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skip sc    Posted 07-21-2017 at 11:14:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am using a 5 ft bush hog behind my ford 650, am wondering if it will handle a 6 ft? Am only cutting pasture grass.

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 07-25-2017 at 08:20:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Like Ed said, and also there is no reason you need to make a full cut. A six foot mower can be used as a five or a four foot mower too. One of the untalked about issues with mowers is blade tip speed. Inertia plays a role. A mower that takes a lot of inertia to start generally works well on a lower horse machine and has a higher blade speed. Higher horsepower does a better job powering through with a lower blade tip speed.

    That being said, in lighter mowing a 600 series tractor will do perfectly fine with a six foot mower, just judge the thickness of material to cut and gauge your cutting width appropriately for heavier materials.

    I mow for hire a lot and have slap wore more than a couple mowers in my time on N series/ hundred series/ Farmalls, and yes.....my Kubota.

    Use an ORC.

    David aka Stumpy(NH)

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 07-25-2017 at 16:16:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just signed up on Imgur. Let's see if it works

    dave#1    Posted 07-26-2017 at 07:52:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Holy $&!t !

    And I thought my hog was worn out !

    Hey?, Did you ever do anything with that monster you got from me?

    Stumpy(NH)    Posted 07-26-2017 at 09:27:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Haha, that mower is not done until the gear box explodes, or the deck falls off. I still use it! Pretty sure there is only one payment left. Lmao!

    That mower I got from you was cost prohibitive to repair at the time....however I scavenged parts off of it for other projects until there wasn't much left.

    I now have a seven footer, but it's a rough cut not a finish mower. Check out Land Pride RCD 1884.


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 07-21-2017 at 14:12:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I mow 7 acres of pasture with a 6' Landpride rotary cutter. When the growth was tall, thick and lush, it bogged down my ~42hp Ford 3000 and my 33hp diesel Massey-Ferguson. Fortunately, I had live PTO and independent PTO, respectively so I can hit the clutch and let the cutter recover. You won't be able to do that with your 650. Keeping the blade sharp helps a good bit.

    Rustyal    Posted 07-21-2017 at 12:32:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Grass is harder to bush hog than brush. You should do good with a light 6 foot. Just check the bush hog weight and gear box horsepower. Then consider the condition of the tractor.

    Dean    Posted 07-21-2017 at 12:01:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A decent 6** tractor will handle a (not too heavy) 6' rotary cutter in many conditions.


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