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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
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    3,371
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    California - S.F. East Bay & Sierra foothills
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    <font color=blue>$195 for chain guards</font color=blue> ... <font color=blue>make it myself</font color=blue>

    At that point I had more money than time, Bill. Now I have neither.

    There have been past discussions on building your own, including the thread. Another interesting read might be the one about the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=safety&amp;Number=2 1348&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1#P ost21348>Dangerous Projectile.

  2. #12
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    Feb 2001
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    436
    Location
    Mississippi
    Tractor
    Kubota M-4900

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    Clemson,

    Thanks for the pics. I work about 8 miles from the Howse factory and I have owned a few pieces of their eqipment over the years.

    Howse had some pretty serious quality problems at one time but I've been told they are doing much better. I know their facilities are much nicer and more modern than they used to be. I have a friend whose son works there and he told me that Howse recently got a pretty large contract for some equipment for John Deere - not sure if it was cutters or what.

    I was out there on Monday and bought a 6' heavy duty cutter on their "seconds yard". They have some equipment that was returned and reworked, some has just been sitting around and looks bad (Howse paint jobs are terrible - if something sits out in the weather for two months, it looks like it is two years old). They even had one of their trucks that turned over a while back and scattered new equipment over about two acres. The salvageable pieces were sold at pretty low prices.

    Anyway the 6' that I bought was just too good a bargain to pass up and had a full warranty so I hope it will be ok. I'm going to pick it up this afternoon.

    TBone

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    59
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    John, I didn't know that I could buy just the front curtain as an option. That would get me exactly what I need. I don't have to worry about anyone else but me in the places where I work.

  4. #14

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    <font color=blue>...I didn't know that I could buy just the front curtain as an option...</font color=blue>

    You can order the front 6' chains and mounting hardware for your Howse for $73. + shipping to your door. (wt is about 46 lbs. for the front chain kit)

    Good luck...


  5. #15

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Location
    Upstate SC
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    Thanks, John. I have a call in to my dealer to check his price and availability. Are there mail-order sources that you are aware of?

  6. #16

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    In this case, I would order direct from the factory parts section, because of the shipping weight involved...

    Howse Implements (601) 428-0841 - Parts Dept.
    Ask to order 1/2 chain kit (front or rear specify) for your model/size Howse rotary cutter.

    Cheap insurance for safety...[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


  7. #17

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
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    19
    Location
    Near Charlotte, NC
    Tractor
    New Holland TN70

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    I have the same cutter......pull it with my 8n. It's been awesome......had one problem with a bolt on the gearbox breaking, but that's all. I've cut some serious stuff with that cutter prior to getting my new tractor and the FEL.....cleanup is much easier now &lt;g&gt;

    I'm in the market for a new 10 foot cutter for my NH TN70........looking at bush hog and rhino.

    BTW, you got a manual with yours????? I don't remember getting one ....bought it from a guy new though, just up the road, who sells implements....guess he forgot to give me the manual.

    I'm a computer guy....we don't read manuals anyway &lt;smile&gt;.


  8. #18

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    Apr 2002
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    Location
    Upstate SC
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 230

    Default Re: Howse Rotary Cutter

    I got a manual, Dave, such as it is. Let me know if you want me to copy something out of it and mail to you.

    Tiger Baseball Rocks!

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