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I'm seriously thinking about getting a Woods RD6000. It's a 60 inch finish mower, rear discharge, weighs 653 pounds and has a tractor HP rating of 15 to 40 HP, and a gearbox rating of 60 HP. It's near new and not a bad deal. The only concerns I have is the weight of the mower at 653 pounds and possibly too much stress on the rear PTO. I've heard some say to stick with a 48 inch mower on the 2210. Never owned a 2210 till now, so I don't know what to expect......thanks.

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The weight of the mower and pto stress are not related. They are two different forces at work. The pto is stressed by the quantity of grass you put through a 60 inch deck and how hard you work it. The weight of the mower is just what your tractor has to lug around. I would just make sure you have an overload clutch in the driveline and you'll be fine.
 

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A finish mower that size might be OK. With a finish mower the deck is riding on the 4 wheels when mowing compared to a bush hog where you are caring the front end of the deck all the time.
 

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Neighbor of mine bought a 60" rear finish mower once for his 2210. He has some slight hills in his yard but nothing severe.. he used the mower 3 times and resold it. It just mower handled the tractor to bad. He went back the the belly mower that he got with the tractor.. If your all flat ground Id say no problems, but any hills and you might have problems..
 

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With the horror story about jd 2210 and 2305 rear pto failure i try to use as little as possible and nothing too big on rear pto I cut grass with 62 deck that i think it is more that i need for 5 acres of grass/week
 

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Don't worry about "over stressing" the PTO. It was designed to handle at least as much if not more HP than your tractor's engine can produce.

You won't have an overabundance of HP but should be able to run a 60 inch mower.
 

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If I could run a 5 foot tiller on my 2210 on rocky ground I don't think you will have a problem with that mower. If it was a bush hog I'd say to go no bigger then a 4 footer. A finish mower is for grass not things you use a bush hog for.
 
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What are you going to use as a counter weight on the front of your 2210? That's A LOT of weight out back and it'll take a fair amount to counter it.

It's my understanding that the housing is weak in the event that you haven't cut your PTO down enough or stress shock the drive line. Not from pulling the engine down while working the tractor. If you are mowing a lawn there shouldn't be any sudden shocks to the system. If you have small stumps or large rocks a slipper clutch might be a good investment.

The nice thing in our area is that these implements hold their value pretty well. If you buy it and take car of it and decide next year to sell it I bet you won't loose very much money.

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I'll get some front weights to counter the mower...gonna need them for other things anyway. It's as flat as a pancake here, with the exception of one small slope which is only about 100 feet long and 12 feet wide, so there won't be much side-to-side movement of the mower or bouncing... if I get a roller and level this yard out....damn gophers. The PTO on this 2210 has me a little paranoid, and I'll probably run the slip clutch on the PTO shaft way too loose at first, but better safe than sorry... Thanks for all the input.
 

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I'll get some front weights to counter the mower...gonna need them for other things anyway. It's as flat as a pancake here, with the exception of one small slope which is only about 100 feet long and 12 feet wide, so there won't be much side-to-side movement of the mower or bouncing... if I get a roller and level this yard out....damn gophers. The PTO on this 2210 has me a little paranoid, and I'll probably run the slip clutch on the PTO shaft way too loose at first, but better safe than sorry... Thanks for all the input.
Sounds like you shouldnt have too much problems then if mostly flat.. You will need front counter weight, either the small suitcase weights or even the loader frame minus bucket will work if you have a loader.. I used to run my 5' KK tiller on a 2210 when I had one and kept just the loader frame on for counter weight.
 
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