IMPORTANT: Linchpins should always be inserted
into the gauge wheel spindle from the front with the
locking clasp flipped shut over the spindle toward the
back. Attaching the pin in this manner will prevent
vegetation from catching on the clasp and flipping it
open while traveling forward.
5. After making height adjustments, always replace
linchpins by inserting them into the gauge wheel
spindle pin holes from the front to keep from loosing
the pins and gauge wheels.
6. Lower mower decks to the field position making sure
all fold cylinders are fully extended.
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d. There is a groove in the carrier rod for adding or
removing C-spacers. Turn the C-spacer so that
the open end will slide in or off the groove as
needed.
e. Remove jack stand and return it to the storage
tube located in front of the divider gearbox.
f. Place additional C-spacers above metal spindle
tubes.
8. Take measurements from the same location on all
three decks to make sure they are at the same cutting
heights.
9. Additional fine tuning adjustments may be needed
after a test mowing run.
Additional C-Spacers on Top
Screw Jack
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Belt Tension (Top View of Left-Hand Deck Belt)
Figure 3-4
Belt Tension
Refer to Refer to Figure 3-4:
! CAUTION
C-Spacers
Groove on Rod
to Add or Remove
C-Spacers
Jack Mount
Some mower items not shown for clarity
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
The belt drive system is under spring tension. Use care when
servicing the system to avoid injury caused by forces built up
in the spring.
Adding or Replacing Spacers
Figure 3-3
Refer to Figure 3-3:
IMPORTANT: Slide-on spacers are 1/2" thick. Use
two 1/2" slide-on spacers at the front of the rear deck
for every 1" spacer used at the back of the rear deck.
7.
Adjust front of center deck height to match height at
rear of center deck:
a. Attach jack stand to jack mount located in front of
the center gearbox channel. Make sure stand is
secured with attachment pin.
b. Screw jack out to lift front of mower deck and in to
lower deck front.
c. Place same number and thickness of C-spacers
below the spindle tube as what was placed below
the rear gauge wheel spindle tubes.
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IMPORTANT: Belt tension should be rechecked on
new belts after approximately 20 hours of operation.
1.
Check belt tension by applying force at arrow “A” with
a tension tester until belt deflects 1/4" (6mm). The
force required to get this deflection should range from
7-10 lbs (3-5 kg).
2. Adjust belt tension by adjusting eyebolt (#1) as
needed. This adjustment will increase or decrease
tension on spring (#2).
Excessive Belt Tension May Lead to:
• Premature belt damage and drive components.
• A safety hazard to the operator or bystanders.
Not Enough Belt Tension May lead to:
• Premature belt damage due to excessive slipping.
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Wire Rope Adjustment
Figure 3-5
Optional Hydraulic Transport Locks
Refer to Figure 3-5:
When transport locking cylinder (#6) is fully retracted,
transport locks (#1) should be fully seated in tool bar
locking lugs (#2) and aircraft cables (#5) should have a
small amount of slack. If cables hang loosely or are tight,
then shorten or lengthen cables (#5) as follows:
NOTE: Figure 3-5 is shown with mower decks down
for clarity. Mower decks will need to be folded up
and locked in the transport locks to check for
adjustment of transport locks.
3. If needed, adjust aircraft cables (#5) as follows:
a. Loosen cable clamps (#4A & #4B) and pull or let
out aircraft cable (#5) to create slight slack in
cable.
b. Use cable clamp (#4A) closest to the spring to
create a loop about 1 1/4" in (3 cm) diameter. The
loop should be big enough to allow rotation
around the spring but small enough not to come
off the washers.
c. Tighten cable clamp (#4A).
d. Secure excess cable with remaining clamp (#4B)
and then tighten clamp (#4B).
1.
Fully retract deck lifting cylinders (#7) and transport
lock cylinder (#6).
2. Check slack in all three aircraft cables (#5):
a. They should have slight slack and not be tight.
b. They should not be too slack or cables (#5) will not
be able to pull transport locks (#1) out of tool bar
locking lugs (#2).
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Section 4: Accessories
Ball Swivel Hitch
Cutting Blades
Refer to Figure 4-1:
The ball swivel hitch clamps firmly to your tractor’s
drawbar. With this accessory the center deck can pivot
about the drawbar in all directions reducing twisting
torque and allowing the deck to mow a more even height.
Hillsides and uneven terrain are ideal for its use. See your
local Land Pride dealer for the ball swivel hitch.
There are four blade choices to select from based upon
soil condition, density of grass, and tractor horsepower.
The appearance of the finish cut may vary between low
lift and high lift blades. See your Land Pride dealer for
blade availability.
Low Lift Blades (Standard)
Land Pride’s low lift blades are designed for mowing over
sandy soil terrain where high suction lift is not crucial.
Sand drawn into the blades accelerates blade wear more
than normal. Low lift blades are recommended because
they produce a lower suction keeping sand uplift and
blade wear to a minimum.
Medium Lift Blades
Land Pride’s medium lift blades are great when
horsepower is a concern. They produce a medium
suction for lifting grass requiring less horsepower than
high lift blades.
High Lift Blades
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Ball Swivel Hitch
Figure 4-1
Land Pride’s high lift blades develop the greatest suction
for lifting grass before cutting for that fresh clean cut look.
However, they may require more horsepower especially
when cutting tall dense grass. They are not
recommended for sandy soil conditions.
Mulching Blades
Land Pride’s mulching blades are designed to chop
leaves and/or grass into smaller parts leaving your lawn
looking fresher and cleaner than ever before.
Accessory Part Numbers
Land Pride All-Flex Mower Accessories
Part No.
Part Description
Ball Swivel Hitch
315-370A
37431
Item Part No.
1
2
3
4
316-362S
802-092C
803-177C
890-401C
Description
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign
RHSNB 5/16-18X3/4 GR5
NUT HEX FLG TP LK 5/16-18ZNYCR
MOUNTING SOCKET
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign
Figure 4-2
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign (Accessory)
Refer to Figure 4-2:
If your tractor does not have a movable sign that fits Land
Pride’s mounting socket (#4), you can purchase the slow
moving vehicle sign (#1) to fit the socket. If you have need
for mounting this sign on other equipment, you can
purchase items (#2, #3, & #4) for mounting the sign.
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Ball Swivel Hitch
Low Lift Blades Kit for 1 unit (9 blades)
315-262A
315-259A
AFM4214 (Kit)
AFM4216 (Kit)
Medium Lift Blades Kit for 1 unit (9 blades)
315-263A
315-260A
AFM4214 (Kit)
AFM4216 (Kit)
High Lift Blades Kit for 1 unit (9 blades)
315-264A
315-261A
AFM4214 (Kit)
AFM4216 (Kit)
Mulching Blades Kit for 1 unit (9 blades)
315-467A
315-468A
AFM4214 (Kit)
AFM4216 (Kit)
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Maintenance
Proper servicing and adjustments are key to the long life
of any implement. With careful inspection and routine
maintenance, you can avoid costly downtime and repair.
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Always secure equipment with solid, non-concrete supports
before working under it. Never go under equipment supported
by concrete blocks or hydraulics. Concrete can break,
hydraulic lines can burst, and/or hydraulic controls can be
actuated even when power to hydraulics is off.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not alter implement or replace parts on the implement
with other brands. Other brands may not fit properly or
meet OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
specifications. They can weaken the integrity and impair the
safety, function, performance, and life of the implement.
Replace parts only with genuine OEM parts.
• For safety reasons, each maintenance operation must be
performed with tractor PTO disengaged, mower lowered
completely to the ground or folded with transport locks
engaged and tractor engine shut off with ignition key
removed.
• Buildup of debris around moving components and
gearboxes is a fire hazard. Keep rotating parts and
gearboxes free from debris to avoid serious injury and
property damage.
• Improper oil level can cause bearing failure and be a fire
hazard. Maintain proper gearbox oil level to avoid serious
injury and property damage.
1. Frequently inspect mower for loose bolts and nuts.
See “Blade Removal & Installation” on page 35 to
identify left-hand threaded bolts. Tighten all
hardware as indicated in the “Torque Values Chart”
on page 51.
2. Check drive belt tension after several hours of
mowing. Refer to “Belt Tension” on page 31.
3. Lubricate components as listed under “Lubrication
Points” starting on page 34.
4. Always maintain proper air pressure in the tires.
Refer to “Tire Inflation Chart” on page 51.
5. Replace worn, damaged, or illegible safety labels by
obtaining new labels from your Land Pride dealer. See
Information about “Safety Labels” starting on page 7.
Servicing Mower Blades
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always disconnect driveline from the tractor and secure
implement in the up position with solid, non-concrete
supports before servicing the underside. A person can
become entangled in the drivetrain if the tractor is started
and power take-off is engaged or crushed by an
unsupported implement.
• Bent, deformed, or cracked blades should be removed from
unit and discarded. Never weld a broken or cracked blade.
DO NOT attempt to straighten or reuse such blades.
ALWAYS replace with a new OEM blade to assure safety.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Exercise caution when working under the deck as the mower
cutting blades are extremely sharp. Wear a pair of gloves
when checking blades. Avoid direct contact with cutting edge
of blades.
39325
Blade Placement
Figure 5-1
Blade Inspection
Refer to Figure 5-1:
Blade Wear: Blade performance is reduced as blades
wear and are sharpened for reuse. Excessively high wear
can occur to your mower blades when mowing in sandy
soil areas. Frequent inspection should be made and
blades replaced if damaged.
Bent, Deformed or Split Blades should be removed
from unit and discarded. DO NOT attempt to straighten a
blade for reuse.
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Blade Removal & Installation
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! CAUTION
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
Depending on blade rotation, bolts attaching mower blades to
their respective spindles may be either left-hand or right-hand
thread. Prevent spindle and/or bolt damage by knowing which
hand the threads are before removing and/or tightening any
blade mounting bolts.
CW Blades Rotation / R.H. Blade Bolt Threads
Refer to Figure 5-2 & Figure 5-3:
1. Verify blade rotation and bolt thread type (right-hand
or left-hand) before loosening center blade bolts and
removing blades to be sharpened or replaced.
Top View of Left-Hand Deck Belt Drive
Figure 5-2
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NOTE: Blade bolt on the left-hand deck is righthand threads. Blade bolts on the right-hand and
center decks are left-hand threads.
Refer to Figure 5-5, Model AFM4216 only:
The two outside blade bar bolts (#8) are always
right-hand threads.
Refer to Figure 5-4 & Figure 5-5:
2. Remove blades by grasping blade end (#1) with a rag
or thick padded glove while loosening the blade
mounting bolt (#4).
3. Remove blade bolt (#4) and Washer (#5) from blade
being replaced.
4. (Model AFM4216 Only.) Remove two outside
bolts (#6) from blade bar (#2).
CCW Blades Rotation / L.H. Blade Bolt Threads
Top View of Center & Right-Hand Deck Belt Drive
Figure 5-3
IMPORTANT: Replace mower blades with genuine
Land Pride blades only.
IMPORTANT: Always install blade with cutting edge
facing direction of rotation and wing tips pointing up.
IMPORTANT: (AFM4216 ONLY, See Figure 5-5)
Loctite is not required if blade bar (#2) is not
removed. However, If blade bar (#2) is removed from
spindle shaft (#3), apply “Loctite 243” to external
spindle shaft threads and to center bolt threads (#4).
22374
Model 4214 Blade Removal
Figure 5-4
5. Reinstall blade (#1), blade washer (#5), and bolt (#4).
Care should be taken when installing the blade bolt to
not get it cross threaded and to know if the bolt is
right-hand or left-hand. Torque bolt to 75 ft.-lbs.
6. (Model AFM4216 Only.) Reinstall the two outside
bolts. Tighten to correct torque listed in The “Torque
Values Chart” on page 51.
22373
Model 4216 Blade & Blade Bar Removal
Figure 5-5
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Blade Sharpening
V-Belt Installation
! CAUTION
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Wear eye protection and gloves while inspecting, removing,
sharpening, and replacing a blade.
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
The belt drive system is under spring tension. Use care when
servicing the system to avoid injury caused by forces built up
in the spring.
NOTE: Care should be taken to not remove more
material than necessary when sharpening blades.
Refer to Figure 5-8:
These illustrations are also on the labels located on the
top of the mower decks.
1.
A cutting blade should be replaced or sharpened if it
is dull or nicked.
2. Clean blade washer and blade mounting surface
before installing a new blade. Also clean the old
blade if you plan to sharpen it for reuse.
Refer to Figure 5-6:
3. Maintain sharpness by grinding only the top of the
cutting edge at the same bevel as the original edge.
1. Remove right-hand and left-hand belt covers.
2. Disengage belt tensioning latch by turning release
nut with a 3/4" wrench.
3. Replace old belt with a new Land Pride belt making
sure the new belt is positioned correctly in all the
pulley grooves.
4. Engage belt tensioning latch by turning the release
nut with a 3/4" wrench.
5. Check for correct belt tension. Refer to “Belt
Tension” on page 31.
6. Reinstall all belt covers and secure with hardware.
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Blade Sharpening
Figure 5-6
Refer to Figure 5-7:
4. Check blade balance by positioning the blade
horizontally on a nail or shaft through the blade’s
center hole. If either end of blade rotates downward,
grind (remove) metal on that end until blade will
balance horizontally on the nail. The blade is
properly balanced when neither end drops. Balance
of a blade is generally maintained by removing an
equal amount of material from each end of the blade.
Blades Rotation: Clockwise
Top View of Left-Hand Deck Belt Drive
13661
HORIZONTAL
NAIL OR SHAFT
19046
Blade Balancing
Figure 5-7
Blades Rotation: Counterclockwise
Top View of Center and Right Deck Belt Drive
Belt Placement
Figure 5-8
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Driveline Protection
Disassembly & Assembly
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Always disconnect driveline from the tractor before servicing
the drivetrain and components powered by the drivetrain. A
person can become entangled in the drivetrain if the tractor is
started and the power take-off is engaged.
Refer to Figure 5-10:
If the clutch run-in procedure indicated that one or more of
the friction disks did not slip, then the clutch must be
disassembled to separate the friction disks.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
A slip clutch that has been in use or has slipped for as little as
only two or three seconds during run-in may be too hot to
touch. Allow a hot clutch to cool before working on it.
Drive components are protected from shock loads with a
friction slip clutch on the main driveline. The clutch must
be capable of slippage during operation to protect the
gearbox, driveline, and other drive train parts.
The friction clutch should be “run-in” prior to initial
operation and after long periods of inactivity to remove
any oxidation that may have accumulated on the friction
surfaces. Repeat “run-in” instructions at the beginning of
each season and when moisture and/or condensation
seizes the inner friction plates.
Hex Head
Socket Bolts
2127
Clutch Run-In
Figure 5-9
Clutch Run-In
Refer to Figure 5-9:
1. Loosen counterclockwise all 8 hex head socket bolts
uniformly 6 full turns.
2. Cycle clutch on and off 5 or 6 times (15 seconds on
and 15 seconds off) with the engine operating at half
throttle. Disengage driveline, shut off tractor and
remove key. Wait for all components to stop before
dismounting from tractor.
3. Tighten hex head socket bolts fully back. Clutch is
ready for use
4. The clutch should be checked during the first hour of
cutting and periodically each week.
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(IMPORTANT NOTICE)
Check position of lip on stop
flange (UP or DOWN).
Replace stop flange with lip in
its original position.
Clutch Assembly
Figure 5-10
1.
Rotate 8 hex head socket bolts (#2) all the way out to
free stop flange (#3).
2. Rotate stop flange (#3) and remove from
housing (#11)
3. Remove the following inner components:
a. Spring kit (#4)
b. Pressure flange (#5)
c. 1st Friction Disc (#6)
d. Hub with flange and pull collar (#7 & #1)
e. 2nd Friction disc (#6)
f. Intermediate flange (#8)
g. 3rd Friction disc (#6)
h. Hub disc (#9)
i. 4th Friction disc (#6)
j. Bearing (#10)
4. Inspect all components and replace to their original
position. Make certain stop flange (#3) is replaced
with its flanges down as shown.
5. Fully tighten all 8 hex head socket bolts (#2).
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Long-Term Storage
Tires With Air Pressure
Clean, inspect, service, and make necessary repairs to
the implement when storing it for long periods and at the
end of the season. This will help ensure the unit is ready
for field use the next time you hook-up to it.
Tire Sealant: Heavy Duty tire sealant has been added in
air tires to help reduce air loss from punctures due to
nails/thorns etc. See tire sidewall for optimum tire
pressure.
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Always disconnect driveline from the tractor and secure
implement in the up position with solid, non-concrete supports
before servicing the underside. A person can become
entangled in the drivetrain if the tractor is started and power
take-off is engaged or crushed by an unsupported implement.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
NOTE: Under inflated tires can roll off of rim.
Maintaining air pressure within 5 PSI of maximum
tire pressure reduces the risk of tires rolling off of
rim.
Clean off any dirt and grease that may have
accumulated on the mower and moving parts.
Scrape off compacted dirt from the bottom of the deck
and then wash surface thoroughly with a garden hose.
A coating of oil may also be applied to the lower deck
area to minimize oxidation.
Check blades for wear and replace or sharpen as
needed. Refer to “Blade Sharpening” on page 36.
Inspect mower for loose, damaged, or worn parts
and adjust or replace as needed.
Lubricate as noted in “Lubrication Points” starting
on page 39.
A light coat of oil or grease may be applied to the
deck and to any exposed hydraulic cylinder rods to
minimize oxidation.
Release spring tension from drive belt. Refer to
“Blade Removal & Installation” on page 35.
Repaint parts where paint is worn or scratched to
prevent rust. Ask your dealer for Land Pride aerosol
touch-up paint. They are also available in touch-up
bottles with brush, quarts, and gallon sizes by adding
TU, QT, or GL to the end of the aerosol part number.
Land Pride Aerosol Touch-up Paint
Part No.
Part Description
821-011C
821-054C
821-058C
821-066C
821-070C
PAINT LP BEIGE SPRAY CAN
PAINT MEDIUM RED SPRAY CAN
PAINT GREEN SPRAY CAN
PAINT ORANGE SPRAY CAN
PAINT GP GLOSS BLACK SPRAY CAN
8. Replace all damaged or missing decals.
9. Store mower on a level surface in a clean, dry place.
Inside storage will reduce maintenance and make for
a longer mower life.
10. Store driveline end off the ground.
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Lubrication Points
Lubrication
Legend
Multi-purpose
spray lube
Multi-purpose
grease lube
Multi-purpose
oil lube
50
Hrs
Intervals in hours at which
lubrication is required
8
Hours
Driveline Constant Velocity Shaft
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = See drawing
12726
IMPORTANT: Extensive lubrication must be
performed every 8 hours of operation to extend the
life of the constant velocity joint.
• Grease constant velocity joint in a straight position
•
to force grease through its passages and into the
cavity. Grease should be visible around ball joints.
Grease fittings in the outer telescoping member,
u-joints, and driveline shields every 8 hours of
operation to prevent premature break down.
25
Hours
Driveline Shafts
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = See drawing
13667
50
Hours
Inner Tube
Inner Tube of Driveline
Type of Lubrication: Wheel Bearing Grease
Clean and coat all inner tubes of the Drivelines with a
light film of grease and then reassemble.
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25
Hours
Wheel Support Bushings
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26567
Repack
Annually
Wheel Bearings (15" Gauge Wheels)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = Repack wheel bearings annually
26574
NOTE: A grease zerk is provided in wheel hubs, but
care should be used as grease gun pressure can
force dust cap to come off. Land Pride recommends
repacking wheel bearings annually.
Repack
Annually
Wheel Bearings (18" Gauge Wheels)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = Repack wheel bearings annually
26574
NOTE: A grease zerk is provided in wheel hubs, but
care should be used as grease gun pressure can
force dust cap to come off. Land Pride recommends
repacking wheel bearings annually.
Repack
Annually
Wheel Bushings (Transport Hubs)
Type of Lubrication: Wheel Bearing Grease
Quantity = As required
26574
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25
Hours
Blade Spindle Bearings
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26574
25
Hours
Tool Bar to Deck Pivot Pin
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26574
25
Hours
Transport Locks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
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25
Hours
Wing Deck Pivot Bushings
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26572
25
Hours
Rear Deck Pivot Half Clamps
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26572
25
Hours
Wing Flex Pivot Lugs
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
26573
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Optional
Vent Plug
As
Required
Do Not Overfill
Fill with oil to groove
on dipstick. Add oil if
oil level is at or below
bottom of dipstick.
4-Way Gearbox
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill with oil! Unit should be
level when checking oil. Oil expands when hot,
therefore, always check oil level when cold. Take your
gearbox to a Land Pride dealer if it requires service.
Unscrew and remove dipstick (#1). Wipe oil from dipstick
and screw dipstick back in without tightening. Unscrew
dipstick and check oil level on dipstick. If oil is near the
bottom of the dipstick or below the dipstick, add
recommended gear lube through the top plug hole until
oil reaches top mark on dipstick. Reinstall top plug with
dipstick and tighten.
Type of Lubrication: Gear Lube EP 80-90W
Quantity = Fill until oil reaches full mark on dipstick.
26575
NOTE: Use a suction or siphon pump to drain
gearboxes of oil when there is not an oil drain plug.
Do Not Overfill
As
Required
30215
Mower Deck Gearbox
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill with oil! Unit should be
level when checking oil. Oil expands when hot,
therefore, always check oil level when cold. Take your
gearbox to a Land Pride dealer if it requires service.
Method 1: Unscrew top plug to remove dipstick (#1).
Wipe oil from dipstick and screw dipstick back in without
tightening. Unscrew dipstick and check dipstick. If oil
level is at or below the bottom level mark, add
recommended gear lube through top plug hole until oil
reaches top mark on dipstick. Reinstall top plug with
dipstick and tighten.
Method 2: Remove side oil plug (#2). If oil is below
bottom of plug hole, add recommended gear lube
through top dipstick hole until oil flows out of side plug
hole. Reinstall and tighten side oil plug (#2) and vented
dipstick (#1).
NOTE: Use a suction or siphon pump to drain
gearboxes of oil when there is not an oil drain plug.
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Type of Lubrication: 80-90W EP Gear Lube
Quantity = Fill until oil reaches top mark on dipstick or
begins to flow out side plug hole in gearbox.
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Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
AFM4214 Series
Description
Specifications & Capacities
Description
Specifications & Capacities
Discharge type
Rear
Blade spindle speed
3362 rpm
Cutting width
14'-0" (4.52 m)
Blade tips speed
18396 fpm (5607 mpm)
Overall width
14'-3" (4.34 m)
Blade drive belt
1 B-section
Transport height
7'-7 1/2" (2.32m)
Drive belt tension
1 1/4" (3.2 cm)
Transport width
7' - 11" (2.41m)
Blade bearing
Sealed Ball Bearings
Overall length
14'-10" (4.52 m)Mowing position
12'-11" (3.94 m)Transport position
Blade overlap
Spring loaded idler with over-center
release
Weight
W/15" tires = 3,000 lbs.
W/18" tires = 3,150 lbs.
Blades
3 each per deck
Low lift (5/16" x 2 1/2" x 20 29/32")
Optional blades:
Medium lift, high Lift & mulching
Tractor horsepower
Minimum 40 hp (30 kW)
Maximum 70 hp (52 kW)
Cutting height
3/4" to 5 1/4" (In 1/4" increments)
2 cm to 13 cm (in 6 mm increments)
Hitch
Pull type with adjustable clevis and
safety tow chain
Deck tires
10 Each, air tires with sealant
18 x 9.5 or 15 x 6.6
Tongue support
2,200 lb (1000 kg) capacity screw jack Deck wheel spindles
Gearbox support
3/8" Steel channel
Transport tires
2 each, 23 x 10.5 with sealant
Gearboxes
540 rpm
Transport locks
Automatic with pull rope release
Gearbox lubrication
Gear lube 80-90W EP
Turning radius
Zero turning radius
Gearbox oil capacity
3 - Wings: 3.5 pints (1.7 L)
SD splitter: 2.125 pints (1.0 L) or
OMNI splitter: 2.5 pints (1.2 L)
Mowing capacity
@ 2 mph = 3.4 @3 km/h = 1.3
@mph= Acres/hour
@ 4 mph = 6.8 @6 km/h = 2.5
@km/hr= Hectares/hr @ 6 mph = 10.2 @10 km/h = 4.3
Anti-scalp roller
Front center and
outside deck corners
Wing deck flex
23 Degrees left to right
22 Degrees front to back
Main driveline (1)
Cat. lV constant velocity
with slip clutch
Center deck flex
10 Degrees left to right
22 Degrees front to back
Deck drivelines (3)
Cat. II
Hydraulic outlets
1 Set required
Deck size & quantity
3 each / 60" (1.52 m)
Deck cylinders
Dual acting
Deck overlap
6" (15 cm)
Gauge wheel arms
1/4" (6 mm) Wall square tubing
Deck thickness
3/16" (5 mm)
Signal lights
7 Pin connector
LED (light-emitting diode)
SAE J560 pin configuration
(1)-splitter & (3)-wing
1 1/4" (3.2 cm) With nylon bushings
7'-11" (2.41 m) Minimum
7'-7 1/2"
(2.32 m)
4'-4"
(1.32 m)
11 1/4" (29 cm)
9'-0" (2.74 m)
12'-11" (3.94 m)
Model 4214 Specification Drawing
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14'-10"
(4.52 m)
14'-0" (4.27 m) Cutting Width
14'-3" (4.34 m)
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Model 4214 Specification Drawing
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AFM4216 Series
Description
Specifications & Capacities
Description
Specifications & Capacities
Discharge type
Rear
Blade spindle speed
2802 rpm
Cutting width
16'- 8" (5.08 m)
Blade tips speed
18340 fpm (5590 mpm)
Overall width
16' -10" (5.13 m)
Blade drive belt
1 B-section
Transport height
8' -10" (2.69 m)
Drive belt tension
Spring loaded idler with overcenter
release
Transport width
8'-5" (2.57 m)With Lock Pins Installed
Blade bearing
Sealed Ball Bearings
Overall length
15'-0" (4.57 m) Mowing position
13'-4" (4.06 m) Transport position
Blade overlap
1 1/4"
Weight
With 15" tires = 3,315 lbs (1504 kg)
With 18" tires = 3,465 lbs (1572 kg)
Blades
3 each per deck
Low lift (5/16" x 2 1/2" x 25")
Optional blades:
Medium lift, high Lift & mulching
Tractor horsepower
Minimum 40 hp (30 kW)
Maximum 70 hp (52 kW)
Cutting height
3/4" to 5 1/4" (In 1/4" increments)
2 cm to 13 cm (in 6 mm increments)
Hitch
Pull type with adjustable clevis and
safety tow chain
Deck tires
10 Each, air tires with sealant
18 x 9.5 or 15 x 6.6
Tongue support
2,200 lb. (998 kg) Capacity screw jack Deck wheel spindles
Gearbox support
3/8" (10 cm) Steel channel
Transport tires
2 each, 23 x 10.5 with sealant
Gearboxes
540 rpm
Transport locks
Automatic with pull rope release
Gearbox lubrication
Gear lube 80-90W EP
Turning radius
Zero turning radius
Gearbox oil capacity
3 - Wings: 3.5 pints (1.7 L)
SD splitter: 2.125 pints (1.0 L) or
OMNI splitter: 2.5 pints (1.2 L)
Mowing capacity
@ 2 mph = 4.0 @ 3 km/hr = 1.5
@mph= Acres/hour
@ 4 mph = 8.1 @ 6 km/hr = 3.0
@km/hr= Hectares/hr @ 6 mph = 12.1 @ 10 km/hr = 5.1
Anti-scalp roller
Front center and
outside deck corners
Wing deck flex
23 Degrees left to right
22 Degrees front to back
Main driveline (1)
Cat. lV constant velocity
with slip clutch
Center deck flex
10 Degrees left to right
22 Degrees front to back
Deck drivelines (3)
Cat. II
Hydraulic outlets
1 Set required
Deck size & quantity
3 each / 72" (1.83 m)
Deck cylinders
Dual acting
Deck overlap
8" (20.3 cm)
Gauge wheel arms
1/4" (6 mm) Wall square tubing
3/16" (21 mm)
Signal lights
7 Pin connector
LED (light-emitting diode)
SAE J560 pin configuration
Deck thickness
(1)-splitter & (3)-wing
1 1/4" (3.2 cm) With nylon bushings
8'-5" (2.57 m) Minimum
8'-10"
(2.69 m)
5'-0"
(1.52 m)
11" (27 cm)
13'-6" (4.11 m)
Model 4216 Specification Drawing
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15'-0"
(4.57 m)
16'-8" (5.08 m) Cutting Width
16'-10" (5.13 m)
Model 4216 Specification Drawing
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Section 7: Features & Benefits
Section 7: Features & Benefits
AFM4214 & AFM4216 All-Flex Grooming Mower
Features
LED Signal lights
Counter rotation on left-hand deck
Narrow transport width
AFM4214 = 7'-11" (2.41 m)
AFM4216 = 8'-5" (2.57 m)
6" Deck overlap (AFM4214)
8" Deck overlap (AFM4216)
Sleek frame design, including single
beam hitch and compact deck overlap
Automatic transport wing locks
23" Transport tires
with tapered bearings
Removable transportation tire spindles
Back wheels on side decks even with
transportation tires
Rigid rear side deck tires
Large deck flotation tires with sealant
1/4" (6 mm) Gauge wheel arms
Low pivot points on deck
Deflectors built into mower decks
Rear discharge
Cat. 4 CV main driveline
Slip clutch protection
Cat. 2 wing drivelines
Heavy gearbox mounts on center
and side mower decks
Gearbox horsepower rating
Gearbox warranty
Easy to grease blade spindles
Middle spindle sits towards
the back of the mower deck.
Spring loaded idlers
Easy belt tension release
High blade tip speed
AFM4214 = 18340 fpm (5590 mpm)
AFM4216 = 18396 fpm (5607 mpm)
Choice of blade
(Low lift standard)
Others available through parts dept.
Optional hydraulic operated transport
locks
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Benefits
LED lights are bright, long lasting, and resistant to vibration, unlike incandescent
counterparts.
Spreads grass clippings more evenly. Wing decks throw grass away from the rear
deck. Rear deck doesn’t get covered up nor does it get bogged down by cut grass.
Not much wider than most tractors, making for safer transport. Meets most city/
county codes for transport width
Eliminates blade skips when turning. Tighter turns can be made.
Allows for maximum amount of wing deck flex.
Design allows operator to make tighter turns without leaving windrows and skips.
The AFM virtually becomes a zero turn mower.
When wings are raised in the full transport position, the wings lock in place, no
need to get off the tractor to lock. Pull rope from tractor seat to unlock.
23" Transport tires offer smooth roading and less grass compaction. Allows grass to
stand up. Tapered roller bearings offer longevity.
Allows a spindle to be replaced by simply removing two bolts.
Allows tighter turns without skips.
Rigid wheel yokes holds hills and slopes better. Safer unit than the competition.
Optional 15" tires for great flotation or 18" tires for even greater flotation. The larger
the tire the less compaction in pounds per square inch allowing grass to stand up.
Sealant in the tires minimizes flats.
Gives the mower gauge wheel arms a great deal of “hidden” strength.
The lower the pivot points are to the ground, the more side to side swing, allowing
for excellent flotation from each deck.
Safety features meet ANSI standards. Many competitors use chains for protection.
Once chains are removed the unit may not meet ANSI specifications.
Even dispersal, discharged items are always aimed downward. No rear chains are
needed, which tend to clump damp grass.
Constant velocity main driveline allows for tighter turns without harming U-joints in
driveline, includes slip clutch.
Guards against premature gearbox failure. Protects mower deck spindles.
Reduces start-up torque that is put on the driveline, gearbox, and gearbox support.
Handles start up torque.
40-70 hp (30-52 kW)
5 years on parts and labor.
Demonstrates our confidence in the gearbox’s quality and lasting performance.
No guards to remove for routine greasing of blade spindles.
Uses less horsepower and allows material to escape the mower deck easier. The
discharge of material is more even. Design eliminates windrowing.
Applies constant tension to belt to run efficiently.
Easily release belt tension for changing belt or for winter storage.
Lifts grass up for a clean cut and efficient discharge of material. Tip rates as high or
higher than the competition.
Low Lift - Highly recommended in sandy soils where grass lift isn’t crucial. Disturbs
the soil very little, allowing blades to wear longer.
Medium Lift - Medium suction for lifting grass before cutting. Requires less
horsepower than high lift.
High Lift - Greatest suction for lifting grass before cutting. Can take higher
horsepower in tall dense grass. Not recommended in sandy soils.
Mulching - Perfect for leaf mulching.
Transports locks can be released easily from the tractor seat while operating the
same tractor control lever that raises and lowers the mower decks. Eliminates
pulling a rope to release transport locks.
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Section 8: Troubleshooting
Section 8: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Oil seal leaking
Driveline yoke or cross
failing
Bent driveline (NOTE:
driveline should be
repaired or replaced if
bent)
Cause
Solution
Gearbox overfilled
Drain to level fill hole
Seals damaged
Replace seals
Grass or wire wrapped on shaft in
seal area
Clean off wrapped material and check seal areas daily
Shock load
Avoid hitting solid objects
Bottoming out
Shorten driveline profiles
Front constant velocity driveline
mounted wrong
Be sure constant velocity joint is to tractor power take-off
output shaft
Folding mower with drive engaged
Never fold mower decks with power take-off engaged
Needs lubrication
Lubricate every 25 hours
Contacting drawbar
Reposition drawbar
Bottoming out
Shorten driveline profiles
Driveline telescoping
profile failing
Shock load
Avoid hitting solid objects
Driveline telescoping
profile wearing
Needs lubrication
Lubricate every 50 hours
Unable to turn sharply
with mower engaged
Front constant velocity driveline
mounted wrong
Be sure constant velocity joint is attached to tractor
power take-off output shaft
Blades wearing
excessively
Cutting on sandy ground
Raise cutting height. Change to low lift blades
Contacting ground frequently
Raise cutting height
Blades breaking
Hitting solid objects
Avoid solid objects
Driveline bent
Replace bent drivelines
Blade broken or bent
Replace blade
Cross not centered with yoke
Disassemble and inspect for incorrectly located needles
or damaged bearing cap
Debris in sheaves or on mower
deck
Remove belt guard shield and clean debris from belt
area and sheaves
Sheaves damaged or out of
alignment
Replace sheaves or align
Drive belt damaged
Replace drive belt - check for belt contacting deck
component.
Inadequate clearance between belt
guard shields & belt
Remove belt guard shields & clean debris from belt area
& sheaves
Excessive vibration
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Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Discharge openings
plugged
Cause
Solution
Belt not installed correctly
Check installation of belt
Grass too wet
Wait until grass dries
Grass too tall
Raise cutting height of mower and cut grass twice
rpm of tractor too low
Mow at full throttle (540 power take-off rpm) Check
power take-off speed & tractor engine
Ground speed too fast
Shift transmission to a lower gear
! CAUTION
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
Do not try to clean discharge opening when mower is running. Bodily harm may occur.
Belt slipping
Plugged grooming mower
Unplug and clean mower deck
Debris in sheave
Remove belt guard shields and clean sheaves
Low belt spring tension
Retighten spring take-up bolt
Worn belt
Replace belt
rpm of tractor too low
Mow at full throttle (540 power take-off rpm). Check
power take-off speed & tractor engine.
Patches of uncut grass Ground speed too fast
Blade damaged or dull
Sharpen & balance or replace blade
Blade rotation wrong
Install correct rotation blade
Low lubricant level
Check lubricant level
Cutting too low
Raise cutting height by adjusting wheels
Ridges in terrain
Change mowing pattern
Fast turning speed
Reduce speed on turns
Ground speed too fast
Shift to a lower gear
Mower not level
Level mower
Dull blades
Sharpen blades & balance or replace
rpm of engine too low
Mow at tractor’s rated power take-off rpm (540 power
take-off rpm)
Ground speed too fast
Shift to a lower gear
Debris wrapped around mower
spindles or blades
Clean mower
Tractor power take-off horse power
rating too low
Raise cutting height of the mower and cut the grass
twice. Shift to a lower gear. Use a tractor with more
horsepower
Blades lift too high
Change to lower lift blades if they will cut the grass
satisfactorily
Optional hydraulic
transport locks won’t
release properly
Wire ropes are too long.
Shorten wire ropes. See “Optional Hydraulic
Transport Locks” on page 32
Optional hydraulic
transport locks won’t
seat in locking lugs
Wire ropes are too short
Lengthen wire ropes. see “Optional Hydraulic
Transport Locks” on page 32
Gearbox noisy
Blades scalping grass
Uneven cut
Tractor loaded down
by mower
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Shift transmission to a lower gear
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Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts
Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Size
(inches)
1
Grade 2
2
Grade 5
3
in-tpi
N · m ft-lb
1/4" - 20
7.4
5.6
1/4" - 28
8.5
6
5/16" - 18
15
11
5/16" - 24
17
13
3/8" - 16
27
20
3/8" - 24
31
22
7/16" - 14
43
32
7/16" - 20
49
36
1/2" - 13
66
49
1/2" - 20
75
55
9/16" - 12
95
70
9/16" - 18
105
79
5/8" - 11
130
97
5/8" - 18
150
110
3/4" - 10
235
170
3/4" - 16
260
190
7/8" - 9
225
165
7/8" - 14
250
185
1" - 8
340
250
1" - 12
370
275
1-1/8" - 7
480
355
1-1/8" - 12
540
395
1-1/4" - 7
680
500
1-1/4" - 12
750
555
1-3/8" - 6
890
655
1-3/8" - 12
1010
745
1-1/2" - 6
1180
870
1-1/2" - 12
1330
980
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of
Bolt Head Identification
Grade 8
N · m ft-lb N · m
11
8
16
13
10
18
24
17
33
26
19
37
42
31
59
47
35
67
67
49
95
75
55
105
105
76
145
115
85
165
150
110
210
165
120
235
205
150
285
230
170
325
360
265
510
405
295
570
585
430
820
640
475
905
875
645 1230
955
705 1350
1080
795 1750
1210
890 1960
1520 1120 2460
1680 1240 2730
1990 1470 3230
2270 1670 3680
2640 1950 4290
2970 2190 4820
torquing values. Unless
Bolt Size
(Metric)
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
4
ft-lb
mm x pitch
N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb
12 M 5 X 0.8
4
3
6
5
9
7
14 M 6 X 1
7
5
11
8
15
11
25 M 8 X 1.25
17
12
26
19
36
27
27 M 8 X 1
18
13
28
21
39
29
44 M10 X 1.5
33
24
52
39
72
53
49 M10 X 0.75
39
29
61
45
85
62
70 M12 X 1.75
58
42
91
67
125
93
78 M12 X 1.5
60
44
95
70
130
97
105 M12 X 1
90
66
105
77
145
105
120 M14 X 2
92
68
145
105
200
150
155 M14 X 1.5
99
73
155
115
215
160
170 M16 X 2
145
105
225
165
315
230
210 M16 X 1.5
155
115
240
180
335
245
240 M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
375 M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
420 M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
605 M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
670 M24 X 3
480
355
760
560 1050
780
910 M24 X 2
525
390
830
610
1150
845
995 M30 X 3.5
960
705 1510
1120 2100 1550
1290 M30 X 2
1060
785 1680 1240 2320 1710
1440 M36 X 3.5
1730 1270 2650 1950 3660 2700
1820 M36 X 2
1880 1380 2960 2190 4100 3220
2010 1 in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch
2380 2 N· m = newton-meters
2710 3 ft-lb= foot pounds
3160 4 mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread
3560 pitch
otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
Additional Torque Values
Blade Bolt 1/2"-20 UNF Gr 8
Torque bolt to 75 ft-lbs.
Tire Inflation Chart
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Tire Size
Inflation PSI
23 x 10.50 - 12 x 4-Ply
20
15 x 6.00 - 6 x 4-Ply
28
18 x 9.50 - 8 x 4-Ply
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Section 10: Warranty
Section 10: Warranty
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.
Gearbox: 5 years on Parts and Labor.
Hydraulic Cylinders: One year Parts and Labor.
Hoses and seals are considered wear items.
Belts, Blades & Friction Discs in Slip-Clutches: Considered wear items.
Tires: Considered wear items.
This Warranty is limited to the repair or 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 should be made to the dealer which originally sold
the product and all warranty adjustments must be made through an authorized
Land Pride 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.
IMPORTANT: The Online Warranty Registration should be completed by the dealer at the time of
purchase. This information is necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
Model Number ____________________
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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
www.landpride.com
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