Rotary Cutter Hoping for some help with Sidewinder Brush hog

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I like the price, BUT, notice another mower sitting beside it. I wonder whether it's the Sidewinder's replacement and why it's being replaced. If my Ranger had a big enough bed to haul it, I'd be tempted to buy it myself.
 

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I like the price, BUT, notice another mower sitting beside it. I wonder whether it's the Sidewinder's replacement and why it's being replaced. If my Ranger had a big enough bed to haul it, I'd be tempted to buy it myself.

The mower sitting beside it is a skid steer front mount, hydraulic powered Bobcat Brushcat:


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I know I can pull a 5’ no problem. This is only 6” more..... but from what I get feedback on, the weight is a lot more.

I plan to buy a EA Bush hog if I don’t find one used before spring that works.
 
  
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Went and looked at it. Would be too heavy and too wide for my 3130. But a dang heavy duty brush cutter though! IMG_0810.JPGIMG_0809.JPGIMG_0808.JPG
 

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This is only 6 more..... but from what I get feedback on, the weight is a lot more..

If this helps anyone on the future looking at Sidewinder...I have 5' Sidewinder. It is half-again the beast any other rotary was that I ever had! I swear you could crush rocks with it to gravel your driveway. I'm slinging it around with a Kubota L2250. Lifting is a breeze, and it tracks fine on my hilly 6 acres. I wish I had a 6-foot something or other. My Kub is 64", and I get a lousy cut under the tires--though I'm guessing new blades would give me another 2" on either side. They are really rough!

I've run tractors of all sizes, industrial and farm, for 50 years and feel comfortable knowing if I'm pushing the edge. If a 6' Sidewinder were a few-hundred pounds heavier, I would not hesitate to use it with my 2250 if run sensibly.

BTW, if you need help with Sidewinder parts, check with Hercules Ag & Outdoor, (318) 377-9481

They claim 50 years of service as FMC employees.
 
 
 
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