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Ford 2000 and Woods rotary mower


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Posted by R Harrison on July 27, 2013 at 03:17:11 from (24.62.176.20):

I have a 1965 2000 3cyl gas tractor (which I love!) and am having trouble with a Woods BB60 rotary mower. When you raise the 3 point, the PTO drive shaft hits the front of the mower deck. I have broken 2 driveshafts this way. When you raise the mower with the 3ph, the front of the mower deck goes up faster than the back until the drive shaft hits the deck.
I have shortened the top link until the tailwheel is nearly off the ground in level position. Still it hits. I have tried every bolt mounting possibility on the mower brackets. No luck.
Contributing to the problem is the fact that the tractor's lift arms go up sometimes out of proportion to the movement of the lift control lever. You can't rely on the control lever stop to limit the up movement with any degree of accuracy.
It seems like a geometry problem between the tractor and mower. Any ideas?


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