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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Thanks guys. By hook or crook, King Kutter it shall be. Jim

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    <font color=blue>...their combination of quality and value. ..</font color=blue>

    That pretty well sums it up as stated by Art...

    Or do a search on TBN for "KingKutter" etc. and I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything negative about any of their products and certainly "alot of bang for the buck"...



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    John,
    That is one of the reasons I like this forum...you get lots of good feedback etc on a wide range of subjects.....where else can a person converse daily with geniuses[img]/w3tcompact/icons/clever.gif[/img] like you and bird for free?[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    <font color=blue>...where else can a person converse daily with geniuses...</font color=blue>

    Hillbilly... I don't want you to fall down and bump your head anymore... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    Now if Thomas Edison or the like was on TBN... I'd probably agree... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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    I could not help myself....[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Gentlemen,

    How does KK and Howse compare with Woods and JD. Price and quality please.

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    The price of Howse or KK is much less than the corresponding Woods or JD implements (or Bush Hog, Land Pride, etc.). So is the quality of the paint job, fit and finish, etc. King Kutter rotary cutters seem to be heavier built than Howse at the same price tier, but this may not be true for all implements. If you buy implements made with similar materials as the top brands (e.g. same gauge metal on rotary cutter deck) and the welds are good on the particular unit you buy (make sure you look over your implement) then you should have little trouble with Howse or KK, and will come out many dollars ahead. If you are going to use the implement every day, or if you will lose money while an implement is down, then you should probably buy a better grade of implement.

  8. #18
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    Rancar,

    The reply from "rubintrophen" was pretty good, but (ain't there always a but?), there is more to the story.

    The engineering of a Woods, JD, or Landpride is going to be a cut above KK or Howse. Some may doubt it, but think about this, my Woods Brush bull 600 cutter was engineered to allow the blades to be changed with hand tools. I did mine after a season in about 30 min, including jacking it up. And I only used one hand wrench, 5/8th if memory serves. KK (and others) require a LOT of torque that only a top of the line 1/2 impact or 3/4 impact wrench can provide. My neighbor sells blades and for KK he almost allways sells new bolts/nuts with the blades as they typically are torched off. The highway departments that have the BB go 3 sets of blades per set of attaching hardware .

    Want more? Measure the size (diameter, thickness and weight) of the stump jumpers on a Brush Bull and a KK or Howse. My 60" BB has about 2x the diameter of my buddies 72" KK. He gets stuck on stumps with some reguarity, I have not gotten stuck (yet). He also grabs a pocket full of shear bolts every time he goes out, the BB has a slip clutch. You can get a slip clutch on KK, but it raises the price and quites the bang you get for your buck. A larger stump jumper also means shorter blades. Because stiffness goes up with the square of length, a short blade is much much less likley to bend when you whack a solid object.

    Now for reality, the BB 600 medium duty it about 50% more than the KK medium duty unit. And it is about 3x the price of the KK light duty kutter. Is it "worth it"? For me, yes. If you only use your's casually, on smaller material, the KK may last a lifetime. They are good solid units, but they don't have all the bells and whistles, not to mention paint and weld quality you will find on a JD MX or LP 25xx or Woods BB series.

    Like my daddy used to say, "You only buy the best once".

    Best of luck,

    John Bud

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    Default Re: Rotary Cutter

    Rubintrofen --

    How big is the price disparity? I'm soon purchasing a JD4710 and am looking at hitching it to an MX6. I want a bush hog that's tough, will cut 1-2" saplings, and last a long time (in other words minimal problems). Do you suggest I stick with the JD or should I look at KK, Howse, etc. Will they hold up chopping at tough 1-2" saplings?

  10. #20
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    Thanks John. I think I'll continue leaning toward the MX6 when I purcahse my 4710.

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