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I have spent a great deal of time trying to get the RC2048 set up according to specs mounted on the 2025R with imatch

Top link on the bottom hole on the 2048

lift links on the bottom holes of the 2048

No way can I get 2 inches lower on the front and and have the float pin in the center of the slot.

hooking up a rotary cutter should be simple

wondering if lift arms and top link are set up correctly

Any suggestions and would be appreciated .Thanks
 

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Have you adjusted the tail wheel? And, why are you trying to pitch the front down 2" :dunno:
 

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I'm about 1/2 inch down on the front now and would like to get more , not necessarily 2 inches but that's what the manual suggests.

following the manual : set the cut height ( with the front 2 inches lower than the back) drop the tail wheel down to the ground . Then get the float link close to center using the top link. If i do that it throws the setup out of adjustment by lowering the back of the RC.

I'm using the cutter but it's not setup the way the manual says it should be setup.

does anyone have this combo gen 2025R, imatch and 2048 and have it setup according to the manual or close with even
an inch drop front to rear
 

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Have you adjusted the tail wheel? And, why are you trying to pitch the front down 2" :dunno:
I've adjusted the tail wheel.

How much drop do you like to have on your rotary cutter?
 

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I've adjusted the tail wheel.

How much drop do you like to have on your rotary cutter?
I don't, we actually run out cutters level or at times we actually run with the front just a little higher than the back, makes for a real nice cut as long as you're not cutting big stuff.
 

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I don't, we actually run out cutters level or at times we actually run with the front just a little higher than the back, makes for a real nice cut as long as you're not cutting big stuff.
Hey Pat, i mow with the front alittle high too. hahaha. the ole HF QH isnt all its cracked up to be. I finally got it adjusted a little better than this picture.
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Hey Pat, i mow with the front alittle high too. hahaha. the ole HF QH isnt all its cracked up to be. I finally got it adjusted a little better than this picture.
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That billy goat looks like it's ready to mount the deere. :lol:
 

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does anyone have this combo gen 2025R, imatch and 2048 and have it setup according to the manual or close with even
an inch drop front to rear

I have a gen 2 2025R and RC2048.
Ive attached a couple of photos that show the deck relatively flat, and after some adjustment, it is a bit nose high. Like Pat, I like the cut better that way, and easier to use in hilly/rough terrain-recognizing the need to be mindful of rocks and rises that aren’t as wide as the cutter.

Im sorry I can’t take photos of where I have the tail etc set at. The tractor has been at the dealership since April, but that’s a different story....
 

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I don't, we actually run out cutters level or at times we actually run with the front just a little higher than the back, makes for a real nice cut as long as you're not cutting big stuff.
I'm with you on level or slightly higher on the front when I'm cutting grassy or weedy places

I have some places where I keep saplings for deer browse . I cut trails through the saplings and rotate the trails every couple of years or so. Sometimes the saplings can be up to 1 inch and dense. I like to cut about 4 or 6 inches high. I prefer my cutter to be a couple of inches lower on the front.

I appreciate your input on this . I know from other threads you have lots of experience with different implements and your using a 2025 and a 2060 with imatch is pretty close to my setup. And growing lots of potatoes , one of my favorite foods:thumbup1gif:
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Im sorry I can’t take photos of where I have the tail etc set at. The tractor has been at the dealership since April, but that’s a different story....[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the input. Sorry to hear about your disabled tractor . Hope all ends well

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I'm with you on level or slightly higher on the front when I'm cutting grassy or weedy places

I have some places where I keep saplings for deer browse . I cut trails through the saplings and rotate the trails every couple of years or so. Sometimes the saplings can be up to 1 inch and dense. I like to cut about 4 or 6 inches high. I prefer my cutter to be a couple of inches lower on the front.

I appreciate your input on this . I know from other threads you have lots of experience with different implements and your using a 2025 and a 2060 with imatch is pretty close to my setup. And growing lots of potatoes , one of my favorite foods:thumbup1gif:
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I understand, it is nice to be able to lower the front for certain materials. That's the only downfall I see with the Frontier cutters, I've read where more than one member has complained about the tail wheels not going low enough.
 

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I run mine level. Like Pat said, if you have mainly grass, it leaves more of a lawn mower cut. Leaving the rear higher is what the manual suggests for needing less horsepower to run the cutter or if you wish to cut at a faster rate of speed. Downside is that leaving the back higher will leave longer clumps of grass.
 

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I've been working on the setup for several hours the last couple of days and the combination that seems to work best for my needs after trying different combinations.

I've tried the lower lift pin holes on the RC and lower center link holes .

The combination that works for me is upper lift pin hole and lower center link hole .

But I have to say there is no combination I can find that gives me the height I want for the RC and tail wheel and also lets me aprox center the float link

But I can make that adjustment in the field . I just can't make on the way to the field because it lowers the tail wheel and I'm on rough hilly land and need clearance on the tail wheel.

Thanks for the input folks it helped . It's to see how others have setup their RC's
 
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