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Old 04-06-2012, 02:28 PM
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recommend a pto driven rotary mower, 8-10' width

Hey guys, have an opportunity to put our 90hp tractor to work other than snow duties. I am trying to get some prices on rotary mowers and want to ask what your guys' opinions are as to brands, set-up etc...

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tractor is 90hp, 78pto hp
tires will be set around 8' wide.
rough row mowing, prolly 1-3" cutting capacity wanted.


if theres anything i missed let me know.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:05 PM
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:36 PM
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I have always used Bush Hog brands.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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We use Bush Hog too. We have a 8' on ours for mowing the farm. Our tractor is only a 60 horse, with 50 to the pto and it works fine. Our fields are mostly just grass and weeds since we keep it mowed so i cant say how it does in bigger brush.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:57 AM
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I've used an 8' Landpride behind an old 986 International and it you couldn't hardly tell it was there. Of course a larger tractor but Landpride makes some heavy equipment. That being said Woods, Rhino, Bushhog, and Deere all make units in this size comparable to one another. Hard to pick which one in terms of quality or build.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:54 AM
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How rough are we talking about? If you mean ROUGH then the only one is Brown. You'll want to massively upgrade the protective equipment on the tractor plus tires or you won't make it an hour.

Check it out: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/l...r-massive.html
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That was my first thought.

If it's more finish work, then I would go with a woods. We used to use an older woods 3pt finish mower on the farm and it did great.

If it's rough work, such as a pasture, then I'd go with a good bat-wing of some sort.

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Just rember that a batwing and tractor will not go on same trailer so if that a factor. I would stick with a 8 foot woods or landpride.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:57 PM
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Brushog, Deere, and Woods all make comparable units, just make sure you're looking at all HD models. A 10' mounted might be a bit much for your tractor, semi-mount or drawbar mowers will make that a non-issue tho.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:05 PM
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Just rember that a batwing and tractor will not go on same trailer so if that a factor. I would stick with a 8 foot woods or landpride.
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Thats funny we load a 15' batwing Deere mower and a 100hp Deere tractor with a loader on our 32' trailer all the time.
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