Service FAQs

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

Rotary Cutters

Single Spindle Cutters

Why did the shear bolt break on my driveline?

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.

What could be causing my cutter to vibrate?
  • 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.

Folding Cutters

Pre-Adjustments & Cut Quality Check List

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?

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.

How fast can I run the tiller?
How do I slip the clutch?

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.

Why are my seed Cups melting?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

Spreaders (Pendulum)

Why am I getting an inconsistent discharge rate?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 _______?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.


Why is there no Agitator?

The tires will not get enough traction to turn it.

Why does my unit leak material between GB & hopper?

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?

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?

You should install a Small Seed Limiter Kit.

Do I need to calibrate the seed rate?

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.

No-Till Seeders

Can I add native seed box if I already own a NTS?

Yes Native seed box can be added at a later date.


My seed cups are melted why?

You have you seed cup adjustment closed down below 5% and each side has touch melting the cup. 

Skid Steer & CTL

Skid Steer Cutter

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

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?

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

What is the chain at the hitch for?

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?

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?

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

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