I sent the following email to King Kutter:
I recently purchased a 5 foot rotary cutter to use with my John Deere 755 and am having difficulty attaching the Kutter to the 3 point hitch.
There are no instructions on this in the manual. I first connected the 3 members to the hitch and then found the drive shaft to be too short to
reach the PTO. In the lowered position, the end of the drive shaft is about 12 inches from the PTO and when lifted, the shaft is still a few inches away from the PTO.
What is the correct procedure and order of steps to connect the Kutter to a 3 point hitch and PTO? I must be doing something wrong here.
I would suggest improving the manual. Pictures, descriptive diagrams and routine maintenance instructions would be helpfull. As it is, the
manual is useless for the novice user.
This is the response that I received:
A 5 FOOT KUTTER HAS TO HAVE A 29 INCH PTO ,IT IS MEASURED , PUSHED ALL THE WAY TOGATHER . YOU MEASURE FROM THE CENTER OF EACH CROSS KIT THANKS DENNIS
This response is as useless as the manual. Must be company policy. I did manage to hook it up and used it some today. Interesting that you also had trouble hooking the drive shaft to the gear box. I didn't know that you could move the plastic shield. I went through all kinds of contortions trying to get a wrench and a socket into the plastic shield to tighten the bolt. Not easy, but I managed it. Another little problem that I have is that the 5 foot bush hog is a bit heavy and I'll need weights for the front end. My John Deere manual says to consult the implements manual for the necessary amount of counterweight. Yeah, right. A manual that doesn't even mention the drive shaft is not likly to consider counterweights.