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Does anybody make a zero turn style bush hog?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ealbertson, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Do any of you know of a zero turn style bush hog? If not, what tractor can you suggest that would handle a six foot bush hog well but not be so big as to be a pain hauling around. I use a 1950 Farmall C right now which is about worn out and uncomfortable at best to use.
  2. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Hustler did a while back. Called the short hog. I have only seen one.
  3. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    Bobcat make one called Brushcat.... it looks pretty cool but the mowing deck is forward of the operator.... talk about eating dust.

    Do a web search for brushcat or go to www.bobcat.com.

  4. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    get yourself a john deere 5210... ull never use anything else once you own one.
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    My question is why do u need a zero turn bush hog? I bush hog all kinds of places with my 6' woods brush bull. I do newly developed subdivisions, road fronts, field, heck I even got it in a fenced in 120' x 40' over grown yard the other day. The tractor I have is a 2001 MF 1260 compact 4 wd. I can back into most tight spots and manuver around obsticles with ease. I do wish for a little more power at times though. It has 38 hp.
    I did see a rig a while back that included a skidsteer with a rotory cutter in front where the bucket usually is. Seems like a manuveral setup
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    hustler used to have the hustler hog listed on their page, it was a single 48" blade zero discharge machine
  7. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    John Deere 4700 48hp, 4wd, with 6 ft bushhog works great for me. Just finished a 30 acre commercial that hadn't been cut in a couple of years. I don't think I would like a ztr bushhog. It would get stuck to easy, couldn't stick it under trees and into corners, and could't set it down on top of thorn trees.
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Yep Hustler USED to make a machine called the hog it was a 4 ft machine.. Unfortunatly, it shared parts with the Shortcut machine, and now both have been discontinued.. I really want one myself. I honestly would love to develop/build a Large ZTR bushhog.. like a 15' machine.. with about 150hp and ZTR speed and manueverability.. I imagine I'm probly not the only person who'd want one like that.. :cool:

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