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Old 10-08-2006, 09:32 PM
tarp5350 tarp5350 is offline
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BUSH-WHACKER rotary cutter

has anybody ever use a bush-whacker brand rotary cutter? i saw one on display at the ozark farm fest and it was the best made one i saw. they said they have been using them on highway mowing for years. they are made in north little rock, arkansas.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:26 PM
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Travis Followell Travis Followell is offline
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I have looked at them along with all the other brands. We run a JD, Rhino and a Bush Hog. The Bush Whacker is by far the best of them all but naturally will come with a higher price tag. I truly feel that the best machine for the money is Bush Hog. We don't have a BW dealer around anywhere so I didn't consider them when we made our last 20' cutter purchase.

We priced a JD HX 20 and CX 20 both with front and rear chains, dual wing wheels and air plane tires and anti windrow baffles. The HX 20 was $18000 and the CX 20 was $23000. Both were way overpriced. We ended up getting a Bush Hog 2720 with the same options except with deck rings instead of grass baffles for $15,000 and its a lot better machine than the JD's for a lot less money.
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:39 PM
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travis, thanks for the reply. my dealer here in oklahoma city has the t-180 model which is the 15 foot mower and he has a price of $9600.00 dollars listed in the paper. i was really impressed with how the bush whacker was made. you are right about the john deere being overprice. i am going to look at the rhino and the bush hog next.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:33 PM
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the Bush whacker is that the one that is made in Lt Rock Ark ? if it is the one that I am thinking about they had a booth at the Expo 2006 @ Louisville KY I was also impressed byt the way that they are made .We run Rhino 3 pt hook up iy is a 1996 model CY 72 old but still cuts like a champ then we bought a 2005 Rhino TW 96 8ft cutter also a 3 pt hook up only thing I do not like about it is it has a timed gear boxes and have had to replace 2 insulators so far they are pricey for sure , think they were in the $30 -40.00 range we going to run the CT till something major happens and then we will replace it , like the rhino but I think the CY72 is about $3600.00 if you squeeze your dealer down
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