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    Default KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    Tractor supply doesn't have any of the orange bush hogs for compacts, but they do have a 4' yellow bush hog. Has anyone used the 4' yellow cutter on a mid-sized Yanmar (1601, not the tiny 1400s).

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    Default Re: KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    Do you need Cat 0 or cat 1 3pt hitch? I dont know what the HP is on a 1601, that is your other factor to consider..

    A 4' is about as small it rough cutters go it seems..

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    Default Re: KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Do you need Cat 0 or cat 1 3pt hitch? I dont know what the HP is on a 1601, that is your other factor to consider..

    A 4' is about as small it rough cutters go it seems..

    brian

    Actually, there are some bushhogs available that are smaller than 4ft. Howse offers a 3ft model as well as a 3 1/2" model. I think the YM-1601 is rated at 21 engine hp, so I think a 4ft unit would work just fine behind that Yanmar. I had a JD 750 which uses a Yanmar 21hp engine. I ran a 4ft Landpride behind it for years and that setup performed very will.
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    Default Re: KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    Someone has a 3 &1/2 foot for sale in Georgia right now, for $300. I shudder to think how long it would take to cut a large field with that.

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    Default Re: KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    QoS,

    I've used a 4' howse medium/light RC (Bush Hog) in both a YM1610D & a YM2010D. Have it on the 2010 D now. The YM1610D had no issue with 4' at all. Plenty of power. Used it some pretty scrubby acreage with some 1/2"- 1.5" live oak saplings. No problem. Occasionally wish I had a 5', but a lot of the areas I shred are very rough, rocky and tight with trees.

    The yellow RC's at our TSC are KK, they seem to be on par with Howse, and maybe a little heavier in some ares. Heavy enough for light commercial work if cared for and used with caution.

    One thing I would look out for is to check Yanmar's specific RPM designation for your model - it will be on the engine rating plate. I was a little underwhelmed with the 2010 the first few times I used it with the RC, until I discovered that the 2010 "manual" specified an engine RPM that was way off - it spec'd 2200 RPM for 540 in PTO1. Correct is 2500. Don't recall what the 1610 was, but it's on your engine plate. Can't hardly believe anything in the red manual I received; it is in error 75% or more each time a specification is provided. Even contradicts itself page to page.

    If you're working commercially, I'd highly recommend the OEM's chain guards, even if they seem expensive. Liability for what collateral damage for a RC can be considerable. If you're insured or bonded, they may require it to assume coverage.
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    Default Re: KK 4' bush hog at TSC - will it fit my tractor?

    Oh, and forgot to mention that the small to mid YMs are a little small on the lower link spacing - seem to prefer 24-25" spacing - you may have to flip the pins to the inside instead of outside. They're CAT1, all right, but some CAT1 equip seems to run 26-28" , with the nominal spec is 26" in some material I've seen.
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