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    Super Member 94BULLITT's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    Roy, there is the option of an external PTO driven hyd pump and tank for those tractors with weak flows.

    Still curious about the cost... I bet its scary, lol.

    EDIT: heres an old ad, for a 2011 one, yup its expensive http://goo.gl/8Rjin

    2011 MCCONNEL SWINGTRIM M1021008 BZ$21,094 PA, US
    Stk #: X21008; Rear Mounted Boom Mower; (Price entered as 10,240 USD);
    Warner Tractor and Equipment
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    Updated: 12/03/2013 03:45:00 PM
    MIE has a pto driven pump. They are around $3, 000.

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    Default Re: Mowing beside the road

    Has anyone actually priced the swingtrim or the Bush hog Power Trim? I've been considering this for some time for waterfront trimming.
    Kubota Cab HST+ L4240 w/854 FEL, 48" Markham Welding Root Grapple and Tooth Bar
    Bobcat 325 Mini Excavator
    New Holland T75.4
    Komatsu PC78 Excavator
    Komatsu D37P Dozer
    Mahindra 5500
    International 15 yard dump truck
    This project is nearing completion!

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    Default Re: Mowing beside the road

    To solve this problem, I bought a Hardee boom mower (model LR 50160). This is a 60 cutter head attached to a boom on a 3 point hitch PTO driven attachment ($17,400). It has its own hydraulics system driven by the PTO. The attachment is controlled by a joy stick that is permanently installed inside the tractor cab.

    The weight of the attachment with its hydraulic fluid and counter weight was too much for my John Deere so I bought a used New Holland TL100 (2003 model with 2100 hours; not a TL100A). It is a 95 horse tractor that is much heavier than the John Deere. I paid $30,000 for the tractor.

    This combination purchased in July 2013 has worked very well for my needs. The cutter head is tough and cuts small trees (3 to 4 inch diameter) well. Because of the adjustments that have to constantly be made to the cutter head position to account for the changing terrain, I drive very slowly while using the boom mower. You have probably noticed that county employees using boom mowers beside county roads are also traveling very slowly.

    Bottom line, I am happy with this solution.

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    Super Member 94BULLITT's Avatar
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    Default Re: Mowing beside the road

    Sounds like a nice setup.

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