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    I decided to build a dolly for my rotary cutter in order to make it easier to hook up to my kubota. I made it using 4X4's, 2X4's, and 4 fully rotating casters. What a difference in hookup! It took me less than 10 minutes to get the cutter hooked up including the driveshaft. With the fully rotating casters, I could easily move it to make minor adjustments in hookup. Removing the cutter was easy too, just slide the dolly underneath and unhook; then stow the cutter out of the way. Pics below give an idea of what it looks like, and can be built to suit various sizes of attachments. Mike
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    Very nice.

    I see you have the bean bag toss game.

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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    I've just been thinking about making some dollies for my mowers, tiller, in order to move around my barn. I want to build them so one can go above another. Might have to put the top implement on a pallet then fork it up. thanks for the pics, I've been wanting to go to HF to get some casters.


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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    The dolly is real nice but come on man.... at least get some grass clippings on that mower deck!! It still looks brand new lol!!!
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by beppington View Post
    Very nice.

    I see you have the bean bag toss game.
    Yeah, it's a bean bag toss game. My son made it last summer when he came out for a visit. Notice the colors, he's a Broncos fan! We must have played that game every evening for the week he was here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kebo View Post
    The dolly is real nice but come on man.... at least get some grass clippings on that mower deck!! It still looks brand new lol!!!
    Believe it or not, that rotary cutter has cut an 8 acre pasture about 5 times now! In fact, I just finished cutting the pasture for the last time this year. It does have a few scratches on it--does that count?

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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    Mike, Buckeye here are some dollies I've done.

    Mike, that looks good I went the iMatch and TNT route, so I don't have a dolly for my MX6 cutter, sickle bar mower, box blade or land plane.

    Pete
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    eepete--Nice looking dollies & quite creative Since you are using I-Match, do you not need dollies for your other attachments? Mike.

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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    When tempted,(which is not often, because my cutters are outside for most of the cutting season) I use snow mobile casters under each front side of the cutter. Those with the rear caster wheel make moving the deck around on concrete a cinch.

    Otherwise i just use a 5' iron pipe to jig the mower the little bit I need to get it hooked up.

    If I went to the trouble of making a jig like that, I would just have to figure out where to keep it so it was not in my way.
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    Default Re: Dolly for my rotary cutter

    Mike, I only have dollies for attachments I can't use the with the iMatch. The tiller is so small that I can only use it with my 21 HP kubota B21 TLB. The post hole digger (PHD) can't be used with the iMatch, so it's on a dolly. And when I use the PHD I have to take off the iMatch, so it has a dolly.

    My other bucket for the backhoe weights a lot, so putting it on a dolly helps when I change out to that and helps store it. My front blade and blower for the JD 318 garden tractor are on funny looking low deck dollies so they can be put on with relative ease.

    But the box blade, MX6 rotary cutter, sickle bar, and land plane are iMacth and have no dollies- I have to put them where I want them. You can see in the PHD picture the MX6 and sickle bar in the background. Part of what makes the iMatch work is having the attachment on the ground so you can push against it. It would be harder to put an attachment on with the iMatch if it was on a dolly than if it was on the ground. The top and tilt on the 3 point hitch also makes backing into the attachment and hooking it easy. Yes, you could lock the casters but I think you'd be stressing the casters and dolly every time you hooked up.

    It's a good mix- enough stuff can move around that it can be stored efficiently. I've got one dolly left to make- I've got a 6' landscape rake that can only be used with the B21, so it needs to be on a dolly to make it easier to attach. Also, the older I get the more I like dollies and my iMatch .

    Pete
    '09 JD4520 Cab (60HP), '97 KubotaB21 TLB (21HP), MX6 rotary mower, SB1106 6' Sickle Bar, BB3272 6' box blade, GradeMaster 7' Landplane, 6' landscape rake, Woods GTC 40" tiller, PHD 9" auger, 4' x 8' chain harrow, '90 JD318 (18HP gas) with 48" MM mower, 54" front blade, 47" snowblower.
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