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    I did not know DR had brick and mortar stores. I see they have them listed on their website.

    http://www.drpower.com/pages/content...factory-stores

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    The thing I was curious about is the side swing wide enough to do any good using a larger cat 2 tractor? I can see it helping with a narrow tractor but would be more keen on the idea of a wider offset or reach.

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    From the Q & As on the DR Website:

    "The maximum distance from center of tractor to center of the cutter h[e]ad is ~43". This distance will decrease when cutting on inclines. With the cutting width being 22" in diameter, this makes your cutting range roughly 32" - 54" from the center of your tractor when the trimmer is sitting level."

    "Maximum wheelbase, 80" to outside of tires." In this case they obviously mean width of the wheels, not wheelbase.

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryR View Post
    From the Q & As on the DR Website:

    "The maximum distance from center of tractor to center of the cutter h[e]ad is ~43". This distance will decrease when cutting on inclines. With the cutting width being 22" in diameter, this makes your cutting range roughly 32" - 54" from the center of your tractor when the trimmer is sitting level."

    "Maximum wheelbase, 80" to outside of tires." In this case they obviously mean width of the wheels, not wheelbase.

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    So on a 72" wide compact such as I have that would be a maximum of 18 inch reach not very much imo. With a larger cat 2 tractor it could barely reach the edge, just something to keep in mind.

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    So on a 72" wide compact such as I have that would be a maximum of 18 inch reach not very much imo. With a larger cat 2 tractor it could barely reach the edge, just something to keep in mind.
    That depends on how far over you can swing the 3 point hitch to offset it...

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    That depends on how far over you can swing the 3 point hitch to offset it...

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    In fact I did get a few more inches when I fiddled with the hitch. I'm pretty sure that looking in the rear view mirror I was seeing the entire cutting head and then some on my 72" tractor.

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    Slimcity9;

    We are considering it for cutting around stock tanks (ponds). Does it throw cuttings toward tractor or away from tractor? It would not be optimal to throw cuttings into the tank. What is direction of rotation of cutting head when viewed from above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    . With a larger cat 2 tractor it could barely reach the edge, just something to keep in mind.
    You would be more or less mowing what you just drove over with a large cat2. It looks to me like these are mostly for compact tractors. Which is fine by me, my garden tractor doesn't see much use once the garden is in anyway. This would give it something else to do later in the year. Maybe DR will some day come out with a larger version.

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    Default Re: Using DR PTO trimmer on Cat 2 Tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by rlgustafson View Post
    Slimcity9;

    We are considering it for cutting around stock tanks (ponds). Does it throw cuttings toward tractor or away from tractor? It would not be optimal to throw cuttings into the tank. What is direction of rotation of cutting head when viewed from above?

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    While I like the concept of this new DR product I think it would need more reach to do you much good. This trimmer might work fine trimming a fence row with a small tractor but the reach is too limited for pond banks or ditch trimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post

    While I like the concept of this new DR product I think it would need more reach to do you much good. This trimmer might work fine trimming a fence row with a small tractor but the reach is too limited for pond banks or ditch trimming.
    We only need to cut last 12-18" around tanks. This is as close to edge as I want to get with any of our tractors.
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