Re: x700 with 7-Iron deck
More good stuff on the 60" 7 Iron Deck
60-in. 7-Iron™ mower deck (60D)
60-in. 7-Iron mower deck on X700 Tractor
The 60-in. 7-Iron mower deck is compatible with 2007 model year X700, X720, X740, X728, and X748 Tractors. It is ideal for customers who need to mow green, thick, and heavy grass:
Backing up to 7-Iron mower deck to install
Ramps are provided to protect mower
The on-ramp feature simplifies installation and removal of the 60-in. 7-Iron mower deck. Being able to drive over the mower deck eliminates the work of rolling it under the tractor.
Key features of the 60-in. 7-Iron mower deck include:
Deep-deck design from front to back and side to side delivers commercial mowing capacity
5.5-in. deep deck allows for a greater volume of grass to be cut at higher speeds
Provides increased vacuum action and reduced clipping drop
Allows for increased airflow and more lift of the grass
Stamped design provides a smooth underside, with fewer sharp corners, for reduced material buildup
The front edge of the deck is raised above the blade plane to allow even cutting of tall grass
Wide discharge opening provides even clipping dispersal for an excellent finished appearance in all conditions
1/4-in. increments allow the operator to fine-tune the cutting height
Plastic discharge deflector reduces damage to foliage and resists bending
Spiral bevel gearbox provides more gear tooth contact than straight-cut gears because of the spiral profile of the gear teeth for quieter operation and improved load capacity
Mulch attachment and material collection system options are available
TCB10953 Mulch Kit (60-in. 7-Iron and 7-Iron II)
BM22330 Power Flow Kit for 7-Iron; use with 14 bu. 3-Bag Power Flow (2712M) and MC519 Cart Power Flow (3302M)
7-gauge (.177-in.) stamped-steel durability
Stamped design eliminates welds on the shell and provides rounded corners that distribute impact stress when the mower contacts obstacles like trees, rocks, and curbs
A 5/8-in. solid steel bar is welded to the mower deck perimeter for added strength and protection
Heat-treated 1-in. cold-forged blade spindles are supported by ball bearings to provide reliability and long life
Large anti-scalp wheels and front caster wheels provide durability and smooth operation
Quick-change mower wheel height
A wash port on the left-hand side of the deck is standard equipment for easy cleanout
Easy installation and removal of the mower drive shaft
On-ramp feature simplifies installation and removal of the mower
Minimal physical effort is required for installation or removal
Tractor Compatibility 2007 model year X700, X720, X740, X728, X748
Cutting Width 60-in.
Cut Height/Increments 1- to 4.5-in./.25-in.
Construction Stamped 7-gauge (.177-in.) steel
Blade Overlap 1.57-in. (40 mm)
Gearbox Spiral bevel gears
Blade Tip Speed 16,500 ft./min.
Blade Spindles Three 1-in. diameter
Mower Wheels 4 heavy-duty greasable
Mower Drive Shaft
The exceptional mowing performance of the 60-in. 7-Iron mower is in part due to the larger front-to-rear distance and greater depth of the deck. These larger dimensions are the reason for the tractor and equipment compatibility issues explained below:
Requires model year 2007 (SN 20001- ) X700, X720, X728, X740, or X748 Tractor
Model year 2007 tractors have a change to the frame weldment that adds a second position that is required to attach the mower rear draft arms for the 60-in. 7-Iron mower; this cannot be added to earlier model tractors so this mower cannot be used on them
Not compatible with 4-wheel-steer tractors
Front fenders must be removed from Special-Edition Tractors
Tractor requires turf tires or HDAP tires shipped as BM22425* (available February 2007)
*BM22425 26x12.0-12 in. 2PR HDAP Tires (Rear) includes two wheels with slightly shorter HDAP tires that are compatible with the 60-in. 7-Iron mower to replace BM20953 26x12.0-12 in. 2PR HDAP Tires (Rear). In a few weeks, tractors will be manufactured with these new tires. The tractor serial number breaks will be made available at that time. BM20953 26x12.0-12 in. 2PR HDAP Tires (Rear) will remain on the tire return program until 1 June 2006.
Note: Because of the large fore-aft dimension of the 60-in. 7-Iron mower, bar tires or the current HDAP tires may rub on the mower deck, particularly if they are near the limits of the manufacturing diameter tolerance, and therefore cannot be recommended.
2007 tractor rear draft arm mounting bracket
2006 and prior tractor mounting bracket
Illustrations above show the change in the tractor rear draft arm mounting points made for 2007 to accommodate the 60-in. 7-Iron mower deck. Because of the tight tolerances between the deck and the tractor tires, the exact location of these mounting points is critical and modification to an earlier model tractor to fit the 7-Iron deck is not recommended. The rear draft arms are also changed for 2007.
Compatibility with a tractor equipped with 3-point hitch
If a tractor is equipped with a 3-point hitch, the 3-point hitch bundle must be one of the following:
BM22286 (replaces BM21801) Category 1 hitch or
BM21801 Category 1 hitch updated with a M156163 shoulder pin and 14M7296 nut to replace the pin at the rod end of the hydraulic cylinder or
BM21263 Category 1 hitch updated with BM22284 adapter kit
Compatibility with soft and hard cabs
The change to 2007 model year tractor frames to add rear draft arm mounting points to accommodate the 60-in. 7-Iron mower interferes with the ROPS hard cab (9352M) and ROPS soft cab (9353M). New mounting parts can be ordered from Parts to make the cabs compatible with the 60-in. 7-Iron mower.
AM136896 support, RH replaces AM120662
AM136897 support, LH replaces AM120663
Even with these new mounting parts, the mower lift height with a cab installed will be limited to 3-in. unless the following parts are also ordered and installed on the mower; thus the following parts are required and will allow the mower to have a lift-height of up to 4-in. with the cab installed.
Two M156659 low-profile drive-over ramps (available March 2007)
One M156699 left-hand belt shield (available March 2007)
One M156700 right-hand belt shield (available March 2007)
Note: When these low-profile drive-over ramps are installed on the mower, there is no room to add the upper sheave needed to drive the Power FlowTM blower so there is no material collection capability. The standard ramps have been designed to allow installation of the Power Flow blower and provide the maximum amount of mower lift height while protecting the upper (Power Flow) sheave. The Power Flow is not compatible with the combination of a cab and the 60-in. 7-Iron mower.