pull behind atv rough cutting

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by grass disaster, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i'm looking for a mower i can pull behind my atv.

    looking to cut grass 24" to 8"

    want to use it for field/ditch mowing and also around the farm for various mowing.

    thinking either 40-60 just seeing whats out there.

    i'm guessing the 2 blade ones would handle the tall stuff better.
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I'd say a small tractor with a brush cutter on the back would be better. You'll be fueling two engines using the atv. If that's not an issue, check out Land Pride stuff.
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    I have an older bush hog brand one with a honda engine on it. I'm not very happy with it. I'd much rather have a small tractor.
  4. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 507

    My neighbor tried a pull behind with his atv and found he had to go so slow that the atv would overheat and shut off.
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  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,775

    I have a liquid cooled atv. That won't be a problem.
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  6. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    Definitively don't get a single blade one...those big blades are hard to come by. And most of them cut 6-8" tops, nothing higher.
  7. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    These guys are just a few miles away from me. I have met the owner and designer, good people. It is very well made and if your serious about a pull behind there is no better.

    I use pull behinds for over 18 years now. I have custom fabricated 2 units, and adapted a Swisher 60" with a 20hp to my application.

    The Kunz would be the best unit from what little i know of your application.

  8. psdnate

    psdnate LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I have a quad boss pull behind rough rut mower. I think it's made by swisher. I've had it for a few years and is a good machine. The adjustable tongue is the week link though. It has break away blades on it. I took over doing a property that a guy was doing with a tractor. The property has some pretty step hills. I can do some of the hills he couldn't. Some I need 4x4 on and some are that steep I wont take the atv on. I pull it with an 08 honda foreman. I have never had a problem with it over heating or anything.
  9. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,115

    Swisher pull behind is good for the job. I have had three of the 44" finish mowers. The rough cut version is more like a bush hog. All depends on what you are cutting but they are priced decent. I get mine at tractor supply. You can find them on cragislist, but pricing and condition are all over the board

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