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  1. #1

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    Apr 2000
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    Peculiar, MO
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    B2400 Kubota

    Default Brush Hog question

    I bought a 5 foot Big Bee Brush Hog, it was used so I do not have any manuals. The question that I have is when i mow, I lose about a foot of width for the track of the tire and the mower does not clearly cut that path. Is there a way to adjust for this or is the way all cutters cut? My finish mower does not do this. I am thinking it has to do with the lifting ability of the brush hog blades. Any good ideas!!
    Dan L


  2. #2
    Platinum Member
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    Jun 2000
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    Central Mississippi, USA
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    Case-International 385, Kubota L5450 w/LA1150A loader

    Default Re: Brush Hog question

    ddl, I think I know what you are talking about. The tractor wheels tend to lay the grass down as they roll over, and the blades just kind of skip over the grass while it is depressed. I'll try to explain how I handle this situation:

    My cutter turns the blades counter clockwise if you are on top of the mower looking down. This makes the cutting edge of the blade face the rear on the left side of the mower. I usually cut so I am turning right (the uncut grass is on my right) and overlap so my cutter covers the right tire track of the previous run. The tire had forced the grass to lean forward, and the blade on that side is turning against that leaning grass. This tends to put the blade under the grass, lift it up and cut it cleaner that if I were going the other way.
    It's hard to explain, but I hope you understand the theory.


  3. #3
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    Akaroa South Island ,New Zealand (about 1/2 way down south island)
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    8350 valmet with 980SL FEL duels had a 150 Hp deutz just sold it 10 NOV 01

    Default Re: Brush Hog question

    Hi ya
    yep i'd go with that idea i use to have a 12 foot topper and it would do the same leave 2 higher strips not by much but they were there... agr tires and 4x4 + loader realy make them show up i tryed diffrent blades but did not make it alot better . cutting lower dose help and if the grass is springy helps heaps .if it is only on one side can ya offset it a bit ? if not over lapping maybe the only way you will get a clean cut
    catch ya
    JD Kid


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    Default Re: Brush Hog question

    You may want to check the blades. I was having the same problem until I got a newer rotary mower. The blades on the newer one are turned up at the ends to create suction to pull the grass up that has been pressed down by the wheels. On my older mower (same brand) I had worn out the part of the blades that turned up so that in effect I had "flat" blades. Made a big difference.


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