Re: Broke 2 Bush Hog blades today, need help!
Thanks for all the feed back.
Snell, I'll check out the stamp when I get back. I need to go to Fla for a few days to help my Mother. Thanks very much for the great info!
Doc, I know I shouldn't be taking down 15' pines, but I've never had a problem until the new blades. I have a slip clutch, when I hit something too big I know it right away and lift the cutter up.
GlueGuy, the way I cut the trees is to lower my loader bucket to 2 feet or so above the ground, leave the tooth bar on, and lower the front edge of the bucket. This does several things: It hopefully finds the rocks and stumps before the cutter does, 'cause in heavy brush I sure can't see them. Second, it works like a battering ram. When I mow in heavy briars, brush, or trees it knocks them over, they sort of slide under the 5400s belly, and then get whacked by the cutter. I could never cut the big stuff without a slip clutch on my brush cutter.
Y'all should know that my deck looks like it's been through a war, but everyone's brush cutter that I've ever seen, if it's been used a lot, looks like mine. I have a round indentation on the top plate, and now thanks to my broken blades I have what appears to be a gun shot (rifle) through the side plate.
This winter I'll weld on some new plates to reinforce the Bush Hog.
Thanks for y'all help. Got to get on the road.