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    Default Bush Hog Model 307

    I've just purchased one and will be using it for the 1st time in a few days. It is advertised as capable of shredding 3" diameter brush. Can anyone give me their experience with one? I want to shred over some yupon and sweetgum saplings. I have a new kubota M7040 4WD 68 Hp with a bucket. Can I shred anything I can drive over? I'm aware of keeping the rpm up and letting the blade tips do the cutting. This will be my first attempt at whacking down stuff.

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    Default Re: Bush Hog Model 307

    Dirt,

    First off, you would be well advised to walk the areas you will be cutting. It's really surprising how many stumps, rocks and weird metal things a cutter will attract.

    There are 2 options on cutting medium wooded areas. Going forward with a FEL low to push over stuff and going backward. Obviously, forward is easier, but can be rougher on the tractor. Those are trees you are driving over, and they are pointed the wrong way if you get stuck and have to back out. It never fails, there will be a nasty pointy one that wants to impale you or the tractor waiting for you in the spot you have to jockey around back and forth.

    For that reason, I like to back into some virgin areas. The stuff is all shredded down to compost and the tractor is pointed in the right direction if you find you can't keep going. It happens when there is a tree too big to knock over next to a tall stump on one side and a nasty rock on the other. But, the neck gets pretty sore looking over the shoulder for a long time.

    It's a trade off.

    But to answer your question, with that cutter, if you can get a tree under it, it will cut it up. Wear hearing protection and eye protection, "stuff" will be fly'n! Also, keep one hand on the 3pt lift lever. Set your brain to yank on it when loud noises or sparks start flying. Also, follow the book on setting the slip clutch. They will freeze up and fail to slip.

    It sounds like you have an awesome combination, enjoy!
    jb

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    Default Re: Bush Hog Model 307

    Thanks JB. I appreciate the feedback. There are no rocks in my neck of the woods but always the chance of stray wire. I also have a big stump grinder (Shaver SC-50) so I can go back and make those stumps disappear.What about driving over 8 inch logs with the tractor w/cutter behind? Can I do that?

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    Default Re: Bush Hog Model 307

    [What about driving over 8 inch logs with the tractor w/cutter behind? Can I do that?

    Sure you can do that - either set your cutter at higher cutting level or better yet, raise your 3PH and cutter when crossing the logs - you don't want the cutter blades hitting logs this size
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

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