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Old 06-10-2013, 12:34 PM
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Decided to utilize & run what I own.

Would love to buy a tracked machine, but from a business standpoint and the work im doing, its not feasible to go out and drop that much money.

Been doing alot more tree and bushhogging work. My contract with the rail road keeps me busy.

So here is my plan. My Mustang 2044 skidsteer is paid off. Only has 550hrs on it. I put over $3k into it last spring to have it running in tip top shape. I found the part # to get a cab door for the front and add the side glass(may just build my own).

Going to put a new set of wider tires to expand my foot print and add a lil weight. My machine is rated at 18gpm.
Going to order a 60" brush hog by Wildkat Attachments out of North Carolina. Great specs and weight. Even better price.
60" deck, push bar, 7 gauge steel deck. Omni gear box 75hp, Parker Hydraulic Hoses, Parker Drive motor w/ internal cross port, lowflow up to 20 gpm. Blades are 1/2" thick, 18" or 24 3/4" long & 3" wide


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Old 06-10-2013, 02:08 PM
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Let me know what you think about that bush hog. And if you don't mind what kind of price..
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 PM
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Our nursery is about 7 miles up the road from where you're brush cutter is coming from. They're nice folks.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:47 PM
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Sounds like a good plan Jacob! Let me know what you think of the brush hog. There is always a few new models like this at the local Ritchie bros auctions, that I have often pondered picking up.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:02 PM
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Let me know what you think about that bush hog. And if you don't mind what kind of price..
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Price for the 60" is $3k. I may even order the 72" which is $3500. Depends on the weight difference.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:26 PM
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will the 60" cover the tires?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:35 PM
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I'd go with the 60in. That's all mine wanted in heavy brush..
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:52 PM
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will the 60" cover the tires?
Thts the only issue. My bucket is 66". I would prefer for the mower to be wider than my tires.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:34 PM
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I would go with a 72" cut mower and if the machine can't handle it just move over and cut less.Except for the first cut then your commited to the full cut.

Can always go down with cut with the wider mower ,but you can't go up with the 60" mower.Cost would be close, as i see more mowers at 72" compared to 60".Good luck
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 PM
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good luck.. I like the idea of using what you already own until you are sure what direction you are going.

I used to do a lot of mowing with a skid. I don't do very much anymore other than using it for mowing brush but I liked to cover my tires. I used to run a 72" Bobcat and a 60" mower. The mower was more productive in high grass than my 72" but I matted the grass down more with the 60" and the job looked bad a week later when the stripes of grass popped back up.
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