J.D. 4720 and 15 ' rotary cutter

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by saxambc2, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. saxambc2

    saxambc2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    The Volunteer Fire Company I am a member of and spend countless hours at bought a 2011 J.D. 4720. We recently signed a contract for the purchase of a Land Pride 15 foot batwing rotary cutter. Does anyone have experience running this large of a mower with a "compact" tractor? Have any problems with the operation or have any suggestions. Thanks.

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  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    66 h.p. is plenty of power. You won't need to be in 4WD to mow. Those farm tire's will cause major damage. Mow when it's dry. Don't mow over 6 MPH. Grease the mower every time you use it. That JD seat is the most comfortable tractor seat i have ever sat on.
  3. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    Plenty of power. Make sure you have the rear SCVs to lower and raise the wings.
  4. Mr. Rain

    Mr. Rain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Wouldn't worry about the tires. Those are R4 (industrial) tires. Pretty easy on turf. Even wetter ground will not leave bar marks like an R1 ag tread.
    If you have hills, keep your hand close to the 4wd switch. Little help from the front will keep you from spinning out and leaving a skid mark. Be sure to pull it out of 4wd for going around trees and making sharp turns. The fronts will tear the turf more when engaged while turning.
    Nice setup. There's a school in our area running the same setup with no issues.
  5. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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