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Old 08-07-2014, 11:55 AM
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:20 AM
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What size are you thinking about ?
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:30 PM
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Marek, is that a woods brand cutter?

I'm working with a woods rep to do a demo for them of their new 12' cutter made for lower hp tractors.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:11 PM
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Yes it is a Woods BW 1800 X , we have 2 that we use, that was on its first use last year. Woods makes a great cutter. They are "extreme" duty batwings with 250 hp gear boxes. This pic was taken before we took it back to have the rear suspension put on, it makes a big difference on rough terrain .
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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FWIW, I got a 5' tractor supply special when I first got into hogging. I didn't want to tie much $ up and the first job paid for itself. It's a country pride model or something like that. I read some reviews before I got it. Some good, some terrible. The good reviews came from hobbyists, the bad reviews came from the pros. For what they charge, it's a decent cutter. Gearbox is fine, blades work fine, keep them sharp and they cut nice. I've pulled this little cuter with my 19hp Kioti, then a 30hp Kubota, and now my current New Holland 35. It did fine with all the tractors. My only grip is that it's light duty. I've torn the bottom steel skirting a bit, but it's mainly my fault. I built a rack to hold some of my implements and I got the bush hog stuck in it. I bitched it up getting it out. But all I had to do was bend it back and weld a piece of angle iron on both sides to stiffen it back up. I've cut saplings and grass and everything in between with this thing and it does fine.

If you're just starting out and aren't sure if it'll work out for you, I'd suggest doing what I did and either buy a used cutter or a cheap one first. That way if it doesn't take off for you, you don't have a ton of $ tied up. Now, this little cutter isn't going to run all day everyday and take massive abuse, but for fields and pastures and trails it's pretty decent. They make a 6' model too. Check the gearboxes on whatever you decide. The one they were loading me up with at TSC had a seized box. Looked like somebody bough tit, used it without adding oil, burned it up and returned it. Glad I caught that before I left. Good luck
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:02 PM
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We run all bush hog brands, great luck with them. I could not imagine running a 12' batwing behind a 50 hp tractor! My 6' bush hog will pull down my 40 hp and we run 85 pto pulling our 16' batwing and that's not enough tractor
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:58 PM
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I run a 12' landpride batwing with a 60hp Kubota and it does fine until you get into very thick grass. First tractor i used this mower with was a mx5100 Kubota and it done decent but the fields I mow are done eow.
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yesterdays job.
hoping to upgrade next year
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I run a 12' landpride batwing with a 60hp Kubota and it does fine until you get into very thick grass. First tractor i used this mower with was a mx5100 Kubota and it done decent but the fields I mow are done eow.
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what are you running kubota are you running now?
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:45 AM
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what are you running kubota are you running now?
I run a 6040 Kubota now.
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