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Bat Wing Mowers

Slow_Poke09

LawnSite Member
Location
New Brunswick
I am expecting to pick up a fairly large contract this year. It will be about 150 acres, 120 of that is mostly open and pretty flat ground.

I have a 100hp tractor that I use for snow plowing in the winter so I was thinking about getting a big finish mower to pull behind it. I can't find all that much information about them though so I'm wondering if they are unpopular for some reason or if I am just not searching right. I have used a small 12' bat wing and found it to be good but a little slow going.

All of the mowers I have found seem to be recomended for 40-50hp tractors, and from what I can tell you can only mow at about 6mph. Does anyone make a mower that can keep up to a 100hp tractor?
 

MOHUSTLER

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Missouri
That looks sweet, I bet its cheap too :)
 

Hoots

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
DFW
We are looking at the Toro 4100D. It is 11.5 cut (I think) and runs around $40,000. It is a finish mower and is the same wide area cutter that golf courses use.

Our bid is on 455 acres in different locations. I am looking to buy 2 of these and 4 Ferris 61" propane mowers.
 
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Slow_Poke09

LawnSite Member
Location
New Brunswick
That land pride looks like it would do the trick once you got it going, but it would be a nightmare going down the road with it.

Even though I already have the tractor I think I'm talking myself out of going with the PTO mower. When you consider that it will only go 6mph it will only do about 50% or less more work than a large zero turn, but it costs more, ties up another $50,000.00 piece of equipment, is less versatile, and requres a very skilled operator.
 

Accu-cut Lawn Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Looks to me like a Hustler industrial model. Look them up on their website. They seem to be the industry standard.
 
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