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BUSH-WHACKER rotary cutter

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tarp5350, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. tarp5350

    tarp5350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    has anybody ever use a bush-whacker brand rotary cutter? i saw one on display at the ozark farm fest and it was the best made one i saw. they said they have been using them on highway mowing for years. they are made in north little rock, arkansas.
     
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I have looked at them along with all the other brands. We run a JD, Rhino and a Bush Hog. The Bush Whacker is by far the best of them all but naturally will come with a higher price tag. I truly feel that the best machine for the money is Bush Hog. We don't have a BW dealer around anywhere so I didn't consider them when we made our last 20' cutter purchase.

    We priced a JD HX 20 and CX 20 both with front and rear chains, dual wing wheels and air plane tires and anti windrow baffles. The HX 20 was $18000 and the CX 20 was $23000. Both were way overpriced. We ended up getting a Bush Hog 2720 with the same options except with deck rings instead of grass baffles for $15,000 and its a lot better machine than the JD's for a lot less money.
     
  3. tarp5350

    tarp5350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    travis, thanks for the reply. my dealer here in oklahoma city has the t-180 model which is the 15 foot mower and he has a price of $9600.00 dollars listed in the paper. i was really impressed with how the bush whacker was made. you are right about the john deere being overprice. i am going to look at the rhino and the bush hog next.
     
  4. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    the Bush whacker is that the one that is made in Lt Rock Ark ? if it is the one that I am thinking about they had a booth at the Expo 2006 @ Louisville KY I was also impressed byt the way that they are made .We run Rhino 3 pt hook up iy is a 1996 model CY 72 old but still cuts like a champ then we bought a 2005 Rhino TW 96 8ft cutter also a 3 pt hook up only thing I do not like about it is it has a timed gear boxes and have had to replace 2 insulators so far they are pricey for sure , think they were in the $30 -40.00 range we going to run the CT till something major happens and then we will replace it , like the rhino but I think the CY72 is about $3600.00 if you squeeze your dealer down
     

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