Service FAQs

The following are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by Land Pride customers.

Grooming Mowers
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 sort of cutting knives are available?
Answer
  • Duckfoot type – FM21 Series (Heavy enough to cut 1” material)
  • Fine Cut Knives – FM31 Series (Heavy enough to cut 1” material, but fine enough to groom a yard)
  • Hammer Knives – FM41 Series (Designed for chopping prunings up to 2” think, but can also groom grass in an acceptable manner)
What is needed to set my FDR series mower for mulching?
Answer

A set of mulching blades, no other attachments or equipment is required.

What is included in the Mulch Mower Blade Kit?
Answer

Three CW and Six CCW Blades 

What do I need to replace my gauge wheel assembly air tire with a solid tire?
Answer

You will need the solid rubber tire (814-493C), two gauge wheel spacers (310-329D) and one spacer tube (310-328D) per gauge wheel assembly.

What could be causing the hub on my spindles to break?
Answer

Impact damage with foreign objects or the ground can cause the spindle housing/hub to break or blow apart.

What can cause my rotor to be out of balance?
Answer

Broken or missing knives. Make sure the replacement knifes are the same length as the others on the mower. This will keep the rotor rotation balanced.

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
What allows my cut material to be dispersed more evenly?
Answer

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?
Answer

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?
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.

How do I remove the blade hub from my spindle assembly?
Answer

The blade hub is threaded onto the spindle shaft with right hand threads. It is not pressed onto the shaft. The hub will need to be removed in a counter clockwise fashion.

All Flex Mowers

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 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.

How sharp can I turn with my AFM42?
Answer

With the rear wheels locked in line with the transport wheels, the AFM42 lets you do a 180 degree turn.

How big of a tractor do I need to run the AFM42 Series?
Answer

The Operator’s Manual (which can be found on Related Products Page below) recommends a 30-70 HP tractor because Land Pride is looking at the mower being used in all conditions.

FDR Series

Why is my mower leaving a trail of grass on the right hand side?
Answer

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.

Should the front of the mower run lower than the rear?
Answer

Yes. The grass is cut on the front side of the mower and not at the rear. This leaves a better and more consistent cut and aides in better material distribution.

How do you set the belt tension on this mower?
Answer

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.

How do I remove the blades?
Answer

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.

Do I leave my lower arm of the tractor in float when the mower is in use?
Answer

You can, but there is already some float built into the lower lugs of the unit.

Rotary Cutters
What kind of weights do I need for the optional weight hanger assembly?
Answer

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.

How often should I replace my skid shoes?
Answer

Check all skid shoes regularly. Skid shoes should be replaced when the material thickness is less than 1/8” at any point.

How much does the hydraulic reservoir hold and how often should the filter be changed?
Answer
  • The hydraulic reservoir has a capacity of 35 gallons. Hydraulic fluid should be added as needed until full mark is reached on the dipstick.
  • The 10 micron hydraulic filter should be replaced at a minimum of every 2 years.

Skid Steer Cutter

Which motor (low, med, high) do I need to order for my power unit?
Answer

First, you will need to know the flow gpm of your power unit. Once you know this, refer to the Operator’s Manual for the motor requirements (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).

What material can I cut and what size?
Answer

Any organic material grass, wood and up to 2” diameter material.

What is the chain at the hitch for?
Answer

This is a check chain. It is designed to hook to the power unit to keep the mower height 18” and under from the ground height.

What is the blade tip speed?
Answer

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?
Answer

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.

Single Spindle Cutters

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 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?
What do I need to do if my cutting height is off or my deck is lower at the front than at the back?
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?
How do I remove the blades on my cutter?
How do I drain the oil in the gearbox?

Folding Cutters

Pre-Adjustments & Cut Quality Check List
Answer

Before contacting Customer Service on any pre-adjustments or cut quality issues, please be sure to have the following information on hand:

  • Is the unit 540 or 1000 RPM?
  • Is the front driveline correct (540 or 1000 RPM to match the unit)?
  • Is the tractor PTO running 540 RPM or 1000 RPM (check with tachometer)?
  • Check all ratios on the splitter and all three deck boxes.
  • Check the gearbox to make sure the box is turning in the right direction.
  • Check all blades to make sure they are correct (CW vs. CCW) and correct number.
  • Are the front skid shoes on or off?
  • Are the front chain guards on? Are they rubber, chain or double chain?
  • Are the rear chain guards on? Are they rubber, chain or double chain?
  • Is the unit level front to rear? (It should be 3/4" to 1" down in the front.)
  • Does the unit have deck rings?
  • Does the unit have a baffle kit?
  • What is the cutting height?
  • What is your ground speed when cutting?
  • What is your tractor horsepower, model and tire size?
Rotary Tillers
Why does my Tiller make a clacking noise when I raise it out of the ground?
Answer

This is most likely caused by putting the driveline in too much of an angle causing the u-joints to rub against one another. Raise the tiller while in operation just enough to clear the ground.

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