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How fast can a 15 or 20FT batwing mower mow?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Realslowww, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    in MPH with a good tractor? and in what kind of conditions? Thanks!
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    It will do a good 50+mph if you mess with the governor. As for conditions, I saw a guy jump a creek with one and it landed on the downside of a ramp just like those guys on dirt bikes.
     
  3. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    All of the same variables come into play as when mowing with any other mower.
     
  4. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you talking about a bat wing brush hog? If so and you have a 90+ HP tractor you could mow at 4 MPH and stay in the seat.
     
  5. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I talked to some guys today who had 2 batwing mowers they were 90 HP and they claimed they could cut tall grass at 8 to 9 MPH, these were the style bat wing mowers with 2 sling blade hooked to the center housing that spins. Each one was 15 feet.

    The told me the setup was real reliable with Shultze batwings, but did say the machines lacked in maneuverability
     
  6. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So what is your point? :laugh:
     
  7. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,527

    can they cut at 10 + MPH ?
     
  8. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can a full size tractor go 10 to 15 MPH on the side of the road and not bounce alot?
     

  9. i would recommend you not eat before you try it.
     
  10. Realslowww

    Realslowww LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,527

    So you are saying more than likely these guy's were pulling my leg? my ZTR's have no problem at 15 MPH. They do not ride as well as a good ZTR?

    thanks for the help.
     

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