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    Default Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    What is a good price for a Woods MD 172 rotary cutter. It's last years model. Not with the fancy rounded end like the 720 Brushbull has.

    Anyone that has one please offer suggestions on how well they hold up? Also how does it compare to other medium duty cutters?

    Thanks in advance for any help
    Gordon

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    Gordon,

    Can't help you with the MD172 but a friend stopped by the local JD dealer, who sells both JD and Woods, and got prices for a 720 Brushbull and JD MX6. He was quoted $2060 for the Woods and $2200 for the JD. Not sure if the safety chains were included in those prices. I'm curious to know what was the price quote for the MD172? Also, is the stump jumper standard or optional equipment on the MD172?

    Russ


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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    The price that I was given was $1800.00 for a Woods MD172 with safety chains and stumpjumper. Just trying to get if I'm in the ballpark of a good price or not. It's time to upgrade my cutter. I do alot of cutting in the woods and for other people so I need a medium to heavy duty cutter. Nothing against the lightduty but the metal dents up to easy.

    Any other ideas out there on price for a medium duty cutter in the six to seven foot range??

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    Gordon

    I price a Woods Brushbull a month ago. A Brushbull 72 (standard duty) was $1000 with slip clutch. A Brushbull 720 (medium duty) with slip clutch $1900. My Woods dealer told me that Woods beefed up the new series and added stronger gear boxes. He also said there pricing is equal or less than that of last years model. The Bushbull 720 looks like a really nice cutter and can handle a lot of abuse.
    My Woods dealer also told me the rounded tail make for a really nice cut and less clumping or bunching of the cut material. The Brushbull 720 has full length replacable side skids.

    Derek

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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    We have a Woods MD172W w/tailwheel for $1455.00 for a freight quote email agwholesaler@hotmail.com


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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    Derek thanks for the info. I'm still shopping so any info much appreciated. Have not made up my mind totally as to model or brand. Just know it has to be at least a medium duty cutter.

    Thanks
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    I can confirm what Derek has said. I bought the 5' model 600 Brushbull as I do a lot of brushcutting in the woods. I paid $1550 for it + extra for the chains (forget how much) and I love it. I looked at the lighter duty ones (MD160) but the new models have several added benefits so I paid the extra bucks and am glad I did. I like the shape of the thing - water won't sit on it and rust out the top. I like the heavier gear box, and I like the way the blades are mounted / come off, and I like the heavier steel. I bought the 5' model 'cause it actually is narrower than my rear tires - so if the tractor goes between the trees - then I know the cutter will follow. If I had a 6 footer it'd be just my luck to get stuck in the trees in such a manner that I couldn't go forward or back without cutting down a tree 6 inches from the tractor.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    Does anybody have knowledge about a "Dale Phillips" brand brush hog???? On a seperate post there was a comment that this was the toughest of the tough. However, cannot find a local dealer (Colorado) that has ever heard of them.


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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    The flat top is something they sould have done long ago. Your right it's a great idea. They have new gear boxes as well on the new units?

    I had a B20 as a loaner while my tractor was getting fixed and I was working a ditch line. Well got up on one ditch bank alittle to far and the loader arm was hard against a 12 dia tree. Couldn't work myself out with the hoe so I had to drop the tree. Then I cut the stump off short to get the loader arm to clear. So much for that tree.

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    Default Re: Woods MD 172 rotary cutter

    New gear boxes on the brushbulls are heavier by a bit. I don't remember by how much. There wasn't any one thing that was changed so much that it caused me to make my decision on that item. The gear boxes were a little heavier, the steel was a little heavier, the blades come off with a 1/2" drive socket, the top was made for water to run off ------ just several little improvements that put together made it the better deal for me. And a correction - it wasn't an MD model I was looking at with the brushbull 600 (as I said in the previous post) it was a model 60 brushbull - the light duty brushbull.

    I have enuff trees that losing one is not what concerns me. What concerns me is having to cut my way out of trouble with a chainsaw too !@#$% close to the tractor or to me to be comfortable. It would just be my luck to have the tree be heavy on the tractor side and fall right across the hood.
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