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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
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    7
    Location
    Eastern Maine
    Tractor
    Kubota GrandL4330 HST

    Default What size tractor?

    I own 55 acres, of which 10 is field and the other is young forest. I am looking for a tractor that will run a 72" rotary meduim duty rotary cutter. I am looking at tractors from 25 to 35 pto HP. The landpride RCR2572 specs say that 25 HP is needed and the woods specs a 35HP. Does anyone have experience with this size cutter. I need to be able to mow brush up to 2" with the occasional 3-1/2" tree. I own a DR field and brush mower which specs a 1" cutting capacity, but will cut up to 2-1/2". This mower is too small to keep up with 10 acres. Will this cutter fit my needs and what Hp is necessary to adequatly run this implement?

  2. #2
    Gold Member
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    Sep 2002
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    Location
    Ft. Worth, Tx
    Tractor
    access to our whole Kubota fleet

    Default Re: What size tractor?

    Downeaster
    We carry the Rhino TW72 and Bush Hog 286 medium duty (up to 2" cutting capacity) and the Rhino CY72 (3-1/2" cutting capcity). These mowers (in the 3 pt. models) require a minimum of 40 hp and adequate front weights or loader to properly balast your tractor for saftey. The hp reqirements come into play more when considering the 3 pt. lift capabilities than just power to turn the mower's gearbox.
    Lewis

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Sep 2002
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    163
    Location
    Southport NC
    Tractor
    TYM 723

    Default Re: What size tractor?

    I have a 72" King Kutter bush hog and my Mahindra 4110 does just fine. I would lean to the 35 PTO HP figure. I was considering a 3510 but the dealer said I would have to go with a 60" cutter.

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