The Maxam 2500IV is fine with 70 HP and over and the 3300V needs 80 HP and up. Just note the 3300 requires 1000rpm PTO output.
All models have 3 different blade options – the standard red stepped blade, the half step blue blade, and the straight blade. The red blade give a mowing height of around 30mm, which is about a standard mowing height. The blue blade is 6mm higher and the straight blade is another 6mm. The 3300 can be fitted with topping skids that fit under the outside rotors and raise the cut height an extra 40mm. The 2500 has topping skids bolted to the outside of the mower. The 2500 can cut up to 125mm (5”).
Yes they do, however there are circumstances where this is not 100% possible. Early season cutting conditions when the grass is fresh and the ground is soft make it very difficult. Normally once the grass stalk is firm and the mower is correctly set up the results are surprisingly good.
The belts on Maxam mowers typically last a long time – often for years of work. In fact – if they are not then something is not quite right. Common causes of belt failure include over tensioning, being too loose, starting the mower up at above idle tractor revs and with abrupt engagement. Stones or sticks getting into the pulley vee groove will also damage a belt. Watch the belt tensioning video for correct tension.
The mower chassis are sand blasted and treated with a high grade two pack epoxy paint. PPG PSX 1015 is a unique system that uses patented engineered siloxane components to deliver the excellent adhesion, toughness, corrosion and chemical resistance of epoxy siloxane.
Keep mower clean and stored in a shed when not in use. Dung and grass will damage the paint over time. Better still, coat with a protective spray such as CNC softseal for added protection. Wait until bearings are cool before washing down, otherwise they may draw water past the seal.