Jump to content

Let's talk 15' flex-wing mowers


Recommended Posts

you can run a 540 mower on a 1000 tractor pto shaft - not that i would recommend it full time, BUT you can run the tractor at lower RPM to achieve the 540 rpm and use less fuel. 

some swap out the yoke, some swap with an adapter, some swap out the entire end of the shaft where it slips over for extension  - I worked for a farmer that used his that way on pasture topping = I also do it from time to time on one of our old mowers works great just remember not to crack teh throttle WO

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 54
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

One more thing if you get a batwing if you don't have one already get a good gas powered blower to keep the crap off it.  That's what makes them rust is all the grass and debris build up that then get

I don't get the problem with laminated wheels and road use. Just to be clear, those are the hard segmented kind that look like they are made of pieces of old tires or similar right ?  I bought a new J

Great point. Mine's a backpack blower though. Just got done blowing my 10'er off. I had a 14' Lilliston then went to the 10'. I'm not going back to bigger. Three point mounted, a 110 hp tractor handle

Posted Images

50 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

you can run a 540 mower on a 1000 tractor pto shaft - not that i would recommend it full time, BUT you can run the tractor at lower RPM to achieve the 540 rpm and use less fuel. 

some swap out the yoke, some swap with an adapter, some swap out the entire end of the shaft where it slips over for extension  - I worked for a farmer that used his that way on pasture topping = I also do it from time to time on one of our old mowers works great just remember not to crack teh throttle WO

 

I think that Matt was saying that you are not going to be happy running a mower gear for 1000 RPM on the 540 RPM shaft on the tractor.

Not very much is going to get done.

 

My uncle’s brother used to like to Bush-hog, but never seemed to catch on to how the bush-hog was connected to the tractor.

If we set it up for the 1000 RPM shaft on the tractor with an adapter he would make the tractor scream and hitting rocks meant that blades would go FLYING!!

If we switched it back to the 540 RPM shaft with NO adapter he would idle down to 1100-1200 RPM and lug the snot out of the engine and wonder for a couple of days why the tractor smoked so much and burned so much fuel.

He was the kind of fellow that could shatter anvils with a rubber mallet!!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

yea i got that he was trying to run something half speed so was giving him another option - hopefully not like your uncles bro............its a wonder some people survive around this stuff 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

you can run a 540 mower on a 1000 tractor pto shaft - not that i would recommend it full time, BUT you can run the tractor at lower RPM to achieve the 540 rpm and use less fuel. 

some swap out the yoke, some swap with an adapter, some swap out the entire end of the shaft where it slips over for extension  - I worked for a farmer that used his that way on pasture topping = I also do it from time to time on one of our old mowers works great just remember not to crack teh throttle WO

 

We are going to run our 15' rhino 540 mower behind the 7250 on an adapter for the 1000 shaft. We need 4x4 to make it through the mud at or near some food plots and it's all that's available currently. I would like to have a 1000 mower, up to a 20'er but this one was 1500 bucks in useable condition

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...