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    Default The most heavy duty brush hog

    I want to buy a 6 ft.quality heavy duty (60Hp gear box)3 pt.brush hog.My question is who makes the best one?Thanks coobie

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Quote Originally Posted by coobie
    I want to buy a 6 ft.quality heavy duty (60Hp gear box)3 pt.brush hog.My question is who makes the best one?Thanks coobie
    The most heavy duty brush hog
    In a word, "Brown"
    Brown Mfg Corp Homepage
    But that my be heavier duty than you want.

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Brown is right IF you want to mow trees. A 60 HP gearbox ISN'T "the heaviest bush hog" by any stretch. I know of several "MEDIUM DUTY" mowers with gear box's rated quite a bit beyond 60hp.

    Try a Bush Hog (brand) 326 or 406 (heavy duty or EXTREME heavy duty) 190hp gearbox. ability to mow 3-1/2 to 4" dia. material. They're about as bullit-proof as a mower can be.
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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Bush Hog 406 or for extreme duty a Brown tree cutter.

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Quote Originally Posted by coobie
    I want to buy a 6 ft.quality heavy duty (60Hp gear box)3 pt.brush hog.My question is who makes the best one?Thanks coobie

    60 hp gear boxes are on light duty 6' units. Woods brushbull medium duty is 120 hp gear box and the heavy duty 7200 is 150 hp gear box. The medium duty with chains is about 1300# and the heavy is about 1500-1600 #. The Bushog cutters are about the same in specs.

    The brown units are designed to cut trees. The 6' is "only" good for 6" diameter trees and weighs in at 2200#.

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    I have had real good luck with Rhino brushhogs. Their light duty model EC72 has a 60 hp gearbox and weighs in at approx 601 lbs and is meant for grass and weeds.
    Thw CY 72 has a 150 hp box and weighs in at 1338 lbs. My sister and BIL have this one(or the model # it replaced) and haven't managed to break anything on it in the 3 years they have owned it. Believe me they have tried.
    The GR 72 will cut 4" brush and weighs 1578 lbs and has a 150 hp gearbox.
    There are also a couple of other 72" cut models listed in the catalog.
    Here is the link to their online catalog.

    72-96" Cut

    Personally I am on my second batwing from Rhino.(A nieghbor is still using the first one, long story )They are great machines, if I was shopping for another one today they would be first on the list.
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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Thanks for the good info.I had a 4 ft.woods brushbull that I bought in 2004 to run behind my 1240 massy ferg,,I recently sold the tractor and brush hog together.I bought a new Kioti 40dkse and wanted to get a heavy duty 6 ft.brush hog.Thanks again for the information.

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    You also might want to look at Alamo...

    Alamo Industrial: Products: Rotary Mowers > A 60 & A 72

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Quote Originally Posted by coobie
    .I bought a new Kioti 40dkse and wanted to get a heavy duty 6 ft.brush hog.
    Do you realize that the DK40SE is only rated for 34 PTO horsepower? You're really nowhere near true heavy duty rotary cutter territory. If it was my new tractor AND I anticipated some really tough rotary cutter jobs - I'd be inclined to think five footer. I'm thinkin' 34 horses are a few ponies short of pulling heavy duty rotary cutter duty

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    Default Re: The most heavy duty brush hog

    Quote Originally Posted by greg_g
    Do you realize that the DK40SE is only rated for 34 PTO horsepower? You're really nowhere near heavy duty rotary cutter territory. If it was my new tractor - and you REALLY think you've got heavy duty jobs lined up - I'd be inclined to think five footer.

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    Yes I do !!Thanks.coobie

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