MX5, MX6 and MX7 Rotary Cutters

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Section : 05 - Safety

Recognize Safety Information
Understand Signal Words
Follow Safety Instructions
Perform Predelivery Service Safely
Protect Bystanders
Stay Clear of Rotating Blades
Operate Tractor and Cutter Safely
Back Up Safely
Leaving Cutter Unattended
Keep Riders Off Machine
Prepare for Emergencies
Wear Protective Clothing
Handle Chemical Products Safely
Stay Clear of Rotating Drivelines
Use Safety Lights and Devices
Transport Cutter Safely
Avoid Serious Injury or Death from Accidental Lowering of Cutter
Practice Safe Maintenance
Remove Paint Before Welding or Heating
Store Attachments Safely
Safety Features

Section : 10 - Safety Signs

Safety Signs-Drivelines
Safety Signs-Driveline Shield
Safety Signs-Hitch
Safety Signs-Deck

Section : 15 - Preparing the Tractor

Selecting Tractor Size
Positioning Tractor Drawbar
Selecting Tractor PTO Speed
Adjusting Tractor Hitch
Checking Ballast, Wheel Spacing, and Tire Inflation
Determining Front Ballast

Section : 20 - Preparing the Cutter

Prestarting Checklist
Preparing Hitch Pins
Installing Hitch Pin Bushings for Quick Coupler Hitch
Installing Category 2 Hitch Pin Conversion Kit (MX5 and MX6)

Section : 25 - Attaching and Detaching

Attaching Cutter to Tractor with Quick Coupler
Attaching Cutter to Tractor with Three-Point Hitch
Assembling Main PTO Driveline Telescoping Members (If Necessary)-MX5 and MX6
Assembling Main PTO Driveline Telescoping Members (If Necessary)-MX7
Attaching PTO Driveline
Detaching Cutter From Tractor

Section : 30 - Transporting

Preparing Cutter For Transport
Follow Safe Transport Procedures
Making Turns
Keep Riders Off Machine

Section : 35 - Operating the Cutter

Preparing Cutter for Operation
Adjusting Cutting Height/Tailwheel Position
Keep Riders Off Machine
Follow Safe Operating Procedures
Operating the Cutter for Best Performance
Cutting Technique
Turning Cutter

Section : 40 - Attachments

Front Chain Safety Shield
Front Rubber Safety Shield
Rear Chain Safety Shield
Second Tailwheel Support and Hub (MX7)
Bushing Kit for Quick Coupler Hitch
Category 2 Hitch Conversion Kit (MX5 and MX6)

Section : 45 - Lubrication and Maintenance

Lubricating and Maintaining Machine Safely
Gear Case Oil
Alternative and Synthetic Lubricants
Mixing of Lubricants
Lubricant Storage
Perform Lubrication and Maintenance
Observe Lubrication Symbols
Every 8 Hours or Daily
Every 24 Hours
Every 50 Hours
As Required

Section : 50 - Troubleshooting

Blade Troubleshooting
Slip Clutch Troubleshooting
Gear Case Troubleshooting
PTO Driveline Troubleshooting
General Troubleshooting
Operating Troubleshooting

Section : 55 - Service

Detailed Service Information-Use TM1828
Practice Safe Service Procedures
Keep Service Area Clean
Disassembling and Inspecting Slip Clutch-MX5 and MX6
Disassembling and Inspecting Slip Clutch-MX7
Assembling Slip Clutch
Removing and Installing PTO Driveline-MX5 and MX6
Removing and Installing PTO Driveline-MX7
Checking Blade Wear
Replacing Blades
Direction of Blade Rotation
Replacing Skid Shoes

Section : 60 - Storage

Storing Cutter
Removing Cutter from Storage

Section : 65 - Assembly

Perform Predelivery Service Safely
Remove Shipping Dunnage and Parts
Check Blade Hardware Torque
Fill Gear Case
Install Front Safety Shield-Chain (If Equipped)
Install Front Safety Shield-Rubber (If Equipped)
Install Rear Safety Shield (Chain)
Install Tailwheel-MX5 and MX6
Install Axle Support(s), Spindle(s) and Tailwheel(s)-MX7
Install Hitch
Install PTO Driveline-MX5 and MX6
Install PTO Driveline-MX7

Section : 70 - Specifications

MX5, MX6 and MX7 Rotary Cutter Specifications1
Record Rotary Cutter Serial Number
Metric Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values
Unified Inch Bolt and Cap Screw Torque Values

Section : 75 - Crime Prevention Tips

Help Prevent Crime
Record Ag Identification Numbers
Keep Proof of Ownership
Park Indoors Out of Sight
When Parking Outdoors
Reduce Vandalism
Report Thefts Immediately
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