rough cut mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by psdnate, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. psdnate

    psdnate LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I'm in the market for a rough cut mower. What do you guy use/recommend? I'm looking at a swisher. They have one for $1400. There the cheapest I found. All others are over $2000. Not looking to spend that much.
  2. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    Just find one of those old Gravely two wheel tractors, tougher than nails and a ton of attachments can be found for them. Those 30" brush hog/finish decks (depending on which blades you are running) will take down 1.5"-2" brush no problem and 4' grass and weeds won't even bog the engine down.
  3. troyota71

    troyota71 LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 56

    Do not buy a swisher!!! Go on the net and read the reviews on them they are junk!!Buy a gravely two wheel tractor there is NOTHING on the market that will compare!!
  4. chathamvahere

    chathamvahere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Gravely 2 wheel, as stated above, it will do anything you need and not let you down :)
  5. psdnate

    psdnate LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    The gravely looks like a nice machine but the property is too big to walk. Last week I ordered tow behind from quadboss.
  6. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    I think the ones leaving bad reviews are the ones who try to mow barbed wire and eight inch trees with them. I have friends with the Swisher and they never had a problem, but they don't try to mow down trees bigger than is recommended. I think some people run up on cinderblocks and stuff and then try to blame the mower.
  7. ptlawnguy

    ptlawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    find an old gravely with the koler. They are beasts. I got mine for 400 and gave it a paint job and new rims (golf cart) over the winter. I use it at my familys 100 acres to mow down quad trails and put in food plots.


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