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Old 05-17-2015, 09:10 PM
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Need help, Tractor/15' to 20' batwing

Looking to buy a tractor and a 15 to 20ft batwing, I will be mowing large flat horse pastures. What is a good tractor batwing combo?
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:07 PM
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I won't start the brand debate but you will want atleast 100hp tractor to run that size batwing.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:12 PM
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looking at the 5100E JD
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:13 PM
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I'm using a kubota 8560 on a 15 foot batwing, did have a case jx95 but traded for the cab kubota, and it does just fine.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:16 PM
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A 20' batwing is huge. We had 2, used it for one year. Went back to the 15'
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:39 AM
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85 hp pto and just under 8000 pounds is pretty small to run a 20' wing unless you are only cutting flat ground and removing only a couple of inches per mow,
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:20 PM
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85 hp pto and just under 8000 pounds is pretty small to run a 20' wing unless you are only cutting flat ground and removing only a couple of inches per mow,
Agreed! We run 85 pto hp on a 15 footer, it works it hard in short grass. If we get in tall stuff we are at a crawl
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:41 AM
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5100E Deere, or wny other 100 HP tractor is a pretty good combo with a 15 foot cutter. I would want more weight and braking ability on steep ground. A 6430, (now 6115) would be great at more size in a 115 horespower package because you need more to run PTO and still drag yourself up the hills. For a 20 foot cutter you need more HP and weight. Probably 150 HP 4wd on steep ground. I know flat horse pastures are usually flat, but there are a lot of jobs where there are big, steep hills.
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