AFM4522 All-Flex Mowers

Available Models

AFM4522

Description

The AFM4522 All-Flex Mower provides excellent cut quality and performance on lush turf grasses that are located on expansive and well manicured areas such as sports fields, theme parks, fairways, turf farms, and large estates.

Land Pride's AFM4522 offers independent deck flotation and zero turning radius thanks to the sleek frame design. When transporting the AFM4522 from one mowing site to another the hydraulic wing cylinders will easily lift the wing decks for a 9’-6" transport width – especially critical on a public roads, streets, or rights-of-way. The contour-following capability, highly productive 22-foot cutting width, and rear discharge design of the floating decks will greatly reduce wide-area cutting times and still deliver beautifully groomed surfaces at mowing speeds up to 6 mph.

Features and Benefits

FEATURES BENEFITS
Counter rotation on left hand deck Spreads grass clippings more evenly. Wing decks throw grass away from the rear deck. Rear deck doesn’t get covered up nor does it get bogged down by cut grass.
Narrow 9’-6” transport width Transport width allows unit to be transported with ease.
4 1/2” Deck overlap Eliminates blade skips when turning. Tighter turns can be made.
Sleek frame design, including single beam hitch and compact deck overlap Design allows operator to make tighter turns without leaving windrows and skips. The AFM virtually becomes a zero turn mower.
Automatic transport wing locks When wings are raised in the full transport position, the wings lock in place. No need to get off the tractor to lock. Pull rope from tractor seat to un-lock.
P27560SR Transport tires with tapered bearings Large Transport tires offer smooth roading and less grass compaction. Allows grass to stand up. Tapered roller bearings offer longevity.
Removable transportation tire spindles Allows a spindle to be replaced by simply removing two bolts.
Back wheels on side decks even with transportation tires Allows tighter turns without skips.
Rigid rear side deck tires Rigid wheel yokes holds hills and slopes better. Safer unit than the competition.
Large deck flotation tires with sealant Optional 15” tires for great flotation or 18” tires for even greater flotation. The larger the tire the less compaction in pounds per square inch allowing grass to stand up. Sealant in the tires minimizes flats.
1/4” Gauge wheel arms Gives the cutter gauge wheel arms a great deal of “hidden” strength.
Low pivot points on deck The lower the pivot points are to the ground, the more side to side swing, allowing for excellent flotation from each deck.
Deflectors built into mower decks Safety features meet ANSI standards. Many competitors use chains for protection. Once chains are removed the unit may not meet ANSI specifications.
Rear discharge Even dispersal, discharged items are always aimed downward. No rear chains are needed, which tend to clump damp grass.
Cat. 4 CV main driveline Constant velocity main driveline allows for tighter turns without harming U-joints in driveline.
Cat. 3 slip-clutch wing drivelines Reduces start-up torque that is put on the driveline, gearbox and gearbox support.
Slip clutch protection Guards against premature gearbox failure. Protects mower deck spindles.
Heavy center gearbox mounting plate Handles start up torque.
Easy to grease blade spindles No guards to remove for routine greasing of blade spindles.
Middle spindle sits towards the back of the mower deck Uses less horsepower and allows material to escape the mower deck easier. The discharge of the material is more even. Design eliminates windrowing.
Spring loaded idlers Applies constant tension to belt to run efficiently.
Easy belt tension release Easily release belt tension for changing belt or for winter storage.
High blade tip speed Lifts the grass up for a clean cut and efficient discharge of material. Tip rates as high or higher than the competition.
Choice of Blade (Medium lift standard, Others available thru parts dept.)  
Low Lift Highly recommended in sandy soils where lifting isn’t crucial. Disturbs the soil very little, allowing blades to wear longer.
Medium Lift Medium suction for lifting grass. Requires less HP than high lift.
High Lift Greatest suction for lifting grass before cutting. Can take higher HP in tall dense grass. Not recommended in sandy soils.
Mulching Perfect for leaf mulching.

 

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Warranty

Overall Unit and Drivelines: One year Parts and Labor
Gearbox: (S/N 492051+) 2 years Parts & Labor
Cylinders: 1 year parts and labor (Hoses and seals considered wear items).
Belts, blades, friction discs in slip-clutch and tires are considered wear items

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Product

Why is there vibration and profile wearing on the telescoping driveline?
Answer

Driveline profiles need to be lubricated. A thin coat of wheel bearing grease should be applied to the inner tubes of the drivelines at a minimum period of every 50 hours.

Why is my cutting height different on one deck compared to the others?
Answer

If you have made deck height adjustments to raise or lower the cutting height, make sure that you have the same number of spacers on all 10 gauge wheels.

What is the cause of driveline damage on the All-Flex Mowers?
Answer

The most common failure on any AFM driveline is lack of grease on the profiles. Over angling can also result in cross failure on the CV driveline.

What is included in the Mulch Mower Blade Kit?
Answer

Three CW and Six CCW BladesĀ 

What causes the blades to wear?
Answer

Sand or dirt is the most common issue with the blades. When high lift blades are used, they have higher wear, and create a sand blasting effect on the blades and deck.

What caused the spindle hub to break on my All-Flex Mower?
Answer

The most common reason for hubs to break is impact with foreign objects or the ground. Impact damage will blow out the back of the bearing housing.

What are the blade options for my mower?
Answer
  • Medium Lift blade - medium suction for lifting grass, requires less HP than the high lift. (Standard on AFM4211 and AFM4522)
  • Low Lift - recommended for sandy soils for less soil disturbance and longer blade life. (Standard on AFM4214 and AFM4216)
  • High Lift - heavy suction for lifting grass, requires higher HP in tall dense grass and is not recommended so sandy soils
  • Mulching - Perfect for leaf mulching
How sharp can I turn with my AFM with a CV Driveline?
Answer

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.

Product Literature

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