Bush Hog Tips

Discussion in 'Ford / New Holland' started by Otto's8N, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Otto's8N

    Otto's8N New Member

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    Aug 27, 2010
    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?
     
  2. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    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?
     

  3. Otto's8N

    Otto's8N New Member

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    Aug 27, 2010
    Here's a photo of the Bush Hog
     
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  4. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Nothing coming through!
     
  5. jackietreehorn

    jackietreehorn New Member

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    Jun 24, 2010
    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.
     
  6. Otto's8N

    Otto's8N New Member

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    Aug 27, 2010
    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.
     
  7. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
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  8. rsmith335

    rsmith335 RICK THE PLUMBER

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    Jun 2, 2010
    When you get your over run clutch be sure to keep it greased
     
  9. rsmith335

    rsmith335 RICK THE PLUMBER

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    Jun 2, 2010
    TB the chain is a great idea
     
  10. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Saw someone go into a low spot and....."tweak" bent the arms on the mower. :mad:
     
  11. rsmith335

    rsmith335 RICK THE PLUMBER

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    Jun 2, 2010
    Yea, you see it alot on used equipment.
     
  12. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    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!!
     
  13. jackietreehorn

    jackietreehorn New Member

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    Jun 24, 2010
    Thanks TB, I agree, good idea on replacing the top link with a chain...
     
  14. rsmith335

    rsmith335 RICK THE PLUMBER

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    Jun 2, 2010
    Would the chain work on my wife, to keep her from bending stuff? She's Hungerin and shaves her face. Just kidding
     
  15. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Uhhhh.....Probably not, but you gotta give her a big hug just the same!:D