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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    my jd 1517 has 4 on the center and one on each wing... not a problem at all..
    How do you like your JD 1517? Would you buy another one? How is it on spreading the cut material out the back? Any clumps or spots (wheel tracks?) where it gathers?

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjackfarm View Post
    What is a 'walking tandem'? Did a google search and didn't come up with anything.
    Take a look at page 6 of http://www.woodsequipment.com/upload...s%20B04093.pdf for what they look like.

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken45101 View Post
    Likewise my BH 2515. I really don't mow if the ground is so soft that the wheel sink in.

    You want all the stability you can get when the wings are upright, you don't want it tilting while going through a gate.
    From the sounds of this I should follow my original instincts and put the extra tires on the center portion.

    How do you like your BH 2515? I've also looked at and gotten pricing on one of them too. Its amazing all the 15 foot batwings that I've looked at (John Deere, Woods, Bush Hog, Rhino) are priced pretty close to each other, about $13,500.

    Would you buy another one? How is it on spreading the cut material out the back? Any clumps or spots (wheel tracks?) where it gathers?

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Take a look at page 6 of http://www.woodsequipment.com/upload...s%20B04093.pdf for what they look like.

    Aaron Z
    Interesting. I looked at and priced the Woods BW180, more medium duty than that one, which is more comparable to the JD HX15.

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    My brother and I went in halves on the BW180 last year. We also have a DS96 which I primarily use. He cuts mainly with the BW. We got a super good price quote on the JD HX15, but thought it might be a little heavy for some of the hills we have. We wound up going with the woods based on experience with the DS96. We haven't had any regrets on the medium duty cutter. Ours also has the dual centers and single on the wing.

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjackfarm View Post
    What is a 'walking tandem'? Did a google search and didn't come up with anything.

    Options on that MX 15 - follow the link aczlan had - are just to add an extra wheel to each axel and another hydraulic line.
    yep.. if i was buying extra.. i'd get the extra ont he fram.. not the wings..
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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjackfarm View Post
    How do you like your JD 1517? Would you buy another one? How is it on spreading the cut material out the back? Any clumps or spots (wheel tracks?) where it gathers?
    love it.. i'd for sure buy another.

    In fact.. when I got it.. they had a well used one parked next to it... needed a lil work.. but was operational.. I could have got it for 1k$ asking.. probably could have got it for 500$ if I pushed.. I didn't. I feel STUPID.. the gear boxes alone would have been worth it.. especially the tri head...
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    Just got an MX 15, single wheels all around. Not a ton of over the road stuff, just around our farm.
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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    This may be too late but my opinion is to save the $ on tires and spring for the c.v. joint in the pto shaft and upgrade from a u-joint. I speak from experience on this one.

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    Default Re: Batwing question - how many tires are enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by saxambc2 View Post
    This may be too late but my opinion is to save the $ on tires and spring for the c.v. joint in the pto shaft and upgrade from a u-joint. I speak from experience on this one.
    No experience with the u-joint, I started out with the CV joint. Glad I did.

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