Service FAQs

Service FAQs for Dirtworking

The following are some of the questions most frequently asked by Land Pride customers in the Dirtworking category.

HD Post Hole Diggers

Why won’t my auger go down into the ground?
Answer

There are many variables, but the most common is that the ground is hard, and requires extra weight. The optional down pressure kit will help in this condition.

Why does my HD turn slower than my PTO driven unit?
Answer

The HD unit has a different gear ratio, but it has more torque than the PD model. The RPMs of the HD is determined by GPM and pressure.

How many lbs. of down force does the optional down pressure kit add to the unit?
Answer

Around 500 lbs of down force is added when the kit is installed.

Can I use a grade 8 bolt to replace the shear pin?
Answer

No. Damage to the unit will occur if a higher grade bolt is used in place of the original.

Can I replace the teeth?
Answer

Yes, all teeth supplied by Land Pride are replaceable.

Stump Grinders

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Core Aerators

Why will the spoons not go into the ground?
Answer

This could be multiple things.  One the ground could be too hard, you may need to add weight to the unit.  Two your spoons could be plugged up do to not cleaning properly.  Three the ground may not have enough moisture in it.  

What size are the water tanks for the CA25?
Answer

For the CA2560 can add 490 lbs. with the water tanks and the CA2572 can add 600 lbs.

My spoons are bending, what is causing that?
Answer

Do not turn with the core aerator in the ground.  This puts too much stress on the spoon and they will bend.  

Can I get water tanks for this unit?
Answer

No, the water tanks are only for the CA25 series unit.  

Grapples

Will this SGC06 or SGC10 grapple hook up to a John Deere tractor?
Answer

Yes, we offer it in a blank back, you will have to add your own mounts to it.  

Will this SGC05 grapple hook up to a John Deere tractor?
Answer

No this grapple is designed to go on Kubota BX and B units.  

Do I have to have a third function valve on my tractor for this unit to work?
Answer

No you can run off the rear remotes of the tractor too.  The third function valve makes it easier for a person to run the grapple and still have rear remotes available too.  

Disc Harrows

What accessories are available for my Disc Harrow to optimize its capabilities?
Answer
  • Electronic Spin Spreader – DH10, DH15 and DH25
    • Designed to plant or spread seed, fertilizer, lime, and other soil benefiting materials. Can also be used to spread sand and salt in ice and snow conditions.
  • Drag Harrow – DH10, DH15 and DH25 (optional seeding package)
    • Used to smooth out freshly cultivated soil and work material into the soil quicker.
  • Seed Bed Roller – DH10, DH15 and DH25 (optional seeding package)
    • Used to break up large clumps of soil and dirt clods. Aids in seed to soil contact for better germination rates.
Is it possible to add sweeps to the Disc Harrow?
Answer

An optional center sweep kit is available for the DH15, DH25 and DH35 series disc harrows.

  • 9” Center Sweep Kit
  • Designed to remove center ridge.

Grading Scrapers

How often should the skid shoes be replaced?
Answer

The skid shoes should be replaced once the thickness that 1/8” at any point. For longer wear life the skid shoe can be turned around if one end is wearing faster than the other.

How do I replace worn shank tips on my Grading Scraper?
Answer

Shank tips can be removed by heating the dimpled area on both sides of the tip and using a blunt punch to force them off. New tips need to be dimpled with a punch once installed to securely hold them in place.

Can I use my Grading Scraper when I am traveling both forward and reverse?
Answer

Yes, Land Pride offers a rear mounted cutting blade kit which allows the user to move material while traveling forward and while backing up.

Box Scrapers

What is the difference between a HRL3578 and an HR3584
Answer
  • The HRL3578 is referred to as the lowback. It has a 19” lowback frame with a 17” moldboard.
  • The HR3584 is referred to as the highback. It has a 24” highback frame with a 23” moldboard.
Is the cutting blade replaceable?
Answer

Not only is the cutting blade replaceable, but it is reversible. The heat treated blade can be reversed for optimal use.

How do I raise and lower my shanks?
Answer
  • MR1572 is set up with a mechanical lever to raise and lower the shanks. (Always make sure the scraper is off the ground before adjusting shanks.)
    • To lower the shanks, pull lever towards unit to release lock pin and move lever away from unit until shank locks into desired position. To raise the shanks, pull lever towards the unit to release lock pin and move lever toward unit until shank locks into desired position.
  • HR2572, HR3584 and HRL3572 is set up to hydraulically raise and lower the shanks. (Always make sure the scraper is off the ground before adjusting shanks.)
    • To lower shanks retract hydraulic cylinder, and to raise shanks extend hydraulic cylinder.
Can my retractable box scraper be used to backfill?
Answer
  • MR15 and HR25 come equipped with a rear backfill blade. Simply lower the box scraper and back the rear facing grader blade into the material you are trying to backfill.
  • HRL3578 and HR3584 is equipped with a rear hinged gate that can be locked or unlocked to aid in backfilling. The shanks must be raised during backfilling operation. Simply back the rear facing grader blade into the material you are trying to backfill and continue until task is accomplished.

 

Can I adjust the depth of my shanks on my fixed bar box scraper?
Answer

You can manually raise and lower the shanks on each unit.

  • BB05 and BB12 has notches in each shank for 3 separate depth adjustments. A spring retainer clip inserted behind the shank hold it is place.
  • BB15 and BB25 has 4 holes in each shank for depth adjustment. The shanks are secured with an L-shaped shank pin and cotter pin.

Drag Scrapers

What do I need to add weight to my BB45 Drag Scraper?
Answer

The Optional Weight Box Assembly can be filled with concrete for added soil penetration.

Post Hole Diggers

What should I do if my auger is turning the wrong direction?
Answer

Hydraulic hoses are reversed. Switch the hydraulic hoses at the outlet.

What should I do if my auger digs half way down and stops, will not go any deeper?
Answer

You could be coming across a hard soil layer that is causing more resistance on the auger assembly. Land Pride offers an option down pressure to aid in forcing the auger into the ground.

What if I want to dig deeper than my 48” auger will allow?
Answer

Land Pride offers two auger extensions for increased hole depth.

  • 7” Auger Extension
  • 14” Auger Extension
What could be causing my driveline to drop when my shear bolt breaks?
Answer

Drivelines come equipped with a retainer set screw to keep the driveline attached when the shear bolt has sheared. Verify that your unit has the correct grade shear bolt installed to prevent gearbox damage and make sure the retainer screw and nut are installed.

What auger sizes are available for my unit?
Answer
  • PD10 and PD15 available in 6”, 9” and 12” – No option for auger extensions
  • PD25 and PD35 available in 6”, 9”, 12”, 15” 18” and 24” tree auger assembly – Auger extensions available in 7” and 14”
My auger has reduced turning speed, what could be causing it?
Answer

Hydraulic oil flow could be restricted. Check flow meter, remove any dirt particles in fittings and replace couplers. Replace oil filter.

Can I use a hex head auger on my unit?
Answer

No, auger attachment is set up for a 2-1/2” round auger pipe. No adapter is available through Land Pride.

Landscape Rakes

Is there a flip down blade option?
Answer

No - we do not offer a flip down blade on the 05 Series. 

Is the flip down blade in front or behind the rake?
Answer

The blade is in front of the rake. 

Can I replace just one tooth?
Answer

Yes, If one tooth becomes damaged you can easily remove one tooth and replace it. 

Rear Blades

Why are the blade angle & tilt very hard to move?
Answer

King Pins have tight tolerances. With the blade on the ground, remove the washers/plates and use penetrating oil to lube the kingpin. Reassemble parts and rotate pivots.

Can you spin the blade around with the tilt cylinder on it?
Answer

Yes. The Tilt lug is below the turn table.

Hitches

When using a QH the clevis will not stay in hook on RCR or FDR units. What's wrong?
Answer

Add option: Floating top link assembly.

What do I do if my 3 point will not go low enough?
Answer

Your 3 point lower arms are in the top position. Adjust lower arms to lower hole on tractor.

The fit on the lower lugs is too loose. How do I fix this?
Answer

We offer many different spacers depending on what unit you are hooking to QH.