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    Default What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    I have a 3038e John Deere .... 37hp....with FEL......what can i use to mow pasture with....i have a 5ft bushhog that works great...for big thick stuff....but i have 40ac of pasture to mow.....not all at once but...several acres at a time.... any suggestions...???
    Oh,,, i do not need to mow low....just down to about 10inches....thanks for ideas.


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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    What about a cycle bar mower?

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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    I second the sickle bar mower idea. Hopefully you can find a 9 foot model to speed up your work. I have a 7 foot sickle mower and it seems to use 50% of the gasoline as my 6 foot bush hog acre for acre.
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    I suggest you attach a cup holder and a large cooler. My estimate is about 15 hours of cutting with your 60" cutter. (About 60 linear miles of driving) BTW, I have done this a few times myself.

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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    so you want to keep weeds down while the animals graze the good stuff down?

    if so go out and get a tow behind 8 or 10' brush hog. if your not cutting thick stuff and you keep it high (6-8") then you should be able to power it fine.
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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    Quote Originally Posted by KYErik View Post
    I second the sickle bar mower idea. Hopefully you can find a 9 foot model to speed up your work. I have a 7 foot sickle mower and it seems to use 50% of the gasoline as my 6 foot bush hog acre for acre.
    Will my tractor handle this...???


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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    Quote Originally Posted by schmism View Post
    so you want to keep weeds down while the animals graze the good stuff down?

    if so go out and get a tow behind 8 or 10' brush hog. if your not cutting thick stuff and you keep it high (6-8") then you should be able to power it fine.
    Had not considered this,,,.....thanks


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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    Why not have someone come in and bale it?
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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    Quote Originally Posted by schmism View Post
    so you want to keep weeds down while the animals graze the good stuff down?

    if so go out and get a tow behind 8 or 10' brush hog. if your not cutting thick stuff and you keep it high (6-8") then you should be able to power it fine.
    With 37HP?

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    Default Re: What to attach to a CUT to mow a pasture with....???

    You can make skids for a cycle mower to hold it off the ground just for mowing pasture. Are you just mowing the stems of grass or mostly weeds?

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