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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Default Rotary Cutter For Model A Farmall???

    Hello All!

    First of all, I do not have a farm, or for that matter, much more then a descent size house and lot... I work a full time factory job, and do some mowing with a commercial ZT mower on the side.

    I absolutely LOVE tractors, and a few months ago run across a pretty descent Model A Farmall that was no longer needed to plow tobacco, and after convincing the wife that I needed it to move my trailers around [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I bought it for a pretty good price.

    Just so you know how ignorant I am about tractors, up until today I didn't even know there was such a thing as "pull-type" rotary cutters...

    My Model A has a fixed drawbar, and the PTO works fine...
    What I need to know is, will my Model A handle a small (perhaps a 4') rotary cutter, and will it work okay on the fixed drawbar vs. a swinging type drawbar?

    I have turned down a few cleanup jobs this year because I am rather picky about what I will mow with my ZT mower. On rather flat ground, and mostly thick grass and weeds, would my Model A be okay with a small rotary cutter (please say YES!!!) [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] lol

    Thanks so much for your help!

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    Mar 2002
    Central florida
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter For Model A Farmall???

    Lots of the small farmalls used belly mounted mowers.. However I have seen a few with rotary mowers on the back.

    I don't have much exp with the A.. but don't know if you have a standard pto... You may have a pto like a cub.. bak'ards and 'fast'. Still.. I -have- seen mowers designed for this.


  3. #3
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Goffs Corner, KY
    IH 2444

    Default Re: Rotary Cutter For Model A Farmall???

    Check with Woods, I believe they make them. I know they were still making new belly mowers for them a couple of years ago.

  4. #4
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Maysville, KY
    Case IH DC 33

    Default Re: Rotary Cutter For Model A Farmall???

    We used a Woods belly mower for years on an A to mow our very large yard and lots. An A can do that, but it is slow and you are tired at the end of a day cranking that steering wheel. I hope it has a spinner on that wheel. In the early 70s, Dad had the engine overhauled and they said to pull the guts out of it to break it in. Dad hooked it to a 7-foot bush hog and I mowed pasture fields with it for hours. Pulled the guts out of it until the engine was broke in.

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