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Jess Johnston    Posted 11-20-2019 at 17:19:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Brush hog Size
  • I have a 53 jubilee, I was wondering What is the maximum width brush hog will my jubilee handle? And what Gear should I mow pastor grass.

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    49er swGA    Posted 11-25-2019 at 20:14:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I kinda wish I had a Jubilee, Just cause I was born in 1953 ;)
    I`ve only used the 5` unit behind one though, and both of my 49 & 50 models do well with the 5` behind them too...
    I select which gear by the job at hand, I mow some pines down along with the weeds, in Low gear, but in the open clean field, I run in 2nd or third, depending on the cut it makes...
    Try third, then you can always go down until it cuts insteadda laying the grass down...

    Happy Thanksgiving Week, Y`all,
    Dennis

    J52J    Posted 11-21-2019 at 16:47:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you for your Opinions. I have a 5 foot hog but it's a little tired. I've been trying to decide if a new one would be justified.

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    J52J/Jess

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-22-2019 at 05:25:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tired meaning what? The gear box can be rebu8ilt and new blades are available. If the sheet metal is all bashed up, rusted out, that's your call. My old unit, from mid-1970's, doesn't look pretty on the outside but is still functions well due to properly maintained working parts. If you buy new, check brand and dealer parts availability. It matters what and where you buy from.

    TPD

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-21-2019 at 08:51:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I run a Ford 901, 5 foot, behind a Ford 860 mainly mowing CRP Native grasses. Gear varies widely. I've had some so tall and tough I had to go through it with the mower lifted as high as it would go and then repeat with mower lowered. Used everything from 1st through 3rd but 3rd is rarely.

    Dean    Posted 11-21-2019 at 08:37:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 5' mower.

    Third gear if conditions permit, otherwise second.

    Dean

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-21-2019 at 08:11:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 5' Brush Hog is most common, 6' for finish mower is perfect. Mowing grass for your lawn works in 2nd Gear best. 3rd Gear will work if grass isn't too high and you have sharp blades. If not you can get uncut and patchy spots. Brush hogging is best to go slow in 1st if venturing into tall unknown territory and you should do a walk thru first to assess if any hidden objects can obstruct and/or damage equipment. If using a tried and true field, 2nd gear works fine. I wouldn't go any faster with a brush hog. Fuel economy will vary according to workload and ground speed too so if using 1st gear you will consume more fuel and cover less area. It's a trade-off. Spending more time and more money on gas is better and cheaper than trashing your hog or mower.


    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

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    HCooke    Posted 11-20-2019 at 18:37:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have a 601 and use a five foot mower usually in 2ns gear. An overrunning clutch is highly advised.

    Jimmyjack    Posted 11-20-2019 at 17:39:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Loaded question! Depends on what you are mowing. Average width? Id say 5 foot. You can change that if you are mowing two inch wild flowers or buck brush. The way I mow second gear works for me. Experiment and see what works for you.

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