Will 60" deck work/cause problems on a BX1870?

dieselbob69

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Hi folks! I have a question. Will a RCKB60-23BX deck work on a BX1870? I have a 54" deck now, and have noticed quite a few 60" ones for sale, but never any 54" ones. If it fits, would the extra 6" bog the 1870 or cause any problems? Not sure if anyone here has tried it or actually is using a 60" on the 1870..... just thought it would be nicer with a little bigger deck....
 

LD48750

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I don't know if it will fit/work but I can't see you really noticing the extra 6".

I know I don't see a real difference between my 60" MMM and the 72" 3pt finish mower I use.
 

George the Beagle

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I had a BX 1860 followed by a 2370. The only difference I could see from a power standpoint was running a wood chipper. I ran the same snowblower on both, no difference. Both used 54" mowers, also no difference. I see no reason why you couldn't run a 60" on your 1870, at least from a power standpoint.
 

diesel85

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You'll be fine.

I've run a heavy 72" KingKutter on the back of my BX2200. Ran it just fine and it's actually narrower by 3" than the 60" MMM because of the chute.
 
  
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dieselbob69

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Just wondering because I see a few lightly used ones around my area for sale...
 

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Yes I see a difference between a 54" and a 60" MMM on my BX2230. By this, I mean, I can get the mower a little bit closer to an item while having the tractor wheels further from the item. Power needed for two mowers is the same. Different blade lengths though. Kubots bagger works with either. Jon
 

Dave M7040

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I will attached a Kubota Whole Goods page for B series not because it will answer your question but rather show you the type of document you need to find.

"Whole Goods" typically are looked after by dealer sales people not parts.

A wider mower has longer blades and sometimes theree is not adequate space between the front and rear wheels for the mower to fit.

Dave M7040
 

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