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Old 08-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Bush Hog Tips

Hello Ford Tractor People,
I am new to the Tractor Site.
I just got my 8N and it is equipped with a Bush Hog. My question is, is there a correct way to set-up the brush hog for mowing?



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Old 08-27-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Otto! My only advice is that if you are mowing very uneven ground, is to replace the top link with a piece of chain the same legth so that you don't bend the arms or the mower deck. It just allows the mower deck to flex a bit easier. Got any pictures of the outfit?



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Here's a photo of the Bush Hog

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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Nothing coming through!

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:23 PM   #5
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Make sure you get a PTO clutch, if you don't already have one... don't want to end up in a ditch/fence/building or worse... well worth the $40-$50 or so.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:15 PM   #6
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Could you explain what a PTO clutch is and how it works. I now have to push my clutch in to engage my PTO but it also works my hydraulics also.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #7
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The clutch is in the driveline to the implement. This video explains it best. PTO Clutch on a Tractor: How It Works: How to Drive & Operate a Tractor | eHow.com

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When you get your over run clutch be sure to keep it greased

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TB the chain is a great idea

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Old 09-04-2010, 02:05 PM   #10
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TB the chain is a great idea
Saw someone go into a low spot and....."tweak" bent the arms on the mower.
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Yea, you see it alot on used equipment.

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Chain's cheap too! Heck of a saftey net. Surprised they don't just include a length of chain rather than the ridgid top link. Sure would be cheaper in more ways than one!!

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Thanks TB, I agree, good idea on replacing the top link with a chain...

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Would the chain work on my wife, to keep her from bending stuff? She's Hungerin and shaves her face. Just kidding

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Would the chain work on my wife, to keep her from bending stuff? She's Hungerin and shaves her face. Just kidding
Uhhhh.....Probably not, but you gotta give her a big hug just the same!


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