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    Elite Member SPIKER's Avatar
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    Default International brush cutters

    hey all, jsut getting ready to get one a 5' maybe a 6 if the tractor will pull it... I've got a 28 HP JINMA tractor 2 stg clutch live pto, it is one heck of a work horse, had FEL on it all time too. been told that they will pull a 6 footer in most conditiones, not sure.? whats you thoughts on the international brnad and the size.?

    Mark M [img]/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    With your available PTO hp... I'd stick with the 5' unit for optimum performance, both from the cutter and your Jinma...

    I like those International units, in fact they have a stronger A-frame assembly and much heftier blade pan holder than KingKutter... the price leader... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Elite Member SPIKER's Avatar
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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    I haven't been able to set one side by side, but I ahve touched both, and yes they did have more structural supports and thicker metal. I was/am leaning twards the 5' not only for the better brush clearing ability but also the smaller foot print for mowing paths in the woods. I think i'm sold on the 5' just want to make sure that no one can point out anything major that I should look for before I buy.

    Mark [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    I really like my International (7ft). I've cut about 35 acres with it so far in the last couple or so weeks. Really smooth/well balanced. Good bang for the buck. BobG in VA

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    I have an International 5' that I pull with my kubota L3130HST. She is only rated at 24 PTO HP and I have no problem with engine power, even in hood tall grass. The International I bought only set me back 475 and that was with a slip disc clutch. My Kubota dealer handled them and gave me a good deal when I got my tractor. The cutter does a great job on weeds and grass and does not flinch when I back it into the thick brush. For the price I have not seen anything as heavy and built for abuse. Both my neigbors have them and the one really uses it to clear heavy brush and it now has seen 7 years of heavy use with no problems. The only complaint I have is the paint and cosmetics of the cutter are not good but after all it is a piece of machinery built to do a job not look pretty. Thought I would attach a pic of my set up. Happy mowing! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    Tractor and cutter look good, but man what a view. Very nice! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    There are a loot of nice views in WVa.

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    does anyone know what a 5 foot one weighs all i know is on an 8n if you raise the back tire on the brushmower off the ground you can turn the wheels and go strait

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    I had a 2500 pound JM254, no problem lifting the five foot IMC500. Given that the 8N is over 2700 pounds, I don't see where you'd have a problem.

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    Default Re: International brush cutters

    I would stay with a 5 foot.
    Your tractor would probably handle the weight but HP might be a test in thick grass(the worst offender).
    A 5 foot model weighs about 540lb.A 6 foot is about 100-150 more.

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