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Old 05-20-2011, 03:19 PM   post #1 of 6
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Default Woods M5 Dixie Cutter Bush Hog

All,

I bought a used Woods M5 Dixie Cutter bush hog from a guy locally and have been told that I need to make sure there is grease in it (I am assuming it has to do with driving the blades).

How do I do that?

John
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:22 PM   post #2 of 6
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You need to make sure the gearbox is 1/2 full of 80/90w gear lube. If it leaks you can take off the top and fill it 1/2 with combine head grease. This cutter is 20+ years old and the bottom seal might leak. The combine head grease stays in the box better if the seals shot. Grease every u-joint and the telescoping section of the driveshaft. Also you should check the blades to make sure they are mounted correctly and not beat up. It looks nice in the photo.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:14 AM   post #3 of 6
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Dewey64,

Thanks, but I painted the Woods over the winter because it needed it - looked a bit tired. I cannot believe it's 20 years old!! Are you sure?

It does not leak at all. It sat on concrete after every use last summer (before I got an outbuilding to house it in), and there wasn't a drop that came out of it. I have used it to cut a 5 acre field 5-7 times and not really sure how often I need to check the gearbox and lube everything....

Also, do I just pull the top of the gearbox off and add the gear lube straight into that opening?

thanks,

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:15 AM   post #4 of 6
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Default Re: Woods M5 Dixie Cutter Bush Hog

check the gear box on top,there will be drain plug on the bottom, and a check/fill plug on the top, some of the fill plugs have a circular vent cap ( pressure relief) on them to allow excess oil to escape without damage to the seals.

many older units that have had seal failures are drained, and the oil is replaced with a heavy grease, if you will take a closeup of the gear box i will point out the holes, and identify if the unit has a pressure relief.

to tell if it is oil or grease you will have to look inside the gearbox
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:28 AM   post #5 of 6
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Hello all,

Any idea where I can get a copy of this Owner's Manual or a Service Manual?

Thanks in advance....

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Got it from the Mother Ship themselves....

Thanks again,

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