Gearbox on RCK60-24B

Richard Skelton

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RCK60-24B Kubota Mower Deck
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I purchased a gearbox and got it installed, and the blades are turning backwards from what it has been doing for years. Are blades available for turning in either direction?
 

SDT

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I purchased a gearbox and got it installed, and the blades are turning backwards from what it has been doing for years. Are blades available for turning in either direction?
No.

You have the wrong gearbox.

SDT
 

PoTreeBoy

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There's one tractor, gray market probably, that has reverse PTO direction. Seems like there was somebody last year trying to reverse his. You must have gotten his gearbox :confused: .
 

Tire Biter

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B 2601 434 loader MMM, bunch of tractor stuff . Ford 4600
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Just curious how you got ahold of a gearbox that turns reverse direction.....
im not even sure gray market tractors even had mid PTOs.
even if you found reverse blades, the deck wouldn’t discharge correctly among other problems.
 

PoTreeBoy

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Just curious how you got ahold of a gearbox that turns reverse direction.....
im not even sure gray market tractors even had mid PTOs.
even if you found reverse blades, the deck wouldn’t discharge correctly among other problems.
Yeah, I think you're right.
 

BruceP

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I believe gearbox direction may be related to how it is driven.

for example. the mowdeck on my G5200 is driven by shaft from the front of the machine (from rear of engine) Perhaps, the mowdeck in this discussion is driven from the rear of the machine?
 

xrocketengineer

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I would suggest to read this thread:


Then make sure that the belt is routed properly and that you have the right gear box for that deck. Even a different suffix on the deck model number can make the difference on the rotation direction on the gray market units.