Service FAQs

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

Rotary Tillers
What type of oil is in the chain case and in the gearbox?
How fast can I run the tiller?
Answer

It depends on the conditions, but 2-3 mph is about the right speed. You may need to slow down if you start to notice material building in front of the machine.

How do I slip the clutch?
Answer

A step by step procedure is located in the Operator’s Manual (manual can be found on Related Products Page below). It is imperative that this be done prior to operation and any time the unit has set idle.

Seeders
Why are my seed Cups melting?
Answer

The manual states to never place the Seed rate adjustment lever below 5%.

How do I slow the rate down enough for my seed?
Answer

The Small Seed box is an Option that will apply low seed rates with small seeds.

How do I calibrate the unit to set seed rates?
Answer

Look at the seed rate chart or follow the calibration instructions located in the manual.

Do I need a separate box to plant native or fluffy seed?
Answer

Yes. Some units have native grass options and that requires a separate box and feeder cup system.

Can I run the drill in the ground in reverse?
Answer

Only Pull forward, Reverse may result in damage to the unit.

Spreaders (Pendulum)

Why am I getting an inconsistent discharge rate?
Answer

Specific gravity of the seed/fertilizer can change from area to area. Different mixtures of seed or rough terrain will also effect the flow of material and can alter the discharge rate.

What spout assembly do I need?
Answer

Please refer to the diagram in the Operator’s Manual for your specific model (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).

What products can I run through the spreader?
Answer

Products of all types can be run through the spreader, but you will need to reset the seeding rate each time. Products such as fertilizer may have lumps and may need to be broken down.

What pattern should I use for spreading?
Answer

Please reference the Operator’s Manual driving chart for what pattern to drive (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).

What do I set the spreader on to get the applied amount?
Answer

Ground speed, PTO speed, and gate setting all effect the seeding rate. Please refer to the seed chart in the Operator’s Manual for reference (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).

All Purpose Seeders

What seed rate do I use when seeding _______?
Answer

All seeds are not created equal in size or shape, so for the most accurate metering refer to the calibration section of the Operator’s Manual (manual can be found on Related Products Page below).

What box do I use for ___ seed?
Answer

The main seed box is best suited for grass seed such as fescue or turf blend grasses. The small seed box is for those seed that are very small such as alfalfa and clover.

Is this unit able to be attached to a quick hitch?
Answer

Yes, this unit is designed to work with a Cat. 1 or 2 quick hitch.

At what speed can I pull the unit while seeding?
Answer

The APS is ground driven, so the metering is consistent with any speed. However, a ground speed of 3-5 mph is recommended.

Can I run this unit backwards while seeding?
Answer

No. The drive system on this unit is designed to only run in the forward direction. Damage WILL occur if the unit is pushed backward with the drive gear engaged.

Spreaders

Why is there no Agitator?
Answer

The tires will not get enough traction to turn it.

Why does my unit leak material between GB & hopper?
Answer

The gearbox is not centered in the hopper, Adjust the gearbox, holes are slotted.

What do I do if I cannot reach the lever for the gates from my tractor seat?
Answer

You should install a Hydraulic Gate Kit which uss one rear hydraulic remote from the tractor.

What do I do if I am metering too much seed?
Answer

You should install a Small Seed Limiter Kit.

Do I need to calibrate the seed rate?
Answer

If your seed is not in the seed rate chart, seed must be calibrated per manual instructions. This machine is not the most accurate way to meter seed.

Skid Steer & CTL

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.

Stump Grinders

How does the Stump Grinder work?
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Snow Removal

Snow Blowers

Why does my snow blower keep working even after I shear my shear bolt?
Answer

You need to grease your imput shaft.  If this shaft is not greased well it can cease up and keep spinning, doing harm to the gearbox, chain and impeller. 

My snow blower makes intermittent clicking noise what is causing that noise?
Answer

You could have something caught in your chain.  Inspect the chain to make sure nothing is caught in it. 

My impeller keeps plugging up. What is causing this?
Answer

Your ground speed may be too fast.  The snow blower cannot take in that much snow, you need to slow you ground speed down. 

How much adjustment is in the hitch?
Zero Turn Mowers
Why does my mower clump the grass out the discharge chute?
Answer

The grass may be too wet.  Also you may want to clean your deck out.  Grass can collect under the deck not allowing the grass to discharge right.

My deck is hard for me to lift. Can I make it easier?
Answer

Yes, you can adjust your deck lift assist springs to make it easier to lift and lower the deck. 

Are the blade bolts right threaded? I cannot get it to move.
Answer

Yes they are right to tighten and left to loosen. 

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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).

How tall is the front of the SC40 cutter off the ground?
Answer

Without the front roller option, the front edge of the deck is 11-1/2" off the ground.  With the front roller option, the front edge of the deck is 12" off the ground.

Does the SC40 skid cutter have the same dishpan and blade system on the SC40 as the SC25 Skid Cutter?
Answer

No, The SC40 Skid Cutter have a 5/8 plate with three free swing blades on it.

Stump Grinders

What is the maximum cutting depth of the SSG25?
Answer

The maximum depth is 8".

Are the teeth replaceable on the SSG25?
Answer

Yes, there are 32 carbide teeth, and they are replaceable.

Post Hole Diggers

What kind of output shaft does it have?
Answer

We offer two different output shafts. We have a 2 9/16" round and 2" hex shaft.

Do you offer auger extensions?
Answer

We offer two extensions, a 24" and 48" auger extensions in both hex and round shaft.

Can I reverse the auger?
Answer

Yes, this unit is hydraulically reversible.

Snow Blowers

My skid steer has hydraulic flow of 30 GPM can I run the SBL25 low flow motor?
Answer

No, if you run that snow blower damage can occur to the motor from the wrong flow going through it.

Do I need to run the SBL25 in float?
Answer

Yes, not running in float will cause premature wear on the skid shoes.

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