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    Default Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    Looking for suggestions from experience on which type of mounting, semi or pull type, might be best overall for rolling ground with small hills, a few shallow dips, and some flat ground. I have only ever used a 6ft three point Bush Hog 286 which has been a great cutter with my old 4140 Ford tractor. Definitely keeping the Bush Hog 286 for the tight areas around the timber, ponds and other really rough ground .

    I bought a bigger tractor now, 3 year old New Holland TT75A (63 PTO HP), and I am thinking about a bigger cutter for the more open areas. Found a 4 year old Bush Hog 3210 pull type that has very little use on it for $6000, or maybe a little less if I can talk him down a little bit. I know the Bush Hog is a very tough cutter that will handle hitting fallen limbs and saplings that spring up here and there in my pastures. My biggest question is which type of mounting do I want?

    I don't have any experience with semi mounted or pull type rotary cutters. Will a pull type follow the ground better? It would seem to me the semi mount would gouge the ground more in the dips and between hills, or am I wrong? I could save some money buying a semi mount over a pull type. What ever I get I will be keeping for a very long time.

    Any suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    We use a combination of 3H and pull type cutters. I use a 6' Land Pride RCR2672 on our L5740 and a 10' Woods DS1260 on our M8540. Before buying the 1260, we used a 10' Woods 121 for years. For the bigger mowers, we prefer the pull type on our slopes as it feels much more stable than the 3PH and gives a smoother cut as it follows the contours of the land better. We prefer it for our use over a semi mount as it follows the tractor better and doesn't swing out when turning and hit trees, fences etc. It is not however as maneuverable as a 3PH or semi mount and backing it up with such a short coupling takes a bit getting use to. We have acclimated to it and really like the pull type.
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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    Pull type is all we ever had on the farm where I grew up. A small tractor can handle a very heavy pull type that it may not be able to carry on the 3 PH. For clipping a pasture that is just overgrown with bitter weeds, thistle and other such doesn't require a lot of PTO HP. A 20 HP tractor could pull that 10 footer easy once it got it spinning that is.
    Another thing I like about a pull type is the ease of getting in to hook/unhook the PTO shaft. Now all I have is 3 PH but would sure love to have a pull type. By they way TripleR, how do you get the tongue up onto the drawbar on that 10 footer. I used a Handyman jack on the one back on the farm, I would have thought that today, they would put some kind of tongue jack on them like on trailers but I don't see one in the photo.
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    Good question because I have been looking into the same issue as you are. All I ever owned was 5 to 6' 3pt rotary cutters and have moved up to a more powerful tractor to cover more ground faster. I looked at an offset pull type landpride and it seemed nice to cover ground and do close trim work but I need to transport the rig so I have decided to go with the 3pt 8'. One of my trailers is a deck over GN but it has 2 15k axles which technically puts me into CDL category plus the trailer is just plain heavy to tote around. So I figure the 3pt should allow me to lift the cutter over the rails of my smaller lighter trailers with 2 8k axles allowing cutter edges to rest and be secured over the rails. I am looking at the landpride 8' lighter duty model to pull behind a m6040. Have not bought the cutter yet and who knows, I could end up with something completely different when I start testing them at the dealer.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    Pull type is all we ever had on the farm where I grew up. A small tractor can handle a very heavy pull type that it may not be able to carry on the 3 PH. For clipping a pasture that is just overgrown with bitter weeds, thistle and other such doesn't require a lot of PTO HP. A 20 HP tractor could pull that 10 footer easy once it got it spinning that is.
    Another thing I like about a pull type is the ease of getting in to hook/unhook the PTO shaft. Now all I have is 3 PH but would sure love to have a pull type. By they way TripleR, how do you get the tongue up onto the drawbar on that 10 footer. I used a Handyman jack on the one back on the farm, I would have thought that today, they would put some kind of tongue jack on them like on trailers but I don't see one in the photo.
    Simple, I call one of my sons and say, hey, hook up the bush hog; magically when I show up, it's on.

    It came with a tongue mounted jack, but didn't last through the first season of being drug through the saplings we were cutting, so we just use a floor jack or hi lift jack. I keep thinking about getting another tongue mounted jack and may some day, but we usually keep it hooked up all summer.
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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    TripleR: I was thinking the pull type would maybe be better for the more open areas and make a smoother overall cutting. I'll still have the 3PH 6 foot cutter for the tighter rough stuff. I was leaning toward the pull type and from what you said I think that is the way to go. Thanks guys for helping me make up my mind.

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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    go with the pull type its easier on you an the tractor.3pt shredders put alot of stress on the 3pt.

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    Default Re: Bush hog 3210... which type semi mount, or trail type?

    Yes I like the pull type as well. All I had for years was a 7ft pull type and wish the little 4ft I have now was pull type. Don't even see a need for a 3pt if you can back a trailer.

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