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Ron and Mary    Posted 07-13-2020 at 09:51:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Brushhog width
  • We still own and use our '53 Jubilee in NE Oklahoma but also recently bought a new JD 3038 compact tractor to manage our property in SW Missouri. We have been using a Sunshine Modern 6' brushhog (made in Texas) with the Jubilee but dont want to haul it back and forth as it is 3 1/2 hours one way. The JD salesman suggested we buy a 5' brushhog as he thought the 6' might not track right behind the 3038. Any insight into this? The 6' Sunshine Modern in heavy, but we've used it a lot with the Jubilee.

    Larry TX    Posted 07-16-2020 at 15:42:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If your property has fences, trees, etc., it's always best that the mower behind your tractor is the same width as the rear tire set width to keep the mower from snagging those aforementioned items.

    Ron and Mary    Posted 07-16-2020 at 23:58:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • There is the clincher Larry. Fences aren't so much of a problem but the trees are for sure. That brings to memory what the JD salesman was talking about; same tire and b-hog width. I'll need that for snaking in and out clearing the logging and deer trails. Solution: keep the 6' in Missouri and haul the 5' up there once a year for trail work...or leave them both there and buy a good used one for my Okla. chores.

    Larry TX    Posted 07-17-2020 at 09:20:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • True statement Ron. Being firefighter most of my adult life, one in that field of endeavor had to have a side job in order to survive, and as I'd learned from a boy of near 10 years to operate farm tractors, I chose the tractor business as my side job, doing more bush hogging than dirt work. I learned early on that if the mower I was using was wider that the rear tires on the tractor, that extended edge of the mower would catch and drag everything in it's path - trust me, having to repair (or have repaired) a good length of chain link fence is quite costly!

    Ron and Mary    Posted 07-18-2020 at 17:54:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hmm. I thought I was the only one who made mistakes like that.

    Philny    Posted 07-15-2020 at 22:54:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I use a 6 footer behind my jd 4005 and prefer the wider cut ,Iím just a little more hp I think yours is 38 and Iím 41 hp , I guess some of it depends on your transmission,Iím standard .

    Ron and Mary    Posted 07-16-2020 at 23:41:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Phil, our transmission is hydrostatic, which may mean I lose a bit of horsepower according to what I've read, but it sure is easier to operate and has plenty of power for our needs. I like the 6 footer too, especially since the twice a year brushhogging the open areas is an all day deal.

    Ron and Mary    Posted 07-14-2020 at 19:01:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Bruce for the insight. Makes sense. Do you think the same might apply to the JD 3038? I was thinking it might be more powerful than my Jubilee but maybe not.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-15-2020 at 11:33:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • JD 3038 might just be a rebranded Yanmar. How much does it weigh in relation to the Jube? Tracking right might mean it might life the front of the Yanmar off the ground.
    The Jube is rated for how much HP against the Yanmar? Add 50 years for the Jube.
    Other than light loafers for the Yanmar, might come out the same.
    You generally buy a new tractor a size or two above what you think you need.
    I looked at the 4000 series of the JD. 40 grand plus got my attention fairly quickly.
    I could sell her 1977 Cat D4, the side by side, add a Kubota B7500 and be within target range in about a month.
    All that would be left after that is painting it red and gray.

    Ron and Mary    Posted 07-15-2020 at 14:02:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks again Bruce for the informative and entertaining red/gray response. I'll have to look up the tractor weight comparison, but for now I think I will brushhog in Missouri with the 6' hog. W/ the frontloader on the 3038 so I don't think the nose will be coming off the ground.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-13-2020 at 19:17:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If your not running into a deep grass then the 6' hog should work behind the Jube.
    If you like running over tree stumps/branches and deep grass then the 5' would work better for the Jube.

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