Service FAQs

Service FAQs for Grooming Mowers

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

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.