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    Bronze Member leslie428's Avatar
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    Default Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    Shipping error got me a belly mower instead of finishing mower so I had to convert. It was easy. Just turn the drive on the mower 180 degrees and now you have a pull mower (finishing mower) You will have to make two extention bars. See pictures. Works like a charm! I have a JM 284.
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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    Leslie, I wanted a belly mower but eveyone on the forum talked me out of it because of the removing and installing. I didn't take the RFM off all summer until yesterday and I think I still would have prefered a belly mower to make turning easier. To each his own.

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    If you have the 4 wheels to adjust cutting cutting height, that will be a good setup?--Ken Sweet

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Shipping error got me a belly mower instead of finishing mower so I had to convert. It was easy. Just turn the drive on the mower 180 degrees and now you have a pull mower (finishing mower) You will have to make two extention bars. See pictures. Works like a charm! I have a JM 284. )</font>

    Congratulations !!!

    Generally speaking, it's NOT so easy to convert a finishing mower to a belly mower as you said.

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( See pictures. )</font>

    All I can find is one shot of a red bracket. Kinda hard to feature what you're talking about based upon that alone.

    //greg//

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I think I still would have prefered a belly mower to make turning easier. To each his own. )</font>

    A rear mounted mower is a bit more difficult to use than a midmount, but the easy of attach/detach makes it worthwhile to me. I just treat mine like an implement that can't be turned, such as a plow. This means instead of mowing in a rectangular pattern to it's conclusion, I mow around the perimeter to get manuevering room, then I start mowing in parallel strips, just like plowing. You end up making a 180 deg turn at each end, but you don't end up with a bunch of missed strips like when you cut a 90 deg corner a little short, or rectangles with big mouse-eared corners.

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    leslie, my mid pto is 2000rpm and rear is 540rpm. If that is the case with yours, your change will not work. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    bill, there is NO WAY I would give up my MMM. I take it off in late November when I install my FEL. I remove my FEL in March and install my MMM. While it is off I do all my maintainence on the MMM. 15 minutes twice a year is a small price to pay to have the superiour performance the other 100+ ours a year I use the tractor seems like a small price to pay.

    Prior to this tractor I had an 8N with a RFM. The RFM stayed on the same amount of time as the MMM on my current one.

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    Default Re: Ordered finishing mower received belly mower

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Shipping error got me a belly mower instead of finishing mower so I had to convert. )</font>

    I just have to know. Why didn't you complain and just get the correct item sent to you?

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