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    Default Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Hi how many acres per hour should I expect to cover with a 4' bush hog and a 20hp diesel compact?

    thanks.

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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Around 2 if conditions allow you to go about 4mph.
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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    I'd say one...

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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    I think it would be just over 1 acre per hour
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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Quote Originally Posted by queen of spades View Post
    Hi how many acres per hour should I expect to cover with a 4' bush hog and a 20hp diesel compact?

    thanks.

    Width of cut in inches (Not including over-lap) X MPH, divide by 100


    so, 48" mower with reasonable amount of overlap, let's say 40", 4mph, you may get as much as 1.6 acres per hour.
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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Depends upon what your cutting and how fast and how good a job you want!

    If you don't care shift up and cover the acerage !!

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    Over the years I have studied and done all the calculations and the only certainty is that it always took longer than I figured.
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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Yeah,and it always costs more than you thought it would.

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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Quote Originally Posted by queen of spades View Post
    Hi how many acres per hour should I expect to cover with a 4' bush hog and a 20hp diesel compact?

    thanks.
    With my 2005 kubota B7510HST (21 hp engine, 17 hp pto) and a 4-ft King Kutter medium duty hog, I could cut about 0.5 acre/hr in 3-4 ft tall pasture and about 1 acre/hr in 1-2 ft tall stuff. Every few hours I'd have to stop and clean the trash off the screen in front of the radiator.

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    Default Re: Acres per hour to bush hog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmwithjunk View Post
    Width of cut in inches (Not including over-lap) X MPH, divide by 100


    so, 48" mower with reasonable amount of overlap, let's say 40", 4mph, you may get as much as 1.6 acres per hour.

    Interesting, the excel sheet I made a while back says 1.69 acres/hour for a 4' cutter. It's nice to get confirmation from an expert!

    jb

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