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    Elite Member zzvyb6's Avatar
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    jd 1070

    Default Re: Drive tore in half

    Have you checked to see if the prop shaft hits the end of the drawbar (perhaps from raising or lowering the mower too much) and that contact is what's bending the shaft and tearing the shields?
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    Default Re: Drive tore in half

    zzby6........Good point I have to leave the drawbar out of my utility tractor when using the bush-hog. When I drop over a steep bank or ditch my PTO shaft did get into the drawbar.

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    Ford 2120 , New Holland TN75D, Hitachi UH083LC Excavator

    Default Re: Drive tore in half

    Quote Originally Posted by Surewhynot
    PTO speed was around 11 to 12.?
    What does this mean? Is this the engine RPM's as measured on your tach? How does this compare to the 540 PTO speed that is probably recommended for your cutter?

    Some machines spun at lower RPM's are actually under more stress.

    Andy

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    Silver Member Surewhynot's Avatar
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    Kubota BX1500/L3240

    Default Re: Drive tore in half

    I didn't even think about the drawbar hitting the plastic guard I would imagine that is indeed what happened and that would explain the guard damage. And the seperation would be from lifting the cutter. I will check it out. On the bright side we are looking at 110+ heat index for the next three days and I am helping a freind bale hay
    Surewhynot

    Kubota BX1500 54" Belly deck, and a L3240 HST,FEL, 3pt Blade,Cutter, Dirt Scoop, Pallet Forks, Woods HB-72" Box Blade

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