Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1
    Location
    Loveit, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota

    Default B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    Any suggestions for size and type of bush hog for my kubota B7100? Thanks

  2. #2
    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    15,810
    Location
    Ohio
    Tractor
    Kioti DK 40-Massey ferguson 135-Ventrac 4500 Diesel

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    From Ohio, At 13 HP you can run a 36 inch cutter.
    Murph ------------

  3. #3
    Elite Member The kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,834
    Location
    Tennessee Vols Country
    Tractor
    My tractor is an old M... F... and red too.

    Default

    Welcome to TractorByNet.
    Retired and enjoying life with my kids and grandkids -robert
    "life is too short.. eat your cake first"
    My 1965 MF 135 Z145 Refurbish Project with Pics
    TrucksByNet.com .... .... It's about Trucks... The other TBN
    My Yamaha YFP350U Terrapro's Project The only ATV with a PTO
    About ME

  4. #4
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    96
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT 235

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    Ianman;

    I owned a kubota B7100 for 10 years and during that time mowed my lawns with a Farm King 5 foot finish mower. It weighed 550 lbs. The B7100 couldn't even lift it off the ground unless I was moving forward and at full revs. The mower was rated for tractors between 15-25 hp so the Kubota was at the lowest end.

    Having said that the little monster towed that mower for 10 years without incident. I also have a decent hill to climb and it did that without problem as well. I always mowed in 4th gear.

    I now have a 35 hp CT 235 Bobcat using the same mower.

    Yes, the 5 foot finish mower was a bit too big but the Kubota chugged right along. The 4 foot model would have been just right and not too big in my opinion.

    Fred
    Parkside

  5. #5
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,771
    Location
    Doniphan, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kubota L4240, B7800 & BX2660

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    He is talking bush mower not finish mower. 4 ft is the smallest you can get, I think.

  6. #6
    Silver Member Mudfarmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    225
    Location
    Western Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 3005, Kubota B7100, Kubota B2710 (Traded in the Ford 1700)

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    I have never had problems with either light-duty or heavy-duty four foot mowers on by B7100. I have used an old Ford branded light weight one that I gave away a few years ago, a light weight Farm-Force, and a heavy duty, pro-model King Cutter. No problems with any of them. One thing I like about it when using a lightweight mower is that if I hit something that hangs the mower blades up, it will lug down the engine rather than breaking the sheer bolt. On my JD 3005, I can break a sheer bolt on the light weight farm force just by starting it up too fast.

    On another topic, mowing an open field with the B7100 is bouncy and tedious, I much prefer the bigger, heavier, gear-transmission deere. But around buildings and small lots the B7100 [with hydrostatic transmission] is my preference.

    Mf
    Mudfarmer.
    JD 3005, Kubota B2710, Kubota B7100, 120 Acres

  7. #7
    Gold Member peterc38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    457
    Location
    Maine

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Leejohn View Post
    He is talking bush mower not finish mower. 4 ft is the smallest you can get, I think.
    Some manufacturers (Landpride & Bush Hog for example) sell 42" rotary cutters that would probably be a decent match.

    RCR15 Series Rotary Cutters | Land Pride

    Rotary Cutters Single Spindle Squealer
    Kubota L3200 w/ LA524 FEL
    Landpride RCR 1860 rotary cutter
    Landpride RB1684 rear blade w/ hydraulic angle
    Woods GB60 boxblade
    Kubota B7610 w/LA352 FEL (sold)
    Husqvarna 562XP
    Husqvarna 371XP
    Husqvarna 346XP
    6 x 10 Dump Trailer
    Troy Bilt Horse
    22 ton Speeco Logsplitter
    2 Great Danes
    Vive l'acadie!

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    420
    Location
    Forfar, Ontario, Canada
    Tractor
    1947 Massey Harris 30, 1960 Massey Ferguson 35 (Perkins), 1995 TAFE 351DI, 1980 Bolens G174, 2005 Kubota B7510

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    With three suitcase weights on the front your tractor should balance a 430 pound 48" rotary mower o.k. My Bolens G174 is about the same size, and I'm basing my opinion on that. In 2WD the Bolens can't always pull the mower around corners, though. I usually work in 4WD on the turf tires. Most grass and weed cutting isn't all that demanding of engine power. If you can find a 42" rotary mower, it would likely be a good fit, but they're pretty scarce.

    BTW: You'll certainly need an over-running ratchet gear attachment to go between your PTO outlet and the PTO shaft on the mower. Without the over-runing clutch the rotary mower blades become a flywheel directly connected to the tractor's rear wheels: they stop when the blades stop. This produces a terrifying surge of adrenaline the first time it happens. Note: just because a finish mower will stop without an overrunning clutch does not mean a rotary mower will behave. They're different.

    Hope this helps,

    Rod

  9. #9
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    57
    Location
    Central Florida
    Tractor
    Kubota L4200, B7100, B2920

    Default

    Hi,
    My B7100 HST,is a "second series" model, the overrunning clutch is built in and for what it is worth it has been running a 4' bushhog for 1500+hours. It is a heavier model made of quarter plate steel. And it can be a wild ride with two 55lb weights on the front if the rear tire is lifted off the ground. Yes I might have also pushed it into a few 2" trees here and there but who knows...
    Keep the radiator clean and enjoy your tractor.
    Ken

  10. #10
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,197
    Location
    Upstate N.Y.
    Tractor
    B2620, Toro Z-Master 45 3 (2 3hp Kaw asaki, 52" deck.Kubota RTV 900)

    Default Re: B7100 Bush Hog Suggestion

    If you are buying new, I would look at those 42" units.If you have one or are looking to not spend much money, you can make a 4' unit work-just take small bites if you need to and be careful with all that weight back there.

    Will

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Rotary Cutter Bush hog 296 to be replaced by New BH series
    By sawtooth in forum Attachments
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-15-2013, 09:53 PM
  2. JD 4720 and 10ft bush hog
    By trook in forum Attachments
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-21-2013, 08:12 AM
  3. kutter king bush hog
    By gridpa in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-04-2013, 06:05 PM
  4. Bush Hog SQ172 - Getting to Blades
    By have_blue in forum Attachments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-30-2013, 09:30 PM
  5. Hydraulic issues: 755 With Bush Hog FEL
    By hunter19707 in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-23-2013, 09:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.