Land Pride RC4715 Operator Manual

Land Pride RC4715  Operator Manual
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Rotary Cutters
RC(M)4715 & RCG(M)4715
72181
334-113M
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
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety at All Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using This Manual . . . . . . .
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . .
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Tractor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawbar Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before You Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Torque Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Swivel Clevis Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LP Performance Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ball Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pintle Hitch (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tractor Shutdown Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attach Park Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attach Spring Hose Loop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Swivel Clevis Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LP Performance Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bar-Tite Hitch Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hydraulic Hook-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wing Axle Turnbuckle Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unfold Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fold Lock Lugs Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Hook-up to Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Hanger Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driveline Clearance Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purge Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wing Fold Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deck Lift Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hook-up LED Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Shipping Lugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unhook Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Section 2: Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Park Jack Angle Alignment . . . . . . . . . .
Lift Cylinder Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level Cutter Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Cutter Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LP Performance Hitch Hole Size . . . . . .
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Section 3: Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . 32
Startup Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Tractor & Cutter Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Avoid Extreme Turning Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Blade Operation Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Transport Pins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Field Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Field Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Unfold Wings and Set Deck Cutting Height . . . . 36
Set Wing Lift Lever to Float Position . . . . . . . . . 36
Select Gear Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Engage Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Disengage Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Blade Carrier Blockage Removal During Field Use 37
General Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Section 4: Options & Accessories . . . . . . . . . 39
Safety Chain Guards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Deck Ring Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Wing Fold Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tire Options & Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Axle Options and Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Main Drivelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Blade Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Blade Carrier Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Clockwise Center Deck Rotation Options . . . . . . . 42
Single Duplex Accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Dual-Acting Lift Cylinder Accessory . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Table of Contents Continued
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication . . . . . 44
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hydraulic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Chain Guards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Skid Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Gearbox Driveline Shielding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Wing Gearbox Driveline Shield Access . . . . . . . 46
Center Gearbox Driveline Sliding Guard . . . . . . 46
Drivelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Drivelines With Slip Clutches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Clutch Run-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Clutch Disassembly, Inspection & Assembly . . . . . 47
Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cutter Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Hitch Wear Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Stroke Control Flip Spacer Replacement . . . . . . . 51
Long-Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Ordering Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Lubrication Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities . . . .
Section 7: Features & Benefits . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Chart . . .
Section 10: Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Safety at All Times
Careful operation is you best
insurance against an accident.
All operators, no matter how much
experience they may have, should
carefully read this manual and
other related manuals before
operating the power machine and
this implement.
It is the owner’s obligation to
instruct all operators in safe
operation.
 Thoroughly read and understand
the “Safety Label” section, read all
instructions noted on them.
 Do not operate the equipment
while under the influence of drugs
or alcohol as they impair the ability
to safely and properly operate the
equipment.
 The operator should be familiar
with all functions of the tractor and
attached implement, and be able
to handle emergencies quickly.
 Make sure all guards and shields
are in place and secured before
operating implement.
 Keep all bystanders away from
equipment and work area.
 Start tractor from the driver’s seat
with hydraulic controls in neutral.
 Operate tractor and controls from
the driver’s seat only.
 Never dismount from a moving
tractor or leave tractor unattended
with engine running.
 Do not allow anyone to stand
between tractor and implement
while backing up to implement.
 Keep hands, feet, and clothing
away from power-driven parts.
 While transporting and operating
equipment, watch out for objects
overhead and along side such as
fences, trees, buildings, wires, etc.
 Do not turn tractor so tight as to
cause hitched implement to ride
up on the tractor’s rear wheel.
 Store implement in an area where
children normally do not play.
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Look For The Safety Alert Symbol
The SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL indicates there is a
potential hazard to personal safety involved and extra
safety precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol, be alert and carefully read the message that
follows it. In addition to design and configuration of
equipment, hazard control, and accident prevention are
dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and
proper training of personnel involved in the operation,
transport, maintenance, and storage of equipment.
Be Aware of
Signal Words
A signal word designates a degree or
level of hazard seriousness. The
signal words are:
! DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
Safety Precautions for
Children
Tragedy can occur if the operator
is not alert to the presence of
children, Children generally are
attracted to implements and their
work.
 Never assume children will remain
where you last saw them.
 Keep children out of the work area
and under the watchful eye of a
responsible adult.
 Be alert and shut the implement
and tractor down if children enter
the work area.
 Never carry children on the tractor
or implement. There is not a safe
place for them to ride. They may
fall off and be run over or interfere
with the control of the power
machine.
 Never allow children to operate the
power machine, even under adult
supervision.
 Never allow children to play on the
power machine or implement.
 Use extra caution when backing
up. Before the tractor starts to
move, look down and behind to
make sure the area is clear.
! WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
! CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if
not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
Tractor Shutdown & Storage
 If engaged, disengage power
take-off.
 Park on solid, level ground and
lower implement to ground or onto
support blocks.
 Put tractor in park or set park
brake, turn off engine, and remove
switch key to prevent unauthorized
starting.
 Relieve all hydraulic pressure to
auxiliary hydraulic lines.
 Wait for all components to stop
before leaving operator’s seat.
 Use steps, grab-handles and
skid-resistant surfaces when
getting on and off the tractor.
 Detach and store implement in an
area where children normally do
not play. Secure implement using
blocks and supports.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
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Use A Safety Chain
Transport Safely
 A safety chain will help control
drawn machinery should it
separate from the tractor drawbar.
 Use a chain with the strength
rating equal to or greater than the
gross weight of the towed
implement.
 Attach the chain to the tractor
drawbar support or other specified
anchor location. Allow only
enough slack in the chain to
permit turning.
 Always hitch the implement to the
machine towing it. Do not use the
safety chain tow the implement.
 Comply with state and local laws.
 Use towing vehicle and trailer of
adequate size and capacity. Secure
equipment towed on a trailer with
tie downs and chains.
 Sudden braking can cause a towed
trailer to swerve and upset. Reduce
speed if towed trailer is not
equipped with brakes.
 Avoid contact with any over head
utility lines or electrically charged
conductors.
 Always drive with load on end of
loader arms low to the ground.
 Always drive straight up and down
steep inclines with heavy end of a
tractor with loader attachment on
the “uphill” side.
 Engage park brake when stopped
on an incline.
Tire Safety
Practice Safe Maintenance
 Tire changing can be dangerous
and must be performed by
trained personnel using the
correct tools and equipment.
 Always maintain correct tire
pressure. Do not inflate tires
above recommended pressures
shown in the Operator’s Manual.
 When inflating tires, use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand to
one side and NOT in front of or
over the tire assembly. Use a
safety cage if available.
 Securely support the implement
when changing a wheel.
 When removing and installing
wheels, use wheel handling
equipment adequate for the
weight involved.
 Make sure wheel bolts have been
tightened to the specified torque.
 Understand procedure before doing
work. Refer to the Operator’s
Manual for additional information.
 Work on a level surface in a clean
dry area that is well-lit.
 Use properly grounded electrical
outlets and tools.
 Use correct tools and equipment for
the job that are in good condition.
 Lower implement to the ground and
follow all shutdown procedures
before leaving the operator’s seat to
perform maintenance.
 Allow equipment to cool before
working on it.
 Maximum transport speed for an
attached equipment is 20 mph. DO
NOT EXCEED. Never travel at a
speed which does not allow
adequate control of steering and
stopping. Some rough terrains
require a slower speed.
 As a guideline, use the following
maximum speed weight ratios for
attached equipment:
20 mph when weight of attached
equipment is less than or equal
to the weight of machine towing
the equipment.
10 mph when weight of attached
equipment exceeds weight of
machine towing equipment but
not more than double the weight.
 IMPORTANT: Do not tow a load
that is more than double the weight
of the vehicle towing the load.
 Disconnect battery ground cable (-)
before servicing or adjusting
electrical systems or before welding
on implement.
 Do not grease or oil implement
while it is in operation.
 Inspect all parts. Make certain
parts are in good condition &
installed properly.
 Replace parts on this implement
with genuine Land Pride parts only.
Do not alter this implement in a way
which will adversely affect its
performance.
 Remove buildup of grease, oil, or
debris.
 Remove all tools and unused parts
from equipment before operation.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Prepare for Emergencies
 Be prepared if a fire starts.
 Keep a first aid kit and fire
extinguisher handy.
 Keep emergency numbers for
doctor, ambulance, hospital, and
fire department near phone.
Wear
Protective Equipment
Avoid High
Pressure Fluids Hazard
 Wear protective clothing and
equipment appropriate for the job
such as safety shoes, safety
glasses, hard hat, and ear plugs.
 Clothing should fit snug without
fringes and pull strings to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
 Prolonged exposure to loud noise
can cause hearing impairment or
hearing loss. Wear suitable
hearing protection such as
earmuffs or earplugs.
 Operating equipment safely
requires the operator’s full
attention. Avoid wearing
headphones while operating
equipment.
 Escaping fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin causing serious
injury.
 Before disconnecting hydraulic
lines or performing work on the
hydraulic system, be sure to
release all residual pressure.
 Make sure all hydraulic fluid
connections are tight and all
hydraulic hoses and lines are in
good condition before applying
pressure to the system.
 Use a piece of paper or
cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to
check for suspected leaks.
 Wear protective gloves and safety
glasses or goggles when working
with hydraulic systems.
 DO NOT DELAY. If an accident
occurs, see a doctor familiar with
this type of injury immediately. Any
fluid injected into the skin or eyes
must be treated within
a few hours or
gangrene may
result.
Use Seat Belt and ROPS
Keep Riders Off
Machinery
911
Use Safety
Lights and Devices
 Slow moving tractors, and
self-propelled equipment can
create a hazard when driven on
public roads. They are difficult to
see, especially at night. Use the
Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) sign
when on public roads.
 Flashing warning lights and turn
signals are recommended
whenever driving on public roads.
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 Land Pride recommends the use
of a CAB or roll-over-protectivestructures (ROPS) and seat belt
in almost all power machines.
Combination of a CAB or ROPS
and seat belt will reduce the risk
of serious injury or death if the
power machine should be upset.
 If ROPS is in the locked-up
position, fasten seat belt snugly
and securely to help protect
against serious injury or death
from falling and machine overturn.
 Never carry riders or use tractor
to lift or transport individuals.
 There is not a safe place for a
person to ride.
 Riders obstruct operator’s view
and interfere with the control of
the power machine.
 Riders can be struck by objects or
thrown from the equipment.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Avoid crystalline Silica
(quartz) Dust
Because crystalline silica is a basic
component of sand and granite,
many activities at construction sites
produce dust containing crystalline
silica. Trenching, sawing, and boring
of material containing crystalline
silica can produce dust containing
crystalline silica particles. This dust
can cause serious injury to the
lungs (silicosis).
There are guidelines which should
be followed if crystalline silica
(quartz) is present in the dust.
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 Be aware of and follow OSHA
(or other local, State, or Federal)
guidelines for exposure to airborne
crystalline silica.
 Know the work operations where
exposure to crystalline silica may
occur.
 Participate in air monitoring or
training programs offered by the
employer.
 Be aware of and use optional
equipment controls such as water
sprays, local exhaust ventilation,
and enclosed cabs with positive
pressure air conditioning if the
machine has such equipment.
Otherwise respirators shall be worn.
 Where respirators are required, wear
a respirator approved for protection
against crystalline silica containing
dust. Do not alter respirator in any
way. Workers who use tight-fitting
respirators can not have beards/
mustaches which interfere with the
respirator seal to the face.
Handle
Chemicals Properly
Dig Safe - Avoid
Underground Utilities
 Protective clothing should be
worn.
 Handle all chemicals with care.
 Follow instructions on container
label.
 Agricultural chemicals can be
dangerous. Improper use can
seriously injure persons, animals,
plants, soil, and property.
 Inhaling smoke from any type of
chemical fire is a serious health
hazard.
 Store or dispose of unused
chemicals as specified by the
chemical manufacturer.
 USA: Call 811
CAN: digsafecanada.ca
Always contact your local utility
companies (electrical, telephone,
gas, water, sewer, and others)
before digging so that they may
mark the location of any
underground services in the area.
 Be sure to ask how close you can
work to the marks they positioned.
 If possible, change into disposable
or washable work clothes at the
work site; shower and change into
clean clothing before leaving the
work site.
 Do not eat, drink, use tobacco
products, or apply cosmetics in
areas where there is dust containing
crystalline silica.
 Store food, drink, and personal
belongings away from the work
area.
 Wash hands and face before eating,
drinking, smoking, or applying
cosmetics after leaving the exposure
area.
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Important Safety Information
Safety Labels
Your Folding Rotary Cutter comes equipped with all safety
labels in place. They were designed to help you safely operate
your equipment. Read and follow their directions.
1. Keep all safety labels clean and legible.
2. Refer to this section for proper label placement. Replace
all damaged or missing labels. Order new labels from your
nearest Land Pride dealer. To find your nearest dealer,
visit our dealer locator at www.landpride.com.
3. Some new equipment installed during repair requires
safety labels to be affixed to the replaced component as
specified by Land Pride. When ordering new components
4.
make sure the correct safety labels are included in the
request.
Refer to this section for proper label placement. To install
new labels:
a. Clean surface area where label is to be placed.
b. Spray soapy water onto the cleaned area.
c. Peel backing from label and press label firmly onto the
surface.
d. Squeeze out air bubbles with edge of a credit card or
with a similar type of straight edge.
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72236
858-956C
DANGER: Entanglement Hazard
(4 Places) Located under all drivelines.
72234
858-951C
WARNING: Crushing Hazard
(1 Place) Located on Center Axle.
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72233
818-130C
CAUTION: Use 540 rpm power take-off
RC Series cutters only.
(1 Place) Located on top of sliding shield.
818-240C
CAUTION: Use 1000 rpm power take-off
RCM Series cutters only.
(1 Place) Located on top of sliding shield.
72233
72233
818-552C
DANGER: Rotating Driveline - Keep Away
(4 Places) Located on top of sliding shield, main
driveline, and both wing drivelines.
72233
818-142C
DANGER: Rotating Driveline - Keep Away
(2 Places) Located on left and right drivelines.
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818-540C
DANGER: Guard Missing - Do Not Operate
(3 Places) Located on main and two wing drivelines.
72234
858-950C
WARNING: Pinching and Crushing Hazard
(1 Place) Located on center axle.
858-947C
DANGER: Thrown Object and Rotating Blade Hazard
(2 Places) Located on back side of left and right wing.
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72233
858-949C
Cutter Safety Combo
(2 Places) Located on the left and right wing decks.
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Important Safety Information
72233
858-954C
Hitch Safety Combo
(1 Place) Located on Hitch Assembly.
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72233
818-229C
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Amber Reflector
(2 Places) Located on front side of left and right wing
decks.
72233
838-615C
2" x 9" Amber Reflector
(3 Places) Located on front left side of center deck and on
right and left side of center axle.
818-230C
1 11/16" x 2 13/16" Red Reflector
(4 Places) Located on back side of axle spindles.
72234
838-614C
2" x 9" Red Reflector
(2 Places) Located on back side of left and right wing
axles.
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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 Rotary Cutter.
Application
The RC4715, RCM4715, RCG4715 and RCGM4715
Rotary Cutters are designed and built by Land Pride with
many design options to provide superior cutting
performance on gently sloping or slightly contoured rightof-ways, pastures, orchards, set-aside acres or row crop
fields. The 15' cutting width and ability to cut weeds and
brush up to 4" in diameter makes this Rotary Cutter
series well equipped for all listed applications.
All listed models offer a pull-type, narrow A-frame hitch,
and a Cat.6 constant velocity main driveline for
attachment to 50-250 hp (37.3-186.4 kW) tractors. The
RC4715 and RCG4715 attach to 540 rpm tractors, while
the RCM4715 and RCGM4715 attach to 1000 rpm
tractors.
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 of this manual. 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.
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To accommodate specific applications, Land Pride offers
a multitude of options such as hitch types, driveline
packages, tires, safety guards, axle combinations, and
blade carriers. See “Section 4: Options & Accessories”
starting on page 39 for additional information.
See “Specifications & Capacities” on page 60 and
“Features & Benefits” on page 62 for additional
information on the unique specifications and features of
these Rotary Cutters.
Using This Manual
• This Operator’s Manual is designed to help familiarize
the operator with safety, assembly, operation,
adjustments, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Read
this manual and follow the recommendations to help
ensure safe and efficient operation.
• The information contained within this manual was
current at the time of printing. Some parts may change
slightly to assure you of the best performance.
• To order a new Operator’s or Parts Manual, contact
your authorized dealer. Manuals can also be
downloaded, free-of-charge, from our website at
www.landpride.com.
Terminology
“Right” or “Left” as used in this manual is determined by
facing forward in the direction the machine will operate
while in use unless otherwise stated.
Definitions
IMPORTANT: A special point of information related
to the following topic. Land Pride’s intention is this
information must be read & noted before continuing.
NOTE: A special point of information that the
operator should be aware of before continuing.
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Figure 1
Further Assistance
Your dealer wants you to be satisfied with your new
Rotary 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
question/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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Tractor Requirements
Hydraulic Outlets
Tractor horsepower should be within the range noted
below. Tractors outside the horsepower range must not
be used.
Depending on purchased fold option, two to three duplex
outlets are required. Two outlets are needed when
choosing a fold option where the wings fold
simultaneously. Three outlets are needed when choosing
a fold option where the wings fold independently.
Horsepower Rating . . . . . 50-250 hp (37.3-186.4 kW)
Hitch Type (See Drawbar Set-up) . . . . . . . . . Drawbar
Rear Power Take-off Speed:
RC4715. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540 rpm
RCG4715 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540 rpm
RCM4715 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 rpm
RCGM4715 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 rpm
Hydraulic Outlets (See Hydraulic Set-up)
Factory Standard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 duplex outlets
Accessory available to convert from two duplexes to one
duplex.
Before You Start
Be sure to read and fully understand this Operator’s
Manual. An understanding of how the Rotary Cutter works
will aid in the assembly and setup of your machine.
Drawbar Set-up
Refer to Figure 1-1:
! WARNING
To prevent 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.
•
Land Pride highly recommends connecting the wing fold
hose(s) to a duplex outlet with float capabilities and use
the float when in field operation.
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.
It is best to go through the “Assembly Checklist” on this
page before assembling the Rotary Cutter. To speed up
your assembly task and make the job safer, have all
needed parts and equipment readily at hand.
Torque Requirements
See “Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes” on
page 65 to determine correct torque values when
tightening hardware. View bottom of chart for “Additional
Torque Values” for exceptions to common torque values.
•
Power take-off damage may occur if distances “A” and
“B” are not properly maintained.
Maintain proper distance, dimension “A”, between center
of drawbar hitch pin hole and end of tractor power take-off
shaft.
540 rpm & 1 3/8", 1000 rpm power take-off speed:
“A” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14"- 16"
“B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8"- 10"
“C” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18"- 22"
1 3/4", 1000 rpm power take-off speed:
“A” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18"- 20"
“B” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10"- 12"
“C” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18"- 22"
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A
Power Take-Off Shaft
Drawbar
B
C
Ground Level
Power Take-off Drawbar Distance
Figure 1-1
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Assembly Checklist

Check
Ref.
Have a hoist, fork lift, or loader with properly sized chains and
safety stands capable of lifting and supporting the equipment
on hand.
Have a minimum of two people available during assembly.
Make sure all major components and loose
parts are shipped with the machine.
Operator’s
Manual
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.
Operator’s
Manual
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NOTE: All assembled hardware from the factory
has been installed in the correct location.
Remember location of a part or fastener if
removed. Keep parts separated.
Parts Manual
334-113P
Make sure working parts move freely, bolts are
tight & cotter pins are spread.
Operator’s
Manual
Make sure safety guards are installed and in
good working order.
45 & 46
Make sure all safety labels are correctly located
and legible. Replace if damaged.
Page 6
Make sure lights are functioning properly.
Page 26
Make sure all grease fittings are in place and
lubricated.
Page 53
Make sure all pneumatic tires are properly
inflated and all wheel bolts and axle nuts are
tightened to the specific torque.
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Hitch Types
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Shown below are five different hitch options available for
your Rotary Cutter. Visit your nearest Land Pride dealer
to inquire about or purchase a new hitch option.
Swivel Clevis Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-2:
The Swivel Clevis Hitch pivots side-to-side up to 35
degrees each direction. It features a stop to prevent the
hitch from being installed upside down. Customer to
supply hitch pin and hitch pin keeper.
Swivel Clevis Hitch
Figure 1-2
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LP Performance Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-3:
The LP Performance Hitch is a drawbar friendly, selfleveling hitch that pivots up and down, and side-to-side.
It is held upright with a customer supplied hitch pin to
allow single-person hook up.
LP Performance Hitch
Figure 1-3
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-4:
The Bar-Tite Hitch functions similar to the LP
Performance hitch except it clamps directly to the
drawbar. The Bar-Tite Hitch is sandwiched between
hardened steel plates to eliminate drawbar wear.
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Ball Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-5:
The Ball Hitch allows the cutter to swivel about a 2 5/16"
trailer ball mounted to the tractor drawbar. Customer
supplies ball.
Bar-Tite Hitch
Figure 1-4
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Pintle Hitch (Optional)
Refer to Figure 1-6:
The Pintle Hitch allows the cutter to swivel about the
pintle connection. The pintle hitch is ideal for a drawbar
hammer strap.
Ball Hitch
Figure 1-5
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Pintle Hitch
Figure 1-6
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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.
Reduce tractor engine speed to an idle.
2. If power take-off is engaged, disengage it.
5. Rotate hitch (#2) down into pulling position as shown.
Install left and right leveling rods (#1) to hitch (#2)
with 3/4"-10 x 4 GR8 bolts (#6), 3/4" flat washers
(#5), and 3/4" nylock hex nuts (#7).
6. Tighten nylock hex nuts (#7) to where the nut and bolt
are tight on the hitch. Do not overtighten bolt and
collapse tongue plates.
7.
3. Park tractor and implement on level, solid ground.
Leveling rod adjustments will be made after Rotary
Cutter is attached to the tractor.
4. Lower implement to ground or onto solid,
non-concrete support blocks.
Attach Park Jack
5. Put tractor in park or set park brake, turn off engine,
and remove switch key to prevent unauthorized
starting.
Refer to Figure 1-8:
1. Attach park jack (#9) to jack mount as shown and
secure with attached pin (#8).
6. Relieve all hydraulic pressure to auxiliary hydraulic
lines.
2. If park jack is not vertical, adjust jack angle according
to “Park Jack Angle Alignment” on page 29.
7.
3. Adjust jack up or down until hitch frame (#2) is at
drawbar height.
Wait for all components to come to a complete stop
before leaving the operator’s seat.
8. Use steps, grab-handles and anti-slip surfaces when
stepping on and off the tractor.
Attach Spring Hose Loop
NOTE: For shipping purposes, the spring hose loop
is banded to the park jack on the tongue.
Hitch Assembly
NOTE: The center deck lift cylinder hose will need
to be connected to a tractor before the hitch on the
cutter can be rotated down for assembly.
NOTE: Mount the spring hose loop on the left side
if the tractor remotes are on the left-hand side.
Refer to Figure 1-7:
1. Connect center deck lift cylinder hose to a tractor.
See “Hydraulic Hook-up” on page 19 for
instructions.
Refer to Figure 1-8:
1. Attach spring hose loop (#10) to hitch frame (#2) with
1/2"-13 x 1 1/2" GR5 bolt (#11), 1/2" flat washer
(#12), and 1/2" hex whiz nut (#13).
2. Raise Rotary Cutter up with tractor control lever.
Remove and discard shipping bracket and cotter pin
from center deck cylinder (#1).
2. Orient the spring hose loop (#10) as shown and
tighten 1/2" hex whiz nut (#13) to the correct torque
3. Keep all stroke control flip spacers (#2) in the open
position, then lower center deck down until unit is
fully resting on the ground.
.
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70497
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Cylinder Stroke Control Disengagement
Figure 1-7
Refer to Figure 1-8:
4. For shipping, the hitch (#2) is positioned upright and
bolted in place. Before removing bolts, secure hitch
(#2) with a hoist. Then remove and discard 1/2" hex
whiz nuts (#4) and 1/2" bolts (#3).
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Figure 1-8
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Swivel Clevis Hitch Hook-Up
Figure 1-9
Swivel Clevis Hitch Hook-up
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death: A crushing hazard exists
while hooking-up and unhooking implement. Keep people and
animals away while backing-up to implement or pulling away
from implement. Do not operate hydraulic controls while a
person or animal is directly behind the power machine or near
the implement.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death: 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 1-9:
1. Make certain park jack (#3) is properly attached to
the cutter hitch and secured with detent pin (#8). If
park jack is not vertical, refer to “Park Jack Angle
Alignment” on page 29.
9. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
NOTE: Hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2) are
supplied by customer.
10. Attach cutter to tractor drawbar with customer
supplied hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2).
11. Lower park jack (#3) until hitch weight is supported
by drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Before moving the cutter, relocate park
jack by storing it on the left wing deck. Make sure the
jack is stored with its base level or lower than the head
to prevent water and freeze damage.
12. Relocate park jack (#3) from hitch frame to
left-hand wing storage base with detent pin (#8).
Ensure base of park jack is level with, or lower than
the jack crank head, especially after the wings are
folded up. See cover picture for correct positioning.
3. Start tractor and raise 3-point arms fully up.
13. 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.
4. Carefully back tractor to close proximity of clevis (#9).
14. Continue with “Hydraulic Hook-up” on page 19.
2. Store tractor’s center 3-point link in its storage hook.
5. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
6. Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” on page 13.
7.
Raise or lower park jack (#3) to align clevis (#9) with
tractor drawbar. Drawbar should fit between lower
and upper plates of clevis.
8. Restart tractor and continue to back tractor up to
cutter hitch until hitch holes in tractor drawbar and
clevis (#9) are aligned.
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LP Performance Hitch Hook-up
Figure 1-10
LP Performance Hitch Hook-up
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death: A crushing hazard exists
while hooking-up and unhooking implement. Keep people and
animals away while backing-up to implement or pulling away
from implement. Do not operate hydraulic controls while a
person or animal is directly behind the power machine or near
the implement.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death: 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.
NOTE: Hitch pin (#1) and hairpin cotter (#2) are
customer supplied.
Refer to Figure 1-10:
1. Make certain park jack (#3) is properly attached to the
cutter hitch and secured with ball detent pin (#8).
2. Adjust park jack angle if it is not vertical. Refer to
“Park Jack Angle Alignment” on page 29.
6. Start tractor, raise 3-point arms fully up, and carefully
back tractor within close proximity of clevis (#9).
7.
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
8. Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 13.
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 holes in tractor drawbar and clevis
hitch (#9) are aligned.
11. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
12. Remove hairpin cotter (#2) and hitch pin (#1) from
hitch holder (#11) and rotate hitch holder down.
13. Attach cutter to tractor drawbar with hitch pin (#1) and
hairpin cotter (#2) as shown.
14. Lower park jack (#3) until hitch weight is supported
by tractor drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Before moving the cutter, relocate
park jack by storing it on the left wing deck. Make
sure the jack is stored with its base level or lower
than the head to prevent water and freeze damage.
3. In order to properly align and hook-up the tractor’s
drawbar to the LP Performance Hitch, clevis opening
should be parallel with the drawbar. This can be
accomplished by rotating clevis (#9) so that the flip
hitch holder (#11) is positioned on top as shown.
Insert the customer supplied hitch pin (#1) through
holes in flip hitch holder (#11) as shown. Secure with
hairpin cotter (#2).
15. Relocate park jack (#3) from hitch frame to
left-hand wing storage base with detent pin (#8).
Ensure jack base is level with, or lower than the jack
crank head, especially after the wings are folded up.
See cover picture for correct positioning.
4. Remove bushings in clevis (#9) if customer supplied
hitch pin diameter is larger than 1". See “LP
Performance Hitch Hole Size” on page 31 for
instructions.
16. 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.
5. Store center 3-point link in the tractor’s storage hook.
17. Continue with “Hydraulic Hook-up” on page 19.
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Bar-Tite Hitch Hook-up
Figure 1-11
Bar-Tite Hitch Hook-up
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Attach Bar-Tite Hitch to Tractor Drawbar
Refer to Figure 1-12:
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 off with
one-quarter turn. Do not torque 1" locknut at this time.
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 by referring to
the “Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes”
on page 65.
4. Remove 1" x 6 1/2" GR5 hex bolt (#12) and 1" lock
nut (#13) from hitch bushing (#3). Keep bolt and
locknut for reuse.
Bar-Tite Hitch Assembly to Tractor Tongue
Figure 1-12
Attach Bar-Tite Hitch to Rotary Cutter
Refer to Figure 1-11:
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death: A crushing hazard exists
while hooking-up and unhooking implement. Keep people and
animals away while backing-up to implement or pulling away
from implement. Do not operate hydraulic controls while a
person or animal is directly behind the power machine or near
the implement.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death: 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.
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Make certain park jack (#3) is properly attached to
the cutter hitch and secured with detent pin (#8). If
park jack is not vertical, refer to “Park Jack Angle
Alignment” on page 29.
2. Store center 3-point link in its 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
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
5. Verify tractor drawbar is adjusted correctly. Refer to
“Drawbar Set-up” dimensions on page 13.
6. Raise or lower park jack (#3) to align hitch (#10) with
bolt hole in swivel clevis (#9).
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7.
Restart tractor and back up to cutter hitch until hitch
bushing (#10) aligns with holes in swivel clevis (#9).
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8. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
9. Insert 1" x 6 1/2" GR5 hex bolt (#2) through swivel
clevis (#9) and hitch bushing (#10). Secure bolt with
locknut (#1). Tighten locknut snug to remove all play.
Do not torque 1" locknut at this time.
10. Lower park jack (#3) until hitch weight is supported
by the drawbar.
IMPORTANT: Before moving the cutter, relocate
park jack by storing it on the left wing deck. Make
sure the jack is stored with its base level or lower
than the head to prevent water and freeze damage.
11. Relocate park jack (#3) from hitch frame to
left-hand wing storage base with detent pin (#8).
Ensure jack base is level with, or lower than the jack
crank head, especially after the wings are folded up.
See cover picture for correct positioning
12. Attach hitch safety chain (#4) to tractor. Adjust length
to remove slack except what is necessary to permit
turning. Securely lock chain hook to the safety chain.
13. Continue with “Hydraulic Hook-up” below.
Hydraulic Hook-up
The required number of duplex outlets on the tractor is
dependent upon how the cutter is set-up. The standard
cutter is equipped with three hydraulic cylinders with one
in the center for lifting the cutter and one on each wing for
folding the wings simultaneously. The center lift cylinder
is set up for single-action (one way) operation. The wings
can be set up with single-action (one way) or dual-action
(both way) operation.
Each duplex outlet on your tractor can perform just one
operation. One outlet is needed for lifting the cutter and
one for folding the wings simultaneously. Two outlets are
needed to fold the wings independently. It is highly
recommended to connect the wing fold hose(s) to a
duplex outlet with float capabilities and use the float
when in field operation.
The black handled hose is for the lift cylinder. The red
handled hose is for simultaneous fold or right hand wing
fold when setup independently. The yellow handled hose
is for left hand wing fold when set up independently.
When set up for dual-action fold, the handles have
directional arrows to identify what the hose does when
charged. See “Figure 1-14”.
! WARNING
To prevent 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.
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Hydraulic Hook-up (LP Performance Hitch Shown)
Figure 1-13
Refer to Figure 1-13:
1. Route hydraulic hoses (#7) through hose support
loop (#14) and attach couplers to the tractor remote
outlets. If tractor has a float option on one of the
outlets, connect wing lift hose to that outlet and set
tractor control lever for that outlet in float position
before cutting.
2. Apply spiraled hose wrap (#12) to hydraulic hoses
(#7) as needed to keep the hoses from pinch areas
caused by raising and lowering the deck, folding the
wing up and down, and while making turns with the
tractor.
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Hand Grips with Cylinder Extension Symbol
Hand Grips with Cylinder Retraction Symbol
Handle Color
Operation
Black Handle:
Red Handle:
Yellow Handle:
Engages lift cylinder to raise
Simultaneous fold/Right wing fold
Left wing fold
Hydraulic Hose Hand Grips
Figure 1-14
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4. Remove hairpin cotter (#1) from both the left and right
transport pins (#2).
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5. Pull transport pins (#2) from lock holes (#3) on both
wings as shown.
Refer to Figure 1-17:
6. Store transport pins (#2) in storage holes (#4) as
shown and secure with hairpin cotters (#1).
7.
Return to the tractor, staying clear of unpinned wings.
a. For cutters equipped with single-action fold
cylinders, restart tractor and place tractor control
lever for wing cylinders to float position. Return to
the cutter, staying clear of unpinned wings and
carefully position yourself on the center deck.
Manually push on the right wing until it starts to fall
on its own. The wing should fall slowly as the
hydraulic line is engaged to control the fall. If it
does not fall on its own, then continue lowering
the wing with tractor hydraulics. Repeat for left
wing.
Wing Axle - Turnbuckle
Figure 1-15
Wing Axle Turnbuckle Set-up
Refer to Figure 1-15:
b. For cutters equipped with dual-action fold
cylinders, restart tractor and lower both left and
right wings with tractor hydraulic control lever until
both wings are on the ground.
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NOTE: The cutter is shipped with turnbuckles
attached and drawn all the way in as shown in
Figure 1-15.
1.
Park tractor and cutter on a level surface.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
3. Loosen jam nut (#2) on turnbuckle (#1) and adjust
until center of ball swivels are approximately 10 1/2"
apart. Do not tighten jam nut. Final adjustment will be
made later when leveling wing decks.
Transport Pin, Locked Position
Figure 1-16
4. Repeat step 3 for the left wing axle.
Unfold Wings
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! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Keep everyone out of the area where the wing decks will
unfold. One of the wing decks can fall suddenly.
•
Do not walk, stand, or allow anyone else in the area where
a raised wing will fall unless the wing is securely locked in
the raised position with its transport lock.
Refer to Figure 1-16:
1. Park tractor and cutter on a level surface.
2. Release any tension on transport lock pins (#2) by
raising both wings up slightly.
3. Without relieving hydraulic pressure, shut tractor
down properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
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Figure 1-17
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Fold Lock Lugs
Figure 1-18
Fold Lock Lugs Set-up
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Refer to Figure 1-18:
If your cutter comes equipped with a dual-action fold
cylinder set up, the fold lock lug plates (#5) do not need to
be flipped around. See Figure 1-19.
If your cutter comes equipped with single-action fold
cylinder set up, perform the following steps to flip the four
fold lug plates around. See Figure 1-20.
1.
With the wings down and on a level surface, remove
all 5/8" hex nuts (#1), lock washers (#2), flat washers
(#3) and 5/8"-11x1 3/4" bolts (#4) from both wing
decks. Set hardware aside for re-use.
2. On both wing decks, flip the fold lock lugs (#5) length
wise as shown.
3. Re-install 5/8" hex nuts (#1), lock washers (#2), flat
washers (#3) and 5/8"-11x1 3/4" bolts (#4). Hand
tighten nuts (#1).
Fold Lock Lugs Set-up For Dual-Acting Cylinders
Figure 1-19
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4. Once all hardware has been reinstalled, start the
tractor, and raise the wings. Then shutdown the
tractor without relieving hydraulics.
5. Insert transport pins as shown in Figure 1-16 on
page 20.
6. Tighten all nuts (#1) on left and right hand wing decks
to correct torque. Refer to “Torque Values Chart for
Common Bolt Sizes” on page 65.
Fold Lock Lugs Set-up For Single-Acting Cylinders
Figure 1-20
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Driveline Assembly
Figure 1-21
Driveline Assembly
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The main driveline type is a constant velocity, with or
without overrunning clutch. Pull-collar and bolted
couplers are used to secure the driveline to the tractor
and implement gearbox, respectively.
! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: 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.
IMPORTANT: The driveline must be lubricated
before putting it into service. Refer to “Lubrication
Points” on page 53.
NOTE: Wings must be lowered before removing the
driveline from its shipping location. See “Unfold
Wings” on page 20.
Refer to Figure 1-22:
1. Remove hex whiz nuts (#4A), carriage bolts (#3), and
shipping bracket (#2). Discard shipping bracket.
2. Slide driveline (#5) off end of shipping bracket (#1).
Set driveline aside for attaching to splitter box later.
3. Reinsert carriage bolts (#3) and secure with hex whiz
nuts (#4A). Tighten whiz nuts to the correct torque.
Refer “Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt
Sizes” on page 65.
4. Remove hex whiz nuts (#4B), carriage bolts (#3), and
shipping bracket (#1). Discard shipping bracket.
5. Reinsert carriage bolts (#3) and secure with hex whiz
nuts (#4B). Tighten whiz nuts to the correct torque.
Remove Main Driveline from Shipping Position
Figure 1-22
Refer to Figure 1-21:
6. Unsnap latches (#5) on both sides of gearbox
shield (#10) and remove shield.
7.
Remove and discard rubber shaft protector (#7) from
splitter gearbox shaft (#8).
8. Remove locknuts (#1) and bolts (#2) from bolted
coupler end of driveline (#9).
9. Insert bolted coupler end of driveline (#9) through
gearbox shield (#10) and attach to gearbox input
shaft (#8) with removed bolts (#2) and locknuts (#1).
Tighten locknuts to the correct torque.
10. Collapse driveline (#9) by pushing tractor end of
driveline toward splitter gearbox (#8).
11. Rotate driveline hanger (#11) up and support
driveline (#9) on hanger. Final adjustments to hanger
will be made later after tractor hook-up.
12. Return gearbox shield (#10) to mounting plate (#4)
and secure with latches (#5).
13. Check safety chain (#3). Make sure it is latched to
mounting plate (#4) and gearbox shield (#10).
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Driveline Hook-up to Tractor
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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.
•
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 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:
• Always disengage power take-off, put tractor in park or set
park brake, shut tractor engine off, remove ignition key, and
wait for blades to come to a complete stop before
dismounting tractor.
•
•
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set-up to operate
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.
Driveline Hook-up
Figure 1-23
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.
Refer to Figure 1-23:
1. If needed, collapse driveline (#5) by pushing tractor
end of driveline against splitter gearbox.
2. Pull back on yoke locking collar (#6) and slide yoke
onto tractor power take-off shaft.
3. Release locking collar (#6) and continue to push
outer yoke onto tractor power take-off shaft until
locking collar snaps in place.
4. Both yoke ends of driveline (#5) should be moved
back and forth to ensure they are secured. Reattach
yoke end if it is loose.
IMPORTANT: Always rotate driveline hanger down
after hook-up to prevent driveline damage.
5. Rotate driveline hanger (#1) down.
6. If park jack (#7) is attached to the hitch, lower park
jack until hitch weight is supported by drawbar.
7.
Relocate park jack (#7) from hitch frame and
attach it to the left-hand wing storage base with
detent pin (#4). Ensure base of park jack is level with,
or lower than the jack crank head, especially after the
wings are folded up. See cover picture for correct
positioning.
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Driveline Hanger Adjustment
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Refer to Figure 1-24:
1. Move tractor control lever to extend hydraulic lift
cylinder (#1) until pressure against flip spacers (#2)
has been eliminated.
2. Without relieving hydraulic pressure, shut tractor
down properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
! WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death: Stay clear from underneath
the cutter and directly behind transport tires. The cutter could
fall suddenly causing the decks to lower and tires to roll back.
3. Move stroke control flip spacers (#2) from closed
position to their open position.
Hydraulic Lift Cylinder and Stroke Control Flip Spacers
Figure 1-24
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4. Start tractor and lower cutter until front skid shoes are
resting on the ground or on solid, non-concrete
support blocks.
5. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
6. Close stroke control flip spacers (#2) as needed to
support wheels at this position.
Refer to Figure 1-25:
7. With driveline (#2) attached to tractor, rotate driveline
hanger (#1) up as shown.
8. If gap between driveline (#2) and driveline
hanger (#1) is too wide to safely rest driveline on
hanger when not attached to tractor, loosen all four
hex nuts (#6) on carriage bolts (#3) and adjust
driveline hanger (#1) up until there is a small gap
between driveline (#2) and driveline hanger (#1).
9. If gap between driveline (#2) and driveline hanger
(#1) is still too wide, adjust hanger by removing all
four carriage bolts (#3), and all its corresponding
hardware.
10. With hardware removed, adjust driveline hanger (#1)
to achieve appropriate gap distance from underside
of driveline, and reinsert all four carriage bolts (#3)
into appropriate square holes (#7).
11. Secure all four carriage bolts (#3) with recently
removed flat washers (#4), lock washers (#5) and hex
nuts (#6). Thread hex nuts so they are snug against
lock washer, but do not tighten at this time.
12. Pivot driveline hanger (#1) up and down to make sure
driveline hanger does not make contact with driveline
(#2). If needed, readjust hanger down until it misses
the driveline (#2).
13. Tighten all four 3/8"-16 GR5 carriage bolts (#3) to the
correct torque. Refer to the “Torque Values Chart for
Common Bolt Sizes” on page 65.
IMPORTANT: Always rotate driveline hanger down
before moving cutter to prevent damage to driveline.
14. When adjustments are complete, rotate driveline
hanger (#1) down away from driveline.
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Figure 1-25
Driveline Clearance Check
Refer to Figure 1-26 on page 25:
Check driveline for adequate clearance under all ranges
of cutter height.
1.
With driveline attached to the tractor and all stroke
control flip spacers (#6) in open position, slowly raise
and lower cutter to its upper and lower limits while
observing clearances between hitch and driveline.
2. Adjust tractor drawbar height and/or length if
driveline interferes. See Figure 1-1 on page 13 for
correct drawbar dimensions.
3. It may be necessary to purge lift cylinder, wing
cylinder, and hydraulic hoses of trapped air if
operation is sluggish. Cycle cylinders back and forth
several times to purge air from them. For additional
details, see “Purge Hydraulic System” on page 25.
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Purge Wing & Center Deck Cylinders
Figure 1-26
Purge Hydraulic System
! DANGER
To prevent 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 prevent 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.
Wing Fold Cylinder
Deck Lift Cylinder
Refer to Figure 1-26:
1. Move all hydraulic stroke control flip spacers (#6) to
open position, then proceed to lower center deck.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15. Now move tractor control levers back and
forth to relieve all hydraulic pressure.
3. Slightly loosen hydraulic hose fitting (#5) on deck lift
cylinder (#4) to allow air to escape.
4. Restart tractor and slowly activate tractor control lift
lever to extend lift cylinder (#4) and to purge trapped
air from the hydraulic system.
5. Now, shut tractor down properly again.
6. Tighten hose fitting (#5) on lift cylinder (#4).
Refer to Figure 1-26:
1. Lower center deck until it is supported by stroke
control flip spacers (#6) on hydraulic cylinder (#4).
2. Lower wing decks until they rest on the ground.
3. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page
15. Now move tractor control levers back and forth to
relieve all hydraulic pressure.
4. Slightly loosen hydraulic hose fitting (#2) on right-hand
wing cylinder (#1) to allow air to escape.
5. Restart tractor and slowly activate tractor control lever
to retract wing cylinder (#1), and to purge trapped air
from the hydraulic system.
6. Once all air has been purged from hydraulic system,
properly shutdown tractor once more.
7. Tighten hose fitting (#2) on right-hand wing
cylinder (#1).
8. Repeat steps 4-7 to purge left-hand wing cylinder (#3).
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Hook-up LED Lights
Refer to Figure 1-27:
The lead wiring harness (#13) is equipped with a 7-pin
plug for connecting to the tractor’s 7-pin electrical outlet
shown in Figure 1-28.
1.
Route lead wire harness (#13) through spring hose
loops (#14).
2. Connect plug on lead wire harness (#13) to the
tractor’s 7-pin electrical outlet.
Tractor 7-Pin Electrical Outlet
Figure 1-28
3. It is best to have a second person verify the lights are
operating. Start tractor and operate lights as follows:
a. Turn on head lights to verify red lights illuminate.
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b. Turn on flasher lights to verify amber lights are
blinking on and off.
Refer to Figure 1-29:
4. If the lights did not operate properly, recheck hook-up
of enhance module and wire harnesses. Make
necessary changes and repeat step 3 above.
a. Make sure connector (#9R) with a red wire is
connected to end labeled “ENHANCER” of wire
harness (#8R), for LED light on implement’s right
side.
b. Make sure connector (#9L) with a yellow wire is
connected to end labeled “ENHANCER” of wire
harness (#8L), for LED light on implement’s left
side.
c. Make sure connector on the lead wire harness
(#13) is connected to connector (#9C) on
enhancer module (#9).
d. Ensure that the 7-pin plug of 15' lead wire harness
(#13) is properly seated inside 7-pin electrical
outlet on tractor (not shown).
5. Check 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.
Enhance Module Wire Connections
Figure 1-29
Remove Shipping Lugs
Refer to Figure 1-30:
Tie down lugs are installed on the rear two corners of the
center deck for shipping purposes only. They should be
removed and discarded before cutter is put into use.
Remove and discard both shipping lugs (#1) and
attaching hardware (#2 & #3).
NOTE: Some center axle options may have the
shipping lugs permanently integrated into them.
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6. Secure harness in place with spiral hose wrap (#12)
and add cable ties as needed.
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LED Hookup
Figure 1-27
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Figure 1-30
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Unhook Rotary Cutter
1.
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See “Long-Term Storage” on page 52 when storing
the cutter for long periods and at end of season.
2. If power take-off is engaged, reduce tractor engine
speed to an idle and then disengage power take-off.
3. Park cutter on a level, hard surface. Place tractor gear
selector in park or set park brake.
Refer to Figure 1-31:
4. Wait for blades to come to a complete stop, then raise
the cutter up and fold wings up to transport position.
5. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor off according
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: Do not walk, stand, or
allow anyone else in the area where a raised wing will fall
unless the wing is securely locked in the raised position with
its transport lock.
6. Remove hairpin cotter (#1) from transport pin (#2)
and remove the transport pin (#2) from storage
holes (#4).
Transport Pin, Locked Position
Figure 1-32
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Refer to Figure 1-32:
7. Insert transport pin (#2) through wing lock hole (#3)
and secure it with hairpin cotter (#1).
Refer to Figure 1-33:
8. Move all stroke control flip spacers (#2) to the open
position.
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9. Start tractor and lower cutter until front skid shoes are
resting on the ground or on solid, non-concrete
support blocks.
Hydraulic Lift Cylinder and Stroke Control Flip Spacers
Figure 1-33
10. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
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! WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death: Stay clear from underneath
the cutter and directly behind transport tires. The cutter could
fall suddenly causing the decks to lower and tires to roll back.
11. Close stroke control flip spacers as needed to
support wheels at this position.
12. Move cylinder lift levers back and forth to release all
hydraulic pressure at the couplers.
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Transport Pin, Storage Position
Figure 1-31
Hydraulic Couplers & Wire Harness Storage
Figure 1-34
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Refer to Figure 1-35:
13. Relocate park jack (#3) from left-hand wing deck and
attach to jack mount (#15) as shown. Fully insert
detent pin (#8) in jack mount (#15) to secure park
jack (#3).
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14. If needed, realign park jack (#3) to be vertical. Refer
to “Park Jack Angle Alignment” on page 29.
15. Unhook hitch safety chain (#4) from tractor.
16. Unhook hydraulic hoses (#7) from tractor duplex
outlets. Insert couplers through hole (A) on the hitch
frame and slide them down the slot as shown to keep
couplers out of the dirt. See Figure 1-34 on page 27.
17. Unhook wire harness (#13) from tractor outlet. Insert
wire harness through hole (B) on the hitch frame with
connector hanging down to keep moisture out.
See Figure 1-34 on page 27.
18. Rotate driveline hanger (#16) up to position shown.
19. Pull back on locking collar (#6) and pull driveline (#5)
from tractor power take-off shaft.
20. Collapse driveline (#5) by pushing tractor end of
driveline toward the splitter gearbox. Store driveline
on hanger (#16).
Unhook LP Performance Hitch
Figure 1-35
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21. Adjust park jack (#3) as needed to raise cutter hitch
off the tractor drawbar.
22. Remove connecting hitch pin or bolt as follows:
a. For LP Performance Hitch, See Figure 1-35:
Remove hairpin cotter (#2) and hitch pin (#1).
b. For Swivel Clevis Hitch, See Figure 1-36:
Remove hairpin cotter (#2) and hitch pin (#1).
c. For Bar-Tite Hitch, See Figure 1-37:
Remove locknut (#1) and bolt (#2).
23. Restart tractor and slowly drive tractor forward
several feet.
24. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
Unhook Swivel Clevis Hitch
Figure 1-36
25. Lower park jack until cutter is resting on its front skid
shoes.
26. Replace connecting pin/bolt as follows:
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a. For LP Performance Hitch, See Figure 1-35:
Rotate clevis (#9) horizontal and flip hitch holder
(#11) up so that its holes are on top as shown.
Insert hitch pin (#1) through holes in hitch holder
(#11). Secure with hairpin cotter (#2).
b. For Swivel Clevis Hitch, See Figure 1-36:
Insert connecting pin (#1) in clevis (#9) and
secure with hairpin cotter (#2).
c. For Bar-Tite Hitch, See Figure 1-37:
Insert bolt (#2) through hitch (#9) and screw lock
nut (#1) onto bolt (#2) with several turns.
Unhook Bar-Tite Hitch
Figure 1-37
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Section 2: Adjustments
Park Jack Angle Alignment
Lift Cylinder Adjustment
Refer to Figure 2-1:
The jack mount angle should be adjusted to position the
park jack vertical while supporting the cutter hitch. This
angle will vary depending on the number of stroke control
flip spacers closed on the lift cylinder rod.
Refer to Figure 2-3 on page 30:
To get best range of motion, put lift cylinder (#2) in bottom
hole (as shown) when cutter is supplied with 21" to 26"
tires. Put the lift cylinder (#2) in the top hole (A) when the
cutter is supplied with 29" tires. When supplied with larger
tires, overall ground clearance can be increased by
putting the lift cylinder (#2) in the bottom hole (as shown),
but lower cutting height ranges will be sacrificed.
NOTE: Refer to decal (#6) and instructions below
for jack alignment and torque value instructions.
NOTE: If cutter is not hitched to a tractor, place
solid, non-concrete support blocks under the front
skid shoes to support cutter while aligning park jack
vertically.
1.
With cutter hitched to a tractor, lower cutter to storage
height.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
3. Install park jack (#7). See “Attach Park Jack” on
page 15. Check jack angle. If jack is not vertical,
proceed with step 4 below.
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 to the correct torque.
8. Tighten 1" hex nut (#4) to 645 ft-lbs (874.4 N· m).
9. If moving cutter, skip to step 10. If unhooking cutter,
see “Unhook Rotary Cutter” on page 27 for detailed
instructions.
10. If cutter is to be moved, relocate park jack (#7) from
hitch frame to left-hand wing storage base. Make
sure base of park jack is level with or lower than the
head, especially after the wings are folded up. See
cover picture for correct positioning.
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! WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death: Stay clear from
underneath the cutter and directly behind transport tires. The
cutter could fall suddenly causing the decks to lower and tires
to roll back.
1. Park tractor and cutter on a level surface.
2. Fully extend deck lift cylinder (#2) and fold cylinders
to lower the wings.
3. Without relieving hydraulic pressure, shut tractor
down properly before dismounting, according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15. Place
solid, non concrete support blocks or jack stands
under the four corners of the center deck.
4. Move stroke control flip spacers to open position.
5. Return to tractor seat and start the tractor. Lower
center deck onto solid, non concrete support blocks.
Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
6. Remove hairpin cotter and hitch pin (#6) on both
ends of cylinder.
7.
If moving from hole (A) to bottom hole, measure and
note the distance between the bottom hole and
cylinder hole on axle. Over a bucket or oil catch,
loosen hose fitting to drain oil and retract cylinder to
length of noted measurement. Tighten hose fitting,
clean cylinder and dispose of oil properly.
8. Reposition hydraulic cylinder to the desired mounting
hole, reinsert hitch pin (#6) and secure with hairpin
cotter.
9. With jack or overhead lift, lift the rear axle to align with
rod end of cylinder (#2) and reinsert hitch pin and
secure with hair pin. Remove jack or lift straps.
10. Return to tractor and fully extend center deck lift
cylinder to raise the deck up.
11. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting. Close stroke control flip
spacers and remove support blocks from under the
four corners of the center deck.
Park Jack Angle Alignment
Figure 2-1
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Level Cutter Decks
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These adjustments should be made with your cutter
hooked to the tractor that will be operating the unit or to a
tractor having the same drawbar height.
Level Center Deck
Refer to Figure 2-2 & Figure 2-3
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. Using hydraulic lift, adjust center deck height so that
front skid shoes (#2) are 2 to 3 inches above ground.
Stroke Control
Flip Spacers
3. Wait for blades to come to a complete stop and then
fold wings up to transport position.
4. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
5. Lock wings in the up position with the transport pins.
See “Transport Pins” on page 35 for instructions.
IMPORTANT: See Figure 2-3. Loosening adjusting
nuts (#3) will lengthen leveling rods and lower front
of cutter. Tightening adjusting nuts (#3) will shorten
leveling rods and raise front of cutter.
6. On both sides of center deck, there are continuous
hinges (#1). Measure distance from bottom of hinges
to ground at the front and back. They should be equal
distance off the ground at the back and 1" closer to
the ground at the front.
NOTE: 1" measurement can be lowered or raised
depending on cutting conditions.
If continuous hinges are too high at the front:
a. Loosen jam nuts (#5) several turns.
b. Unscrew adjusting nuts (#3) an equal amount to
lower front of cutter until both hinges are 1" lower
in the front than in the back.
If continuous hinges are too low at the front:
a. Loosen jam nuts (#5).
b. Tighten adjusting nuts (#3) an equal amount to
raise front of cutter until both hinges are 1" lower
in the front than in the back.
7.
Center Deck Leveling Rods (Lights Removed For Clarity)
Figure 2-3
Level Wing Decks
Refer to Figure 2-4:
Each wing section will need adjusting if wing top is not
level with center deck top when wings are unfolded.
1.
Start tractor and lower wings down. Refer to “Field
Set-up” on page 36 for instructions on how to lower
wings.
2. Pull cutter straight forward six to ten feet to allow
outer wing wheels to properly align themselves.
3. Check wing tops with a level to see if they are level
with the top of the center deck. If the outer edge of
either wing top is higher or lower than the center
deck, then that wing should be leveled as follows:
a. If outer wing edge is higher than the center
deck, loosen jam nut (#7) and tighten turnbuckle
(#8) to shorten it until lower outer wing edge is
level with center deck. Tighten jam nut (#7) to the
correct torque when level.
b. If outer wing edge is lower than the center deck,
loosen jam nut (#7) and loosen turnbuckle (#8) to
lengthen it until outer wing edge is level with the
center deck. Tighten jam nut (#7) to the correct
torque when level.
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Be sure left and right leveling rods have equal
amounts of tension and then retighten jam nuts (#5)
against lock washers (#4) and adjusting nuts (#3).
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Wing Turnbuckle
Figure 2-4
Front Skid Position (Chain Guards Removed For Clarity)
Figure 2-2
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Adjust Cutter Height
7.
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 wings and raise center deck
fully up with lift cylinder.
2. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting according to “Tractor
Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
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Measure height of cut grass/material. This
measurement 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. Count the required number of stroke control flip
spacers to meet desired cutting height.
NOTE: Opening flip spacers lowers cutting height
and closing flip spacers raises cutting height.
9. Return to tractor and raise Rotary Cutter up again.
10. Without lowering the cutter, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
11. With tractor shut off and switch key removed, close
the amount of stroke control flip spacers determined
in step 8.
12. Restart tractor and lower cutter against stroke control
flip spacers.
13. Recheck cutting height using steps 4-7. If needed,
adjust number of stroke control flip spacers until
desired cutting height is achieved.
14. Keep remaining flip spacers in the fully open position.
Stroke control flip
spacers in open
position
Stroke control flip
spacers in closed
position
Cutting Height Adjustment
Figure 2-5
! WARNING
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).
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To prevent serious injury or death: Stay clear from
underneath the cutter and directly behind transport tires. The
cutter could fall suddenly causing the decks to lower and tires
to roll back.
IMPORTANT: Whether engaging or disengaging
stroke control flip spacers, take time to ensure they
are in the fully open or fully closed position. Flip
spacers not in the fully closed or fully open position
can cause damage to the lift cylinder and/or flip
spacers.
3. Open all stroke control flip spacers (#2) on lift
cylinder (#1).
4. Start tractor and engage blades. See “Engage
Blades” on page 37 for detailed instructions.
5. Using tractor control lever, adjust cutter to the
desired cutting height and then travel forward for
approximately 20 to 50 feet.
6. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor down
properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
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Figure 2-6
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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 cutter unless
they are age 16 or older and have read, fully understood,
and are completely 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 13
• Section 2: Adjustments, page 29
• Section 3: Operating Instructions, page 32
• Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication, page 44
•
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.
•
Always disconnect driveline from the tractor before
servicing the drivetrain and components powered by the
drivetrain. A person can become entangled in the drivetrain
if the tractor is started and the power take-off is engaged.
•
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.
•
Keep everyone away from the cutter when folding or
unfolding the wings or when raising or lowering the cutter.
The cutter can pinch or crush a person when performing
these operations.
•
Do not raise one or both wings up 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.
•
Do not use cutter as a fan. Cutting blades are not properly
designed or guarded for this use.
•
The cutter must be operated with both wings attached.
Removing one wing will increase risk of rollover. Removing
one or both wings will expose blades. Blades rotating at
high speed will cut body extremities and throw objects.
•
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.
•
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.
•
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.
Perform the following inspections before using your
Rotary Cutter.
Operating Checklist

Check
Page
Follow installation and hook-up instructions.
13
Refer to “Section 1: Assembly & Set-up”.
Make all required adjustments.
29
Refer to “Section 2: Adjustments”.
Perform all required maintenance.
44
Refer to “Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication”.
Make sure all guards and shields are in place
45 & 46
and in good working condition. Refer to “Chain
Guards” and “Gearbox Driveline Shielding”.
Lubricate cutter and drivelines as needed.
53
Refer to “Lubrication Points”.
Lubricate all gearboxes and replace oil plugs
55
properly. Refer to “Gearbox and Divider Box
Lubrication”.
Check cutter initially and periodically for loose
65
bolts and pins. Refer to “Torque Values Chart”.
Safety Information
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not walk, stand, or allow anyone else in the area where
a raised wing will fall unless the wing is securely locked in
the raised position with its transport lock.
•
Rotary Cutters have the ability to discharge objects at high
speeds; therefore, the use of front & rear safety guards is
required and should always be used when cutting along
roadways and in areas where bystanders are present. Stop
blade rotation if bystanders are in or around the area.
•
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 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.
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To avoid serious injury or death:
• Allow only persons to operate this implement who have
fully read and comprehended this manual, who have been
properly trained in the safe operation of this implement, and
who are age 16 or older. Serious injury or death can result
from the inability to read, understand, and follow
instructions provided in this manual.
•
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.
•
Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
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•
Perform scheduled maintenance. Check for loose
hardware, missing parts, broken parts, structural cracks,
and excessive wear. Make repairs before putting implement
back into service.
•
Do not operate and/or travel across inclines where the
tractor and/or implement can rollover. Consult your
tractor’s manual for acceptable inclines the tractor is
capable of traveling across. When traveling across steep
inclines, ensure the wings are folded down.
•
•
•
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 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.
•
Do not use implement to tow other equipment. Doing so can
result in loss of control and damage the equipment.
•
Do not weld or torch on galvanized metal as it will release
toxic fumes.
•
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.
•
•
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.
•
Cutter blades can continue to rotate while decelerating after
power take-off is disengaged. Remain on the tractor seat
until rotating parts come to a complete stop.
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.
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.
Wait for blades to come to a complete stop before accessing
blade bolts through blade bolt access hole.
•
Improper oil level can cause bearing failure and be a fire
hazard. Maintain proper gearbox oil level to avoid serious
injury and property damage.
Do not raise the wing off the ground when traveling across
an incline. The weight of the wing will increase the risk of a
rollover.
•
•
•
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set-up to operate
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.
Some tractors are able to over speed their rated power
take-off speed of 540 rpm or 1000 rpm. Only operate at the
cutter’s designed speed of 540 rpm or 1000 rpm. Excessive
speed can damage drive components and cutter blades.
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.
•
Avoid catching hydraulic hoses on brush, posts, tree limbs,
and other protrusions that could damage and/or break them.
•
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.
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.
Tractor & Cutter Inspection
Make the following inspections with cutter attached to a
tractor and cutter parked on a level surface, power take-off
disengaged, and cutter blades stopped.
1.
Inspect tractor safety equipment to make sure it is in
good working condition.
2. Inspect cutter safety equipment, including all safety
chain guards and shielding for proper installation and
that they are in good working condition.
3. Check driveline to make certain it is securely
connected to the tractor power take-off shaft and
cutter gearbox shaft. Also, make certain guards are in
good working condition and in place.
4. Check driveline hanger. Make sure it is rotated down
away from the driveline.
5. Remove 3-point lower arms or secure them so they
do not interfere with driveline, hoses, or hitch.
6. Check all hoses and wires to ensure that they will not
pinch or come in contact with the folding wings and
rotating drivelines.
7.
Start tractor and carefully raise and lower implement
to ensure tractor drawbar, tires, and other equipment
on the tractor do not contact cutter or power take-off
driveline. Also see “Driveline Clearance Check” on
page 24.
8. Raise center deck fully up. Without lowering
implement, shut tractor down properly before
dismounting according to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 15.
9. Place solid, non-concrete support blocks or jack
stands under the four center deck corners.
10. Start tractor and lower center deck down onto
supports.
11. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting.
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12. With cutter resting on solid, non-concrete 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 Blades” on page 48.
13. Inspect hydraulic hoses for wear, damage, and
hydraulic leaks. Before checking for leaks, read
“Avoid High Pressure Fluids Hazard” on page 3.
Replace damaged and worn hoses with genuine
Land Pride parts.
Blade Operation Inspection
! DANGER
To prevent 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.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
•
Stop power take-off immediately if vibration continues after
a few revolutions during start-up and anytime vibration
occurs thereafter.
•
Some tractors are equipped with two power take-off speeds.
Be certain your tractor’s power take-off is set-up to operate
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.
14. Make repairs to cutter and tractor before continuing
with “Blade Operation Inspection” on this page.
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IMPORTANT: Read all “Safety Information”
starting on page 32 before operating the cutter.
1.
Constant Velocity (CV) Driveline
Figure 3-1
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 driveline maximum turning
angle. If the turn cannot be avoided, disengage tractor
power take-off and wait for driveline to stop before
making the turn.
• Constant Velocity Driveline:
Maximum turning angle = 80o.
Make sure cutter blades are not locked against each
other. See “Field Set-up” on page 36.
2. Remove deck supports and set transport locks for
field operations. See “Transport Pins” on page 35.
3. Lower cutter decks until blades are about 2" off the
ground.
4. Start tractor and set throttle speed just above idle. If
available, use tractor’s power take-off soft start option.
Slowly engage power take-off to get blades rotating.
(See “Engage Blades” instructions on page 37.)
5. Initial start-up vibration is normal and should stop
after a few revolutions. Stop power take-off rotation
immediately if vibration continues.
6. Once cutter is running smoothly, increase throttle to
full cutter speed (540 or 1000 rpm). If cutter vibrates
excessively for 3 seconds at full speed, immediately
disengage power take-off, and shut tractor down
properly before dismounting according to “Tractor
Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
7.
Block center deck up before working under cutter.
8. Check blades for a locked-up situation. Unlock
blades if locked-up.
9. Check for other probable causes such as broken or
bent blades, loose blades, loose gearbox mounting
bolts, bent driveline etc.
10. Take proper precautions to make necessary repairs
and adjustments.
11. Repeat steps 1-10 above to make certain vibration is
corrected before putting cutter back into service.
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Transport Pins
IMPORTANT: Always disengage tractor’s power
take-off & wait for blades to come to a complete stop
before raising the wings to transport position. Wing
drivelines, wing gearboxes, and splitter gearbox can
be damaged if driveline is turning.
NOTE: The wings are controlled with two hydraulic
lift cylinders. Be certain that the wing hydraulics are
attached to the tractor and the hydraulic hoses are
purged of air before proceeding.
Cutter wings will need to be raised before transporting on a
roadway, through narrow gate openings and when
servicing the deck underside.
1.
Disengage power take-off and wait for cutter blades
to come to a complete stop before raising wings.
2. Raise cutter wings fully up with hydraulics.
3. Without relieving hydraulic pressure, shut tractor
down properly before dismounting according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
•
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.
1.
Move all the stroke control flip spacers to the closed
position by moving the red handled stroke control flip
spacer to the closed position and lower cylinder to
rest on spacers.
2. 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.
3. Always raise wings and set transport pins before
traveling on public roadways.
4. When traveling on roadways, transport in such a way
that faster moving vehicles may pass you safely.
5. Operate tractor at a lower speed when traveling over
rough or hill-like terrain.
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! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: Do not walk, stand, or
allow anyone else in the area where a raised wing will fall
unless the wing is securely locked in the raised position with
its transport lock.
4. See Figure 3-2: Remove hairpin cotter (#1) from
transport pin (#2) and remove the transport pin (#2)
from storage holes (#4).
5. See Figure 3-3: Insert transport pin (#2) through lock
hole (#3) and secure it with hairpin cotter (#1).
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other wing. Your cutter is
now ready for transporting.
Transport Pin, Storage Position
Figure 3-2
Transporting
! WARNING
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To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always raise wings and set transport locks before
transporting from one work site to another and before
traveling on public roadways. The wings can fall if not
secured with transport locks.
•
Always travel with cutter at a safe transport height. Be sure
that it is high enough to clear ground obstacles but not too
high that the cutter is unstable on hill sides or tight turns.
•
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.
•
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.
Transport Pin, Locked Position
Figure 3-3
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Field Set-up
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! DANGER
Blade Carrier
To prevent serious injury or death: 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.
Wing Deck
Cutting Blades
! WARNING
To prevent 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 creating high wear, poor discharge, and
the need for additional horsepower.
Field Inspections
Thoroughly inspect area to be cut for debris and
unforeseen objects. Remove all potential hazards and
mark any that cannot be removed.
Unfold Wings and Set Deck Cutting Height
! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: Keep everyone away from
the cutter when folding or unfolding the wings or when raising
or lowering the cutter. The cutter can pinch or crush a person
when performing these operations.
Refer to Figure 3-4:
IMPORTANT: Cutting blades may become locked
together (overlapped) when the wings are raised for
transport. Operating cutter in this condition will result
in severe deck vibration. Inspect wings for locked
blades prior to power-on operation.
1.
Inspect blade carriers for locked blades prior to
lowering the wings. Separate locked blades.
Wing Deck Blade Position
Figure 3-4
Set Wing Lift Lever to Float Position
IMPORTANT: When cutting, the wing folding lever
should be in float position to avoid damage to the
wing hydraulic cylinder and axle while cutting on
uneven terrain.
Use float position of your tractor’s hydraulic system to
provide automatic floating of wings for varying terrain
conditions. This will ensure wing gauge wheels are in
continuous contact with the ground at all times.
Select Gear Range
Optimum ground speed depends on density of material
being cut, horsepower rating of tractor, and (in some
cases) terrain. Always operate tractor at 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 (3.2 to 8.0 km/h). Loss
of power take-off speed will allow blades to hinge back
and result in ragged, uneven cutting.
NOTE: Never run tractor in an economy mode or
any other mode that will drop power or speed from
the power take-off. This may result in ragged and
uneven cutting.
2. Start tractor and raise both wings up to release any
tension on the transport lock pins.
3. Without lowering the cutter, shut tractor down before
dismounting according to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 15.
Refer to Figure 3-3 on page 35:
4. Remove hairpin cotters (#1) from both left and right
side transport pins (#2).
Refer to Figure 3-2 on page 35:
5. Store transport pins (#2) in storage holes (#4) and
secure them with hairpin cotters (#1).
6. Start tractor and lower both wings down.
7.
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Adjust cutter to field cutting height. See “Adjust
Cutter Height” on page 31 for detailed instructions.
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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.
1.
Select a gear range that will allow the cutter to make
a smooth cut without lugging the tractor down.
See “Select Gear Range” on page 36.
2. With wings 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.
3. Ensure power shafts are rotating and cutter is not
vibrating excessively after ramping up to full power
take-off speed for at least 3 seconds. If excessive
vibration continues after 3 seconds at full power takeoff speed, disengage power take-off immediately,
shut tractor down, and remove switch key. Wait for
blades to stop rotating before dismounting tractor.
4. Investigate cause if cutter was shut down due to
excessive vibration. See “Blade Carrier Blockage
Removal During Field Use” on this page for detailed
instructions.
5. If cutter was not shut down, continue with 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.
6. Periodically, shut tractor down according to
“Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15 and
inspect cutter.
7.
Dismount tractor and check for objects wrapped
around blade spindles. Block deck up before
removing objects.
Blade Carrier Blockage Removal
During Field Use
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not walk, stand, or allow anyone else in the area where
a raised wing will fall unless the wing is securely locked in
the raised position with its transport lock.
•
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.
•
Keep everyone away from the cutter when folding or
unfolding the wings or when raising or lowering the cutter.
The cutter can pinch or crush a person when performing
these operations.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Cutter blades can continue to rotate while decelerating
after power take-off is disengaged. Remain on the tractor
seat until rotating parts come to a complete stop.
•
Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
•
Do not attempt to remove blockages from blade carriers
while cutter wings are in the folded position. Blades can
become locked by blockages, creating the potential for
blades to swing freely in a harmful manner when blockages
are removed, bringing about the potential for serious injury.
1.
Ensure cutter is securely attached to tractor, then
park tractor and cutter on a level surface.
2. Disengage power take-off and wait for cutter blades
to come to a complete stop.
3. Raise cutter fully up with hydraulics.
8. Frequently inspect cutter for loose bolts and nuts.
Tighten all loose hardware as indicated in the
“Torque Values Chart” on page 65.
4. Without relieving hydraulics, shut tractor down
according to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on
page 15.
Disengage Blades
5. Position all stroke control flip spacers to the fully
closed position, demonstrated in Figure 2-5 on page
31.
1.
Slowly decrease throttle speed until engine idle
speed is reached.
2. Disengage power take-off.
3. Shut tractor down according to “Tractor Shutdown
Procedure” on page 15.
IMPORTANT: It will take longer for the blades to
come to a complete stop on cutters equipped with a
main driveline that has an overrunning clutch, as
opposed to a cutter with a main driveline that does
not have an overrunning clutch.
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6. Start tractor and lower cutter to rest on spacers.
7.
Properly shut tractor down before dismounting. Make
sure to relieve all hydraulic pressure on lift and wing
cylinders.
8. While exercising caution, carefully proceed to cut
and remove any blockages.
9. Discard removed blockages appropriately so they do
not pose a hazard to the cutter once cutting resumes.
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Section 3: Operating Instructions
General Operating Instructions
It is important that you familiarize yourself with the
Operator’s Manual, complete the Operator’s Checklist,
properly attach the cutter to your tractor, make leveling
adjustments, and preset your cutting height before
beginning a running operational safety check on your
Land Pride RC4715 or RC(M)4715 Rotary Cutter.
It’s now time to do a running operational safety check. It
is important that at any time during this safety check you
detect a malfunction in either the cutter or tractor that you
immediately shut the tractor off, remove the key, and
make necessary repairs and/or adjustments before
continuing on.
Before starting the tractor, make sure the park brake is
engaged and power take-off is disengaged. If wings are
folded up, follow instructions in this manual to unfold
wings. Start the tractor and set engine throttle speed at a
low idle. Raise cutter with tractor’s rear hydraulic lift
control lever to transport position, making sure that the
power take-off shaft does not bind and does not contact
the cutter frame. Lower cutter to the ground and at a low
engine speed, engage power take-off. If everything is
running smoothly at a low idle, slowly raise the cutter to
transport height, while checking for bind or chatter in the
driveline. Lower cutter to the ground and increase
tractor’s engine rpm until it reaches the cutter’s full power
take-off operating speed which will be either 540 or 1000
rpm depending on your model. If everything is still
running smoothly, once more raise the cutter to transport
height to check for driveline bind or chatter. Lower cutter
to the ground, return engine to a low idle, and disengage
the power take-off. Be sure tractor 3-point arms are
raised and will not contact main driveline.
You should now be ready to transport to your cutting site
at a safe ground speed. On roadways, transport in such a
manner that faster moving vehicles can easily see you
and pass you safely. Reduce your speed when traveling
over rough and hill-like terrain. Avoid quick or sharp
steering corrections. Take extra care to ensure that the
cutter doesn’t come into contact with obstacles such as
trees, buildings, or fences. Use accessory lights and
appropriate reflective devices to provide adequate
warning to pedestrians and other vehicle operators when
traveling on public roads and in the dark of night. Comply
with all local, state and federal laws.
Depending on your specific model, you will need to
maintain either 540 or 1000 rpm power take-off speed
and 2 to 5 mph ground speed to produce a clean cut.
Make a tractor gear and range selection that will enable
you to maintain these speed combinations. Generally,
the quality of cut is better at lower ground speeds. Dense
ground cover will create the need to slow down even
more. In certain conditions, tractor tires will roll grass
down resulting in an uneven cut when the grass fails to
rebound. Should this happen, you may try reversing the
direction of cut and/or double cut to achieve the desired
finish. Avoid very low cutting heights, especially on
extremely uneven terrain. Always cut downward on
slopes and avoid crossing the face of steep slopes. Avoid
sharp drops and cross diagonally through dips to prevent
hanging up the tractor and cutter. Slow down in turns and
avoid sharp turns if at all possible.
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 wings are on the ground and the
hydraulic control lever is in float position.
• Engage power take-off, raise engine rpm to the
appropriate power take-off speed, and begin cutting.
Try increasing or decreasing ground speed to determine
the effect on quality of cut. With a little practice you will be
pleased with what your Land Pride 15' Folding Rotary
Cutter can do.
When you are done cutting, 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 and disengage power
take-off.
• Stop on level ground, place gear selector in park or set
park brake, turn off engine, remove switch key, and
stay on the tractor until cutter blades have come to a
complete stop.
It is important that you inspect the area where you will be
cutting and clear it of safety hazards and foreign objects
either before or after you arrive at the cutting site. Never
assume the area is clear. Cut only in areas which you are
familiar with and are free of foreign objects. Extremely tall
grass should be cut twice to detect potential hazards. In
the event you do strike an object, stop the cutter and
tractor immediately to inspect and make necessary
repairs to the cutter before resuming operation. It really
pays to inspect a new area and to develop a safe plan
before cutting.
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Section 4: Options & Accessories
Section 4: Options & Accessories
Safety Chain Guards
Wing Fold Options
! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: Rotary Cutters have the
ability to discharge objects at high speeds; therefore, the use
of front and rear safety guards are required with this cutter.
Specifically, 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 chain guards and double row
chain guards.
• Single row chain guards are constructed with a single
row of hanging chain links.
• Double row chain guards are constructed with two
rows of hanging chain links. The extra chain provides
an additional barrier for stopping thrown objects.
331-992A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Row Chain Guards
331-993A . . . . . . . . . . . . . Double Row Chain Guards
Hitches
Land Pride offers 5 different hitches to best suit your
application. See “Hitch Types” on page 14 for complete
description of optional hitches.
334-744A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
334-460A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
334-462A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
334-470A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
334-471A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . Swivel Clevis Hitch
. . . . . . . . Bar-Tite Hitch
. . . . . . . . . . . .Ball Hitch
. . . . . . . . . . Pintle Hitch
. . LP Performance Hitch
Deck Ring Option
Land Pride offers a deck ring option for extra protection
for the deck sheet and structure. The deck rings are
welded to the underside of the center deck and wing
decks to protect from bent and deflected blades caused
by hitting obstructions.
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign
Land Pride offers a Slow Moving Vehicle sign to aid in
providing additional safety measures when transporting
your Rotary Cutter.
316-362S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slow Moving Vehicle Sign
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Land Pride offers four wing folding options to best suit
your application. The dual-acting cylinders have a
narrower transport width than single-acting cylinders.
• Single-acting: Simultaneously raise and lower wings
with single-acting cylinders. Relies on gravity to pull
wings to ground. Uses 1 hydraulic duplex.
• Dual-acting: Simultaneously raise and lower wings
with dual-acting cylinders. Hydraulically power wings
up and down. Uses 1 hydraulic duplex.
• Independent single-acting: Independently raise and
lower each wing with single acting cylinders. Uses 2
hydraulic duplexes.
• Independent dual-acting: Independently raise and
lower each wing with dual-acting cylinders. Uses 2
hydraulic duplexes.
331-785A
331-786A
331-787A
331-788A
. . . . . . . . . . . .Single-Acting Fold Assembly
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dual-Acting Fold Assembly
. Independent Single-Acting Fold Assembly
. . .Independent Dual-Acting Fold Assembly
Tire Options & Configurations
Land Pride offers five different tire options to choose from,
with each option available in a 6 or 8 tire configuration.
• Laminated Tires: Available sizes are 21" and 26"
tires. They are constructed of laminated layers of solid
rubber that will never go flat.
• New Tires: 25.5", 20 ply tires are available as foam
and air-filled. Both are built tough to withstand the
rugged use a cutter receives, as well as providing a
smoother ride when transporting. Foam-filled tires will
not go flat.
• Used Aircraft Tires: Available as a 29" pneumatic tire
or 24" foam-filled tire. They are built tough to withstand
the rugged use a cutter receives and to provide a
smoother ride when transporting.
• 6 Tire Configuration: Four tires on transport axle and
one on each wing axle.
• 8 Tire Configuration: Four tires on transport axle and
two on each wing axle.
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Section 4: Options & Accessories
Axle Options and Configurations
Independent Suspension Center Axle
Land Pride offers a multitude of axle options to ensure
your Rotary Cutter is properly fitted for its intended
application. Purchaser must choose one center axle
option and one wing option, unless purchasing the center
and wing option 331-779A.
This HD center axle option provides independent
suspension. Each trailing arm features a rocker and spring
to better handle rough terrain. When field terrains are less
than ideal, and additional suspension support is needed,
this center axle option will easily meet those expectations.
334-454A . . . . .Independent Suspension Center Axle
(Not applicable with 334-513A Wing Axle option.)
Center & Wing Axle Option
Single Suspension Center and Wing
This center and wing axle option provides suspension
through the use of two springs located directly behind the
center deck’s lift cylinder. It is best suited for relatively flat
and even terrain.
331-779A . . . . . . Single Suspension Center and Wing
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Walking Tandem Center Axle
The walking tandem axle features a beam on each trailing
arm that pivots front to back. The beam pivots in the center
with a spindle in front and a spindle in back of the pivot.
This axle is great for walking through washouts or on/off
curbs.
334-489A . . . . . . . . . . . Walking Tandem Center Axle
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Center Axle Options
HD Single Suspension Center Axle
This heavy duty (HD) center axle option provides
suspension through the use of two springs located directly
behind the center deck’s lift cylinder. The HD axles
features bigger tubing and large gussets, making it a great
option when the cutters main application goes just beyond
flat and even terrain. This option allows the purchaser to
choose a separate wing axle option that meets their
needs.
334-512A . . . . . . . . . . Single Suspension Center Axle
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Pivot Parallel Center Axle
The parallel pivot axle features a beam on each trailing
arm that pivots side to side. The side to side pivoting
action spreads the weight evenly between the wheel. This
axle is great for holding slopes while minimizing tire wear.
331-753A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallel Pivot Center Axle
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Section 4: Options & Accessories
Wing Axle Options
Main Drivelines
HD Solid Wing Axles
Land Pride offers two different CAT 6 main drivelines to
best suit your application.
This HD wing axle option is provided with suspension
support through the springs incorporated into all
compatible center axle options. Each wing axle is solidly
built with bigger tubing supported by a large gusset,
allowing the cutter to successfully take on a vast array of
field terrains.
334-513A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HD Wing Axles
(Not applicable with 334-454A Center Axle option.)
• CAT 6 constant velocity drivelines allow the operator to
make up to 80 degree turns.
• CAT 6 constant velocity drivelines with overrunning
clutch have the same features as the CAT 6 constant
velocity driveline plus the overrunning clutch feature.
The overrunning clutch helps protect the tractor’s
power take-off shaft, especially if the tractor has
instant power take-off breaking.
CAT 6 Constant Velocity
826-643C . . . . . . .CAT 6 CV driveline 1 3/8", 540 rpm
826-644C . . . . . . CAT 6 CV driveline 1 3/8", 1000 rpm
826-645C . . . . . . CAT 6 CV driveline 1 3/4", 1000 rpm
CAT 6 Constant Velocity With Overrunning Clutch
826-884C . . . . . . .CAT 6 CV driveline 1 3/8", 540 rpm
826-793C . . . . . . CAT 6 CV driveline 1 3/8", 1000 rpm
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Independent Suspension Wing Axles
This HD wing axle option provides independent
suspension to both wings. Each wing attains support
through the wing axle’s trailing arm, which features a
rocker and spring to better handle rough terrain. When
field terrains are challenging, this wing axle option ensures
your implement is provided with ample suspension
support across the full width span of the cutter.
331-717A . . . . . Independent Suspension Wing Axles
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Section 4: Options & Accessories
Blade Accessories
Blade Carrier Options
Land Pride offers three different cutting blade options.
They include High Lift blades, standard blades, and Low
Lift blades. For the removal and installation of cutting
blades, refer to section “Cutter Blades” on page 48.
Land Pride offers four blade carrier options to choose
from when outfitting your Rotary Cutter.
NOTE: The “CCW” notation refers to counter
clockwise rotation, where as the “CW” notation
refers to clockwise rotation. Rotation direction is
determined by looking down at the deck
• High Lift blades are great for achieving grass-cut
quality, and cutting at taller cut heights. However, they
are not ideal for trees and heavy brush.
820-724C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CCW rotation
820-725C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Center CCW rotation
820-726C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CW rotation
820-727C . . . . . . . Center CW rotation (not standard)
• Standard blades offer a good combination of grass-cut
quality and the ability to handle trees and heavy brush.
820-720C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CCW rotation
820-721C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Center CCW rotation
820-722C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CW rotation
820-723C . . . . . . . Center CW rotation (not standard)
• Low Lift blades are great for stemmed material, trees,
• Diamond Blade Bar
•
334-064A . . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-542A . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
Bolt-on Dishpans
•
334-544A . . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-546A . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
Welded Dishpans
•
334-567A . . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-569A . . . . . CCW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
Shredder Blade Option
331-332A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15' shredder kit, 540 rpm
334-548A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15' shredder kit, 1000 rpm
Clockwise Center Deck Rotation
Options
Land Pride Rotary Cutters come standard with the center
deck gearbox and blade assembly rotating counter
clockwise. As an option, Land Pride offers clockwise
center deck rotation for each main blade carrier. This
option is not available with the shredder blade kit.
and heavy brush. They are also known to stand up well
in conditions that contain gopher mounds and ant hills.
They are not as suitable as High Lift and standard
blades when looking to achieve grass-cut quality.
• Diamond Blade Bar
820-478C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Center CCW rotation
820-479C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CCW rotation
820-480C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wing CW rotation
820-544C . . . . . . . Center CW rotation (not standard)
•
334-541A . . . . . . . CW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-543A . . . . . . .CW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
Bolt-on Dishpans
•
334-545A . . . . . . . CW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-547A . . . . . . .CW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
Welded Dishpans
334-568A . . . . . . . CW center deck rotation, 540 rpm
334-570A . . . . . . CW center deck rotation, 1000 rpm
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Single Duplex Accessory
70663
Land Pride offers the single duplex accessory kit to
change the cutter from requiring two tractor duplex
outlets to only requiring one duplex outlet.
Remove
Install
Single Duplex Fittings Bundle
334-754A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single duplex accessory
Refer to Figure 4-1:
1. Remove hydraulic hose (#1) from hydraulic tee
fitting (#2) and set to the side.
2. Remove hydraulic hose (#3) from hydraulic tee
fitting (#2) and set to the side.
3. Hydraulic tee fitting (#2) and hydraulic hose (#4) are
no longer needed.
4. Remove hydraulic hose (#5) from hydraulic adapter
fitting (#6).
Lift Cylinder
5. Remove hydraulic adapter fitting (#6) from the lift
cylinder’s port hole (#7) and put away as it is no
longer needed.
6. Install hydraulic adapter fitting (#8) to the lift
cylinder’s port hole (#7). Tighten fitting.
7.
Install hydraulic cross fitting (#9) to hydraulic adapter
fitting (#8).Tighten fitting.
Single Duplex Hook-up
Figure 4-1
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Remove
Install
8. Install hydraulic adapter fitting (#10) to hydraulic
cross fitting (#9). Tighten fitting.
9. Install hydraulic hose (#1) to hydraulic cross fitting
(#9) as shown. Tighten hose.
10. Install hydraulic hose (#3) to hydraulic cross fitting
(#9) as shown. Tighten hose.
11. Install hydraulic hose (#5) to hydraulic adapter fitting
(#10) as shown. Tighten hose.
12. Make sure all hoses and fittings are tightened.
Lift Cylinder
Dual-Acting Lift Cylinder Accessory
Land Pride offers the Dual-Acting Lift Cylinder
accessory, which allows the operator to lower the deck
with hydraulic power instead of gravity. The air vent in the
lift cylinder is replaced with a hydraulic fitting and hose. It
is ideal for dirty and corrosive environments, aiding in the
prevention of contaminants getting into the lift cylinder.
Dual-Acting Lift Cylinder Kit
Dual-Acting Lift Cylinder Accessory Hook-up
Figure 4-2
4. With hydraulic fitting properly oriented, attach
hydraulic hose (#3) by tightening threaded end of
hose onto hydraulic fitting (#2). Be sure to hold
hydraulic fitting (#2) with a wrench when tightening
hydraulic hose (#3) onto fitting to eliminate stress.
334-927A . . . . . . . . Dual-acting lift cylinder accessory
Refer to Figure 4-2:
1. Remove vented plug (#1) from lift cylinder port hole.
Store plug away as it is no longer needed.
2. If attached, remove threaded end of hydraulic hose
(#3) from hydraulic fitting (#2).
3. Thread hydraulic fitting (#2) into lift cylinder port hole
as shown and tighten down. Be sure to orient
connecting end of hydraulic fitting (#2) toward the
front of cutter. Doing so will eliminate the potential of
a pinched hydraulic hose when cutter is in use.
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
General 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.
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.
Periodically, shutdown tractor by following the “Tractor
Shutdown Procedure” on page 15. Dismount tractor
and check for objects wrapped around blade spindles.
Block deck up with solid, non-concrete supports before
removing objects.
! DANGER
To prevent 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:
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
Check for signs of damaged or worn hydraulic hoses,
fittings and cylinders before each use of the cutter.
Replace damaged components as needed. Order only
genuine Land Pride parts from your local Land Pride
dealer.
! 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.
Tires
! WARNING
To avoid 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.
•
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.
•
Perform scheduled maintenance. Check for loose
hardware, missing parts, broken parts, structural cracks,
and excessive wear. Make repairs before putting implement
back into service.
•
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. Do not over inflate tires.
•
Do not alter implement or replace parts on the implement
with other brands. Other brands may not fit properly or
meet OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
specifications. They can weaken the integrity and impair the
safety, function, performance, and life of the implement.
Replace parts only with genuine OEM parts.
•
Do not weld on or heat a rim. High heat can weaken and/or
warp the rim and damage the tire. Air pressure inside the
tire can increase enough to cause an explosion.
•
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.
Hydraulic System
One of the most important things you can do to prevent
hydraulic system problems is to ensure your tractor's
hydraulic reservoir remains free of dirt and other
contaminations.
Use a clean cloth to wipe hose ends clean before
attaching them to your tractor. Replace tractor hydraulic
filter element at the prescribed intervals. Such
maintenance will go a long way to prevent the occurrence
of control valve and hydraulic cylinder problems.
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Air Filled Airplane Tires with Split Rims
Figure 5-1
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 65.
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.
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Chain Guards
Before each use of the cutter, ensure all ten chain guard
sections are present and undamaged. See Figure 5-2.
Replace any damaged or missing chain guard
components as needed. Order only genuine Land Pride
parts from your local Land Pride dealer.
2. Attach new skid shoe (#1) to cutter with existing
5/8" bolts (#2), and secure with existing 5/8" hex
flange nuts (#3). Tighten bolts to the correct torque.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for right-hand center skid shoe.
72316
! DANGER
To prevent serious injury or death: Rotary Cutters have the
ability to discharge objects at high speeds; therefore, the use
of front and rear safety guards are required with this cutter.
Specifically, 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.
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Skid Shoes
This Rotary Cutter comes standard with two center deck
skid shoes. Alternate mounting locations on the
underside of the center deck allow for the relocation of
skid shoes. Each wing comes equipped with one skid
shoe. Check skid shoes for wear and replace if needed.
Order only genuine Land Pride parts from your local Land
Pride dealer.
Check all ten chain guard sections to ensure
they are secure and in good working order.
(Tires and rear axles omitted for clarity)
! WARNING
To prevent serious injury or death: Excessive wear on skid
shoes may cause inadequate operation of cutter and create a
safety hazard.
Wing Skid Shoes
Front and Rear Chain Guard Locations
Figure 5-2
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Refer to Figure 5-3:
IMPORTANT: Excessive wear on skid shoes can
weaken cutter side panels and cause damage
requiring extensive repairs. Always replace skid
shoes at the first sign of wearing thin.
Replace wing skid shoes as follows:
1.
Remove 3/8" hex whiz nuts (#3), 3/8" plow bolts (#2),
and left-hand skid shoe (#1) as shown.
Wing Skid Shoes
Figure 5-3
2. Plow bolts (#2) should be checked for wear and
replaced if necessary.
3. Attach new left-hand skid shoe (#1) to cutter with
3/8" plow bolts (#2) and secure with 3/8" hex whiz
nuts (#3). Tighten bolts to the correct torque by
referring to the “Torque Values Chart” on page 65.
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4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 for the right-hand wing.
Center Skid Shoes
Refer to Figure 5-4:
Replace or relocate center skid shoes as follows:
1.
Remove 5/8"-11 hex flange nuts (#3), 5/8" -11 x 4"
GR5 bolts (#2), and left-hand center skid shoe (#1)
from its corresponding center skid shoe mount.
Four center skid shoe
mounts located on
underside of
center deck
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Center Skid Shoes
Figure 5-4
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Gearbox Driveline Shielding
Check that the wing gearbox driveline shielding and
center gearbox driveline shielding is undamaged and in
working order. Replace any damaged or missing
components as needed. Order only genuine Land Pride
parts from your local Land Pride dealer.
! DANGER
To prevent 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.
Wing Gearbox Driveline Shield Access
Refer to Figure 5-6:
1. To remove shaft guard (#1) at the spindle gearbox,
use a flat head screwdriver to unsnap latches (#2) on
both sides of guard (#1). Then slide shaft guard over
driveline to expose driveline yoke. Do not unhook
safety chain (#3).
2. When servicing of driveline yoke is complete, 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).
Wing Gearbox Driveline Shield Access
Figure 5-6
Drivelines
Before each use, check that all driveline shields and
drivelines are in place, undamaged and in working order.
Replace shields and drivelines as needed. Order only
genuine Land Pride parts from your local Land Pride
dealer.
! DANGER
To prevent 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.
! WARNING
Center Gearbox Driveline Sliding Guard
Refer to Figure 5-5:
1. To access the center driveline, lift both latch
levers (#2) on sliding guard (#1).
2. With one hand on the sliding guard handle (#3), push
sliding guard (#1) towards the rear of cutter. The
center driveline is now accessible for servicing.
3. When servicing of driveline is completed, return
shielding to its original position.
4. Press down both latch levers (#2) to secure sliding
guard (#1). Latches should clamp guard tightly to
shield brackets. If not, adjust the length of the bolt on
the underside of each latch to change the clamping
pressure and secure bolt position with the jam nut.
72223
To prevent serious injury or death: Do not operate a broken
or bent driveline. Such a driveline will break apart while
rotating at high speeds and can cause serious injury or death.
Always remove the implement from use until the damaged
driveline can be repaired or replaced.
Drivelines With Slip Clutches
Friction clutches must be capable of slippage during
operation to protect gearboxes, drivelines, and other
drive train parts. Friction clutches should be “run-in” prior
to initial operation and after periods of inactivity to
remove any oxidation from the friction surfaces. Repeat
“run-in” at the beginning of each season and when
moisture seizes the inner friction plates.
72224
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always follow “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” provided in
this manual before dismounting the tractor.
•
Gearbox sliding guard
in closed position
Gearbox sliding guard
in open position
Sliding Guard for Center Driveline
Figure 5-5
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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 30
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.
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Clutch Run-in
Assembly
Refer to Figure 5-7:
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 two revolutions. It will be necessary to hold
the hex end of the retainer bolt in order to count the
exact number of revolutions.
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 two 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 5-8 to adjust spring length.
Reassemble each friction disk (#4) next to the metal plate
it was separated from. Install bolts (#3) through end
plates and intermediate plates as shown. Place
springs (#2) over the bolts and secure with nuts (#1).
Clutch Disassembly, Inspection &
Assembly
Refer to Figure 5-9:
If the clutch run-in procedure performed above indicated
that one or more friction disks did not slip, then the clutch
must be disassembled to separate the friction disks.
Disassembly
Refer to Figure 5-8:
Progressively tighten each spring retainer bolt until
correct spring height “A” is reached.
13693
Clutch Run-In
Figure 5-7
g
24600
Driveline Driveline PTO Cat
No.
Location Speed No.
826-818C
826-811C
826-812C
Center
Wing
Wing
540/1000
540/1000
540/1000
A (inches)
Spring Height
4
4
5
1.32"
1.32"
1.32"
Clutch Spring Adjustment
Figure 5-8
23554
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.
Disassembly of clutch is simply a matter of first removing
spring retainer nuts (#1), springs (#2), and bolts (#3) from
the assembly. Each friction disk (#4) must then be
separated from the metal surface adjacent to it.
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 mm) and should be
replaced if thickness falls below 3/64" (1 mm). 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.
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Clutch Assembly
Figure 5-9
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Cutter Blades
Always inspect cutting blades before each use. Make
certain they are properly installed and in good working
condition. Never try to straighten a bent blade. Small
nicks can be ground out when sharpening. For any blade
that is damaged, worn, bent, or excessively nicked,
replace with genuine Land Pride blades only. Refer to
page 49 and page 50 when ordering Land Pride
replacement blade components.
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always disconnect driveline from the tractor before
servicing the drivetrain and components powered by the
drivetrain. A person can become entangled in the drivetrain
if the tractor is started and the power take-off is engaged.
•
Always secure equipment with solid, non-concrete supports
before working under it. Never go under equipment
supported by concrete blocks or hydraulics. Concrete can
break, hydraulic lines can burst, and/or hydraulic controls
can be actuated even when power to hydraulics is off.
! WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not 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.
5. Unscrew locknut (#3) to remove cutter blade (#10).
Blade bolt (#1) is keyed and will not turn freely.
6. 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" (2 mm) 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. (0.04 kg) difference. Unbalanced
blades will cause excessive vibration which can
damage gearbox bearings and create structural
cracks.
Refer to Figure 5-10:
7. 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 5-11 on page 49:
! WARNING
•
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.
•
Wait for blades to come to a complete stop before accessing
blade bolts through blade bolt access hole.
•
Wear eye protection and gloves while inspecting, removing,
sharpening, and replacing a blade.
8. Insert blade bolt (#1) through blade (#10),
dishpan (#4), and flat washer (#2). Secure blade with
a new locknut (#3) and torque to 450 ft-lbs (610 N· m).
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.
9. Replace rubber plug (#11).
To prevent serious injury or death: A locknut that has been
removed can lose its thread locking properties. Reusing a used
locknut can result in a thrown blade. Always use a new locknut
when installing blades.
IMPORTANT: Examine blade bolts and their flat
washers for excessive wear and replace if worn.
10. Reconnect main driveline to tractor power take-off.
Remove cutting blades and sharpen or replace as
follows:
1.
Secure cutter deck in the up position with solid,
non-concrete supports before servicing underside of
cutter.
2. Shut tractor down properly before dismounting. Refer
to “Tractor Shutdown Procedure” on page 15.
3. Disconnect main driveline from the tractor.
Refer to Figure 5-11 on page 49:
4. Remove rubber plug (#11). Rotate dishpan (#4) until
blade bolt (#1) aligns with access hole (A).
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Figure 5-10
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72288
72290
Access Hole (A)
Use 1-11/16"
Socket Wrench
On Blade Nut (#3)
Use 1-11/16"
Socket Wrench
On Blade Nut (#3)
Access Hole (A)
Land Pride Welded Dishpan Blade Parts
# Part No.
Diamond Bar and Bolt-on Dishpan
Blade Parts
# Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
10
11
Part Description
318-586A BLADE BOLT KIT
(Includes items 1, 2, & 3 below)
802-277C BLADE BOLT
804-147C WASHER FLAT 1
803-170C NUT HEX TOP LOCK
331-507D BOLT ON DISHPAN
334-053H DIAMOND BLADE BAR
802-250C 1/2 - 13 X 2 1/4 GR5 BOLT
804-016C WASHER FLAT 1/2"
803-342C NUT HEX TOP LOCK 1/2 - 13
805-105C PIN COTTER 1/4 x 2 1/2
820-722C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x23 CW LH WING
820-721C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x29 CCW CENTER
820-720C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x23 CW RIGHT WING
840-273C PLUG LP 3" ID RUBBER
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
6
7
Part Description
318-586A BLADE BOLT KIT
(Includes items 1, 2, & 3 below)
802-277C BLADE BOLT
804-147C WASHER FLAT
803-170C NUT HEX TOP LOCK
330-970H DISHPAN WELDMENT
805-105C PIN COTTER 1/4 x 2 1/2
820-722C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x23 CW LH WING
820-721C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x29 CCW CENTER
820-720C CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x23 CW RIGHT WING
840-273C PLUG LP 3" ID RUBBER
Land Pride Welded Dishpan Blade Assembly
Figure 5-12
Diamond Bar and Bolt-on Dishpan Blade Assembly
Figure 5-11
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LP Performance Hitch Wear Points
72289
Refer to Figure 5-15:
On the LP Performance Hitch, check plate (#1) for
excessive wear. If the thickness of plate (#1) is worn
down to 1/2" (13 mm) or less at the hitch pin hole, the
hitch must be replaced.
Check for excessive wear on flat washer (#2). Replace as
needed.
Access Hole (A)
Use 1-11/16"
Socket Wrench
On Blade Nut (#3)
Bar-Tite Hitch Wear Points
Refer to Figure 5-16:
On the Bar-Tite Hitch, check plates (#1 & #2) for
excessive wear. If the thickness of the plates are worn
down to 3/8" (10 mm) or less at the bolt hole, the hitch
must be replaced.
Check for excessive wear on flat washer (#3). Replace as
needed.
Land Pride Shredder Kit Blade Parts
# Part No.
1
2
3
4
802-277C
318-309D
803-168C
330-398H
4 330-227H
5 805-105C
6 820-217C
7 820-722C
7 820-720C
8 840-273C
Part Description
BLADE BOLT 1- 8 GR8
BLADE BUSHING
NUT HEX TOP LOCK 1 - 8
BLADE BAR WELDMENT 18.5 C/C FLAT
(for right-hand and left hand wing)
BLADE BAR WELDMENT 42.5 C/C FLAT
(for center deck)
PIN COTTER 1/4 x 2 1/2
CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x22.5 FLAT
(for both wings and center deck)
CUTTER BLADE 1/2x4x23 CW LH WING
CUTTER BLADE 1/2X4X23 CCW
(for right-hand wing & center deck)
PLUG LP 3" ID RUBBER
72215
Swivel Clevis Hitch Wear Point
Figure 5-14
70569
LP Performance Hitch Wear Points
Figure 5-15
Shredder Kit Assembly
Figure 5-13
Hitch Wear Points
Before each use, check the wear points for the specific
hitch on your cutter. Replace worn hitch components as
needed. Order only genuine Land Pride parts from your
local Land Pride dealer.
Swivel Clevis Hitch Wear Point
Refer to Figure 5-14:
On the Swivel Clevis Hitch, check plate (#1) for excessive
wear around underside of radius by hitch pin hole. If the
thickness of plate (#1) is worn down to 9/16" (14 mm) or
less at the hitch pin hole, the hitch must be replaced.
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Bar-Tite Hitch Wear Points
Figure 5-16
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Stroke Control Flip Spacer
Replacement
Overtime, the stroke control flip spacers may show signs
of wear such as bending or gouging. When the spacers
become difficult to close or they open too easily, then it is
time to order replacement parts. Order only genuine Land
Pride parts from your local Land Pride dealer.
72273
Flip Spacers
812-554C
812-555C
The flip spacers included on your cutter are not all the
same. When ordering new parts, compare damaged flip
spacers to a matching illustration below to ensure
ordering the right part. Additional assembly components
are also listed below.
IMPORTANT: Worn or bent flip spacers can open too
easily or become difficult to close, possibly resulting
in spacers self-shifting from a fully-closed or fullyopen position. This can potentially cause damage to
the lift cylinder and/or flip spacers.
Flip Spacer with Handle: 812-556C
72273
72276
5/8-11 x 10 1/2 GR5 Bolt: 842-486C
72273
Spacer Retainer: 331-614D
72273
Stroke Control Flip Spacer Assembly
Figure 5-17
Flip Spacer Replacement
Refer to Figure 5-17:
1. Remove hex lock-nut (#7) from 5/8-11 GR5 bolt (#1A).
Flat Washer
804-021C
Hex Lock Nut
803-024C
Wave Washer
804-297C
2. Carefully remove 5/8-11 GR5 bolt (#1A) from
alternating flip spacers (#5 & #6), leaving both wave
washers (#3) and both flat washers (#2) on bolt (#1A).
3. Remove any worn flip spacers (#5 & #6) and replace
with new flip spacers, ensuring they are alternating in
sequence.
4. Replace removed 5/8-11 GR5 bolt (#1A), ensuring
both wave washers (#3) and both flat washers (#2)
are on bolt (#1A).
5. Secure 5/8-11 GR5 bolt (#1A) by attaching a new hex
lock-nut (#7). Tighten until flip spacers will not pivot
freely, then back off 1/2 to 1 turn.
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Long-Term Storage
Ordering Replacement Parts
Clean, inspect, service, and make necessary repairs to
the cutter when storing it for long periods and when
storing it at the end of a working season. This will ensure
the cutter is ready for field use the next time you hook-up
to it.
Land Pride offers equipment in factory standard Beige
and factory standard Galvanized with black highlights.
This implement may also be purchased in Orange,
Green, Yellow or Red.
! DANGER
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Always disconnect driveline from the tractor before
servicing the drivetrain and components powered by the
drivetrain. A person can become entangled in the drivetrain
if the tractor is started and the power take-off is engaged.
•
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 or touch up paint may also be applied to
the lower deck area to minimize oxidation.
When ordering an optional color, the suffix number
corresponding to the color must be added at the end of
the part number. Parts ordered without the suffix number
will be supplied in factory standard colors.
81 . . . . . . . Green
82 . . . . . . . Orange
83 . . . . . . . Red
85 . . . . . . . Black
86 . . . . . . . Yellow
For example, if you are ordering a replacement part with
part number 555-555C and the existing part is orange,
then add the suffix 82 to the end of the number to make
the part number read 555-555C82.
2. Check blades and blade bolts for wear and replace if
necessary. See “Cutter Blades” on page 48.
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.
Land Pride Aerosol Touch-up Paint
Part No.
821-011C
821-070C
821-054C
821-058C
821-066C
821-080C
Part Description
PAINT LP BEIGE SPRAY CAN
PAINT LP BLACK SPRAY CAN
PAINT MEDIUM RED SPRAY CAN
PAINT GREEN SPRAY CAN
PAINT ORANGE SPRAY CAN
PAINT GALVANIZED SPRAY CAN
5. Replace all damaged or missing guarding & decals.
6. Lubricate as noted in “Lubrication Points” starting
on page 53.
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 “Unhook Rotary Cutter” instructions on
page 27 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
70515
Intervals in hours at which
lubrication is required
Repack
150
Hours Annually
Axle Hub Bearing
1 zerk per wheel (zerk can be on either side)
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Grease wheel bearings every 150 hours.
Quantity = 2 pumps
Repack wheel bearings annually.
70478
50
Hours
Adjustable Turnbuckle
3 zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-Purpose Grease
Grease both left & right hand side turnbuckles every 50
hours.
Quantity = As required
Grease with wings folded up to remove pressure on
turnbuckle and allow grease to reach more areas.
37725
As
Needed
Park Jack
1 zerk
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = As needed and when unhooking for
longterm storage
Quantity = As required
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704
As
Needed
Deck Hinges
20 zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = As needed and when unhooking for
longterm storage.
Quantity = As required
72216
50
Hours
Swivel Clevis Hitch (Optional)
1 zerk
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 50 hours
Quantity = As required
70479
50
Hours
LP Performance Hitch (Optional)
2 zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 50 hours
Quantity = As required
70480
50
Hours
Bar-Tite Hitch (Optional)
3 zerks
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 50 hours
Quantity = As required
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30215
Do Not Overfill
600 hrs
or
Annually
Gearbox and Divider Box Lubrication
Change oil after first 50 hours, then change it yearly or
every 600 hours.
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill gearbox and divider box
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.
NOTE: Use a suction or siphon pump to drain
gearbox of oil when there is not an oil drain plug.
72254
Method 1: 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.
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.
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70491
8
Hours
Wing Driveline Shield Grease Point
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 8 hours
Quantity = 2-3 Pumps
37519
8
Hours
Wing Driveline Profile Tubes
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 8 hours
Quantity = Coat Generously
37519
8
Hours
Wing Driveline Joints
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 8 hours
Quantity= 2-3 Pumps
Drivelines with external profile tube grease point
37518
8
Hours
Intermediate Driveline Joints
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 8 hours
Quantity= 2-3 Pumps
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33994
8
Hours
CV Main Driveline Shield Grease Point
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Frequency = Every 8 hours
Quantity = 2-3 Pumps
Zerk Located through slot in tube
23556
8-10 pumps
8
Hours
CV Main Driveline Profile Tubes
With External Grease Point
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
CV Driveline without overrunning clutch
Frequency = Every 8 hours
39280
8-10 pumps
Quantity = 8-10 pumps
CV Driveline with overrunning clutch
2-3 pumps
4-6 pumps
2-3 pumps
8
Hours
IMPORTANT: To extend the life of the constant
velocity joint, extensive lubrication must be
performed every 8 hours of operation.
4-5 pumps
23556
CV Driveline without overrunning clutch
CV Main Driveline Joints
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
2-3 pumps
4-6 pumps
2-3 pumps
Frequency = Every 8 hours
For instructions on how to access grease zerks shown
in : See “Accessing CV Driveline Joints” on page 58.
• The constant velocity joint should be greased in a
4-5 pumps
39280
CV Driveline with overrunning clutch
CV Driveline Joint Access
Figure 5-18
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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, driveline
shields and overrunning clutch should be lubricated
every 8 hours of operation.
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Accessing CV Driveline Joints
33992
Refer to “CV Driveline Joint Access” on page 57
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.
Rotate Driveline Shield to Align
3-Holes in Shield With Grease Zerks
Lubrication Through Access Holes
1.
Refer to Figure 5-19: Rotate driveline shield until
holes in shield align with grease zerks in CV joint.
2. Apply correct type and amount of lubrication. Refer to
“CV Main Driveline Joints” on page 57 for
quantities and type of lubrication.
3. Refer to Figure 5-20: Rotate driveline shield 180o
until holes on opposite side of shield aligns with
remaining grease zerks in CV joint.
Lubrication Through Three Holes In Driveline Shield
Figure 5-19
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.)
33993
Rotate Driveline Shield to Align
2-Holes in Shield With Grease Zerks
Lubrication By Sliding Driveline Shields Back
1.
Refer to Figure 5-21: With a flathead screwdriver or
similar tool, pry top of red locking tab up.
2. Refer to Figure 5-22 on page 59: Rotate white
locking ring counterclockwise to the position shown.
3. Refer to Figure 5-23 on page 59: Pull back on
driveline shielding until CV joint is exposed.
4. Apply correct type and amount of lubrication. Refer to
“CV Main Driveline Joints” on page 57 for
quantities and type of lubrication.
5. Slide driveline shield back to its operating position.
6. Refer to Figure 5-21: Rotate white locking ring
clockwise and press locking tab down until it snaps in
place as shown.
Steps 1-6 can be repeated to lubricate universal joint on
opposite end of driveline.
Lubrication Through Two Holes In Driveline Shield
Figure 5-20
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Red Locking Tab
Snapped Down
Into Position
White Locking Ring
Positioned On Right Side
of Red Locking Tab
Locked Driveline Shield
Figure 5-21
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Red Locking Tab
Pried Up
White Locking Ring
Rotated Counterclockwise
Unlocked Driveline Shield
Figure 5-22
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Driveline Shield
Pulled Back
Exposed CV Grease Zerks
Slide Driveline Shield Back To Expose Grease Zerks
Figure 5-23
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Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
RC(M)4715 & RCG(M)4715 Models
Specifications & Capacities
Horsepower range
50 - 250 hp (37.3 - 186.4 kW)
Gearbox horsepower
540 rpm or 1000 rpm
250hp (186.4 kW) Divider and 210hp (156.6 kW) Center & Wings
Gearbox lubrication
Gear Lube 80-90W EP
Gearbox oil capacity
Splitter: 3.5 pints (1.66 L); Center deck & Wings: 6 pints (2.84 L)
Cutting capacity
4" (10.2 cm)
Machine weight
Total weight
Tongue weight
Blade tip speed
At 540 rpm
At 1000 rpm
5,000 lbs. (2268 kg)
1860 lbs. (843.7 kg)
Center Blades & Wing Blades = 16,300 FPM (82.8 mps)
Center Blades = 16,300 FPM (82.8 mps) & Wing Blades = 16,000 FPM (81.3 mps)
Hitch types
Swivel Clevis Hitch, LP Performance Hitch, Bar-Tite Hitch, Ball Hitch, or Pintle Hitch.
Hitch jack
Standard (7,000 lbs.) (3175.1 kg)
Signal lights
7 Pin connector
LED
SAE J560 pin configuration
Cutting width
Overall width
Transport width with 21" tires
15'-0" (4.57 m)
15'-10" (4.83 m)
10'-3" (3.12 m) - Single-acting fold option, 7’-3" (2.21 m) - Dual-acting fold option.
Overall length
16'-3" (4.95 m) - With center deck raised fully up.
Deck height
12" (30.5 cm)
Cutting height
1-1/2" - 16" (3.8 cm - 40.6 cm) - Varies by tire option.
Lift hydraulics
3" x 8" (7.6 cm x 20.3 cm) hydraulic cylinder, hoses, fittings & stroke control spacers.
Wing hydraulics
2 1/2" x 12" (6.4 cm - 30.5 cm) hydraulic cylinders, hoses & fittings.
Wing transport protection
Wing Transport Lock Pins
Deck material thickness
10 Gauge (3.4 mm)
Side skirt thickness
1/4" (6 mm) Steel
Skid shoes
Wing Deck: 1 Replaceable skid shoe per wing.
Center Deck: 2 Replaceable skid shoes and multiple mounting locations.
Blades - 6 (2 per carrier)
1/2" x 4" (1.3 cm - 10.2 cm) Heat-treated, free-swinging alloy steel with uplift.
Blade overlap
6" (15.2 cm)
Blade bolt
Keyed with hardened flat washer & locknut.
Stump jumper / blade holder
3/16" (5 mm) Thick round dish shaped pan, reinforced with 1" x 4" (2.5 x 10.2 cm) blade bar.
Front & rear guards
Optional single row chain or dual row chain.
Input driveline 540 & 1000 rpm
Cat. 6 with constant velocity u-joint with or without overrunning clutch.
Intermediate driveline
Standard - Category 4 with slip-clutch.
Wing drivelines
Standard - Category 4 with slip-clutch or Category 5 with slip-clutch.
Wheel options
21" (53.3 cm) or 26" (66 cm) Laminated tires
24" (61 cm) Used aircraft, foam filled tires
25.5" (64.8 cm) 20 ply tires, foam filled or pneumatic
29" (73.7 cm) Used aircraft tires
Number of wheels
6 - Wheel option: Four on transport axle and one on each wing axle.
8 - Wheel option: Four on transport axle and two on each wing axle.
Transport axle
Many configurations to choose from.
Hubs
Cast iron five-bolt hubs with tapered roller bearings and 1 3/4" (4.4 cm) shafts.
LP Performance hitch & Bar tite
2 1/4" (5.7 cm)
hitch pivot shaft diameter
A-frame tongue
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5" x 3" (12.7 cm x 7.6 cm) rectangular tubing
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7'- 3" (2.21 m)
7'-7" (2.31 m)
10'- 3" (3.12 m)
11' (3.35 m) when using
29" Aircraft Tires
7'-7" (2.31 m)
70532
Narrow Transport
16'- 3" (4.95 m)
16'- 7" (5.05 m) when using 29" Aircraft Tires
Transport Width
Without Special Adjustments
70525
15'- 10" (4.83 m)
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Section 7: Features & Benefits
Section 7: Features & Benefits
RC(M)4715 & RCG(M)4715 Models
Features
Benefits
All Land Pride Rotary Cutters have been designed and tested and meet rigorous
Surpassed rugged industry standards
voluntary testing procedures according to ISO 4254-13.
Factory assembled
Arrives for quick and easy set-up. Minimal time wasted setting or prepping the unit.
7 Year gearbox warranty
Shows confidence in gearbox integrity.
Rugged heavy built gearboxes
Capable of handling heavy cutting applications.
Gearbox seal protection
Gearbox bottom seal protection for longer bearing life.
Sliding guard for splitter gearbox
Sliding guard offers protection and easy access for improved efficiency of splitter
gearbox maintenance.
2 Piece driveline shields
Driveline grease zerks are easier to access.
Low hitch weight on tractor tongue
Ideal for smaller hp tractors by reducing the amount of weight on the drawbar.
Narrow A-frame hitch
Allows for a tighter turning radius.
Adjustable park jack angle
Park jack can be adjusted to be perpendicular to the ground.
Adjustable driveline hanger
Serves as support rest for the driveline when the cutter is unhooked from the tractor.
Assist operator when attaching driveline to tractor power take-off shaft.
Input driveline: Cat. 6 CV
Driveline is matched just right for tractor capacity. Constant velocity (CV) U-joint
allows for 80 degree turns without doing damage to the driveline.
Drivelines with slip-clutches:
Cat. 4 intermediate
Cat. 4 or Cat. 5 wings
Driveline is sized right for the intended cutting capacity.
Slip-clutches will slip under load to minimize twist damage to driveline profiles.
Grease zerks on end caps of driveline Intermediate and wing driveline cross journals are easier to grease.
High blade tip speed
Allows clean cutting of material.
6" Blade overlap
Eliminates skipping during turns.
Diamond blade bar
Provides the critical strength needed for consistent, top performance.
3/16" Round stump jumper
Standard thick stump jumper material keeps damage to a minimum.
Smooth top design
Reduces accumulation of debris and is easier and faster to clean.
Tops of decks are 100% welded
Makes center decks and wing decks stronger.
1/4" Sidewall thickness
Increased thickness reduces damage from objects being thrown into deck sidewalls.
Multiple center skid shoe locations
Run two or four skid shoes in locations under the tongue pivots or out at the wing
hinges.
Beveled skid shoes on wings
Reduces gouging the ground when turning.
LED signal lights
LED lights are bright, long lasting, and resist vibration, unlike incandescent lights.
Hinged wing sections
Allows cutter to follow terrain. Ideal for rough ground where hillsides, ditches, and
hollows can cause uneven cutting.
1" Solid hinge rods
Larger diameter hinge rod provides greater strength in the hinge area.
Wing transport lock pins
Transport lock pins will hold wings in folded position in the event of hydraulic loss.
Enclosed dual 1" leveling rods
Cutter pulls equally on the rear axle while traveling over rough terrain.
5-Bolt hubs
5-Bolt hubs makes the wheel assembly more durable and longer lasting.
Drain holes in wheel rims
Allows water to drain from wheels mounted on folded-up wings.
Helps prevent paint deterioration and rusting to the wheel rims.
Spring cushioned center-axle
Protects unit from bumps and ground shock.
Optional spring cushioned wing-axles Further improves ride over a multitude of terrains.
Replaceable individual wheel spindles Spindles can be replaced when damaged without replacing entire axle assembly.
Wheel options
Laminated tires: Eliminates flats.
Air-filled tires: Give better cushion while transporting.
Foam-filled tires: Give better cushion while transporting and can’t go flat.
LP Performance hitch option
Great for uneven terrain, reduces drawbar wear. Hitch pivots freely up and down and
pivots about the tractor drawbar up to 12 degrees in both left and right directions.
Bar-tite hitch option
Ideal for extreme conditions. Clamps tight to drawbar eliminating drawbar wear.
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RC(M)4715 & RCG(M)4715 Models
Features
Benefits
Maintenance free tongue & axle pivots Self lubricating journal bearings make for less maintenance.
Color coded hydraulic hose handles
Easy hose identification & sturdy handle to easily connect & disconnect from tractor.
4 lip, metal backed wheel hub seal
with purging capabilities
Seals make it harder for water & debris to enter the hub and grease to leave the hub.
Metal backing prevents sticks and twine from destroying the seal lips.
Greasable cast steel, continuous
hinges
Cast steel hinges make a strong connection & are easy to lubricate.
Galvanized decks on RCG models
Durable rust protection for harsh conditions.
Center axle options
Single suspension center axle: Spring cushion at the cylinder for cushion with least
amount of moving parts
Independent suspension center axle: Offers additional suspension support per
wheel axle.
Walking tandem center axle: Designed for versatility over a multitude of terrains.
Parallel pivot center axis: provides unmatched ground contact for hill-like terrains.
Wing axle option
Solid wing axles: One piece wing axles that get support from cylinder spring cushion
on center axle.
Independent suspension wing axles: Offers additional suspension support on each
wing axle.
Dual-acting fold cylinders (optional)
Allows for a narrow transport width of 7'3" (2.21 m).
Stroke control flip spacers
Easily change cut height with a flip of a spacer.
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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
Slip Clutches slip even with a
light load
Bent driveline shaft
(Note: Shaft should be repaired or
replaced if bent)
Driveline shaft
telescoping tube failing
Driveline shaft telescoping tube
wearing
Blades lock-up
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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Shock load
Needs lubrication
Scalping the ground
Clutch is not properly adjusted
Clutch plates are worn out
Foreign object caught between
clutch plates
Contacting frame
Contacting drawbar
Bottoming out
Binding up
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 instructions under “Lubrication
Points” on page 53.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Lubricate every 8 hours.
Raise cutting height.
Adjust clutch per instructions under “Lubrication
Points” on page 53.
Replace clutch plates.
Remove foreign object.
Reduce lift height in transport position.
Reposition drawbar.
Shorten driveline shaft.
Not lubricating enough.
Shock load
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Needs lubrication
Lubricate every 8 hours of operation.
Blades locked together
(overlapped) when wings were
raised to transport position
Use pry bar or other tool to separate cutting blades
before lowering wings.
Tractor has instant on power
take-off
Tractor has Instant off power
take-off
Cutting on sandy ground
Contacting ground frequently
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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Engage power take-off at low RPMs and then slowly
increase engine speed to full power take-off speed.
See “Engage Blades” on page 37.
Disengage blades at low RPMs or change to a
driveline with overrunning clutch.
Raise cutting height.
Raise cutting height.
Tighten blade hardware, refer to “Cutter Blades” on
page 48.
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 blade.
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 Chart
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Chart
Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Size
(inches)
1
in-tpi
1/4" - 20
1/4" - 28
5/16" - 18
5/16" - 24
3/8" - 16
3/8" - 24
7/16" - 14
7/16" - 20
1/2" - 13
1/2" - 20
9/16" - 12
9/16" - 18
Grade 2
2
N·m
7.4
8.5
15
17
27
31
43
49
66
75
95
105
Grade 5
3
ft-lb
5.6
6
11
13
20
22
32
36
49
55
70
79
N·m
11
13
24
26
42
47
67
75
105
115
150
165
Bolt Head Identification
Grade 8
ft-lb
8
10
17
19
31
35
49
55
76
85
110
120
N·m
16
18
33
37
59
67
95
105
145
165
210
235
ft-lb
12
14
25
27
44
49
70
78
105
120
155
170
5/8" - 11
130
97
205
150
285
5/8" - 18
150
110
230
170
325
3/4" - 10
235
170
360
265
510
3/4" - 16
260
190
405
295
570
7/8" - 9
225
165
585
430
820
7/8" - 14
250
185
640
475
905
1" - 8
340
250
875
645 1230
1" - 12
370
275
955
705 1350
1-1/8" - 7
480
355 1080
795 1750
1-1/8" - 12
540
395 1210
890 1960
1-1/4" - 7
680
500 1520
1120 2460
1-1/4" - 12
750
555 1680 1240 2730
1-3/8" - 6
890
655 1990 1470 3230
1-3/8" - 12
1010
745 2270 1670 3680
1-1/2" - 6
1180
870 2640 1950 4290
1-1/2" - 12
1330
980 2970 2190 4820
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless
Bolt Size
(Metric)
mm x pitch
M 5 X 0.8
M6X1
M 8 X 1.25
M8X1
M10 X 1.5
M10 X 0.75
M12 X 1.75
M12 X 1.5
M12 X 1
M14 X 2
M14 X 1.5
M16 X 2
4
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
N·m
4
7
17
18
33
39
58
60
90
92
99
145
ft-lb
3
5
12
13
24
29
42
44
66
68
73
105
N·m
6
11
26
28
52
61
91
95
105
145
155
225
ft-lb
5
8
19
21
39
45
67
70
77
105
115
165
N·m
9
15
36
39
72
85
125
130
145
200
215
315
ft-lb
7
11
27
29
53
62
93
97
105
150
160
230
155
115
240
180
335
245
210 M16 X 1.5
240 M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
375 M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
420 M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
605 M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
670 M24 X 3
480
355
760
560 1050
780
910 M24 X 2
525
390
830
610
1150
845
995 M30 X 3.5
960
705 1510
1120 2100 1550
1290 M30 X 2
1060
785 1680 1240 2320 1710
1440 M36 X 3.5
1730 1270 2650 1950 3660 2700
1820 M36 X 2
1880 1380 2960 2190 4100 3220
2010 1 in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch
2380 2 N· m = newton-meters
2710 3 ft-lb= foot pounds
3160 4 mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread
3560 pitch
otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
Additional Torque Values
Blade Bolt Locknut
Blade Carrier Hub Nut
Wheel Lug Nuts
Wheel Hub Spindle Nut
450 ft-lbs (50.8 N· m)
450 ft-lbs (50.8 N· m)
85 ft-lbs (9.6 N· m)
80 ft-lbs (9 N· m) back off & re-tighten to 50 ft-lbs (5.6 N· m), back off to
insert cotter pin.
Tire Inflation Chart
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Tire Size
Inflation PSI
25.5" and 29" tire
40 PSI
(276 kPa)
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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 Drivelines: One year Parts and Labor
Gearbox: Five years Parts and Labor.
6th and 7th year parts only.
Hydraulic Cylinder: One year Parts and Labor
Hoses and seals 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 registered with Land Pride within 30 days from
the date of purchase.
IMPORTANT: The Online Warranty Registration should be completed by the dealer at the time of
purchase. This information is necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
Model Number ____________________
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Serial Number ____________________
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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
www.landpride.com
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