Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    98
    Location
    Arab, AL
    Tractor
    Kubota M7040 cab

    Default Bushhog 296 vs LMC HD cutter

    Alright guys here is the deal. I am looking at a BH 296 for $2800 and a LMC HD bushhog, for $2,000. That's 40% more for that math wizards out there . Specification wise they are nearly identical, heavy duty by most's standards. ~130+ gearboxes, similar in gauge materials used, class II hitches, assembled in the USA etc etc.
    Can anyone tell me why I should go with the BH, other than its more widely known. The guys down the road at LMC are proud if their cutter as well and boast that it will stack up. I don't know for sure but they will probably guarantee it.
    For the $800 I save I can buy a landscape rake and grader from LMC. For what it's worth I have an HD LMC disc and its a bulletproof as anything else.

  2. #2
    Super Star Member LD1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    10,910
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota l3400

    Default Re: Bushhog 296 vs LMC HD cutter

    YEa, but the LMC is only 29% cheaper than the bushhog

    IMO, it would be a no-brainer. Get the LMC and support your local business, and get more attachemnts to boot.
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    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
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

  3. #3
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    98
    Location
    Arab, AL
    Tractor
    Kubota M7040 cab

    Default Re: Bushhog 296 vs LMC HD cutter

    I ended up going with the LMC cutter and got it for $2K out the door. The one thing I found odd about their HD cutters is the lack of a stump jumper. All other models had them except for the HDs. I asked them whay and they said the stump jumper pans wouldn't hold up (am assuming they ordered theirs off the shelf). Anyway the "carrier" is 3/4 steel so it should hold up fine.
    I had a few jobs that afternoon and put it to work immediatly. It cut down 2-3" willows, wild pears, sumac, and mimosas with ease, no noice or excessive vibration at all.
    So far I am really happy with the cutter. It still leaves rooster tails though which tick me off, but I haven found a cutter that doesn't yet.
    Last edited by minner; 07-02-2013 at 11:42 AM.

  4. #4
    Super Star Member LD1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    10,910
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Tractor
    Kubota l3400

    Default Re: Bushhog 296 vs LMC HD cutter

    Congrats on the cutter.

    Now just dont run over any stumps
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    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
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

Similar Threads

  1. Rotary Cutter Rotary cutter: Rhino vs. Bushhog?
    By Cyberchuck in forum Attachments
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 11-19-2013, 02:30 AM
  2. Replacing seal in the bottom of a bushhog cutter
    By clemsonfor in forum Attachments
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 08-03-2011, 09:39 AM
  3. modifying bushhog cutter to fit tractor,
    By deepNdirt in forum Attachments
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-25-2009, 03:34 PM
  4. TC 45 heavy enough for BushHog 286 cutter?
    By Anonymous Poster in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-19-2003, 12:13 AM
  5. Should I Buy a "Bushhog" brand cutter
    By Anonymous Poster in forum New Holland Owning/Operating
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-03-2001, 12:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.