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    Default Rotary Cutter

    I have an overgrown field edge I want to hog some paths into. Mostly woody brush up to 1 inch or so diameter, up to 2 feet tall. I was thinking of backing into the stuff from the open field with the RC lifted a foot or so, tail wheel off the ground. Then going forward over the same path with cutter lowered to 8 inches or so. That would allow me to check better for rocks and stumps after cutting with higher setting before lowering deck. Any thoughts??
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    I cut that stuff all the time. Going backward is a PITA!~ I just lower the FEL to about 2-3" off the deck and go forward. Keep your hand on the 3pt lift lever and give a yank when it smacks something. No big deal, that's what they are made for.

    jb

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Ditto what JB said.. I hate mowing with my mower up... lets all kinds of debri fly.

    While I have backed into some areas and mowed backwards.. I usually just choose a slow gear and go forward and le tthe tractor front axle lay it all over.. Keep an eye out.. if you see a rock, stump.. car tire.. get onthe clutch and the lift.. etc..

    soundguy

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Same advise as these guys gave you. Be more concerned about your tractor tires getting trashed. The cutter can hit all manner of things and keep on going.

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by flINTLOCK View Post
    I was thinking of backing into the stuff from the open field with the RC lifted a foot or so, tail wheel off the ground.
    *Any thoughts??
    *YEAH !
    Sounds dangerous.
    Hard tellin what that thing might throw into you and tear you up with it.

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