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Old 07-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Realslowww Realslowww is offline
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How fast can a 15 or 20FT batwing mower mow?

in MPH with a good tractor? and in what kind of conditions? Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:51 PM
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It will do a good 50+mph if you mess with the governor. As for conditions, I saw a guy jump a creek with one and it landed on the downside of a ramp just like those guys on dirt bikes.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:53 PM
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in MPH with a good tractor? and in what kind of conditions? Thanks!
All of the same variables come into play as when mowing with any other mower.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:41 PM
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Are you talking about a bat wing brush hog? If so and you have a 90+ HP tractor you could mow at 4 MPH and stay in the seat.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:55 PM
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I talked to some guys today who had 2 batwing mowers they were 90 HP and they claimed they could cut tall grass at 8 to 9 MPH, these were the style bat wing mowers with 2 sling blade hooked to the center housing that spins. Each one was 15 feet.

The told me the setup was real reliable with Shultze batwings, but did say the machines lacked in maneuverability
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:56 PM
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It will do a good 50+mph if you mess with the governor. As for conditions, I saw a guy jump a creek with one and it landed on the downside of a ramp just like those guys on dirt bikes.
So what is your point?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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All of the same variables come into play as when mowing with any other mower.
can they cut at 10 + MPH ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:00 PM
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Are you talking about a bat wing brush hog? If so and you have a 90+ HP tractor you could mow at 4 MPH and stay in the seat.
Can a full size tractor go 10 to 15 MPH on the side of the road and not bounce alot?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:02 PM
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can they cut at 10 + MPH ?

i would recommend you not eat before you try it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:14 PM
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i would recommend you not eat before you try it.
So you are saying more than likely these guy's were pulling my leg? my ZTR's have no problem at 15 MPH. They do not ride as well as a good ZTR?

thanks for the help.
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