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    Default BX1850 with MMM

    I have 3 acres of rolling property that needs to be mowed approx twice a month during the rainy season (southern california). I would be mowing mainly weeds, and as long as I keep up on it I should never me mowing anything over 12" tall. The property is not totally clean, so there will be some small brances that I would encounter (nothing over 1.5 inches in diameter). Will a MMM on a BX1850 handle that with no problem?

    Also, I'm looking at a used BX1850 with 12 hours on it for $8,500. Is that a good price.

    Thanks for any advise. I'm a newbie!

    John

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    Default Re: BX1850 with MMM

    I would say that the tractor will handle that with no problem. I cut some high grass a couple times a year and have never had any problems other than hitting a few rocks. I mow over small branches, but not anything that is more than 3/4" in diameter. Dusty

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    Default Re: BX1850 with MMM

    The 1850 should be fine for that, I have wooded areas that I cut 2 or 3 times a year with a 1500 and its no problem. I cut a couple acres of grass once a week, and a couple of wooded, knee high weedy areas once a month, if that. The rest I cut trails through once in a while. I do pick up the big stuff before I mow. I don't get off the tractor for much once I start cutting.

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    Default Re: BX1850 with MMM

    The MMM will work fine for that application. It will take small branches w/o any trouble at all except for a little added wear & tear on the blades. There's always stuff coming down out of the trees around my place and I never bother to move it unless it is bigger than 2" dia.

    If you aren't doing any tight manuvering you may want to consider a RFM instead. They hitch up and detach more easily and give you extra ground clearance when needed. They are also a few hundred dollars less expensive to buy.
    If you're gonna do it, do it right!

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    Default Re: BX1850 with MMM

    Quote Originally Posted by John_B32
    Also, I'm looking at a used BX1850 with 12 hours on it for $8,500. Is that a good price.

    Thanks for any advise. I'm a newbie!

    John
    $8500 is the price i got last summer on a new BX1500 with a tiller and a front blade

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    Dusty posted about a price on a new i assume BX1500 with a tiller and a front blade and the MMM for I believe $7800.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: BX1850 with MMM

    BX1850 should be fine for that application. New with a MMM and FEL costs about $11.5k.

    Unused with a MMM only is not that great a deal. If there is a FEL then very good deal.

    I would seriously look into a BX2630 or B7400, what ever has HST drive. It is my observation the BX-1850 was rushed into production and not a single detail was reviewed. The engine and drive train are tight, assuming it even starts due to poor electrical system, and on and on...If you do plan to rototil, the BX1850 will till 3 acres, but you will probably wish your helper did it.

    I bought mine with .9% financing over two years and suspect I will sell it before the two years are up. I’d rather take a hit then put up with the “New” BX series.

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