Service FAQs

Service FAQs for Rotary Cutters

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

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.

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.

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).

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?