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  1. #11

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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Danny:

    I'm running a 6' Bushhog when I cut my fields and debris is a bit heavier on one side of the cut when I am through. Noticeable.....yes, but as the 18 acres is out of site from neighbors not a big deal for me. Usually cut in spring before Turkeys lay eggs & then again late july/August (once the fawns are big enough to get outa the way.). Spring cutting gets covered pretty quick as new growth occurs, late cutting lasts a bit longer.

    IndianaPaul


  2. #12
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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    I tried tonight going counter-clockwise to try to chew up that windrow (I usually go clockwise). It worked fine for about 3 rounds, but then the enormous pile of grass being pushed inward each round exploded from under the cutter in one big glump [img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]. So I went back to clockwise......

    Alan L., TX

  3. #13
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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Alan, this driving in circles and creating windrows business could be completely avoided if you would simply use your 2710's superb power steering capabilities.


  4. #14
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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Thats right. In fact I need to sell my place and buy a piece of land 5 feet wide and 3 miles long!!

    Alan L., TX

  5. #15
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    2014 Kubota BX25D-1

    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Danny Y,

    I use a Woods XT148, 48" rotary cutter behind my NH TC18. I go clockwise and I get a windrow off the left side of the mower. If I go down the field, turn around and come back, I get a larger windrow every other time. The XT is a light duty rotary cutter and I'm mainly mowing wild grasses and clover, some small pines. Most of the time I can hardly tell it's behind me.

    Good Luck, JimBinMI


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    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Yep, what windrowing I get is off the left side, so if I'm mowing a circular pattern, I usually mow clockwise.

    Bird

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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    I know this is old.
    Question: Why do bush hogs wind row?
    Answer: The directions the blade spins tosses the debris to one side, thus hitting the side of the bush hog and leaving a trail. Smaller debris flys out the back or drops back to the ground.
    I am not a bush hog engineer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last month.

    Bluegrass, Pick It Up!

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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Nothing is old. We ask the same questions over and over--half the time we give the right anwers, half the time we give the wrong answers, half the time we dont know the answers, and half the time we forgot the previous answers. As you can see, it rarely adds up.

    Let's assume the hog rotates clockwise as seen from above. On what side do windrows appear under your Holiday Inn hypothesis? And why don't they appear on the other side?


  9. #19

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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    How about this as an hypothesis? The blades hit the tall grass in front, as the tractor moves forward. This cut grass is moved around in a clockwise direction by the continuing movement of the blades, until the chopped grass hits the tall grass in front. Some of it will continue to go around, but much of the chopped material will fall to the ground on the left side (viewed from above) due to slightly higher resistance from the tall grass, leaving the "windrow" .

    I certainly saw lines of cut material when I mowed a large overgrown field recently, but can't recall whether it was from the center or side of the rotary mower.

    Joe (who has never stayed at a HI Express)


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    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
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    Default Re: bush hog windrowing

    Well my windrows are on the right side of the bush hog and that would be the direction clockwise spinning blades sling stuffies.
    Again I am no expert and please, I beg you not to wager upon the statements I make here. Thankyouverymuch.
    Elvis.


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