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    Default Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    For starters, I have NEVER bought any new implements.

    The prices are just too good on used ones that need a little TLC that I am more than capable of

    But I do like good looking equipment and like to keep them painted. Mainly so decks dont rust out and what not.

    Anyway, here is a Bushhog brand model 306 rotary cutter I picked up earlier this spring. It weighs about 1050lbs. Cost was $200

    Heres how it looked when I got it.
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Had to fix the big gash in the deck.

    I have been using this bushhog most of the summer and this i all I had to do to it. As well as convert it back to cat 1 pins.
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Moving it into the garage and teariing it appart and prepping for some primer.
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    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Final coat of paint. Just needs reassembled
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    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
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    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    And here's how she looks now.

    Total cost:

    Bushhog......................$200
    3 7014 welding rods........$00.25
    quart of primer...............$20
    Quart of IH red...............$20
    Can of hardener..............$12
    Pint of thinner................$10
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    TOTAL INVESTED..........$262.25

    And this thing is a beast. 2.5" and 3" trees dont stand a chance I have already cut about 20 acres with it this year, before I painted it. And it is a BEAST for sure.
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    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Nice job on the restoration! Looks like a new bush hog.
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    Nice job on the restoration! Looks like a new bush hog.
    At 1/10th the cost

    I really enjoy fixing these old things. Gives me something to do in the shop when I dont have anything else going on
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    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Nice job!
    "IF" you didn't add them from the before to after pictures, I think I would drill a 1/4" hole in each corner of each compartment on top of the deck to allow the water that was standing on the before pictures somewhere to go. Just a thought, unless you store it indoors. Decks rusting out seem to be the only thing that kills those around here.
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    Quote Originally Posted by sandman2234 View Post
    Nice job!
    "IF" you didn't add them from the before to after pictures, I think I would drill a 1/4" hole in each corner of each compartment on top of the deck to allow the water that was standing on the before pictures somewhere to go. Just a thought, unless you store it indoors. Decks rusting out seem to be the only thing that kills those around here.
    David from jax
    I thought about that also. and its still not too late.

    But the water is only part of the issue. IT is the debris and and weeds and such that build up and make it a PITA to clean. They would probabally just clog the holes anyway
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    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
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    Default Re: Bushhog 306 fresh painting

    It came out very,very nice !
    I see you even took the time to paint pto shaft shield.

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