Land Pride RC4614 Operator Manual

Land Pride RC4614 Operator Manual
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Rotary Cutters
RC4614 & RCM4614
39160
331-937M
Operator’s Manual
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Model Number
Serial Number
Machine Height
Machine Length
Machine Width
Machine Weight
Delivery Date
First Operation
Accessories
Dealer Contact Information
Name:
Street:
City/State:
Telephone:
Email:
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety at All Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Look for the Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tractor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Torque Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park Jack Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor Shutdown Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Clevis Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LP Performance Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar-Tite Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rephasing Lift Cylinders & Plumbing . . . . . . . . . .
Wing Folding Cylinder & Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Shipping Crossbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfold Wing Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Relocate Wing Lift Cylinder Mount . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Hook-up to Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Driveline Hanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Clearance Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purge Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unhook Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 2: Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Park Jack Angle Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level Cutter Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Deck Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wing Deck Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutter Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LP Performance Hitch Hole Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 3: Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . 29
Startup Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoid Extreme Turning Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor & Cutter Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blade Operation Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transport Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Road Side Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Field Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Inspect Field and Cutter Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lower Wing Down & Set Cutting Height . . . . . . . 33
Set Wing Folding Lever In Float Position . . . . . . 33
Rephasing Out Of Phase Lift Cylinders . . . . . . . 33
Select Gear Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Engage Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Disengage Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
General Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Section 4: Options & Accessories . . . . . . . . . 36
Safety Guard Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Tire & Axle Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Hitch Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Light Kit Option (LED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Selector Control Valve Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication . . . . . 39
General Maintenance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tractor Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tire Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cutter Blade Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Drivelines With Slip Clutches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Gearbox Shaft Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Skid Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Long-Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ordering Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Lubrication Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Axle Hub Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Center Axle Pivots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wing Axle Pivot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Hitch Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Divider Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
CV Main Driveline Profile Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
CV Main Driveline Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Wing Driveline Profile Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Wing Driveline Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Intermediate Driveline Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities . . . . . 53
Section 7: Features & Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Section 8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts . . . 57
Section 10: Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Listed below are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products
described in this manual.
Safety at All Times
Careful operation is your best
assurance against an accident.
All operators, no matter how much
experience they may have, should
carefully read this manual and
other related manuals, or have the
manuals read to them, before
operating the power machine and
this implement.
 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
appropriate for the operation 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.
When needed, secure attachment
against falling with support blocks.
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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
anti-slip surfaces when stepping
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
Listed below are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products
described in this manual.
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Tire Safety
Transport Safely
 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.
 Comply with federal, 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 overhead
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.
Use A Safety Chain
Practice Safe Maintenance
 A safety chain will help control
drawn machinery should it
separate from the tractor drawbar.
 Use a chain with the strength
rating equal to or greater than the
gross weight of the towed
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.
 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.
 Lower implement to the ground and
follow all shutdown procedures
before leaving the operator’s seat to
perform maintenance.
 Do not work under any hydraulic
supported equipment. It can settle,
suddenly leak down, or be lowered
accidentally. If it is necessary to
work under the equipment, securely
support it with stands or suitable
blocking beforehand.
 Use properly grounded electrical
outlets and tools.
 Use correct tools and equipment for
the job that are in good condition.
 Allow equipment to cool before
working on it.
 Engage park brake when stopped
on an incline.
 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.
 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.
 Do not grease or oil implement
while it is in operation.
 Remove buildup of grease, oil, or
debris.
 Always make sure any material and
waste products from the repair and
maintenance of the implement are
properly collected and disposed.
 Remove all tools and unused parts
before operation.
 Do not weld or torch on galvanized
metal as it will release toxic fumes.
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Important Safety Information
Listed below 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.
911
Wear Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE)
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
Use Safety
Lights and Devices
 Slow moving tractors, skid steers,
self-propelled machines, and towed
equipment can create a hazard
when driven on public roads. They
are difficult to see, especially at
night. Use the Slow Moving Vehicle
sign (SMV) when on public roads.
 Flashing warning lights and turn
signals are recommended
whenever driving on public roads.
Avoid Underground
Utilities
 Dig Safe, Call 811 (USA).
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.
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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 on tractor or
implement.
 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.
 Never use tractor or implement to
lift or transport riders.
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Important Safety Information
Safety Labels
Your Rotary Cutter comes equipped with all safety labels in
place. They were designed to help you safely operate your
implement. Read and follow their directions.
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
4.
specified by Land Pride. When ordering new components
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.
818-276C
Warning!
Rotating Blade Hazard
1 - Place: Left side
39104
818-840C
Warning!
Rollover Hazard
1 - Place: Left side
39104
818-045C
Warning! Pinch Point or Crushing Hazard
1 - Place: Back of center axle
33857
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39105
818-830C
Safety Combo
1 - Place: Right wing
39106
818-543C
Danger! Guard Missing - DO NOT Operate
1 - Place: Beneath wing gearbox shaft guard
2 - Places: Beneath splitter box hinged guard
39107
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818-561C
39105
Danger! Raised Wing Hazard
1 - Place: Right wing
818-556C
39108
Danger! Thrown Object Hazard
1 - Place: Right wing
818-564C
39108
Danger! Rotating Blade
1 - Place: Right wing
3
818-540C
22296
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Danger! Guard Missing - Do Not Operate
2 - Places: Main driveline & wing driveline
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39106
818-229C
Amber Reflector
1 - Place: Front side of transport lock
818-230C
Red Reflector
1 - Place: Back side of transport lock
39108
838-615C
2" x 9" Amber Reflector
1 - Place: Front side of weight box
33927
838-615C
39108
39108
2" x 9" Amber Reflector
2 Places: Left and right arms of center axle
838-614C
2" x 9" Red Reflector
1 - Place: Back side of weight box
33927
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838-614C
2" x 9" Red Reflector
2 - Places: Right wing
39108
39106
818-142C
Danger! Rotating Driveline - Keep Away
2- Place: Right wing gearbox shield &
Splitter gearbox input shield
39104
39104
39105
818-552C
Danger! Rotating Driveline - Keep Away
1 - Place: Top of splitter shield
39104
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2 - Places: Main driveline and wing driveline
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818-130C
Caution! Use 540 rpm power take-off (RC4614 only)
818-240C
39104
Caution! Use 1000 rpm power take-off (RCM4614 only)
818-714C
39104
Danger! Crushing Hazard
1 - Place: On A-frame hitch
838-094C
39104
Warning! High Pressure
1 - Place: On A-frame hitch
838-588C
39104
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Warning! Folding Cutter Speed Warning
1 - Place: On A-frame hitch
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Introduction
Introduction
Land Pride welcomes you to the growing family of new
product owners. This Rotary Cutter has been designed
with care and built by skilled workers using quality
materials. Proper assembly, maintenance, and safe
operating practices will help you get years of satisfactory
use from this implement.
Application
The RC4614 and RCM4614 Series Rotary Cutters are
designed and built by Land Pride to provide excellent
cutting performance on gently sloping or slightly
contoured right-of-ways, pastures, and set-aside acres.
The 14' cutting width, 2" to 12" cutting height and ability to
cut weeds and brush up to 3" in diameter make them well
suited for these applications.
Both models offer pull-type, self-leveling clevis hitch, and
Cat 5 conventional or Cat. 6 constant velocity main
driveline for attachment to 70-250 hp tractors. The
RC4614 attaches to tractors with 540 rpm power take-off
speed and RCM4614 attaches to tractors with 1000 rpm
power take-off speed. They also offer various hitch and
tire options making them an excellent choice for
agricultural, airport, and municipal mowing applications.
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 Rotary Cutter 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.
See “Specifications & Capacities” on page 53 and
“Features & Benefits” on page 55 for additional
information and performance enhancing options.
Using This Manual
• This Operator’s Manual is designed to help familiarize
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•
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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.
Store this manual in the dry storage tube located on the
center deck.
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
cutter. If for any reason you do not understand any part of
this manual or are not satisfied with the service received,
the following actions are suggested:
1.
Discuss 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
lpservicedept@landpride.com
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Tractor Requirements
Before You Start
Horsepower
Read and understand the operator’s manual for your
cutter. An understanding of how it works will aid in the
assembly and setup of your cutter.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a tractor that is too small. Small tractors can be
pushed around and flipped over by the weight of the
attached implement.
It is best to go through the “Assembly Checklist” below
before assembling the cutter. Speed up your assembly
task and make the job safer by having all needed parts
and equipment readily at hand.
Power take-off damage may occur if distances “A” and
“B” are not properly maintained.
Tractor horsepower should be within the range noted
below. Tractors outside the range must not be used.
Torque Requirements
•
Horsepower Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-250 hp
Power Take-Off Speed
See “Torque Values Chart” on page 57 to determine
correct torque values when tightening hardware. See
“Additional Torque Values” at bottom of chart for
exceptions to common torque values.
Assembly Checklist
Model RC4614 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540 rpm
Model RCM4614 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000 rpm
Drawbar Set-up
Refer to Figure 1-1:
Maintain proper distance, dimension A, between center
of drawbar hitch pin hole and end of power take-off shaft.
Hitch Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draw Bar
540 rpm & 1 3/8", 1000 rpm rear power take-off speed:
A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14"- 16"
B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8" - 10"
C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18" - 22"
IMPORTANT: A power take-off adapter should not
be used. Using an adapter can damage the power
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Check
Have a minimum of two people available during
assembly.
Make sure all major components and
loose parts are shipped with the machine.
Double check to make sure all parts,
fasteners, and pins are installed in the
correct location. Refer to the Parts
Manual if unsure. By double checking,
you will lessen the chance of using a bolt
incorrectly that may be needed later.
NOTE: All assembled hardware from the
factory has been installed in the correct
location. Remember location of a part or
fastener if removed during assembly.
Keep parts separated.
Make sure working parts move freely,
bolts are tight & cotter pins are spread.
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Power Take-Off Shaft to Drawbar Distance
Figure 1-1
Hydraulic Outlets
Two duplex outlets are required. One to raise and lower
the cutter and one to fold the wing.
If your tractor is not equipped with two duplex outlets, an
optional control valve kit is available from your local Land
Pride dealer. Refer to “Selector Control Valve Kit” on
page 38 for information about the hydraulic kit.
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Reference
Have a fork lift or loader with properly sized chains and
safety stands capable of lifting and supporting the
equipment on hand.
Operator’s
Manual
Operator’s
Manual
331-937M
Parts
Manual
331-937P
Operator’s
Manual
Make sure all grease fittings are in place
and lubricated.
Page 47
Make sure all safety labels are correctly
located and legible. Replace if damaged.
Page 4
Make sure all red and amber reflectors
are correctly located and visible when
machine is in transport position.
Page 7
Make sure all tires are inflated to the
specified air pressure and all wheel bolts
and axle nuts are tightened to the
specified torque.
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Hitch Types
The cutter is factory supplied with the standard clevis
hitch. Other optional hitches are available. They include
Land Pride Performance Hitch, bar-tite, ball, and pintle
hitch. See your nearest Land Pride dealer should you
want to change your hitch set-up.
Standard Clevis Hitch
Refer to Figure 1-2:
A clevis leveling rod attached to the underside of the
clevis keeps the clevis parallel with tractor drawbar at all
cutting heights. Cutter rotation about the tractor drawbar
is limited to slots located in the clevis’ upper and lower
plates and drawbar hole size.
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Standard Clevis Hitch
Figure 1-2
Land Pride Performance Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-3:
The LP Performance Hitch is a drawbar friendly,
self-leveling hitch that pivots up and down and side-toside. It is held upright with customer-supplied hitch pin to
allow single-person hook-up.
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LP Performance Hitch
Figure 1-3
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-4:
The bar-tite hitch functions similar to LP Performance
Hitch except it clamps directly to the drawbar. The bar-tite
hitch is sandwiched between hardened steel plates to
eliminate drawbar wear. It has a bushing in the tongue to
extend hitch life. Bushing and hitch swivel are greasable.
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Bar-Tite Hitch
Figure 1-4
Ball Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-5:
Cutter rotation about the tractor drawbar is limited to
swivel movement over the 2 5/16" tractor mounted ball.
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Pintle Hitch (Optional)
Ball Hitch
Figure 1-5
Refer to Figure 1-6:
A leveling rod attached to the underside of the pintle hitch
keeps the pintle parallel with the tractor drawbar at all
cutting heights. Cutter rotation about the tractor drawbar
is limited to movement about the pintle connection. The
pintle hitch is ideal for a drawbar hammer strap.
26602
Pintle Hitch
Figure 1-6
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Hitch Assembly
Refer to Figure 1-7:
1. Remove and discard 1/2" hex whiz nuts (#3) and hex
head bolts (#2).
2. Rotate hitch (#1) down into pulling position as shown
in Figure 1-8.
Refer to Figure 1-8:
3. Instructions “a” & “b” below are for cutters equipped
with standard clevis or pintle hitch. Skip to step 4 if
assembling LP Performance, bar-tite, or ball hitch.
a. Attach clevis level rod (#1) to deck lug (#11) and
clevis hitch (#2) with clevis pins (#7), flat washers
(#5), and cotter pins (#6).
b. Secure cotter pins (#6) by bending one or more
legs of each cotter pin.
4. Attach hitch frame (#3) to leveling rods (#4) by
inserting clevis pins (#9) into leveling rod clevises
and hitch frame (#3) as shown. Secure clevis pins
with flat washers (#10) and cotter pins (#8).
5. Leveling rod adjustment will be made later. See
“Level Cutter Decks” on page 26 for detailed
instructions.
Park Jack Assembly
Refer to Figure 1-9:
1. Attach park jack (#1) to jack mount (#3) and secure
with attached detent pin (#2).
2. If park jack is not vertical, adjust jack angle according
to “Park Jack Angle Alignment” on page 26.
3. Adjust jack up or down until clevis hitch is at drawbar
height.
39110
Factory Shipped With Hitch Folded Up
Figure 1-7
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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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Hitch Assembly
Figure 1-8
39112
Parking Jack Assembly
Figure 1-9
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37298
Tractor Hook-up to Standard Clevis Hitch
Figure 1-10
Standard Clevis Hitch Hook-up
! 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.
• The ball detent pin must be fully inserted into the park jack
with ball visible and popped out on the far side of the jack
before working on or around an unhooked cutter.
Refer to Figure 1-10:
NOTE: Hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2) are
supplied by customer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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Make certain parking jack (#3) is properly attached to
cutter hitch and secured with ball detent pin (#8).
Store center 3-point link in the tractor’s storage hook.
Start tractor, raise 3-point arms fully up, and carefully
back tractor within close proximity of clevis (#9).
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 11.
Raise or lower park jack (#3) to align clevis (#9) with
tractor drawbar. Drawbar should fit between lower
and upper plates of clevis.
Restart tractor and continue to back tractor up to
cutter hitch until hitch holes in tractor drawbar and
hitch clevis (#9) are aligned.
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
Attach cutter to tractor drawbar with customersupplied hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2).
RC4614 & RCM4614 Rotary Cutters 331-937M
10. Lower parking jack (#3) until cutter hitch weight is
supported by tractor drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Protect park jack by attaching it to the
weight box before moving the cutter. Make sure jack
is stored with its base level or lower than the head to
prevent water and freeze damage.
11. Remove park jack (#3) from hitch and attach it to the
weight box storage base with ball detent pin (#8).
Make sure the base is level with or lower than the
head. See cover picture for correct positioning.
12. Attach hitch safety chain (#4) to the tractor. Adjust
chain length to remove all slack except what is
necessary to permit turning. Lock chain hook
securely to the safety chain.
13. Continue with “Rephasing Lift Cylinders &
Plumbing” on page 17.
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39114
Tractor Hookup to LP Performance Hitch
Figure 1-11
LP Performance Hitch Hook-up
! 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.
• The ball detent pin must be fully inserted into the park jack
with ball visible and popped out on the far side of the jack
before working on or around an unhooked cutter.
Refer to Figure 1-11:
NOTE: Hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2) are
customer-supplied.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Make certain park jack (#3) is properly attached to
the cutter hitch and secured with ball detent pin (#8).
Adjust park jack angle if it is not vertical. Refer to
“Park Jack Angle Alignment” on page 26.
If clevis hitch is not already supported horizontal,
rotate clevis (#9) horizontal and flip hitch holder (#13)
up so that its holes are on top as shown.
Insert customer-supplied hitch pin (#1) through holes
in hitch holder (#13) as shown in detail A. Secure with
hairpin cotter (#2).
Store center 3-point link in its storage hook.
Start tractor, raise 3-point arms fully up, and carefully
back tractor within close proximity of clevis (#9).
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 11.
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9. Raise or lower park jack (#3) to align clevis (#9) with
tractor drawbar. Drawbar should fit between lower
and upper plates of clevis.
10. Restart tractor and continue to back tractor up to
cutter hitch until hitch holes in tractor drawbar and
hitch clevis (#9) are aligned.
11. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
12. Remove bushings in clevis if customer supplied hitch
pin diameter is larger than 1". See “LP Performance
Hitch Hole Size” on page 28 for instructions.
13. Remove hairpin cotter (2) and hitch pin (#1) from
hitch holder (#13) and rotate hitch holder down.
14. Attach cutter to tractor drawbar with hitch pin (#1) and
hairpin cotter (#2) as shown in detail B.
15. Lower park jack (#3) until cutter hitch weight is
supported by tractor drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Protect park jack by attaching it to the
weight box before moving the cutter. Make sure jack
is stored with its base level or lower than the head to
prevent water and freeze damage.
16. Remove park jack (#3) from hitch and attach it to the
weight box storage base with ball detent pin (#8).
Make sure the base is level with or lower than the
head. See cover picture for correct positioning.
17. Attach hitch safety chain (#4) to the tractor. Adjust
chain length to remove all slack except what is
necessary to permit turning. Lock chain hook
securely to the safety chain.
18. Continue with “Rephasing Lift Cylinders &
Plumbing” on page 17.
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22265
Bar-Tite Hitch Assembly to Tractor Drawbar
Figure 1-12
Bar-Tite Hitch Hook-up
Refer to Figure 1-12:
Attach Bar-Tite Hitch to Tractor Drawbar
1.
Insert 1" x 5 1/2" hex bolt (#1) through hitch top
plate (#2), hitch bushing (#3), hitch wear plate (#4),
tractor drawbar (#5), and washer (#6) as shown.
Secure with 1" locknut (#7). Tighten 1" locknut snugly
to remove all play and then back nut
one-quarter turn. Do Not torque 1" locknut.
2. Insert two 3/4" x 6" GR5 hex bolts (#8) through,
3/4" flat washers (#9), hitch top plate (#2), hitch wear
plate (#4), and formed hitch support (#10) as shown.
Secure with 3/4" locknuts (#11).
3. Tighten 3/4" locknuts to correct torque.
4. Remove 1" x 6 1/2" GR5 hex bolt (#12) and 1" lock
nut (#13) from hitch bushing (#3). Keep hardware.
Attach Tractor to Rotary Cutter
Refer to Figure 1-13:
! 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.
• The ball detent pin must be fully inserted into the park jack
with ball visible and popped out on the far side of the jack
before working on or around an unhooked cutter.
1.
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Make certain park jack (#3) is properly attached to
cutter and secured with ball detent pin (#8).
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Tractor Hook-up to Bar-Tite Hitch
Figure 1-13
2. Store center 3-point link in the tractor’s storage hook.
3. Start tractor, raise 3-point arms fully up, and carefully
back tractor within close proximity of clevis (#9).
4. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
5. Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 11.
6. Raise or lower park jack (#3) to align hitch (#11) with
bolt hole in swivel clevis (#9).
7. Restart tractor and continue to back tractor up to
cutter hitch until hole in hitch bushing (#11) aligns
with holes in swivel clevis (#9).
8. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
9. Insert 1" x 6 1/2" GR5 hex bolt (#1) through swivel
clevis (#9) and hitch bushing (#11). Secure hex bolt
with locknut (#2). Tighten locknut snugly to remove
all play. Do Not torque 1" locknut.
10. Lower park jack (#3) until cutter hitch weight is
supported by tractor drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Protect park jack by storing it on the
left wing deck before moving the cutter. Make sure
jack is stored with its base level or lower than the
head to prevent water and freeze damage.
11. Remove park jack (#3) from hitch and attach it to the
weight box storage base with ball detent pin (#8).
Make sure the base is level with or lower than the
head. See cover picture for correct positioning.
12. Attach hitch safety chain (#4) to tractor. Adjust chain
length to remove all slack except what is necessary
to permit turning. Securely lock chain hook to the
safety chain.
13. Continue with “Rephasing Lift Cylinders &
Plumbing” on page 17.
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33924
Wing Folding Cylinder and Plumbing
Figure 1-15
Wing Folding Cylinder & Plumbing
Refer to Figure 1-15:
The wing folding cylinder (#1) is single-acting and should
be connected to an outlet with float option to allow the
wing to flex up and down as it travels over uneven ground
while cutting. Use Figure 1-15 to verify plumbing.
Rephasing Lift Cylinders and Plumbing
Figure 1-14
Rephasing Lift Cylinders & Plumbing
1.
2.
3.
4.
Hydraulic cylinder 3" x 12" x 1 1/4" rod
Orifice elbow, 1/16" x 9/16" MORB x 9/16" MJIC
3/8" Hydraulic hose, 217" long x 9/16" FJIC x 3/4" MORB
Quick disconnect poppet type coupler, 3/4" FORB male
Refer to Figure 1-14:
The deck cutting height and transporting height are
controlled by two rephasing cylinders (#1 & #2) which are
plumbed together to operate in unison. The decks will not
lift properly if rephasing cylinders are plumbed
incorrectly. Use Figure 1-14 to verify plumbing.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Rephasing hydraulic cylinder 3 1/4" x 8" x 1 1/4" rod
Rephasing hydraulic cylinder 3" x 8" x 1 1/4" rod
Straight adapter 3/4 MORB x 3/4MJIC
Quick disconnect poppet type coupler, 3/4" FORB male
3/8" Hydraulic hose, 228" long x 3/4" MORB x 3/4" FJIC
3/8" Hydraulic hose, 114" long x 3/4" FJIC
3/8" Hydraulic hose, 288" long x 3/4" MORB x 3/4" FJIC
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Hydraulic Hook-up
Figure 1-16
Hydraulic Hook-up
! WARNING
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.
Refer to Figure 1-16:
1. Route wing folding cylinder hose (#6) through the two
spring hose support loops (#12 #13) and connect to
a remote outlet with float option if available.
2. Route rephasing lift cylinder hoses (#7) through the
two spring hose support loops (#12 & #13) and
connect to a tractor remote outlet.
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35268
Remove Shipping Bar With Transport Locks Set
Figure 1-17
Remove Shipping Crossbar
Transport Lock Removed & Secured for Field Work
Figure 1-18
Unfold Wing Deck
Refer to Figure 1-18:
! DANGER
Refer to Figure 1-17:
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Metal shipping bands are under tension. Always wear eye
protection when cutting bands. Keep head, body, and body
extremities away from the area where the band will recoil
into when cut.
• Make sure transport lock is set before removing shipping
bar. Stay clear of wing while removing shipping bar. Once
shipping bar is removed, the wing will fall suddenly until
caught by transport lock.
NOTE: A come-along may be needed to pull the
wing in before shipping bar (#10) can be removed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Make sure cutter is parked on a level surface with
room for the wing to unfold.
Idle engine, place gear selector in park, fully retract
wing folding cylinder (#9), shut tractor off, set park
brake, and remove switch key.
Verify transport lock bar (#2) is rotated down and
secured to cylinder pin (#1) with hairpin cotter (#6).
Cut and remove shipping bands securing wing
wheels.
Remove hex locknut (#4) and shipping bar (#10) from
hex cap screw (#3).
Reinstall hex locknut (#4) to hex cap screw (#3) and
tighten to the correct torque.
Remove cotter pin (#7), flat washer (#5), and
shipping bar (#10) from cylinder pin (#8). Do not
remove cylinder pin (#8) or transport lock (#2).
Replace flat washer (#5) and cotter pin (#7). Bend
one or more legs of cotter pin to secure it in place.
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To avoid serious injury or death:
Keep everyone out of the area where the wing deck will unfold.
The wing deck can fall suddenly.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Watch hydraulic hoses as the wing lowers to be sure they don’t
catch causing hoses to stretch and pull loose from the
hydraulic cylinders.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Make sure cutter is parked on a level surface with
room for the wing to unfold.
Idle engine, place gear selector in park, raise wing to
its most upright position, shut tractor engine off, set
park brake, and remove switch key.
Rotate transport lock bar (#3) up to storage
bracket (#2). Secure with existing hairpin (#1).
Start tractor and lower wing down until resting on the
ground.
Set tractor control lever for wing cylinders in float
position.
To purge hydraulic cylinders, refer to “Purge
Hydraulic System” on page 23.
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35223
Wing Set-up for Shipping
Figure 1-19
Relocate Wing Lift Cylinder Mount
Refer to Figure 1-19:
The rephasing lift cylinder is shipped from the factory
moved forward 2 1/2". Mounting bracket (#1) must be
relocated 2 1/2" rearward as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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With wing unfolded, lower cutter down until wing is
resting on its skid shoe and transport wheel(s). If
needed, place a support block under the wing skid
shoe to ensure wing is resting on its skid shoe and
transport wheel(s).
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
Move tractor hydraulic deck lift control lever back and
forth several times to relieve all hydraulic pressure in
the deck lift hydraulic system.
Remove all five whiz nuts (#3), cap screw (#5) and
carriage bolts (#2). Keep carriage bolts (#2) and four
hex whiz nuts (#3) for reuse. Discard cap screw (#5)
and one hex whiz nut (#3).
Remove mounting bracket (#1) from between
mounting ears (#4). If bracket will not remove easily,
use hydraulics to extend and retract lift cylinders
several times until mounting bracket is free.
Using tractor control lever, fold wing deck up high
enough to place a support block under its skid shoe.
Use a 4" support block if cutter is equipped with
21" laminated tires and a 6" support block if cutter is
equipped with 29" aircraft tires.
Unfold wing deck until its skid shoe is resting on the
4" or 6" support block.
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Wing Set-up for Field Use
Figure 1-20
Refer to Figure 1-20:
8. Extend or retract hydraulic lift cylinder on the wing
until rear holes “A” in mounting bracket (#1) are slight
back of holes “A” in mounting ears (#4).
9. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
10. Attach a hoist or jack under the right-hand wing
wheel axle and raise wheels up until carriage
bolts (#2A) can be inserted. If needed, use a drift
punch to align rear holes “A”.
11. Insert rear carriage bolts (#2A) as shown and install
hex whiz nuts (#3A). Draw nuts up snug, do not
tighten at this time.
12. Use a drift punch in holes “C” to align front holes “B”.
13. Insert front carriage bolts (#2B) in holes “B” as
shown and install hex whiz nuts (#3B).
14. Tighten hex whiz nuts (#3A & #3B) to the correct
torque.
15. Remove hoist or jack from under transport wheels.
16. Raise wing up enough to remove support block from
under its skid shoe.
17. Remove support block and return wing to its unfolded
position.
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Driveline Installation
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! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not engage power take-off while hooking-up or
unhooking the driveline, or while someone is standing near
the driveline. A person’s body and/or clothing can become
entangled in the driveline.
• Make certain driveline yokes are securely fastened at each
end. A loose yoke can work free allowing the driveline to
rotate uncontrollably causing implement damage and
bodily injury or death to anyone nearby.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Operate only power machines equipped with a certified RollOver 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.
! CAUTION
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set at the
implement’s rated power take-off speed or equipment
breakage may result. RC models are rated for 540 rpm and
RCM models are rated for 1000 rpm.
IMPORTANT: The driveline must be lubricated
before putting it into service. Refer to “Lubrication
Points” on page 47.
Driveline Installation
Figure 1-21
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Align bolt holes in driveline coupler with grooves in
gearbox input shaft.
Attach driveline (#5) to gearbox input shaft (#9) with
removed bolts (#2) and locknuts (#1). Tighten
locknuts to the correct torque.
Return gearbox shield (#10) to mounting plate (#4)
and secure with latches (#7).
Check safety chain (#3). Make sure it is latched to
mounting plate (#4) and gearbox shield (#10).
Rotate driveline hanger (#11) up and support
driveline (#5) on hanger. Final adjustments to hanger
will be made after tractor hook-up.
Refer to Figure 1-21:
The main driveline (#5) may be either constant velocity
type or conventional type. Pull-collar couplers and
retaining bolts are used to connect the driveline to the
tractor and implement gearbox, respectively.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Park tractor and cutter in a straight line on a level
surface. Place gear selector in park, shut tractor
engine off, set park brake, and remove switch key.
Verify “Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 11 are
correct before installing driveline.
Unsnap latches (#7) on both sides of gearbox
shield (#10) and remove gearbox shield.
Remove and discard rubber shaft protector (#8) from
splitter gearbox shaft (#9).
Remove locknuts (#1) and bolts (#2) from bolted
coupler end of driveline (#5).
Insert bolted coupler end of driveline (#5) through
gearbox shield (#10).
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Hydraulic Lift Cylinder With Stroke Control Spacers
Figure 1-23
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Adjust Driveline Hanger
Figure 1-22
Driveline Hook-up to Tractor
! 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.
Refer to Figure 1-22 on page 22:
1. Rotate driveline hanger (#1) down.
2. If needed, collapse driveline (#5) by pushing tractor
end of driveline against splitter gearbox.
3. Pull back on yoke locking collar (#10) and slide yoke
over tractor power take-off shaft.
4. Release locking collar (#10) and continue to push
outer yoke onto the power take-off shaft until locking
collar snaps in place.
5. Driveline (#5) should now be moved back and forth to
ensure both ends are secured.
IMPORTANT: The shields on the constant velocity
driveline with overrunning clutch must not rotate. To
stop rotation, attach safety chains on the inner and
outer driveline shields to the implement and tractor.
6. If main driveline is constant velocity with overrunning
clutch, then attach safety chain on the inner shield to
the cutter and safety chain on the outer shield to the
tractor. Check safety chains to make sure they are
attached to the inner and outer driveline shields.
7. If attached to cutter hitch, remove park jack (#3) and
stored on the weight box. For detailed instructions,
refer to steps 10-11 on page 14.
Adjust Driveline Hanger
Refer to Figure 1-23:
1. Move tractor control lever to extend hydraulic lift
cylinder (#5) until pressure against stroke control
spacers (#1, #2, #3, & #4) is removed.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
3. Remove all stroke control spacers (#1, #2, #3, & #4)
from center hydraulic lift cylinder (#5) by spreading
them apart at the break line.
4. Start tractor and lower cutter until front skids are
resting on the ground or on support blocks.
5. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
6. Replace stroke control spacers (#1, #2, #3, & #4) as
needed to support wheels at this position.
Refer to Figure 1-22:
7. With driveline attached to tractor, rotate driveline
hanger (#1) up as shown.
8. Loosen nuts securing carriage bolts (#4) and adjust
driveline hanger (#1) up/down until there is a small
gap between driveline (#5) and hanger (#1).
9. If driveline hanger (#1) is adjusted fully up and needs
to adjust higher, remove carriage bolts (#4) and
reattach hanger to the upper two square holes (#2)
with existing flat washers, lock washers, hex nuts,
and carriage bolts (#4). Continue to adjust hanger to
underside of driveline.
10. Draw nuts securing carriage bolts (#4) up snug and
rotate driveline hanger (#1) down. If hanger makes
contact with driveline (#5), readjust hanger down
until it misses the driveline.
11. Tighten nuts for carriage bolts (#4) to the correct
torque.
IMPORTANT: Always rotate driveline hanger down
after hook-up to prevent driveline damage.
12. Rotate driveline hanger (#1) down.
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Driveline Clearance Check
Check driveline for adequate clearance under all ranges
of cutter height.
NOTE: The lift cylinders should raise the cutter up
while pulling the control lever back and lower while
pushing the lever forward. Switch connections at the
duplex outlet if lift control lever works opposite.
1.
With driveline attached to the tractor, slowly raise and
lower cutter to its upper and lower limits while
observing clearances between hitch and driveline.
2. Adjust tractor drawbar height and length if driveline
interferes. See “Drawbar Set-up” on page 11 for
correct placement of tractor drawbar.
3. To purge hydraulic cylinders, refer to “Purge
Hydraulic System” on this page.
Purge Hydraulic System
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Never remove or install a folding wing cylinder with cylinder
rod retracted and wing folded up. The wing is unstable without
its folding cylinder and can suddenly fall. Also, air trapped in
a new or repaired cylinder will drop the wing suddenly when
lowering the wing. Either situation can render the cutter
inoperable and cause serious bodily injury or death.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Be sure center and wing decks are lowered to the ground and
all hydraulic pressure is relieved before disconnecting any
hydraulic lines or fittings to purge the hydraulic system.
Be sure tractor reservoir is filled properly before
operating hydraulic cylinders. If tractor reservoir is low on
hydraulic fluid, there is a chance of drawing air into the
system causing jerky or uneven cylinder movements.
The wing deck lift cylinder may be purged as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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To purge the wing lift cylinder, lower wing until resting
on the ground, shut tractor down properly and then
move tractor hydraulic control lever back and forth
several times to relieve all pressure in the system.
Loosen hydraulic hose fittings slightly at the wing lift
cylinder to allow air and fluid to escape.
Restart tractor. Slowly activate tractor control lever to
retract wing lift cylinder and to purge trapped air.
Once air is purged from the hydraulic system for the
wing lift cylinder, tighten hydraulic hose fittings.
To purge the two deck lift rephasing cylinders, fully
extend rephasing cylinders with tractor hydraulic
deck lift control lever. Hold control lever on long
enough to give the hydraulic system time to purge of
any trapped air in the lines and rephasing cylinders.
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Unhook Rotary Cutter
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
See “Long-Term Storage” on page 46 if parking
cutter for long periods and end of season.
Idle tractor engine, disengage power take-off, park
cutter on a level, hard surface. Place tractor gear
selector in park or set park brake.
Raise center deck fully up.
Wait for blades to come to a complete stop and then
fold the wing up to transport position.
Shut tractor engine off and remove switch key before
dismounting from tractor.
Lock folded wing in transport position with transport
lock bars. See instructions for “Transport Lock” on
page 32.
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Lift Cylinder Mounting Position
Figure 1-24
Refer to Figure 1-24:
7. Remove stroke control spacers (#1, #2, #3 & #4) from
hydraulic cylinder (#5).
8. Start tractor and lower cutter until front skids are
resting on the ground or on support blocks.
9. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
10. Replace stroke control spacers (#1, #2, #3 & #4) as
needed to support wheels at this position.
11. With no one around or near the cutter, move center
deck and wing cylinder lift levers back and forth to
release all hydraulic pressure at the couplers.
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Refer to Figure 1-25 on page 25:
12. Remove park jack (#3) from the weight box storage
base and attach to the cutter hitch. Secure park jack
in place with ball detent pin (#8).
13. Unhook hydraulic hoses (#6 & #7) from tractor duplex
outlet. Insert couplers through spring hose loop (#12)
to keep couplers out of the dirt.
14. Unhook hitch safety chain (#4) from tractor.
15. Pull back on locking collar (#10) and pull
driveline (#5) off the power take-off shaft.
16. Collapse driveline (#5) by pushing tractor end of
driveline toward the splitter gearbox.
17. Adjust park jack (#3) to raise cutter up until all load is
removed from tractor drawbar.
18. Remove connecting hitch pin or bolt as follows:
a. For Standard Clevis Hitch, See Figure 1-25:
Remove hairpin cotter (#2) and hitch pin (#1).
a. For LP Performance Hitch, See Detail B in
Figure 1-26:
Remove hairpin cotter (#2) and hitch pin (#1).
b. For Bar-Tite Hitch, See Figure 1-27:
Remove locknut (#2) and bolt (#1).
19. Restart tractor and drive tractor slowly forward
several feet.
20. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
21. Lower park jack (#3) until cutter is resting on its front
skid shoes.
22. Replace connecting pin/bolt (#1) as follows:
a. For Standard Clevis Hitch, See Figure 1-25:
If unhooking standard clevis, replace connecting
pin (#1) in clevis (#9).
b. For LP Performance Hitch, See Detail A in
Figure 1-26:
Rotate clevis (#9) horizontal and flip hitch holder
(#12) up so that its holes are on top as shown.
Insert customer-supplied hitch pin (#1) through
holes in hitch holder (#12). Secure with hairpin
cotter (#2).
c. For Bar-Tite Hitch, See Figure 1-27:
If unhooking bar-tite hitch, remove hitch (#11) from
tractor drawbar and reattach it to the hitch (#9)
with removed bolt (#1) and locknut (#2) Screw
locknut on 4 or 5 full turns. Do not torque nut tight.
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Unhook from Standard Hitch
Figure 1-25
39114
Unhook from LP Performance Hitch
Figure 1-26
33870
Unhook From Bar-Tite Hitch
Figure 1-27
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Section 2: Adjustments
Section 2: Adjustments
Level Cutter Decks
Make adjustments with cutter hooked to the tractor
operating it or to one with the same drawbar height.
Center Deck Leveling
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Park Jack Alignment
Figure 2-1
Park Jack Angle Alignment
Refer to Figure 2-1:
Jack mount (#1) should be adjusted to position park
jack (#7) vertical while supporting the cutter hitch. This
angle will vary depending on the number and size of
stroke control spacers placed on the lift cylinder rod.
NOTE: If cutter is not hitched securely to a tractor,
support blocks should be placed under the front
skid shoes to support cutter while aligning the park
jack vertically.
NOTE: Refer to decal (#6) and instructions below
for jack alignment and torque value instructions.
1.
With cutter hitched to a tractor, lower cutter to storage
height.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
3. Install park jack (#7) to jack mount (#1). See “Park
Jack Assembly” on page 13. Check jack angle.
• If jack angle is vertical, skip to step 9.
• If jack angle is not vertical, continue with step 4.
4. Remove hex nut (#3), lock washer (#5) and carriage
bolt (#2).
5. Loosen 1" hex nut (#4). Do not remove.
6. Rotate jack mount (#1) to align jack as near vertical
as possible.
7. Replace 1/2"-13 x 1 1/2" GR5 carriage bolt (#2) and
secure with lock washer (#5) and hex nut (#3).
Tighten hex nut (#3) to the correct torque.
8. Tighten 1" hex nut (#4) to 645 ft-lbs.
9. If moving cutter, skip to step 10. If unhooking cutter,
see “Unhook Rotary Cutter” on page 24 for detailed
instructions.
10. If cutter is to be moved, remove park jack (#7) from
jack mount (#1) and attach it to the weight box
storage base. Make sure base of park jack is level
with or lower than the head. See cover picture for
correct positioning.
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Refer to Figure 2-2:
1. With cutter attached to a tractor, disengage power
take-off, and park on a level, hard surface. Place
tractor gear selector in park or set park brake.
2. Wait for blades to come to a complete stop and then
fold the wing up to transport position.
3. Shut tractor engine off and remove switch key before
dismounting from tractor.
4. Lock wing folded up with transport lock (#3) and
hairpin cotter (#1) as shown. See “Transport Lock”
on page 32 for detailed instructions.
Refer to Figure 2-3:
5. With tractor hydraulics, adjust center deck until front
skids (#7) are 2 to 3 inches above ground.
6. Without changing deck height, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting.
7. On each sides of the center deck are continuous
hinges (#2). Measure height of hinges as follows:
a. Refer to Figure 2-2 on page 27: At the rear,
measure distance from bottom of right hinge (#2)
to ground and from bottom of left hinge to ground.
These two measurements should be equal.
b. Refer to Figure 2-3 on page 27: At front, measure
distance from bottom of right hinge (#2) to ground
and from bottom of left hinge to ground. These two
measurements should be 1" less than the rear
measurements taken in step a.
Refer to Figure 2-2:
8. Adjust length of leveling rods at coupler nuts (#6) if
continuous hinges are not 1" lower at the front:
NOTE: Unscrewing coupler nuts (#6) will lengthen
leveling rods and lower front of cutter. Tightening
coupler nuts (#6) will shorten leveling rods and raise
front of cutter.
If continuous hinges are too high at the front:
a. Loosen jam nuts (#5).
b. Unscrew coupler nuts (#6) an equal amount to
lower front of cutter until both hinges are inclined
from front to back by 1" with the front being closer
to the ground than the back.
If continuous hinges are too low at the front:
a. Loosen jam nuts (#5) several turns.
b. Tighten coupler nuts (#6) an equal amount to
raise front of cutter until both hinges are inclined
from front to back by 1" with the front being closer
to the ground than the back.
9. Be sure leveling rods have equal amounts of tension
and then tighten jam nuts (#5) against couplers (#6).
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Leveling Wing Deck
Figure 2-4
Wing Deck Leveling
39119
Center Deck Leveling (Rear of Cutter Shown)
Figure 2-2
IMPORTANT: Make sure wing lift cylinder mount has
been relocated for field use. See “Relocate Wing
Lift Cylinder Mount” on page 20.
39117
Center Deck Leveling (Front of Cutter Shown)
Figure 2-3
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Refer to Figure 2-4:
The wing section will need adjusting if its top is not level
with top of center deck when wing is unfolded.
1. With tractor hydraulics, raise the wing fully up
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
3. Remove transport locks (#3) from transport position
to field position as shown. Be sure to secure
transport locks to storage bracket (#2) with hairpin
cotters (#1). See “Transport Lock” on page 32 for
detailed instructions.
4. Lower wing to ground position and pull cutter straight
forward six to ten feet to allow outer wing wheels to
properly align themselves.
5. With tractor hydraulics, fully extend all three
rephasing cylinders and then lower cutter to
approximate cutting height.
6. Check wing top to see if it is level with top of center
deck. If outer edge of wing is higher or lower than the
center deck, then the wing should be leveled as
follows:
a. If the outer wing edge is higher than the center
deck, loosen adjusting nut (#5) to lower the outer
wing edge until wing is level. Tighten adjusting
nut (#4) to the correct torque when level.
b. If the outer wing edge is lower than the center
deck, loosen adjusting nut (#4) several turns and
tighten adjusting nut (#5) until wing is level.
Tighten adjusting nut (#4) to the correct torque
when level.
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Cutting Height Adjustment
Figure 2-5
Cutter Height Adjustment
NOTE: Make all cutting height adjustments in the
field using height of cut grass/material as a guide.
Do not measure blade height above ground as the
non-operating blade height will be different than the
operating blade height.
Refer to Figure 2-5:
1. At the cutting site, unfold wing and raise center deck
fully up with lift cylinder (#5). See instructions for
“Unfold Wing Deck” on page 19.
2. Place tractor gear selector in park, set park brake,
shut off tractor, and remove key before dismounting
from tractor.
3. Remove all stroke control spacers (#1, #2, #3, & #4)
from center hydraulic cylinder (#5) by spreading them
apart at the break line. Store spacers in a location
where they can be retrieved.
4. Start tractor and engage blades. See instructions for
“Engage Blades” on page 34.
5. Using tractor control lever, adjust cutter to the desired
cutting height and then travel forward for
approximately 20 to 50 feet.
6. Stop tractor, disengage power take-off, place tractor
gear selector in park, set park brake, shut off tractor,
remove key, and wait for blades to come to a
complete stop before dismounting from tractor.
7. Measure height of cut grass/material. This distance
is the cutting height. If this height is acceptable,
continue with step 8. If this height is unacceptable,
repeat steps 4-7 until desired cutting height is
achieved.
8. Select required size and number of stroke control
spacers (#1, #2, #3, & #4) that will fit on the center
hydraulic cylinder rod. The following spacers are
available.
• (#1): Two 1" spacers
• (#2): One 1 1/4" spacer
• (#3): One 1 1/2" spacer
• (#4): One 1 3/4" spacer
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9. Return to the tractor and raise Rotary Cutter up
again. With tractor shut off and switch key removed,
install selected stroke control spacers on the center
hydraulic cylinder rod. Do not install spacers on the
wing rephasing cylinder.
10. Return to tractor and lower cutter against stroke
control spacers. Recheck cutting height in steps 4-7.
If needed, adjust size and quantity of stroke control
spacers until desired cutting height is achieved.
Removing spacers lowers the cutting height and
adding spacers raises the cutting height.
11. Keep remaining spacers with tractor for field
adjustments.
LP Performance Hitch Hole Size
Refer to Figure 2-6:
The LP Performance Hitch is designed to receive
1" diameter hitch pins. To convert the hitch to receive
1 1/4" diameter hitch pins, knock out upper and lower
bushings (#1) in clevis (#2).
39093
LP Performance Hitch Pin Diameter
Figure 2-6
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Section 3: Operating Instructions
Section 3: Operating Instructions
Startup Checklist
•
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 Rotary Cutter. Therefore, it is
absolutely essential that no one operates the cutter
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:
•
• Important Safety Information, page 1
• Section 1: Assembly & Set-up, page 11
• Section 2: Adjustments, page 26
• Section 3: Operating Instructions, page 29
• Section 4: Options & Accessories, page 36
• Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication, page 39
•
•
Perform the following inspections before using your
Rotary Cutter.
Operating Checklist

Check
Make sure all guards and shields are in place
and in good working condition.
Refer to “Important Safety Information”.
Follow hook-up & driveline instructions. Refer to
“Section 1: Assembly & Set-up”.
Make all required adjustments.
Refer to “Section 2: Adjustments”.
Preform all required maintenance. Refer to
“Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication”.
Lubricate cutter and drivelines as needed.
Refer to “Lubrication Points”.
Lubricate all gearboxes and replace oil plugs
properly. Refer to Gearbox lubrication.
Check cutter initially and periodically for loose
bolts and pins. Refer to “Torque Values Chart”.
Page
1
11
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39
47
49
57
Safety Information
! 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.
• 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 engage power take-off while hooking-up or
unhooking the driveline, or while someone is standing near
the driveline. A person’s body and/or clothing can become
entangled in the driveline.
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•
Never place hands or feet under the deck or attempt to make
adjustments to the cutter with power take-off engaged.
Cutter blades rotating at high speeds cannot be seen and are
located close to the deck sides. Body extremities will be cut
off instantly.
Rotary Cutters have the ability to discharge objects at high
speeds; therefore, the use of front & rear safety guards is
mandatory with this cutter. Double row chain guards should
be used when cutting along roadways and in areas where
people may be present. Stop blade rotation if bystanders are
in or around the area.
Do not raise wing with power take-off engaged or
drivelines rotating. Objects can be thrown by rotating
blades. Always keep people away from a cutter that is
operating.
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.
This cutter is equipped with free-swinging cutting blades to
reduce shock loads. However, it is best to avoid striking
solid objects for your safety and to protect the cutter from
damage.
Do not use cutter as a fan. Cutting blades are not properly
designed or guarded for this use.
Clear area to be cut of debris and other unforeseen
removable objects before cutting. Mark non-removable
hazards such as tree stumps, post stubs, protruding objects,
rocks, drop-offs, holes, etc. with a visible flag.
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:
• Do not use a tractor that is too small or too large. Small
tractors can be pushed around and flipped over. Large
tractors can damage the attached implement. See “Tractor
Requirements” at the front of Section 1: Assembly & Set-up.
• Never carry riders on the implement or tractor. Riders can
obstruct the operator’s view, interfere with control of the
equipment, be pinched by moving components, become
entangled in rotating components, be struck by objects, be
thrown or fall from the equipment, etc.
• Do not operate and/or travel across inclines where tractor
and/or implement can roll over. Consult your tractor’s
manual for acceptable inclines the tractor is capable of
traveling across.
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•
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.
Do not operate a cutter with a hitch or hitch pin that is
excessively worn, bent, broken, or has structural cracks.
The hitch and/or hitch pin can break apart separating cutter
from tractor.
Perform scheduled maintenance. Check for loose
hardware, missing parts, broken parts, structural cracks,
and excessive wear. Make repairs before putting implement
back into service. Serious breakdowns can result in injury
or death.
Wait for blades to come to a complete stop before accessing
blade bolts through blade bolt access hole.
Do not use implement to tow other equipment unless it is
designed with a tow hitch. Doing so can result in loss of
control and damage the equipment.
Watch while making tight turns to ensure that the rear
tractor tires and lower 3-point arms do not make contact
with cutter hitch, driveline or deck. Keep lower 3-point
arms raised at all times when hitched to a pull-type cutter.
Do not exceed rated cutting capacity of your cutter. See
specifications & capacities for specified cutting capacity.
Exceeding rated cutting capacity can damage drive
components, cutter blades, and deck components.
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.
Avoid catching hydraulic hoses on brush, posts, tree limbs,
and other protrusions that could damage and/or break them.
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.
The cutter must be operated with wing and weight box
attached. Removing one will increase risk of rollover.
Removing one or both will exposed blades. Blades rotating
at high speed will cut body extremities and throw objects.
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! CAUTION
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set at the
implement’s rated power take-off speed or equipment
breakage may result. RC models are rated for 540 rpm and
RCM models are rated for 1000 rpm.
IMPORTANT: Maintain correct power take-off
speed. Loss of power take-off speed will allow
blades to swing back and result in ragged, uneven
cutting.
IMPORTANT: If wing driveline profile is bent or
twisted, disconnect that driveline from the wing
gearbox before folding the wing up. This will protect
both the wing and divider gearbox. Repair driveline
before putting cutter back into service
Avoid Extreme Turning Angles
Refer to Figure 3-1:
Plan your field cutting to minimize number of turns,
especially extreme turning angles. Avoid tractor-to-cutter
turning angles that exceed the driveline’s maximum
turning angle. If the turn cannot be avoided, disengage
power take-off and wait for the driveline to stop rotating
before making the turn.
• Constant Velocity Driveline:o
Maximum turning angle = 80 .
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Constant Velocity (CV) Driveline
Figure 3-1
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! WARNING
Tractor & Cutter Inspection
Make the following inspections with cutter attached to a
tractor and cutter parked on a level surface, power takeoff disengaged, and cutter blades stopped.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Inspect tractor safety equipment to make sure it is in
good working condition.
Inspect cutter safety equipment to make sure it is
installed and in good working condition.
Check driveline to make certain it is securely
connected to the tractor and cutter. Also, make
certain that the guards are in good working condition
and in place.
Remove 3-point lower arms or secure them in the
raised position so they do not interfere with driveline,
hoses, or hitch.
Check all hoses and wires to be sure that they will not
pinch or come in contact with the folding wing and
rotating drivelines.
Start tractor and carefully raise and lower implement
to ensure tractor drawbar, tires, and other equipment
on the tractor do not contact cutter or driveline.
Raise center deck fully up.
Without lowering cutter, shut tractor down properly
before dismounting. Refer to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 13.
Place sturdy support blocks or jack stands under the
four center deck corners.
Start tractor and lower center deck down onto the
supports.
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
With cutter resting on solid supports, power take-off
disengaged, and blade rotation completely stopped:
• Check for and remove foreign objects wrapped
around blade spindles.
• Check for nicked, bent, broken, and worn cutting
blades. Replace or sharpen blades as required.
Refer to “Cutter Blade Maintenance” on page 40.
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.
Make repairs to cutter and tractor.
Continue with “Blade Operation Inspection”.
Blade Operation Inspection
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
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.
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To avoid serious injury or death:
• Stop power take-off immediately if vibration continues after
a few revolutions during start-up and anytime vibration
occurs thereafter.
•
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.
! CAUTION
To avoid minor or moderate injury:
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set at the
implement’s rated power take-off speed or equipment
breakage may result. RC models are rated for 540 rpm and
RCM models are rated for 1000 rpm.
IMPORTANT: Read all “Safety Information”
starting on page 29 before operating the cutter.
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2.
3.
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10.
11.
Make sure cutter blades are not locked against each
other. See “Field Set-up” on page 33.
Remove support blocks or jack stands and set
transport locks for field operations. See “Transport
Lock” on page 32
Lower wing and center decks until skid shoes are
about 2" off the ground.
Start tractor and set throttle speed just above idle.
Use tractor’s power take-off soft start option if
available. Slowly engage power take-off to get blades
rotating. (Also see “Engage Blades” instructions on
page 34.)
Initial start-up vibration is normal and should stop
after a few revolutions. Stop power take-off rotation
immediately if vibration continues.
Once cutter is running smoothly, increase throttle to
full power take-off speed. If cutter vibrates
excessively for 3 seconds at full speed, immediately
disengage power take-off, shut tractor down properly,
and remove switch key.
Block center deck up before working under cutter.
Check blades for a locked-up situation. Unlock
blades if locked-up.
Check for other probable causes such as broken or
bent blades, loose blades, loose gearbox mounting
bolts, and bent driveline.
Taking proper precautions, make necessary repairs
and adjustments.
Repeat steps 1 to 10 above to make certain vibration
problems are fixed before putting cutter back into
service.
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Transport Bar, Locked Position
Figure 3-3
Transporting
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Transport Bar, Storage Position
Figure 3-2
Transport Lock
IMPORTANT: Always disengage tractor’s power
take-off & wait for blades to come to a complete stop
before raising cutter wing to transport position. Wing
driveline, gearbox, and splitter gearbox can be
damaged if driveline is turning.
NOTE: The wing is controlled with a hydraulic
folding cylinder. Be certain that the wing hydraulic
hose is properly attached to the tractor and is full of
oil before proceeding.
The cutter wing will need to be raised and locked before
transporting on a roadway or servicing the deck
underside. If cutter wing is down, it will need to be raised
before transporting through narrow openings.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Disengage power take-off and wait for cutter blades
to come to a complete stop before raising the wing.
Raise cutter wing fully up with hydraulics.
Place tractor gear selector in park, shut tractor
engine off, set park brake, remove switch key and
dismount from tractor.
See Figure 3-2: Remove hairpin cotter (#1) from
storage bracket (#2).
See Figure 3-3: Rotate end of transport lock bar (#3)
to cylinder pin (#4). Secure with hairpin cotter (#1).
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always raise wing and set transport lock before
transporting from one work site to another and before
traveling on public roadways. The wing can fall if not
secured with the transport lock.
• 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.
• Watch while making tight turns to ensure that the rear
tractor tires and lower 3-point arms do not make contact
with cutter hitch, driveline or deck. Keep lower 3-point
arms raised at all times when hitched to a pull-type cutter.
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Select a safe ground speed when transporting from
one area to another. Maximum transport speed for
the Rotary Cutter is 20 mph. DO NOT EXCEED.
Be sure to reduce tractor ground speed when turning
and leave enough clearance so the cutter does not
contact obstacles such as buildings, trees or fences.
Always raise wing and set transport lock before
traveling on public roadways.
When traveling on roadways, transport in such a way
that faster moving vehicles may pass you safely. Use
optional Light Kit to make yourself more visible on
roadways. Refer to “Light Kit Option (LED)” on
page 36.
Shift tractor to a lower gear when traveling over rough
or hilly terrain.
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Road Side Cutting
Lower Wing Down & Set Cutting Height
When cutting road sides, Land Pride recommends the
Rotary Cutter be equipped with chain guards to stop
flying objects and Land Pride’s LED Light Kit to make your
self more visible. For additional information, refer to
“Safety Guard Options” and “Light Kit Option (LED)”
on page 36.
Refer to Figure 3-3 on page 32:
1. Start tractor and raise wing up to release any tension
on the transport lock bar (#3).
2. Without lowering cutter, shut tractor down properly
before dismounting. Refer to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 13.
3. Remove hairpin cotter (#1) and transport lock bar
from cylinder pin (#4).
Refer to Figure 3-2 on page 32:
4. Attach transport lock bar (#3) to tab (#2) with hairpin
cotter (#1).
5. Start tractor and lower the wing down.
6. Adjust cutter to field cutting height. See instructions
for “Cutter Height Adjustment” on page 28.
Field Set-up
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
The following operational procedures should be carried out
by the tractor operator. Other persons should not be in the
area. All cutter operations including field set-up should be
stopped when other persons are in the vicinity.
IMPORTANT: Cutting should not be done in wet
conditions. Wet material will build up on the deck
underside causing horsepower loss, high wear, and
poor discharge.
IMPORTANT: Cutting blades may become locked
together (overlapped) when the wing is raised for
transport. Operating cutter in this condition will result
in severe deck vibration. Inspect wing for locked
blades prior to power-on operation.
Set Wing Folding Lever In Float Position
IMPORTANT: When operating, the wing folding lever
should be in float position to avoid damage to the
wing hydraulic cylinder and axle while cutting on
Use the float position of your tractor’s hydraulic system to
provide automatic floating of the wing for varying terrain
conditions. This will ensure that the wing gauge wheels
are in continuous contact with the ground at all times.
Rephasing Out Of Phase Lift Cylinders
The lift cylinders may, over time, get out of phase. The
effects of this can be seen when the wing deck is higher
or lower than the center deck. this is because one lift
cylinder is retracted more than the other lift cylinder. Also,
tractors with pressure detents do not allow hydraulic
systems to “automatically” rephase at the top of the lift
cycle. This must be done manually or the rephasing
cylinders will not function properly.
To rephase lift cylinders, raise cutter completely up and
hold tractor hydraulic lever on a few more seconds to give
lift cylinders time to rephase. Do this each time the cutter
is raised and whenever the decks are uneven.
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Wing Deck Blade Positioning
Figure 3-4
Momentarily reversing the hydraulic lever immediately
after rephasing allows the cylinders to retract about 1/2"
and will help maintain a level cutter during transport.
Inspect Field and Cutter Blades
1.
Thoroughly inspect area to be cut for debris and
unforeseen objects. Remove all potential hazards
and mark any that cannot be removed.
Refer to Figure 3-4:
2. Inspect wing blade carrier (#1) and cutting
blades (#2) for locked blades prior to lowering the
wing. Use a pry bar or other tool to separate locked
blades.
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Select Gear Range
Disengage Blades
Optimum ground speed depends on density of material
being cut, horsepower rating of tractor, and (in some
cases) terrain. Always operate tractor at the cutter’s
full-rated power take-off speed in a gear range that allows
the cutter to make a smooth cut without lugging the
tractor down, usually between 2 to 5 mph. Loss of power
take-off speed will allow the blades to hinge back and
result in ragged, uneven cutting.
1.
Slowly decrease throttle speed until engine idle
speed is reached.
2. Disengage power take-off.
3. Place tractor in park or set park brake, shut tractor
engine off, remove switch key, and wait for blades to
stop before dismounting from tractor.
Engage Blades
IMPORTANT: Cutter blades can lock-up against
each other during start-up and shut-down,
especially if tractor’s power take-off engagement is
“INSTANT ON” and/or “INSTANT OFF”. Follow Blade
Engagement and Blade Disengagement instructions
to help eliminate blade lock up.
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8.
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Select a gear range that will allow the cutter to make
a smooth cut without lugging the tractor down.
See “Select Gear Range” above for detailed
instructions.
With wing lowered, increase throttle to a speed just
enough to get the cutter started without stalling
tractor while slowly engaging power take-off. Use
tractor’s power take-off soft start option if available.
Visually ensure that all power shafts are rotating and
that the cutter is not vibrating excessively after
ramping up to power take-off speed for at least 3
seconds. If excessive vibration continues after
3 seconds at full power take-off speed, disengage
power take-off immediately, shut down tractor and
remove switch key. Wait for blades to come to a
complete stop before dismounting tractor.
Investigate cause if cutter was shut down due to
excessive vibration. See “Blade Operation
Inspection” on page 31 for detailed instructions.
If cutter was not shut down, commence forward
cutting operation at full power take-off operating
speed. Make a new gear selection if tractor is lugging
down or if cutter is making a rough cut.
Periodically, shut tractor down properly and dismount
to do an inspection. Refer to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 13 for proper shut down
procedure.
Dismount tractor and check for objects wrapped
around blade spindles. Block deck up before
removing objects.
Frequently inspect cutter for loose bolts and nuts.
Tighten all loose hardware as indicated in the
“Torque Values Chart” on page 57.
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General Operating Instructions
Now that you have familiarized yourself with the
Operator’s Manual, completed the Operator’s Checklist,
properly attached your cutter to your tractor, made the
right leveling adjustments, and preset your cutting height,
you’re almost ready to begin using your Land Pride 14'
Smooth Top Rotary Cutter.
It’s now time to do a running operational safety check. If
at any time during this safety check you detect a
malfunction in either the cutter or tractor, shut the tractor
off immediately, remove the key, and make necessary
repairs or adjustments before continuing.
Make sure the tractor’s park brake is engaged, tractor’s
power take-off is disengaged, and the cutter is resting on
the ground with the wing down. Start tractor and back
throttle off until the engine is at a low idle. With tractor’s
rear hydraulic lift control lever, raise the cutter to transport
position making sure that the power take-off shaft is not in
a bind and does not come in contact with the cutter
frame. Lower unit to cutting position and with the tractor
still at a low idle, engage power take-off shaft. If
everything is running smoothly at this point, increase
engine rpm until the tractor’s engine reaches full power
take-off operating speed which will be either 540 or 1000
rpm. Slowly raise the cutter to transport height to make
sure the driveline does not bind or chatter. Then return
the engine to low idle, disengage power take-off, and
position the adjustable cylinder stops on the cutter’s
hydraulic lift cylinder so the cutter can be consistently
returned to the same cutting and transport height. Watch
while making a tight turn to ensure that the rear tractor
tires do not contact the deck or hitch. Also, be sure tractor
3-point arms are raised and will not contact main
driveline.
Now that you’re prepared and well briefed you may begin
cutting. Begin cutting by doing the following:
• Reduce tractor’s engine rpm.
• Make sure cutter wing is on the ground and in cutting
position.
• Engage power take-off, raise engine rpm to the
appropriate speed, and begin mowing.
Operators of models with a conventional main driveline
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 14' Smooth Top Cutter can do.
When you are done mowing, need to take a break, or just
need to make a few adjustments to the cutter, remember
to always do the following:
• Reduce tractor’s engine rpm, disengage power take•
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off, and stop on level ground.
Set park brake, turn off engine, and remove switch key.
Stay on the tractor until cutter blades have come to a
complete stop.
You should now be ready to move to the cutting site.
Never assume an area is clear. Cut only in areas you are
familiar with, have inspected, and know to be free of
debris and unseen objects. Cut extremely tall grass twice
to detect potential hazards. In the event you do strike an
object, stop the tractor and cutter immediately to inspect
cutter and make any necessary repairs before resuming
operation. It pays to inspect a new area and to develop a
plan before you cut.
To produce a clean cut, normal mowing speed will be
between 2-5 mph at full power take-off speed. Therefore,
make a tractor gear and range selection that will maintain
this combination. Generally the quality of cut will be
better at lower ground speeds and cutting denser ground
cover may create the need to slow down. You will want to
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 cutter. Slow down in turns and
avoid sharp turns if at all possible. Remember to look
back often.
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Section 4: Options & Accessories
Section 4: Options & Accessories
Safety Guard Options
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
Rotary Cutters have the ability to discharge objects at high
speeds; therefore, the use of front & rear safety guards is
mandatory with this cutter. Double row chain guards should
be used when cutting along roadways and in areas where
people may be present. Stop blade rotation if bystanders are in
or around the area.
Land Pride offers two types of safety guards to best suit
your application: single row chainguards and double row
chainguards.
• Single row chain guards are constructed with a single
row of hanging chain links.
• Double row chain guards are constructed with two
staggered rows of hanging chain links. The second row
provides an additional barrier for stopping thrown
objects.
Single Row Chain Guards
331-834A
330-902A
Front Single Row Chain guards
Rear Single Row Chain guards
Double Row Chain Guards
331-835A
330-903A
Front Double Row Chain guards
Rear Double Row Chain guards
Hitch Options
The cutter is factory supplied with the standard clevis
hitch. Other optional hitches are available. See “Hitch
Types” on page 12 for complete description of optional
hitches.
330-225A
330-333A
330-335A
330-334A
334-045A
Light Kit Option (LED)
334-032A
Folding Cutter Light Kit 3"
Refer to Figure 4-1 on page 37:
The lead wiring harness (#20) is equipped with a 7-way
round pin connector. Make sure your tractor is equipped
with the 7-pin electrical outlet shown in Detail C before
purchasing this product.
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2.
3.
4.
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Tire & Axle Options
Land Pride offers three different tires and two axle
arrangements to best suit your application:
• Laminated tires: They are constructed of laminated
•
layers of solid rubber that will never go flat.
Used Aircraft tires: They are available in foam filled
and air filled. Both are built tough to withstand the
rugged use a cutter receives and to provide a smoother
ride when transporting from field to field. Foam filled
tires won’t go flat.
• 5 - Wheel arrangement: Four on transport axle and one
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on the wing axle. Available with laminate tires or
aircraft tires.
6 - Wheel arrangement: Four on transport axle and two
on the wing axle. Available with laminate tires or
aircraft tires.
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Standard Clevis Hitch
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional)
Ball Hitch (Optional)
Pintle Hitch (Optional)
LP Performance Hitch (Optional)
5.
Lower cutter center deck and wing deck down until
unit is resting on the lift cylinder stops and wing deck
is on the ground.
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 13.
Before dismounting, move hydraulic control lever
back and forth several times to release all hydraulic
pressure in hydraulic lines to the cutter.
Remove cotter pin (#11), flat washers (#13), transport
lock bar (#14), and clevis pin (#12).
If not done, thread connector (#1A) through
hole (#18) as shown in Detail A.
NOTE: Amber lights are located to the outside and
red lights are located to the inside as shown.
NOTE: Hydraulic hose (#19) must be located above
mounting clamp (#5).
6. Attach right-hand light assembly (#10) under
hydraulic cylinder (#20) with mounting clamp (#5) on
top of the hydraulic cylinder.
7. Nuts (#8) must be on top. Secure unit with
3/8"-16 x 4 1/2" GR5 bolts (#7) and locknuts (#8).
Draw locknuts up snug, do not tighten at this time.
8. Replace clevis pin (#12) and secure with flat
washer (#13), transport lock bar (#14), flat washer
(#13) and cotter pin (#11). Bend one or more legs of
cotter pin to keep clevis pin from falling out.
9. Slide light assembly (#10) and mounting clamp (#5)
as far as possible toward the rod end of hydraulic
cylinder (#20).
10. Tighten each locknut (#8) one-half turn in a crisscross pattern until all nuts are tightened to the correct
torque.
11. Locate magnetic light assembly (#9) outside of
weight box as shown.
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Detail A
Detail B
Detail C
39000
Light Kit (Shown on RC3614 Deck)
Figure 4-1
NOTE: Right-hand wire harness (#1) has a red wire
showing at both ends. Left-hand harness (#2) has a
yellow wire showing at both ends.
NOTE: See Detail B: Pins in connectors are labeled
A, B, C, & D. Match yellow and red wires with same
pin letters when attaching wire harness to light
assemblies (#9 & #10) & enhance module (#3).
NOTE: Route wire harnesses (#1, #2, & #4)
alongside hydraulic hoses. Make sure harnesses
will not become pinched as the deck is raised and
lowered and while the wing is folded up and down.
12. Red wires in connectors (#1A & #1B) are
attached to pin “D” shown in Detail B. Plug
connectors (#1A & #1B) together.
13. Yellow wires in connectors (#2A & #2B) are
attached to pin “B” shown in Detail B. Plug
connectors (#2A & #2B) together.
14. Route wire harnesses (#1 & #2) to enhance
module (#3). Plug connectors at the enhance module
to harness (#1 & #2) as follows:
a. Red wires in connectors (#1C & #1D) are
attached to pin “B” shown in Detail B. Plug
connectors (#1C & #1D) together.
b. Yellow wires in connectors (#2C & #2D) are
attached to pin “C” shown in Detail B. Plug
connectors (#2C & #2D) together.
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15. Attach connector (#3A) to connector (#3B) on lead
wire harness (#4).
16. Route lead wire harness (#4) through spring hose
loops (#16 & #17).
17. Connect harness (#4) to the tractor’s 7-way round pin
receiver.
18. Start tractor and operate lights to verify hook-up is
operating properly:
a. Turn on head lights to verify red lights illuminate.
b. Turn on flasher lights to verify amber light are
blinking on and off.
19. If the lights did not operate properly, recheck hook-up
of wire harnesses (#1 & #2). Make necessary
changes to the harnesses and repeat step 18.
20. Recheck wire harness routing to make sure wires will
not be pinched as wing decks are folded and
unfolded and while raising and lowering cutter height.
21. Add cable ties (#6) to wire harnesses (#1, #2, & #4)
as needed to secure them in place.
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Selector Control Valve Kit
312-316A
2-Way Selector Control Valve Kit
Some tractors do not have enough duplex outlets to
handle the equipment connected to the tractor. Land
Pride offers the following kit for adding duplex outlets.
Refer to Figure 4-2:
This kit is for tractors needing an additional duplex outlet.
It converts the tractor’s duplex outlets into two duplex
outlets with a control valve. A selector switch on the
control valve selects which cylinder is operational with
the tractor hydraulic control lever.
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Selector Control Valve Kit
Figure 4-2
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
General Maintenance Information
Tractor 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.
One of the most important things you can do to prevent
hydraulic system problems is ensure that your tractor's
reservoir remains free of dirt and contamination.
The parts on your Rotary Cutter have been specially
designed and should only be replaced with genuine Land
Pride parts. Do not alter the cutter in a way which will
adversely affect its performance.
Use a clean cloth to wipe hose ends before attaching
them to your tractor. Replace your tractor’s hydraulic filter
element at the prescribed intervals. These simple
maintenances will go a long way to prevent occurrence of
control valve and hydraulic cylinder problems.
Check all bolts and pins after using the cutter for several
hours and on a regular basis thereafter to ensure they are
tight and secured. Replace worn, damaged or illegible
safety labels by obtaining new labels from your Land
Pride dealer.
! 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:
• Perform scheduled maintenance. Check for loose
hardware, missing parts, broken parts, structural cracks,
and excessive wear. Make repairs before putting implement
back into service. Serious breakdowns can result in injury
or death.
• Always shut tractor down using “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” provided in this manual before servicing,
adjusting, cleaning, or maintaining this implement.
• 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.
• 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.
Tire Maintenance
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always release all air pressure in air-filled airplane tires
before removing hardware bolting the split rims together.
Not doing so can cause the split rims to blow apart instantly
and could result in serious injury or death.
Tire changing can be dangerous and should be performed
by trained personnel using correct tools and equipment.
When removing and installing wheels, use wheel handling
equipment adequate for the weight involved.
• Do not weld on or heat a rim. Air pressure inside the tire
can increase enough to cause an explosion. High heat can
weaken and/or warp the rim, damage the tire, and destroy
foam filling inside a tire.
1. Check tires for low air pressure, missing nuts,
missing lug bolts, wear, separated rubber, and bent,
broken, or cracked wheel rims.
2. Inflate air filled tires to the proper pressure. Refer to
“Tire Inflation Chart” on page 57.
Refer to Figure 5-1:
3. Replace wheel rims and tires as needed with
genuine Land Pride parts. Do not loosen split rim
hardware (#1) until all air pressure in the tire has
been removed.
•
1
33922
Air Filled Airplane Tires with split Rims
Figure 5-1
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Cutter Blade Maintenance
! 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.
• 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:
• Wait for blades to come to a complete stop before accessing
blade bolts through blade bolt access hole.
• Do not operate cutter with blades that are out-of-balance,
bent, excessively worn, excessively nicked, or with blade
bolts that are excessively worn. Such blades can break loose
at high speeds.
• Do not attempt to straighten a bent blade or weld on a
blade. Do not attempt to modify a blade such as hard
surfacing, heat treating, cold treating, or by any other
method. Always replace blades with new Land Pride blades
to assure safety.
• Wear eye protection and gloves while inspecting, removing,
sharpening, and replacing a blade.
IMPORTANT: Cutting blades must be replaced in
mating pairs. Not replacing both blades will result in
an out-of-balance condition that will contribute to
premature bearing breakdown on the spindle hub
and create structural cracks in the cutter housing.
Always inspect cutting blades before each use. Make
certain they are properly installed and in good working
condition. Replace any blade that is damaged, worn,
bent, or excessively nicked. Never try to straighten a bent
blade! Small nicks can be ground out when sharpening.
Remove cutting blades and sharpen or replace as
follows:
1.
Place tractor gear selector in park and/or set brakes,
shut engine off and remove ignition key.
2. Disconnect main driveline from tractor and secure
cutter deck in the up position with solid supports
before servicing underside of cutter.
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Refer to Figure 5-2 on page 41:
3. Remove rubber plug (#6) above cutter blade (#7).
Rotate blade bolt (#1) until in alignment with access
hole (A).
4. Unscrew locknut (#3) to remove cutting blade (#7).
Blade bolt (#1) is keyed and will not turn freely.
5. Both blades should be sharpened at the same angle
as the original cutting edge and must be replaced or
re-ground at the same time to maintain proper
balance in the cutting unit. The following precautions
should be taken when sharpening blades:
a. Do not remove more material than necessary.
b. Do not heat and pound out a cutting edge.
c. Do not grind blades to a razor edge. Leave a blunt
cutting edge approximately 1/16" thick.
d. Always grind cutting edge so end of blade remains
square to cutting edge and not rounded.
e. Do not sharpen back side of blade.
f. Both blades should weigh the same with not more
than 1 1/2 oz. difference. Unbalanced blades will
cause excessive vibration which can damage
gearbox bearings and create structural cracks.
Refer to Figure 5-3 on page 41:
6. Carefully check cutting edges of blades in relation to
blade carrier rotation to ensure correct blade
placement. Cutter blades must be installed with
cutting edge leading in rotation.
Refer to Figure 5-2 on page 41:
IMPORTANT: Examine blade bolts and their flat
washers for excessive wear and replace if worn.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Locknuts can lose their ability to lock properly once removed.
Always use a new locknut when installing blades.
7.
Insert blade bolt (#1) through cutter blade (#7),
dishpan (#4), blade carrier (#5), and flat washer (#2).
Secure blade with a new 1 1/8"-12 hex top lock
nut (#3). Torque locknut to 450 ft-lbs.
8. Replace rubber plug (#6).
9. If replacing dishpan (#4) and/or blade carrier (#5),
nut (#8) on gearbox output shaft should be torqued to
550 ft-lbs minimum and secured with cotter pin (#9)
with both legs bent opposite directions around nut.
10. Reconnect main driveline to the power take-off shaft
and remove support blocks.
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Use 1-11/16"
Socket Wrench
On Blade Nut #3
Drivelines With Slip Clutches
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always shut tractor down using “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” provided in this manual before dismounting
tractor.
• 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.
IMPORTANT: Prior to initial operation and after 10
days of inactivity, slip friction disks to remove
oxidation and moisture. Moisture allows disks to slip
easily. Oxidation can prevent disk from slipping
causing driveline damage. This damage is NOT
covered under the warranty.
Cutter drive components are protected from shock loads
by a friction slip clutch. The clutch must be capable of
slippage during operation to protect the gearbox,
driveline, and other drive train parts.
Land Pride Cutter Blade Parts
Item Part No.
Part Description
318-586A
BLADE BOLT KIT (Item No’s 1, 2, & 3)
802-277C
804-147C
803-170C
330-482D
318-871H
840-273C
820-249C
820-249C
BLADE BOLT 1 1/8-12 x 3 7/16 WITH KEY
WASHER FLAT 1 HARD ASTMF436
NUT HEX TOP LOCK 1 1/8-12 PLATE
DISHPAN 31" CENTER
BLADE CARRIER WELDMENT
PLUG LP 3" ID RUBBER
CUTTER BLADE, CW (Center Deck)
CUTTER BLADE, CW (Right Wing)
)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
Friction clutches 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.
Refer to Figure 5-4 to determine which friction clutch your
cutter has. Follow “run-In” instructions on the following
pages for your specific clutch type.
Cutter Blade Assembly
Figure 5-2
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Type A Clutch
Type B Clutch
Clutch Types
Figure 5-4
CW
CW
Blade Rotation
Figure 5-3
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Type A Clutches
Clutch Run-In
Disassembly
Refer to Figure 5-5:
1. Using a pencil or other marker, scribe a line across the
exposed edges of the clutch plates and friction disks.
2. Carefully loosen each of the 8 spring retainer nuts by
exactly 2 revolutions. It will be necessary to hold hex
end of retainer bolt in order to count the exact
number of revolutions.
IMPORTANT: Not all clutches are assembled the
same with the same number of components. Be sure
to keep track of order and orientation of your clutch
components during disassembly.
1.
Removing spring retainer nuts (#1), springs (#2), and
bolts (#3).
2. Separate disk (#4) from metal surfaces adjacent to
them.
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Type A Clutch Run-In
Figure 5-5
3. Make sure the area is clear of all bystanders and
machine is safe to operate.
4. Start tractor and engage power take-off drive for 2-3
seconds to permit slippage of the clutch surfaces.
Disengage power take-off, then re-engage a second
time for 2-3 seconds. Disengage power take-off, shut
off tractor, and remove key. Wait for all components to
stop before dismounting from tractor.
5. Inspect clutch and ensure that the scribed markings
made on the clutch plates have changed position.
Slippage has not occurred if any two marks on the
friction disk and plate are still aligned. A clutch that
has not slipped must be disassembled to separate
the friction disk plates. See “Clutch Disassembly,
Inspection & Assembly” below.
6. Tighten each of the 8 spring retainer nuts on the
clutch housing exactly 2 revolutions to restore clutch
to original setting pressure.
7. Allow clutch to cool to ambient temperature before
operating again. Clutch is now ready for use.
8. The clutch should be checked during the first hour of
cutting and periodically each week. An additional set
of scribe marks can be added to check for slippage.
See Figure 5-7 to adjust spring length.
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IMPORTANT: Keep track of order and orientation of
your clutch components during disassembly
Type A Clutch Assembly
Figure 5-6
Inspection
Inspect all parts for excessive wear and condition. Clean
all parts that do not require replacement.The original
friction disk thickness is 1/8" (3.2mm) and should be
replaced if thickness falls below 3/64" (1.1mm). If
clutches have been slipped to the point of “smoking”, the
friction disks may be damaged and should be replaced.
Heat build-up may also affect the yoke joints.
Assembly
1.
Reassemble each friction disk (#4) next to the metal
plate it was separated from.
2. Install bolts (#3) through end plates and intermediate
plates as shown.
3. Place springs (#2) over the bolts and secure with
nuts (#1).
Refer to Figure 5-7:
4. Progressively tighten each spring retainer bolt until
correct spring height “A” is reached.
Clutch Disassembly, Inspection & Assembly
Refer to Figure 5-6:
If clutch run-in procedure above indicated that one or more
friction disks did not slip, then the clutch must be
disassembled to separate the friction disks.
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Driveline No.
Driveline
Location
Cat
No.
Spring Height
"A’ Dimension
826-819C
Wing
5
1.32 in. / 33.5 mm
826-820C
Center
5
1.32 in. / 33.5 mm
Type A Clutch Adjustment
Figure 5-7
8. Tighten each of the nuts on the clutch back to their
original location to restore clutch pressure.
9. Allow clutch to cool to ambient temperature before
operating again. Clutch is now ready for use.
10. The clutch should be checked during the first hour of
cutting and periodically each week. An additional set
of scribe marks can be added to check for slippage.
Clutch Disassembly, Inspection & Assembly
Refer to Figure 5-9:
The clutch must be disassembled into its separate friction
disks if clutch run-in procedure indicated that one or more
friction disks did not slip. See disassembly instructions.
Disassembly
IMPORTANT: Do not remove nuts (#8) from
bolts (#7) until after Belleville spring (#6) is relaxed
and not pressing against any of the six nuts (#8).
Type B Clutches
Clutch Run-In
Refer to Figure 5-8:
1. Using a pencil or other marker, scribe a line across the
exposed edges of the clutch plates and friction disks.
2. Carefully loosen each of the 6 nuts by exactly 1
revolution. It will be necessary to hold hex end of
retainer bolt in order to count exact number of
revolutions.
1.
Unscrew nuts (#8) equal amounts until all belleville
spring tension is removed. Do not remove nuts until
tension against all nuts has been removed.
2. Remove nuts (#8) and bolts (#7).
3. Separate all friction disks (#2) from plates (#4 & #5),
hub (#3) and yoke flange (#1).
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26618
Type B Clutch Run-In
Figure 5-8
3. Make sure the area is clear of all bystanders and
machine is safe to operate.
4. Start tractor. With engine at an idle, engage power
take-off for 2-3 seconds to permit slippage of friction
plates. Disengage power take-off, shut off tractor and
remove key. Wait for all components to come to a
complete stop before dismounting from tractor.
5. Inspect clutch to ensure that the scribed markings
made on the clutch plates and friction disc have
changed positions. If any two marks are still aligned,
then the clutch did not slip as it should. Skip to
step 8 if all clutch plates slipped.
6. If the friction clutch did not slip, loosen the nuts one
more revolution. Make sure the nuts have full thread
engagement on the bolt and then repeat steps 4 - 5.
7. A clutch that does not slip must be disassembled to
separate the friction disk plates. See “Clutch
Disassembly, Inspection & Assembly” below.
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Type B Clutch (2-Plate Assembly)
Used With Drivelines 826-715 & 826-716C
Figure 5-9
Inspection
Inspect all parts for excessive wear and condition. Clean
all parts that do not require replacement.The original
friction disk thickness is 1/8" (3.2mm) and should be
replaced if thickness falls below 3/64" (1.1mm). If
clutches have been slipped to the point of “smoking”, the
friction disks may be damaged and should be replaced.
Heat build-up may also affect the yoke joints.
Assembly
1.
Reassemble each friction disk (#2) next to the metal
plate it was separated from.
2. Install bolts (#7) through end plates and intermediate
plates as shown and secure with nuts (#8).
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IMPORTANT: Measurement “A” is an approximate
gap. Variations in spring force and friction materials
may cause some differences in torque values.
Tightening nuts (#8) 1/6 of a turn will compress
belleville spring (#6) 0.25 mm (.010”).
3. Tighten belleville spring (#6) until spring is tight
against drive plate (#4) & then back nuts (#8) up
2 2/3 revolutions, “A” should = 4.0 mm (0.157”).
Skid Shoes
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
Excessive wear on skid shoes may cause inadequate operation
of cutter and create a safety hazard.
There are two skid shoes mounted on the wing deck, one
on the weight box, and two on the center deck. Check all
skid shoes for wear and replace if necessary. Order only
genuine Land Pride parts from your local Land Pride
dealer.
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Item Part No.
37618
Gearbox Shaft Guard
Figure 5-10
Gearbox Shaft Guard
Refer to Figure 5-10:
1. To remove shaft guard (#1) at the spindle gearbox,
unsnap latches (#2) on both sides of guard (#1) and
slide shaft guard over driveline to expose driveline
yoke. Do not unhook safety chain (#3).
2. When servicing of driveline yoke is completed, return
shaft guard to its original position and secure with
latches (#2).
3. Check safety chain (#3). Make sure it is latched to
shaft guard mounting plate (#4) and shaft guard (#1).
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2
3
4
5
330-835D
331-120H
802-466C
802-155C
803-198C
Description
WING SKID SHOE
HARDENED WING SKID SHOE
PLOW 3/8-16X1 1/4 GR5
RHSNB 3/8-16X1 1/4 GR5
NUT HEX WHIZ 3/8-16 PLT
Wing Skid Shoe
Figure 5-11
Wing Skid Shoes
Refer to Figure 5-11:
1. Remove 3/8" whiz nuts (#5A), carriage bolts (#4),
and hardened skid shoe (#2) from the wing deck.
2. Remove 3/8" whiz nuts (#5), plow bolts (#3), and
wing skid shoe (#1) from the wing deck.
3. Discard worn skid shoe.
4. Inspect plow bolts for wear and replaced if needed.
5. Attach new hardened skid shoe (#2) to cutter side
panel with removed 3/8"-16 x 1 1/4" GR5 carriage
bolts (#4) and whiz nuts (#5A). Do not torque nuts
tight at this time.
6. Attach new skid shoe (#1) to cutter side panel with
new/existing 3/8" -16 x 1 1/4" GR5 plow bolts (#3)
and hex whiz nuts (#5).
7. Tighten whiz nuts (#5 & #5A) to the correct torque.
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33930
Item Part No.
1
2
3
330-460D
802-466C
803-198C
Description
WEIGHT BOX SKID SHOE
PLOW BOLT, 3/8" - 16 x 1 1/4" GR5
NUT HEX WHIZ 3/8-16 PLT
Item Part No.
2
3
4
330-802H
802-456C
803-037C
Description
CENTER SKID SHOE
HFS 1/2-13X2 GR8
NUT HEX WHIZ 1/2-13 PLT
Center Skid Shoe
Figure 5-13
Weight Box Skid Shoe
Figure 5-12
Weight Box Skid Shoe
Center Skid Shoes
Refer to Figure 5-12:
1. Remove 3/8" hex whiz nuts (#3), plow bolts (#2) and
weight box skid shoe (#1) as shown.
2. Plow bolts (#2) should be checked for wear and
replaced if necessary.
3. Reverse existing skid shoe and reattach or attach
new skid shoe (#1) to cutter with 3/8"-16 x 1 1/4" GR5
plow bolts (#2) and secure with hex whiz nuts (#3).
Tighten whiz nuts to the correct torque.
Refer to Figure 5-13:
Replace center skid shoes as follows:
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1.
Remove 1/2" hex whiz nuts (#4), 1/2" hex bolts (#3),
and center skid shoes (#2) from center deck (#1).
2. Attach new skid shoes (#2) to cutter with existing
1/2"-13 x 2" GR5 hex bolts (#3) and secure with
1/2" hex whiz nuts (#4). Tighten whiz nuts to the
correct torque.
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Long-Term Storage
Ordering Replacement Parts
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.
Land Pride offers equipment in factory standard beige
color with black highlights. Equipment in special colors
may be purchased in Green, Red, and Orange. Because
of the variety of colors available, special attention must
be given to the part number to prevent ordering the wrong
replacement part. A suffix number corresponding to one
of the colors below must be added at the end of Land
Pride’s part number when ordering a replacement part
with that color. Parts ordered without a suffix number will
be supplied in factory standard colors.
! 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.
• 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.
1. Clean off any dirt and grease that may have
accumulated on the cutter and moving parts. Scrape
off compacted dirt from the bottom of 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.
2. Check blades and blade bolts for wear and replace if
necessary. See “Cutter Blade Maintenance” on
page 40.
3. Inspect for loose, damaged, or worn parts and adjust
or replace as needed.
4. Repaint parts where paint is worn or scratched to
prevent rust. Ask your Land Pride dealer for aerosol
touch-up paint. Paint is 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.
81 . . . . . . . Green
83 . . . . . . . Red
82 . . . . . . . Orange
85 . . . . . . . Black
For example, if you are ordering a replacement part with
part number 555-555C and the existing part is red, then
add the suffix 83 to the end of the number to make the
part number read 555-555C83.
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
5. Replace all damaged or missing guarding and
decals.
6. Lubricate as noted in “Lubrication Points” starting
on page 47.
7. Store cutter on a level surface in a clean, dry place.
Inside storage will reduce maintenance and make for
a longer cutter life.
8. Follow all unhooking instructions on page 24 when
disconnecting tractor from cutter.
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Lubrication Points
Lubrication
Legend
Multi-purpose
spray lube
Multi-purpose
grease lube
50
Hrs
Multi-purpose
oil lube
Intervals in hours at which
lubrication is required
Repack
50
Hours Annually
Axle Hub Bearing
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Grease wheel bearings every 50 hours.
1 - zerk per wheel (zerk can be on either side as shown)
Quantity = 2 pumps
Repack wheel bearings annually
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50
Hours
Center Axle Pivots
2 - zerks (left and right side of center axle)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
33874
50
Hours
Wing Axle Pivot
2 - zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
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50
Hours
Hitch Frame
2 - zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
39535
50
Grease Zerk
Location
Hours
Grease Zerk
Location
LP Performance Hitch (Optional)
2 - zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
37581
Quantity = As required
50
Grease Zerk
Locations
Hours
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional)
3 - zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
26599
Quantity = As required
37725
As
Needed
Park Jack
1 - zerk
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = As required
Frequency = As needed and when unhooking for
longterm storage.
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8
Do Not Overfill
Hours
Gearbox
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill gearbox with oil. Oil will
expand when hot. Make sure implement is level and
oil is cool before checking oil level.
If oil has been removed from the gearbox, refill
gearbox to plug level or full mark on the dipstick.
Allow time for air to bleed up from the lower cavity,
and then recheck.
Method 1: With a wrench, unscrew top vented dipstick
(#1). Wipe oil from dipstick and screw dipstick in without
tightening. Unscrew dipstick and check oil on dipstick. If
below bottom level mark, add recommended gear lube
through dipstick hole until oil reaches top mark on
dipstick. Reinstall vented dipstick and tighten.
NOTE: Use a suction or siphon pump to drain gearbox
of oil when there is not an oil drain plug.
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).
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.
8
Hours
Divider Box
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill gearbox with oil. Oil will
expand when hot. Make sure implement is level and
oil is cool before checking oil level.
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If oil has been removed from the gearbox, refill
gearbox to plug level or full mark on the dipstick.
Allow time for air to bleed up from the lower cavity,
and then recheck.
Instructions: Remove oil level plug. If oil is below bottom
of plug hole, add recommended gear lube through oil
fill/vent plug hole until oil flows out of oil level plug hole.
Reinstall and tighten oil level plug and oil fill/vent plug.
Type of Lubrication: 80-90W EP
Quantity = Fill until oil begins to flow out oil level plug hole
in gearbox.
Quantity = As required
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Zerk Located through slot in tube
8
8-10 pumps
Hours
CV Main Driveline Profile Tubes
With External Grease Point
23556
CV = Constant Velocity
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = 8-10 pumps
CV Driveline without overrunning clutch
IMPORTANT: To extend the life of the constant
velocity joint, extensive lubrication must be
performed every 8 hours of operation.
8-10 pumps
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CV Driveline with overrunning clutch
8
Hours
2-3 pumps
4-6 pumps
CV Main Driveline Joints
2-3 pumps
CV = Constant Velocity
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
For instructions on how to access grease zerks shown in
Figure 5-14, see “Accessing CV Driveline Joints” on
page 51.
4-5 pumps
IMPORTANT: To extend the life of the constant
velocity joint, extensive lubrication must be
performed every 8 hours of operation.
23556
CV Driveline without overrunning clutch
2-3 pumps
2-3 pumps
4-6 pumps
• The constant velocity joint should be greased in a
•
straight position forcing grease through the passages
and into the cavity. After lubrication, grease should be
visible around the ball joints.
Grease fittings located on the u-joints should be
lubricated every 8 hours of operation.
4-5 pumps
1
2
IMPORTANT: Attach safety chain (#1) to tractor frame.
Attach safety chain (#2) to cutter frame.
39280
CV Driveline with overrunning clutch
Figure 5-14
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Accessing CV Driveline Joints
Refer to Figure 5-14 on page 50:
There are two ways the constant velocity driveline joints
shown in Figure 5-14 can be accessed for lubrication.
One is through holes in the driveline shield and the other
is to slide the shields back to expose the grease zerks.
Red Locking Tab
Snapped Down
Into Position
White Locking Ring
Positioned On Right Side
of Red Locking Tab
Lubrication Through Access Holes
1.
Refer to Figure 5-15: Rotate driveline shield until
holes in shield align with grease zerks in CV joint.
2. Apply proper amount and type of lubrication. Refer to
“CV Main Driveline Joints” on page 50 for
quantities and type of lubrication.
33994
Locked Driveline Shield
Figure 5-17
Rotate Driveline Shield to Align
3-Holes in Shield With Grease Zerks
Red Locking Tab
Pried Up
White Locking Ring
Rotated Counterclockwise
33992
Lubrication Through Three Holes In Driveline Shield
Figure 5-15
3. Refer to Figure 5-16: Rotate driveline shield 180o
until holes on opposite side of shield aligns with
remaining grease zerks in CV joint.
4. Repeat step 2 above on any grease zerks that were
not greased in step 2.
5. Steps 1-2 can be repeated to lubricate universal joint
on opposite end of driveline. (Opposite end of
driveline has only one grease zerk.)
33995
Unlocked Driveline Shield
Figure 5-18
33996
Driveline Shield
Pulled Back
Rotate Driveline Shield to Align
2-Holes in Shield With Grease Zerks
Exposed CV Grease Zerks
33993
Lubrication Through Two Holes In Driveline Shield
Figure 5-16
Lubrication By Sliding Driveline Shields Back
1.
Refer to Figure 5-17: With a flat bladed screwdriver
or similar tool, pry top of red locking tab up.
2. Refer to Figure 5-18: Rotate white locking ring fully
counterclockwise to the position shown.
3. Refer to Figure 5-19: Pull back on driveline shielding
until CV joint is exposed.
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Slide Driveline Shield Back To Expose Grease Zerks
Figure 5-19
4. Apply proper amount and type of lubrication. Refer to
“CV Main Driveline Joints” on page 50 for
quantities and type of lubrication.
5. Slide driveline shield back to its operating position.
6. Refer to Figure 5-17: Rotate white locking ring
clockwise and press locking tab down until it snaps in
place as shown.
7. Steps 1-6 can be repeated to lubricate universal joint
on opposite end of driveline.
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
8
Hours
Wing Driveline Profile Tubes
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = Coat Generously
37514
8
Hours
Wing Driveline Joints
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
37514
8
Hours
Intermediate Driveline Joints
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
37518
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Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
RC4614 & RCM4614 Models
Specifications & Capacities
Tractor horsepower
Gearbox horsepower
Gearbox oil capacity
Gearbox lubrication
Cutting capacity
Weights
Total machine
Blade tip speed
Tongue weight
RC4614
RCM4614
Hitch types
Hitch jack
Cutting width
Overall width
Minimum transport width
Overall length
Deck height
Cutting height*
Lift hydraulics
Center deck
Right wing
Wing folding hydraulics
Wing flex
Deck material
Side skirt material
Skid shoes
Wing deck
Center deck
Weight box
4 Blades (2 per carrier)
Blade overlap
Blade bolt
Stump jumper / blade holder
Deck ring
Front & rear guards
Input driveline
Intermediate & wing drivelines
Tire options
Number of wheels
Standard transport axle
Axle fasteners
Hubs
Colors
Standard color
Optional colors
70 to 250 hp
250 hp splitter
210 hp center & wing
6.2 Pints: Divider gearbox
4.7 Pints: Center deck, right-hand deck spindle gearboxes
Gear lube 80-90W EP
3"
6,125 lbs. (Front & rear single chain guards, 5 AC tires, diamond blade bar with dishpan,
without deck ring, CV driveline, and standard clevis.)
2,220 lbs
Up to 17,000 fpm
Up to 18,000 fpm
Optional self-leveling clevis hitch, LP performance hitch,
bar-tite hitch, pintle hitch, or ball hitch
Standard (7,000 lbs.)
13' - 6"
14' - 9 1/4"
9' - 2 3/4" (With cutting height at 2")
17' - 8 1/2" (With cutting height at 2")
13"
2" to 12"
3 1/4" x 8" Rephasing hydraulic cylinder with hoses, fittings & stroke control spacers.
3" x 8" Rephasing hydraulic cylinder with hoses & fittings.
3" x 12" single-acting hydraulic cylinder complete with hose & fittings.
45o up, 20o down while cutting.
1 - Piece, 10 gauge.
1/4" plate.
Replaceable: 1 Standard straight skid shoe and 1 AR400 leading skid shoe
Replaceable: 2 Skid shoes
Reversible & replaceable: 1 Skid shoe
1/2" x 4" Heat treated free swinging alloy steel with up lift.
6"
Keyed with hardened flat washer & locknut.
Standard: 1" thick diamond blade bar
Optional: 1" thick diamond blade bar with round dishpan
Optional 3/8" formed and welded.
Single chain or double chain.
ASAE Cat. 6 with constant velocity u-joint.
Cat. 5 with slip-clutch
6" x 9 x 21" Laminated tires
27" x 7.75" Used aircraft tires with foam filling
29" x 9" Used aircraft tires without foam filling
5 - Wheel option: 4 on transport axle and one on wing axle.
6 - Wheel option: 4 on transport axle and two on wing axle.
Spring-cushioned on center transport axle.
1 1/4" Greasable pins
Cast iron five-bolt hubs with tapered roller bearings and 1 3/4" shafts.
Beige
Red, Green, or Orange
* Maximum cut height is dependent on tire options selected.
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Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
9' - 2 3/4"
4' - 3"
8' - 3 1/2"
2"
Overall Width With Lift &
Folding Cylinders Fully Retracted
39161
14' - 9 1/4"
17' - 8 1/2"
39162
Dimensions Shown Are With Lift Cylinders Fully Retracted.
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Section 7: Features & Benefits
Section 7: Features & Benefits
RC4614 & RCM4614 Models
Features
Surpassed rugged
industry standards
Factory assembled
7 Year gearbox warranty*
250 hp divider gearbox
210 hp center & wing gearboxes
Gearbox seal protection
2 3/8" Output gearbox shaft
Input driveline: Cat. 6 CV
Easy greasable drivelines
4 Plate slip-clutch
High blade tip speed
6" Blade overlap
Good cutting capacity
13" Deck height
Stump jumper / blade holder
Spindle nut protected
10 gauge smooth deck top
1/4" side skirt
Self-leveling hitch
Hinged wing section
1" Solid hinge rod
Wing transport lock
Enclosed front to rear dual leveling
rods
5-Bolt hubs
Drain holes in wheel rims
Spring-cushioned center axle
Replaceable wheel spindles
Rephasing lift cylinders
7/8" Leveling rods
LP Performance hitch option
Bar-tite hitch option
Roadway light kit option
Wheel options
Deck rings (optional)
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Benefits
All Land Pride Cutters have been designed and tested and meet rigorous voluntary
testing procedures according to ISO 4254-13.
Saves customer set-up time and money. Adjustments should always be made by dealer.
Shows confidence in gearbox integrity. Years 6 & 7 parts only.
Rugged heavy-built gearboxes capable of handling heavy-cutting applications.
Gearbox bottom seal protection for longer bearing life.
Large output shaft handles shock loads better.
Holds up to shock loads and harsh mowing conditions. Constant velocity (CV) U-joint
allows for 80 degree turns without doing damage to the driveline.
Drivelines have access holes for greasing the U-joints and to grease the inner profiles.
Protects drivelines and gearboxes by slipping clutches rather than twisting the driveline
when impacts are encountered.
Allows clean cutting of material & even distribution. See Specifications for actual fmp.
Eliminates skipping during turns.
Can cut brushy areas with saplings up to 3".
Handles heavy cutting, which reduces balling-up of cut material under the deck.
Heavy round stump jumper for protecting the gearbox seal and gearbox output shaft.
Can hold up to tough conditions.
Spindle nut and threads extending beyond the nut are guarded to protect against
damage from hitting solid objects.
Reduces accumulation of debris and is easier and faster to clean.
Reduces debris piercing possibilities.
Reduces drawbar wear by keeping hitch level while going through ditches.
Allows cutter to follow terrain. Ideal for rough ground where hillsides, ditches, and
hollows can cause uneven cutting.
Larger diameter hinge gives greater strength to cutter and hinge area.
Holds transport wing in the folded-up position in case of hydraulic pressure loss.
Dual leveling rods enable the cutter to pull equally on the rear axle during travel over
rough terrain. Many competitors only use one leveling rod.
5-Bolt hubs makes the wheel assembly more durable and longer lasting.
Allows water to drain from wheels mounted on the folded-up wing.
Helps prevent paint deterioration and rusting to the wheel rims.
Protects unit from bumps and ground shock, cushions loads on drawbar.
Wheel spindles can be replaced when damaged without replacing the entire axle.
Simply remove one bolt to replace damaged spindle.
Allows cutter to be leveled using hydraulic cylinders versus mechanical turnbuckles.
Large diameter leveling rods provide superior supporting strength over rough terrain.
Great for uneven terrain, reduces drawbar wear. Hitch pivots freely up and down and
pivots about the tractor drawbar.
Ideal for extreme conditions. Clamps tight to drawbar eliminating drawbar wear.
Allows operator to transport on public roads safer when headlights are turned on
and/or when flasher lights are turned on.
Laminated tires: Eliminates flats.
Air-filled tires: Give better cushion while transporting.
Foam-filled tires: Give better cushion while transporting & can’t go flat.
Keeps blades from damaging the deck.
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Section 8: Troubleshooting
Section 8: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Oil seal leaking
Cause
Gearbox overfilled
Seals damaged
Grass or wire wrapped on shaft
in seal area
Clutch is froze
Driveline yoke or cross failing
Shock load
Needs lubrication
Scalping the ground
Clutch is not properly adjusted
Slip clutches slip even with a light
load
Clutch plates are worn out
Foreign object caught between
clutch plates
Contacting frame
Contacting drawbar
Bent driveline shaft
(Note: Shaft should be repaired or Contacting 3-point arms
replaced if bent)
Contacting 3-point arms
Binding up
Driveline shaft
Shock load
telescoping tube failing
Driveline shaft telescoping tube
Needs lubrication
wearing
Blades locked together
(overlapped) when wing is
raised to transport position
Blades Lock Up
Tractor has instant on power
take-off
Tractor has Instant off power
take-off
Blades wearing excessively
Blades coming loose
Blades breaking
Loose blade carrier
Blade carrier bent
Excessive side skid wear
Excessive vibration
Wing cylinder movement too slow
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Cutting on sandy ground
Contacting ground frequently
Not maintaining power take-off
speed
Blades not
tightened properly
Over speeding power take-off
Hitting solid objects
Blade carrier hardware not tight
Running loose in the past
Hitting solid objects
Soil abrasive
Cutting too low
Hitting solid objects
Driveline bent
Blade carrier bent
Blade broken
Blade will not swing
High torque start-up or hitting
solid objects.
Blades have unequal weight
Orifice is plugged
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Solution
Drain oil level with fill hole or to full mark on dipstick.
Replace seals.
Clean off wrapped material and check seal areas daily.
Slip clutches per “Run-In” instructions under “Drivelines
With Slip Clutches” on page 41.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Lubricate every 8 hours.
Raise cutting height.
Adjust clutch per instructions under “Drivelines With Slip
Clutches” on page 41.
Replace clutch plates.
Remove foreign object.
Reduce lift height in transport position.
Reposition drawbar.
Raise or remove 3-point arms.
Raise or remove 3-point arms.
Not lubricating enough.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Lubricate every 8 hours of operation.
Use pry bar or other tool to separate cutting blades
before lowering the wing.
Engage power take-off at low rpms and then slowly
increase engine speed to full power take-off speed.
See Engage Blades on page 34.
Decrease engine speed slowly to an idle and then
disengage power take-off.
See Disengage Blades on page 34.
Raise cutting height.
Raise cutting height.
Decrease ground speed to maintain power take-off
speed.
Tighten blade hardware, refer to Cutter Blade
Maintenance in the “Maintenance and Lubrication”
section starting on page 40.
Operate cutter at proper power take-off speed.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Tighten shaft nut to specified torque.
Replace gearbox bearings and / or shaft.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Adjust cutter height.
Raise cutting height.
Inspect area before cutting. Do not hit solid objects.
Replace driveline or distribution shaft.
Replace blade carrier.
Replace blades.
Inspect and unlock blades.
Disassemble and inspect driveline for incorrectly located
needles or damaged bearing cap.
Replace each pair of blades on affected carrier.
Remove elbow fitting and unplug orifice.
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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
Bolt Head Identification
Grade 8
Bolt Size
(Metric)
3
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
4
in-tpi
N · m ft-lb
N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb
mm x pitch
N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb N · m ft-lb
1/4" - 20
7.4
5.6
11
8
16
12 M 5 X 0.8
4
3
6
5
9
7
1/4" - 28
8.5
6
13
10
18
14 M 6 X 1
7
5
11
8
15
11
5/16" - 18
15
11
24
17
33
25 M 8 X 1.25
17
12
26
19
36
27
5/16" - 24
17
13
26
19
37
27 M 8 X 1
18
13
28
21
39
29
3/8" - 16
27
20
42
31
59
44 M10 X 1.5
33
24
52
39
72
53
3/8" - 24
31
22
47
35
67
49 M10 X 0.75
39
29
61
45
85
62
7/16" - 14
43
32
67
49
95
70 M12 X 1.75
58
42
91
67
125
93
7/16" - 20
49
36
75
55
105
78 M12 X 1.5
60
44
95
70
130
97
1/2" - 13
66
49
105
76
145
105 M12 X 1
90
66
105
77
145
105
1/2" - 20
75
55
115
85
165
120 M14 X 2
92
68
145
105
200
150
9/16" - 12
95
70
150
110
210
155 M14 X 1.5
99
73
155
115
l215
160
9/16" - 18
105
79
165
120
235
170 M16 X 2
145
105
225
165
315
230
5/8" - 11
130
97
205
150
285
210 M16 X 1.5
155
115
240
180
335
245
5/8" - 18
150
110
230
170
325
240 M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
3/4" - 10
235
170
360
265
510
375 M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
3/4" - 16
260
190
405
295
570
420 M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
7/8" - 9
225
165
585
430
820
605 M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
7/8" - 14
250
185
640
475
905
670 M24 X 3
480
355
760
560 1050
780
1" - 8
340
250
875
645 1230
910 M24 X 2
525
390
830
610 1150
845
1" - 12
370
275
955
705 1350
995 M30 X 3.5
960
705 1510 1120 2100 1550
1-1/8" - 7
480
355 1080
795 1750 1290 M30 X 2
1060
785 1680 1240 2320 1710
1-1/8" - 12
540
395 1210
890 1960 1440 M36 X 3.5
1730 1270 2650 1950 3660 2700
1-1/4" - 7
680
500 1520
1120 2460 1820 M36 X 2
1880 1380 2960 2190 4100 3220
1-1/4" - 12
750
555 1680 1240 2730 2010 1 in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch
1-3/8" - 6
890
655 1990 1470 3230 2380 2 N· m = newton-meters
1-3/8" - 12
1010
745 2270 1670 3680 2710 3 ft-lb= foot pounds
1-1/2" - 6
1180
870 2640 1950 4290 3160 4 mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread
1-1/2" - 12
1330
980 2970 2190 4820 3560 pitch
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
Additional Torque Values
Blade Bolt Locknut
Blade Carrier Hub Nut
Wheel Lug Nuts
450 ft-lbs
550 ft-lbs minimum
85 ft-lbs
Tire Inflation Chart
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Tire Size
Inflation PSI
29 x 9 - 15 x 16 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 Parts and Labor
6th & 7th Year Parts Only
Hydraulic Cylinders: One year Parts and Labor;
Hoses and seals are considered wear items.
Blades, tires and driveline friction discs: 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. 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 the unit is registered with Land Pride within 30
days from the date of original 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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Serial Number ____________________
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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
www.landpride.com
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