Hustler Range Wing - HELP I'm Strumped!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iowatreefarmer, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. iowatreefarmer

    iowatreefarmer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I just purchased a 1998 Hustler Range Wing 12' mower with 2 wing decks. The inside two hydraulic pumps on the wings are turning the blades backwards. Everything looks to be hooked up correctly. When the decks are up I can spin every blade easily in the cutting direction except for the two inside blades, they turn easily backwards. I'm stumped! When I called our local dealer they said to change the lines on the pumps. I was told it mowed fine when last used and it all appears to be factory plumbing, not altered. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    The wing decks have 2 blade rotations, one ccw one cw.
    They both don't turn the same way when cutting.
    If you have blades on that don't reflect this then someone has the wrong rotation blades on those spindles.

  3. jplawnmaint

    jplawnmaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    We have a Jacobson HOUR 5111 11' cut. The blades are the same way. You should have 2 different blades on the wings. They are designed like that so the grass gets thrown out the back of the deck and not to the side of the deck. Let me know how it cuts. I almost bought the same mower a couple weeks ago.
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  4. iowatreefarmer

    iowatreefarmer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    THANKS Guys! I'll call and order new blades this morning and let you know how things go. This is a great site!
  5. bobo2

    bobo2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    you have the same setup on the front deck 2cw&1ccw

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