• RCR18 Series Rotary Cutters

RCR18 Series Rotary Cutters

RCR18 Series Rotary Cutters

Available Models

RCR1860, RCR1872

Description

The RCR18 Series Rotary Cutters are available in 60" & 72" widths for light-duty maintenance around the farm, on gently slopes, or slightly contoured right-of-ways. A fully welded deck adds additional strength while the floating 3-point permits the deck to hug the terrain for a quality cut. The cutters have a category I three-point hitch and are Quick Hitch adaptable. They are offered with a standard ASAE Category 3 driveline with either shear bolt or slip-clutch protection and either a laminated or solid rubber tailwheel.

Features and Benefits

FEATURES BENEFITS
Surpassed rugged industry standards All Land Pride Cutters have been designed and tested and meet rigorous voluntary testing procedures specified by ANSI.
5 Year gearbox warranty Shows our confidence in the gearbox integrity.
Cat. 3 driveline with shear-bolt Shear-bolt offers maximum driveline protection.
Cat. 3 driveline with 2-plate slip-clutch Slip-clutch driveline offers convenience for continual work.
Dual position clevis type 3-point floating top link Permits deck to follow the terrain for an even cut. Additional set of holes for tractors with shorter top links.
Lower clevis type 3-point hitch Allows for ease of hook-up to tractor. Also adds additional strength allowing for an even pull from the tractor’s lower arms, vs. pulling on a single pin design.
Heavy gauge deck construction  10 gauge
Box tubing deck support Makes for a stronger rigid deck
Fully welded deck Robotic welded. Adds additional strength.
Extended cutter front For increased material flow and added protection.
Round back design Helps discharge grass better than enclosed or partially enclosed cutters.
Deck Height 7 1/4” Deck height on 60” and 8 7/8” deck height on 72” model Allows cutter to handle heavy cutting conditions.
1 1/2” to 13” RCR1860 Cutting height 1 1/2" to 11 1/2" RCR1872 Cutting height Provides for a wide range of cutting conditions.
Full length skid shoes Provides sidewall reinforcement and full protection to bottom of sidewall.
1/2” x 3” Heat-treated free swinging blades Free swinging protects from obstructions. Heat-treated offers longer life.
Splined blade bar hub Allows for tight positive fit of stump jumper and blade bar to gearbox output shaft.
10 Gauge stump jumper Standard round stump jumper slides over stumps, rocks and debris.
High blade tip speed RCR1860 = 16,360 FPM RCR1872 = 14,853 FPM Ensures clean cut.
15”Laminated tailwheel Laminated material is long lasting in rough conditions.
4” x 16” Solid rubber tailwheel Can’t go flat.
Heavy-duty spindle on tailwheel Tailwheels take a beating, 1 1/4” spindle gives the strength to protect tailwheel assembly.
Guarding Protect against flying debris. Customer must choose to include chain or rubber on the front and rear. Rear Metal Band standard.

 

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Operator's Manual

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Parts Manual

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Warranty

Overall Unit and Driveline: One year Parts and Labor
Gearbox: 5 years Parts and Labor
Blades, tires and driveline friction discs: Considered wear items

See complete Warranty Statement below.

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Product

Why is by tailwheel/gauge wheel not pivoting properly?
Answer

The gauge wheel spindle tube could be locking up. Make sure that the spindle tube is grease at a minimum of every 24 hours of use. The gauge wheel hub needs to be greased every 8 hours of use.

Why do I keep breaking my tail wheel yoke?
Answer

Grease tailwheel and yoke per manual instructions as it is likely becoming stuck.

Why did the shear bolt break on my driveline?
Answer

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.

Why are my cutter blades locking up?
Answer

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.

Where should I set the front of the cutter in relation to the rear?
Answer

½” to 1” lower in the front.

When I start the cutter up it shakes and vibrates. How do I prevent this?
Answer

Start unit at idle and wait a moment to raise RPM.

What is causing my cutter to vibrate?
Answer

Your blades may need to be weighed, and checked for damage. The dishpan also needs to be checked for damage (from a forklift, stump, etc.)

What do I need to do if my cutting height is off or my deck is lower at the front than at the back?
Answer

You will need to raise or lower the tailwheel height. To lower the cutting height, adjust the tailwheel up. To raise the cutting height, adjust the tailwheel down.

What do I do if I break the shear bolt when I start the tractor?
Answer

Start your cutter with the tractor at idle and no load on cutter.

What could be causing my cutter to vibrate?
Answer
  • 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.
What caused the tailwheel support to fail?
Answer

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.

What caused the driveline to bend or twist?
Answer

Either the slip clutch was never slipped, or a grade 5 or grade 8 bolt was used in place of the grade 2 bolt specified.

What are check chains?
Answer

Check chains are used when you want to return the mower down to the same height of cut every time.

The u-joint has come apart. Why?
Answer

If you have a Slip clutch driveline: Pre slip clutch per manual instructions.

If you have a Shear bolt driveline: Use grade 2 shear bolt.

My driveline will not slide or telescope?
Answer

Grease driveling profile also check to be sure the profiles are not bent.

How do I remove the blades on my cutter?
Answer

Rotate the dishpan until the blade bolt aligns with the access hole. The blade bolt is keyed so it will not rotate freely. You will need to unscrew the lock nut to remove cutting blades.

How do I drain the oil in the gearbox?
Answer

Remove the vent plug (if on top) and use a suction gun to pull the oil out. If the vent is on the side or back, the top cover can be removed and then the oil can be removed with the suction gun.

Product Literature

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