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gary    Posted 07-12-2020 at 14:15:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • how big of a brush hog will my 8n handle comfortably? and does anyone in Mi. have one for sale?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 07-13-2020 at 11:54:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I agree with others, a 5' cutter seems right for the 8N in most cases. The best thing I ever did for my 5' cutter is a set of limiter chains aka: "mower height stabilizer kit". Once the chains were installed, the cutting height is always right. The next best thing happened when I replaced the blades and stump jumper. The new blades are 4" x 1/2" rather than the original 3" x 1/2". That's a lot more rotating energy to power thru brush. The new blades came with a much sharper cutting edge than usual and they are "lift type" blades. The back edges of the blades are bent to help lift grass and weeds for a more uniform cut. The true test came when my lawn tractor died a few weeks ago. After 10 seasons the Briggs decided it was done. The brush cutter did a decent job keeping the grass from getting completely out of control while we shopped for a new lawnmower.

    49er swGA    Posted 07-17-2020 at 14:24:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This sure seems a whole lot easier and MUCH less expensive than adding brackets, wheels and tires to the mower :-)
    When I bought "Pearl" my 49er from the church, it came with the 5 ft mower, the mentioned wheels attached to each side of the front of the mower deck...
    The reasoning behind this was "We have several volunteers mowing, it keeps the cutting the same."
    BUT I found that the hydraulics aren`t 100% on "Pearl", so that`s more the reason for the set up ????

    I don`t use that set up,

    gary    Posted 07-19-2020 at 10:02:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • i found a 5 ft mower here locally, thanks for the input guys

    49er swGA    Posted 07-17-2020 at 14:14:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Both of mine (49 & 50) operate the 5 footer nicely...

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-12-2020 at 16:37:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Most Rotary Mowers (Brush Hogs) are 60" and work fine. Popular brands are Bush Hog; King Kutter; Land-Pride; and more. I'd be sure your unit, new or old, has the stump jumper feature and parts are readily available. As John stated use an ORC and I'd also recommend to install STABILIZER BARS as well. If you do, know there is one correct way to install them -see our HOW-TO's. For heavy brush, may need to make two passes. Always scout the area you are mowing for any hidden objects - stumps, logs, rocks, cars, parts, bodies, Jimmy Hoffa, et al. 2nd gear 7/8 throttle normal for mowing but in heavy stubble may need to go down to 1st. That will also affect gas mileage/consumption as well but the trade off is you don't ruin your machines. Check your local CraigsList for what's out there.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in MIch    Posted 07-12-2020 at 16:14:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I used a 5' Woods on my 8N for over 30 years. I started with a rebuilt engine. It handled it very well. Just try not to go too fast in heavy material. Be sure if mowing tall weeds, clean the radiator regularly. Be sure to use an overrunning clutch or the mower will push you into "objects" when you want to stop.
    I sold my mower several years ago.

    gary    Posted 07-13-2020 at 08:07:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • thanks for the help

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