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King Kutter and 861 issue

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Posted by cbrown9064 on June 18, 2013 at 21:14:47 from (


Could you all take a look at the attached pics and let me know your thoughts?

Problem--it seems the "Flex Hitch" on our King Kutter 5' rotary is too "high" for the 861. I cannot seem to adjust the height of the mower with the lift arms as the lever is almost all the way up. Any more movement on the touch control lever raises the mower all the way up. Also see the lift arms on the 861, they are quite high when the mower is 2" off the ground.

There seems to be plenty of "flex" in the Flex Hitch once the mower hits the ground, I can stop the lift arms and adjust them multiple points on the way down. But by then the mower is on the ground.

One thought I had was to move the pins for the lower arms down as far as I can by removing and drilling new holes. The problem is the design of the hitch will not let me move them much farther down without getting in to the "v" area where it is too tight.

Basically I think I need to have the whole hitch lower to better work with the 861. I saw some old J-Ds recently that had 3points and because they were so much taller than the 861, this "Flex Hitch" would probably work better for them.





This post was edited by cbrown9064 at 06:06:16 06/19/13 4 times.


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