Opinions on a Rhino TS12

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by dswinnerjr, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. dswinnerjr

    dswinnerjr LawnSite Member
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  2. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 751

    That should be sufficient. Make sure to avoid anything with a shock coupler. Those things shred and fall apart like crazy and cost so much in downtime.
     
  3. dswinnerjr

    dswinnerjr LawnSite Member
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    What's a shock coupler? Is that different from a slip clutch?
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  4. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 751

    It's a 1/2 piece of rubber that mates two different drive shafts together.

    It's different than a slip clutch. I have an 8 foot Modern shredder and it has a slip clutch for the driveline coming out of the tractor, and then branches off to two gear boxes with shock couplers. Those things are the biggest pain in the a$$ when something goes wrong.

    If you don't hit anything big, you'll never have to worry about the shock couplers, but sometimes I get in a hurry and don't watch what I'm running over.

    Make sure to keep 6-8 extra slip clutches in the truck or shop. It's a 20 minute fix, but can cost you 2 days of downtime if you don't have them and have to order them then wait for shipping.

    Good luck.
     

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