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Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby hurleyjd » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:16 pm

I hooked the Vicon disc mower to tractor yesterday. Totally wore my butt out doing it. Jack one side up on the mower to hook one arm and then up and down on the tractor to get alignment I needed. Before hook up I had to clean the fire ants out of the PTO shaft that was on the ground. Then remove the shield and PB blast and hammer to get the PTO shaft to telescope. Now to start cutting and see if I can get a decent window to cure the hay. Really have had a lot of growth in the last two weeks.
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Postby Texasmark » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm

Yes we have. I was hoping we'd get some activity from that little tropical depression and we did after some good showers around the 9th. I got my winter peas sowed the 8th....just in time.....ground is in fine shape and plenty of moisture for germination.
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby M-5 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:57 pm

hurleyjd wrote:I hooked the Vicon disc mower to tractor yesterday. Totally wore my butt out doing it. Jack one side up on the mower to hook one arm and then up and down on the tractor to get alignment I needed. Before hook up I had to clean the fire ants out of the PTO shaft that was on the ground. Then remove the shield and PB blast and hammer to get the PTO shaft to telescope. Now to start cutting and see if I can get a decent window to cure the hay. Really have had a lot of growth in the last two weeks.

It's a 5 min job if the person cutting it loose does it right. Most people don't understand the lift arms need to be set like you are hooking up a bottom plow. Right side about 2" lower .
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby pricefarm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:47 pm

I hear people fuss all the time about how hard they are to hook up. I can hook mine up in a matter of minutes with no cuss words.
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby M-5 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm

pricefarm wrote:I hear people fuss all the time about how hard they are to hook up. I can hook mine up in a matter of minutes with no cuss words.

I frequently hook up cut a while then cut loose hook to baler and bale a while. Then hook back to cutter again.
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby pricefarm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 pm

M-5 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:I hear people fuss all the time about how hard they are to hook up. I can hook mine up in a matter of minutes with no cuss words.

I frequently hook up cut a while then cut loose hook to baler and bale a while. Then hook back to cutter again.


Ya no big deal. Maybe some brand mowers are harder than others. I have always had New Holland disc mowers
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby sim.-ang.king » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:08 pm

I have more problems getting it unhooked than I do getting hooked.
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby Silver » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:05 pm

I have to say the NH 313 discbine is a piece of cake to hook up (not a semi-mounted model). All you have to do is get close and it lines itself up, lower the hitch down, flip the little tongue up and slide the pin under it.
My JD 956 took a lot of trips in and out of the tractor.
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby Lazy M » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:56 pm

If you make sure that you unhook on a level spot of ground it's no problem to hook.. Any slope at all can make it challenging and patience may be required..
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:27 pm

Lazy M wrote:If you make sure that you unhook on a level spot of ground it's no problem to hook.. Any slope at all can make it challenging and patience may be required..

Patience may be required,just not always available...
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:31 pm

My old Lely is like wrestling around with 300 pound gal .
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Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:44 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:My old Lely is like wrestling around with 300 pound gal .


Do you speak from experience ALACOWMAN? :lol2: :hide:
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby snoopdog » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:20 pm

I swear , it's like backing a trailer , I don't care how many times you've done it , you're gonna have That day
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby greybeard » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:42 am

It can't possibly be as hard as hooking something up to the lift arms AND sway bars of a 8/9nFord..
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Re: Hooking a disc mower to tractor

Postby M-5 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:47 am

greybeard wrote:It can't possibly be as hard as hooking something up to the lift arms AND sway bars of a 8/9nFord..

Is that supposed to be sarcastic?? Anything that hooks to a 8n you can almost tote it on your shoulder plus you can. Reach back from the seat and put arms on pins
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