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    Default 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    I used my father-in-laws 5' brush hog last year, but just to time consuming. do you think a 7' is to much for that tractor?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    I have no idea but do have input. I have a 5500 Mahindra that is 54 hp. I bought a 6' hog because I wanted to get in tight places. I have regretted it, shoulda went 7 or even 8. If your tractor will pull it go for the bigger shredder.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    Something tells me a 7 footer is a bit heavy for that tractor. Especially if you are in some heavy stuff or something tough like bahaya. That's a big mower.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    What pto hp do you have, and what is your 3pt rated for, and tractor weight? What ya mowing?

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    44hp from the tractor...would have to look up the PTO hp, as I haven't committed all the specs to memory yet. slightly sloping to steep hillside.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    A standard size Woods mower weighs 830 lbs. The L4400 can pick up over 2000 lbs. It is rated at 37.5 PTO HP. A rule of thumb is 5 HP for each foot of rotary mower, so you should be fine.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    "A standard size Woods mower"...is woods a brand name..sorry, just don't know [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    Woods is a brand name. 7' cutters are usually the most taxing on pto hp. You might find yourself at a snails pace in thick grass. A double spindle 8' uses less.
    Careful with width and selection of what you want to use cutter for. If you get too far beyond width of rears it can hang up on stumps/trees doing food plots or reclaim work. Not a problem in open pasture.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    I have a 6' Rhino medium duty and some times it can be much on the tractor, but 98% of the time it is fine. I does bog down in the heavy stuff but all depends on what you are cutting. It sticks out about a foot on each side of the tractor.

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    Default Re: 6 or 7\' brush-hog on an L4400

    The biggest single consideration should be weight. It does take a lot more HP to run 7' over 6'. But look at weights of 6 and 7 foot mowers of the same brand/model. The 7'er is generally 40 to 60% heavier. Add in the fact that the weight will extend back at least another foot behind the tractor. Most medium-to-heavy duty 7' mowers will weigh from 1200 to 1800 lbs (and even higher)

    Anything short of mowing your lawn, I'd stick with a minimum of 50 HP for a 7' mower. 60 would be better.

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