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minimax
10-23-2008, 10:28 PM
Here is some pics of my mower head on my mini-x because come of you have been asking to see close up of it.The blades have about a 150 hrs on the one side, the middle blades have already been turned.I think I have 3000 hours on the head.Ron here are the close ups of the blades and bolts sorry it took so long:hammerhead:
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Construct'O
10-23-2008, 10:42 PM
Did the mower come with the quick coupler mount or did you get it through Deere?Thanks for sharing the pic.Also the one on your other post of the tracks.:usflag:

minimax
10-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Construct'O, US mower made the mount.

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YellowDogSVC
10-23-2008, 10:55 PM
looks good to me!

bobcat_ron
10-24-2008, 10:36 AM
That is a damn heavy system, no wonder they have so much shredding power. I love the bolt and cotter pin set up.

Scag48
10-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Couple buddies of mine who are brothers just started up a biz last year and bought the Rockhound version about 3 months ago. They love it. I'd like to see how the Rockhound compares to the US Mower, I hear it's almost the same unit.

minimax
10-25-2008, 12:26 AM
Rockhound's head is not built the same as the US mower,The rockhound head is built out of mild steel and the us head is built from DOMEX steel somewhat like T-1 but does not crack like T-1 or mild steel.The paint on the rockhound is water based paint and on the US mower head is a top of the line power coat paint.The cutter shaft on the rockhound is made from sch.80 pipe which is a 36k PSI yield pipe and US mower uses a drawn over mandrel which has a 72k psi yield.So I think the US mowers are better built.

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ksss
10-25-2008, 12:51 AM
Rockhound's head is not built the same as the US mower,The rockhound head is built out of mild steel and the us head is built from DOMEX steel somewhat like T-1 but does not crack like T-1 or mild steel.The paint on the rockhound is water based paint and on the US mower head is a top of the line power coat paint.The cutter shaft on the rockhound is made from sch.80 pipe which is a 36k PSI yield pipe and US mower uses a drawn over mandrel which has a 72k psi yield.So I think the US mowers are better built.

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Impressive minimax. I stand in awe.:dizzy: Right down to the composition of the paint.

AWJ Services
10-25-2008, 10:19 AM
Actually the DOM shaft is an option.Not sure why they say they use it then offer it as an option?
Called the Super Samurai shaft.
Here is the link for the sales brochure on the differences.

http://www.usmower.com/docs/whybuy1.pdf

I spoke with Gun for a while and I am going too order one before the year is up.

minimax
10-25-2008, 01:28 PM
AWJ, I thought they use all DOM shafts for the mowers but the shaft wall thickness is 3/8" for the standard shaft and 5/8"wall for the Super Samurai shaft.But I could be wrong?You will be very happy with the US mower head.
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AWJ Services
10-25-2008, 03:45 PM
I forgot too ask Gun about that but it does not matter I am sold on there durability.:)

Junior M
10-25-2008, 04:03 PM
I wish I could afford a mini ex.. I would try to find some work doing that, nobody around here does it... There are a couple people who do the chipping like yellow but nobody does what you do minimax...

minimax
10-25-2008, 06:31 PM
So here are some pic's of my CTL and US mower 72" flail mower.You can see the quality of the cut in the photos.
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Junior M
10-25-2008, 08:39 PM
How do you set the hieght on that mower on the ctl? or do you just wing it?

ARP
10-25-2008, 08:59 PM
Nice photos minimax! Please check you pm's.

bobcat_ron
10-25-2008, 10:22 PM
I remember watching a video from US Mower's earlier websites, and they had a Deere 35 running one of their mower's, was that you minimax?

minimax
10-25-2008, 11:40 PM
jlm335,There is rear roller on the mower head that the head rolls along that is set at 0" inchs off the ground and I use the roll back of the bucket cylinders to cut farther off the ground and I put the boom in float so the mower ride on the roller.ARP,I will PM you later if I can get to it tonight.bobcat_ron,Yes that was me I think,if I could get my videos to download to the computer I would post them.

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ARP
10-26-2008, 12:01 AM
Thanks Minimax- no rush, enjoy the weekend!

coopers
10-26-2008, 03:53 AM
I love how green the grass is, and the trees!!

codycorfe
11-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Hey minimax has there been any more issues with that bearing ?

minimax
11-01-2008, 11:17 PM
codycorfe,No I have had no more issues with the bearings.
How is Cody doing?
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codycorfe
11-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Not to bad just trying to stay busy.Actually I was running some searches and noticed AJW's and you discussion so i thought id Answer The questions about USM'S cutter drums, But it appears that my remarks have been removed from this discussion forum.?? How are you doing these days?still staying busy? with the wonderful weather we've been having !

minimax
11-02-2008, 12:06 AM
I'm still staying petty busy but it is slowing down a bit.The rain sucks but that is why I have cabs with heat:).Are my facts right about the shafts?And what shafts do your mower heads run?The guys at VAN'S spoke very highly of your mower head they saw.

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codycorfe
11-02-2008, 12:22 AM
You are correct on the cutter drums they are DOM tube on USM'S heads however standard shafts are .375 wall HD shafts up to 50" are.50 wall Idesgned the RAZOR and the two HD 50" & 60" belt drive heads with .625 wall DOM cutter drums. Rockhound uses sch. 80 pipe as you mentioned. All My mowers Run DOM tubing as well. I'm happy to hear Van,s liked what they saw, I am building my Raptor EX 30 mini and my Raptor Ex 30 Heavy brush head right now for some videos and photo shoots.

codycorfe
11-02-2008, 12:40 AM
hope that info helped

ksss
11-02-2008, 02:58 PM
hope that info helped

I was going to PM you but no luck yet. When you get your cutter up give me a call. Excavator is TK TB153. The TK machines are kinda low on aux. flow. Tell me what you think.

codycorfe
11-02-2008, 04:14 PM
ksss,
Looks like your Aux. flow is about 14.8 gpm @3000 PSI ? does your machine have a cab? if so, weight class is about 12600+LBS. Do you have a thumb on your machine?What kind of stuff will you be mowing ( what Diameter material ?) on a regular basis? Your oil flow is good for about a 30" cut path machine.

ksss
11-02-2008, 05:23 PM
ksss,
Looks like your Aux. flow is about 14.8 gpm @3000 PSI ? does your machine have a cab? if so, weight class is about 12600+LBS. Do you have a thumb on your machine?What kind of stuff will you be mowing ( what Diameter material ?) on a regular basis? Your oil flow is good for about a 30" cut path machine.

It does have a cab. Mowing undergrowth, small saplings up to about 3", brush.


The machine does have a thumb. I have valves that I turn on the stick to lock the thumb against the stick and then connect the hyd connections to run a hoe pac. I would assume that your attachment would attach about the same as a hoe pack. The machine has a Werk Brau manual coupler.

codycorfe
11-02-2008, 09:26 PM
hey minimax i tried to look for pm function and found that an administrator need to approve my ability to do this. Not sure who to talk to for that.

CAT powered
11-02-2008, 09:38 PM
Once you have 10 posts it automatically gets enabled.

codycorfe
11-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Ksss , Whenever you log back on , I cannot pm anyone so if you can go to my profile and visit my home page web site , go to contact us and my the info is there to get hold of me.
Would like to speak with you about you machine if you have time. There is a few ways to address your situation of high weight and lower oil.

codycorfe
11-02-2008, 09:41 PM
Thank you, CAT powered:)

CAT powered
11-02-2008, 09:42 PM
I believe you have to be a site member for at least a week as well.

AWJ Services
11-08-2008, 01:23 PM
The machine does have a thumb. I have valves that I turn on the stick to lock the thumb against the stick and then connect the hyd connections to run a hoe pac. I would assume that your attachment would attach about the same as a hoe pack. The machine has a Werk Brau manual coupler.

If you have time take a pic of the valves and give some info on them.