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Old 05-17-2022, 09:50 PM   #1
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Needed a twelve foot mower fixed ASAP. If Iíd had more time maybe a more reasonably priced stump jumper couldíve been sourced elsewhere. The original part was quite heavy. I couldnít get over how much lighter the replacement version is. No way itís worth over $700. Itís a Bush Hog brand mower.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:53 PM   #2
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I don't have any help for your question, but I have a question for you.

I'm a curious fellow and wondering. Why did you change your screen name from Worksalot...to Katsaregood...to MontagueMech?


...and what is a stumpjumper?
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:56 PM   #3
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I don't have any help for your question, but I have a question for you.

I'm a curious fellow and wondering. Why did you change your screen name from Worksalot...to Katsaregood...to MontagueMech?


...and what is a stumpjumper?



It's all making sense now. I was thinking they had similar posting styles to Worksalot..
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:00 PM   #4
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It's all making sense now. I was thinking they had similar posting styles to Worksalot..
Do you know what a stump jumper is?
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:01 PM   #5
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Randy a stumpjumper is that big plate under a brush mower.

Mine don't jump stumps, likes to find them though

Think it serves more as a weight to help sling the blades?

No clue about the other question you had
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:07 PM   #6
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Thanks, Brian. I ran a bush hog behind an 8N Forder for two summers mowing oil field leases but never a big unit.
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:41 PM   #7
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Thanks, Brian. I ran a bush hog behind an 8N Forder for two summers mowing oil field leases but never a big unit.
I bet that 8N was like a Corvette compared to those steam tractors you used to run?
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:54 PM   #8
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Needed a twelve foot mower fixed ASAP. If I’d had more time maybe a more reasonably priced stump jumper could’ve been sourced elsewhere. The original part was quite heavy. I couldn’t get over how much lighter the replacement version is. No way it’s worth over $700. It’s a Bush Hog brand mower.
Where did you get this quote? Call around various dealers, in your area.
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Old 05-17-2022, 11:24 PM   #9
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Stumpjumper is a plate that protects the shaft coming down from the gearbox on top.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:05 AM   #10
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Stumpjumper is a plate that protects the shaft coming down from the gearbox on top.
At least itís supposed to. Depends on the uhÖaggressiveness of the operator.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:11 AM   #11
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Never a big unit.....that's what she said.
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:05 AM   #12
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I bet that 8N was like a Corvette compared to those steam tractors you used to run?
**** thats funny
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:09 AM   #13
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Needed a twelve foot mower fixed ASAP. If Iíd had more time maybe a more reasonably priced stump jumper couldíve been sourced elsewhere. The original part was quite heavy. I couldnít get over how much lighter the replacement version is. No way itís worth over $700. Itís a Bush Hog brand mower.
Because racialisticalism, probably.
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:03 AM   #14
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Hey CHEWÖ.if yíall canít find that felon I know a GOF that knows right where he is.
And he has time on his side.


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Old 05-18-2022, 09:30 AM   #15
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Needed a twelve foot mower fixed ASAP. If I’d had more time maybe a more reasonably priced stump jumper could’ve been sourced elsewhere. The original part was quite heavy. I couldn’t get over how much lighter the replacement version is. No way it’s worth over $700. It’s a Bush Hog brand mower.
That doesn't sound right at all. I've messed with several on my 10ft, 8ft and 6ft mowers and don't recall them being that expensive or even close. I would think between $100 - $200 easily. Mine are all pretty much the same concept with the main difference being the spline count.

What size do you need? And what is the current issue? Are the splines worn out? Usually the hub on the stump jumper will wear out before the shaft/post ever will. If that is the issue, SUPER easy to change them out yourself.

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-St.../dp/B06WLM9JHW
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:38 AM   #16
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Stumpjumper is a bicycle made by Specialized.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sh...SAAEgI1I_D_BwE
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:40 AM   #17
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That doesn't sound right at all. I've messed with several on my 10ft, 8ft and 6ft mowers and don't recall them being that expensive or even close. I would think between $100 - $200 easily. Mine are all pretty much the same concept with the main difference being the spline count.

What size do you need? And what is the current issue? Are the splines worn out? Usually the hub on the stump jumper will wear out before the shaft/post ever will. If that is the issue, SUPER easy to change them out yourself.

https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-St.../dp/B06WLM9JHW
If it came from the dealer. Im not suprised at the $700 one bit. Bushhog has some crazy prices.
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Old 05-18-2022, 09:44 AM   #18
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If it came from the dealer. Im not suprised at the $700 one bit. Bushhog has some crazy prices.
Man! that would painful lol.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:13 AM   #19
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That's a lot of money for what is basically a metal "pan" with a set of female splines in it. Everything is getting pricey like that now. I'm needing to get a forklift mast cylinder re-chromed and repaired, I'm afraid to go get estimates...
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Old 05-18-2022, 02:32 PM   #20
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Dang, is it painted green?
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Old 05-18-2022, 03:24 PM   #21
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Stumpjumper is a plate that protects the shaft coming down from the gearbox on top.
This ^^^.

I don't know why they cost so much, but I'm sure the name printed on it (hahaha) has a lot to do with it. I bought a replacement 3 years ago and it cost $500.

I blew out the center lift cylinder and priced them online. For a Bush Hog, the replacement part was $550. For a no name aftermarket cylinder, $200. Exact same specs.

OP - see if TSC has the same one.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:30 PM   #22
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If $700 I bet $699 of it is just removing the old one. Coming from experience and still canít get ours off after about 6 total hours of jacking with it.


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Old 05-18-2022, 06:31 PM   #23
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Break out the blue wrench. ^^^
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Old 05-18-2022, 08:51 PM   #24
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Probably because it's painted red and bush hog on the side of it.

What's actually wrong it the jumper?

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Old 05-18-2022, 09:16 PM   #25
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Stumpjumper would be a good next name.
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Old 05-19-2022, 03:54 PM   #26
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Once you know the trick, it's not too hard to get off. Do not use WD 40 or any other lubricant.

set this up and heat the shaft. As it cools, with the tension from the pull, it will pop off like a popsicle on a stick.



Replace all of the seals while you have the old one off.

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Old 05-21-2022, 04:05 PM   #27
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Stumpjumper would be a good next name.
Possibly so. He has ghosted us since starting this thread 4 days ago.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:10 PM   #28
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Possibly so. He has ghosted us since starting this thread 4 days ago.

Possibly because you blew his cover


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Old 05-25-2022, 11:44 AM   #29
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Possibly because you blew his cover

Well, maybe so. He has not logged in in over a week after posting this thread. He may still be out in the field trying to fix that mower.
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Old 06-07-2022, 09:08 AM   #30
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Well, maybe so. He has not logged in in over a week after posting this thread. He may still be out in the field trying to fix that mower.

Or digging out that stump.


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Old 06-07-2022, 09:16 AM   #31
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I dropped a stump jumper over the weekend on my 10ft mower. Luckily i had extra washers and castle nuts that fit to get it back on and mowing.
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Old 06-07-2022, 09:18 AM   #32
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i bet that 8n was like a corvette compared to those steam tractors you used to run? :d
lmao!!!!
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