What allows my cut material to be dispersed more evenly?
The reverse rotor rotation allows the unit to disperse material more evenly by bringing the cut material up and over. While the baffles inside the deck prevent clumping of material to ensure an even distribution.
My lower 3-point arms will not attach to the lower hitch points, how can I make it work?
The lower hitch points are designed to be adjustable. They adjust in and out for many tractor configurations. There are 2 bolts that hold the hitch plates in place, on is solid while the other one allows the hitch plates to pivot up and down for easier attachment.
How sharp can I turn with my AFM with a CV Driveline?
The CV Joint allows the driveline to run at angles up to 80 degrees left or right. When turns are made with angles greater than 80 degrees this can cause vibration and ultimately damage to the driveline. Over angling the driveline will cause the CV joint to break.
Why is my mower leaving a trail of grass on the right hand side?
The issue is probably the amount of material that is being cut. The blades turn counter clockwise, so if you try to cut more material than the unit can handle, you will have a windrow of material build up on the right hand side.
The belt tension is set with a spring and an eyebolt. Tighten or shorten the eyebolt to increase belt tension or loosen or lengthen the bolt to relieve tension. The correct tension is achieved when pressure is applied to the center of the longest run and belt is able to be pressed in about ½” from static position.
The blade bolts are rh threads and the best way to remove them is by using an air ratchet or gun. If that is not an option, you need to lock the blade in place with a block of wood. When reinstalling the blades, tighten the blade bolt to 55 lbs.
What kind of weights do I need for the optional weight hanger assembly?
Standard suitcase weights. Make sure they are the same brand as the weight hanger assembly installed. There are six weight hanger assembly options available which include: John Deere, Case, IH, Case/IH, New Holland and Kubota.
It varies with the gpm and pressure of the power unit and which one of the three motors that is on the unit. There is a charge located in the specifications page in the Operator’s Manual (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).
Do I have to use the third line and what’s the purpose of the line?
Yes, it is recommended that the case drain line be used. If it is not, you run the risk of blowing an output seal as the spike pressures during shut down are too great. The purpose of this line is a case drain. It relieves pressure from the case of the motor when they become greater than the seals can hold.
The shear bolt is in place to protect the gearbox from damage. The shear bolt is designed to shear when the blade impacts foreign objects that it is not designed to cut through. To avoid shear bolt failure, engage the PTO slowly at low engine RPM. Shear bolt should be replaced with Grade 2 bolt.
Ensure that your cutter is being engaged and disengaged at an idle speed. Check that the tractor has a hydraulic engage oil clutch. Blades may also need to be reshimmed. The mower blades need to be less than ¾” deflection.
The cutting blades could be out of balance. Be sure to replace both cutting blades at the same time. Not replacing both blades could result in premature bearing damage or structural damage to gearbox or deck.
Dishpan could be out of balance. Check the integrity of the dishpan. Make sure it does not have any damage.
Lowering the cutter to the ground too fast can cause the tailwheel support to fail. The rate of drop on some tractors can be adjusted. Backing up when the cutter is in a ditch can also cause the tailwheel support to fail.