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Re: Shredder for 8N Ford

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Ultradog MN

08-05-2020 05:48:14

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Please don't continue the myth.
An ORC is Not needed when you use a finish mower. The inertia of a FM is maybe 20% of a ritary mower. Surely not enough to get you into trouble like a rotary mower can.
Stabilizer bars are also optional. I am not the only one who does not see the need for them on an FM.

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08-05-2020 16:17:34

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 Re: Shredder for 8N Ford in reply to Ultradog MN, 08-05-2020 05:48:14  
No myth, my 6' Land Pride finish mower twisted my adapter on my 8n the first year I ran it. Replaced it with an ORC 15 years ago and no problem since. Use a ORC any mower and get a 6' if you get a FM.

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Ultradog MN

08-05-2020 20:08:09

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 Re: Shredder for 8N Ford in reply to blackhole49, 08-05-2020 16:17:34  

Did you happen to observe the rotation of the twist? That would tell us the truth of it.
You a betting man?
I'll lay you 20-1 odds the twist was caused by the tractor and not the mower.

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08-06-2020 04:46:28

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 Re: Shredder for 8N Ford in reply to Ultradog MN, 08-05-2020 20:08:09  
I don't have the adapter to check, but I'm pretty sure I twisted it when I had to stop quick when a turkey ran in front of me. You could certainly feel the mower pushing. If the twist was caused by the tractor starting the mower, one would think it would also twist the ORC in the 15 years since.

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08-05-2020 20:35:16

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 Re: Shredder for 8N Ford in reply to Ultradog MN, 08-05-2020 20:08:09  
Bingo, UD.

Finish mowers have much less rotating inertia than rough cut mowers and much more windage and friction resistance. Unlike a rough cut mower, deceleration is rapid once power is removed.

No real need for an ORC but using one will hurt nothing.


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