I apologize for missing this post. It's an RCR1884 that comes standard with one rear wheel (you can see the mounting location) but two rear wheels and chain guards are options that the dealer already had installed.My rotary cutter has one wheel straight off the center in the back. Has Land Pride changed their design ?? Or thats a different type then mine ?
I ran into the situation yesterday when heading downhill and cutting off a critter mound and wanting to back up to take another cut. I didn't seem able to back up unless I raised the back of the mower off the ground. I ran into a similar situation when getting to the end of a "row" when turning around and trying to back up a short but steep slope.Your TnT should not affect the mower. Set it level and mow. The top link should be adjust to allow the rear of the mower to float. You do not need to raise the mower to back up.
With a 3 point mower and with one as large as the one you have you need to watch for dips such as crossing a ditch. The 3 point can make your tractor act as if it is a solid frame 25+ ft long tractor. If you look in the owners manual it will give you good info about crossing dips and swales.
I run a New Holland TL80A with a Rhino TW96 offset mower. It is a 2 point attachment mower. The wheels never come off the ground.
I've never owned a leaf blower ... yet another thing I'll need to buy. Currently I'm using a compressor and nozzle to blow the crap off the tractor and cutter but it's slow. That's a good tip re using an A/C filter screen. I've noticed that it's best to turn the front wheels to the left or right in order to get clearance to remove the screen without bending it.Now you’re going to have remember to clean that screen every time you start and stop the tractor through out the day. I use a blue cut to fit plasticky AC filter in front of my screen since we have a spear grass that gets caught in the screen and I have to pick them out one by one. Helps to just shake it out a few times and then replace it.
Use a leaf blower to get all that grass off the mower and tractor frame or it will mat up and get wet and start rusting spots.
Don't forget to check the air filter. They get dirty fast. Smack it on a hard surface or blow it out with compressed air. Enjoy your new rig. Beautiful photos and country.@Russell King, thanks for the suggestions. I have a camel back hydration system that I use for hiking and have Bose noise cancelling headphones/earbuds.
In the spirit of full disclosure I messed up a little today. I'm really enjoying the MX and the experience of running a rotary cutter so went back out later this afternoon/evening to do a few more hours work, and about the time I was going to call it a day the EM light illuminated on the dash. The coolant temp was near the high mark on the gauge so I jumped off the tractor, popped the hood and pulled the radiator screen out to find that it was completely blocked. DUH! The coolant temperature dropped fairly quickly once I pulled the screen. I'm going to use the compressor tomorrow to blow all of the crap out of every nook and cranny.
I've already cut four to five times what I typically cut each year, and in less time, but it's going to take 8 to 10 hours and maybe more to cut the entire area.
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Thanks! I checked the filters the other day when the EM light came on. I was pleased to find an inner filter in addition to the main outer one. I've had to clean off the screen and radiator two more times since that first EM light event.Don't forget to check the air filter. They get dirty fast. Smack it on a hard surface or blow it out with compressed air. Enjoy your new rig. Beautiful photos and country.
I also have an echo blower and love that thing. I only use the premixed gas in a can since it is non ethanol and just plain easier than mixing it up yourself.@Russel King, I bought an ECHO leaf blower today from Home Depot for $150. It's the PB-2520 model
I had better stop following this thread for fear of spending even more money!
Keep in mind there are some people that pay to have rocks like that "installed" in their landscape. Adds character some would say. On YouTube look up stone walls of Ireland if you want to see something interesting. Keep up the good work.The RCR1884 is surely christened now with a couple of nice dents in the steel housing either from a rock being driven into the steel or the blades being forced up due to a rock. The blades look pretty sad too at the moment. These implements take a beating and I know that I'll be making repairs from time to time. As long as the gear box and driveshaft hold up I can easily handle the other stuff at little cost.
The loader bucket dug this beast of a rock up the other night. There was about 4" sticking up out of the ground. It's about 3 feet long and 18" high. I have lots of these "icebergs" in the field along with rocks/boulders that will probably never be moved so will have to mark their location with T-posts or similar. I want to get this field to a state where it's fun to cut which means no rocks able to damage the rotary cutter. Maybe I need to run around with a rear blade to locate the problem areas.
With the sun coming up you can get a better idea of the terrain. The rock can be seen sticking up out of the ground to the left in the first photo.
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I was just talking with a friend last night over dinner about rock walls in Britain and he mentioned the walls in New England that date back to the early 1600's. To think that all of those walls in the UK and Northern Ireland were built by hand by farmers clearing fields for plowing ... amazing! I have four huge rock piles on my property that must have been made by someone with a similar notion. I plan on using the rocks to make a retaining wall the entire length of the common driveway. Maybe I should call that a fantasy rather than a plan but you get the idea.Keep in mind there are some people that pay to have rocks like that "installed" in their landscape. Adds character some would say. On YouTube look up stone walls of Ireland if you want to see something interesting. Keep up the good work.