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Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor?

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outdoors

01-22-2012 10:44:44
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Thinking about buying a 6' bush cutter for my IH 454 and Woods seems to be the top brand in these parts. 6' would cover the the tractor's wheel tracks nicely and with a couple front weights I'm not concerned about the weight.

I would appreciate feedback on the quality of the Woods mower to stand up to mowing bushes (not just grass and weeds) and if you think 40 pto hp will run it effectively. I know that in heavy stuff, I don't have to make a full cut but there always seems to be more chores than time.

Thanks

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outdoors

01-23-2012 14:16:28
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to onefarmer, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
I will keep looking. I called a bush hog dealer today and they have dropped them in favour of land pride. Seems that land pride is connected with kubota so several places close by have also switched. Thanks for your input.



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ihman73

01-23-2012 11:58:23
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
I personally would go with a Bush Hog myself. Woods mowers have caused me much grief with pto problems.



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rustyfarmall

01-23-2012 10:52:41
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to bobch, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
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Woods makes a very good finish mower, but if you want something that will stand up to more abuse than you can dish out, you might want to check out the Rhino.

http://www.servis-rhino.com/products/rotary-cutters/



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Jerry/MT

01-23-2012 09:23:18
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
My rule of thumb is 5 pto HP per foot of mower. You should have no problem if you can get at least 30 pto hp. Check the archves. A few people hav ehad some issues with Woods mowers.
i have a 6 ft KinkKutter 5 points and I"ve mowed 4 ft tall orchard grass with a TO-30 with ~27 pto hp.



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outdoors

01-22-2012 18:28:37
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to albawil, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
An older IH 454 with a d179 diesel. 40 pto hp.



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DiyDave

01-23-2012 05:09:59
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 18:28:37  
Tractor should pull it, But I don't know a thing about the mower. As long as it is set up right, on the tractor, it should do the job. My favorite bush hog is the 206 or 306, with the removable side. It serves as a back-up hay cutter, though I haven't used it in nearly 3 years, since I got the drum mower.



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outdoors

01-22-2012 16:13:50
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to JRSutton, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
So, what is the consensus on the quality of the Woods mowers (in the BB72X range)? The deck, three point, and trailing wheel seem stout enough. The gearbox is rated up to 75 hp I believe. It should compare to about a 286 Bush Hog brand. Prices are similar enough to not be an issue. Build quality and parts availability over the long haul is what I'm seeking. Buy right and buy once is my preference.
This post was edited by outdoors at 16:24:10 01/22/12.

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DiyDave

01-22-2012 17:31:01
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 16:13:50  
What tractor are you pulling it with?



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DiyDave

01-22-2012 17:30:56
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 16:13:50  
What tractor are you pulling it with?



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D15DAN

01-22-2012 11:12:02
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to outdoors, 01-22-2012 10:44:44  
We have a BB72(or as I call it the BS72). Most useless POS Ive ever had hooked to a tractor. We've put very few hours on it, maybe barely in the double digits, only grass and a few very small saplings. So far i've had to replace 5 u-joints. The blades are no good either, steels way too soft. As for as a 6ft behind a 40hp tractor youll be fine for light cutting, but real heavy stuff will be too much for it.

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BushogPapa

01-22-2012 12:27:09
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to D15DAN, 01-22-2012 11:12:02  
My Late Styled JD "B" handles a 6' Bush Hog just fine and I mean in the BIG stuff..saplings so thick and tall you cannot see ahead..even Standing up.. Yes, it may be in 1st gear sometimes, but remember if only has about 25 HP.. 40 HP and you should sail with it..

You WILL want a tail Wheel on it, to control the height of cut..and may elect to not use the top link while you are in the field..

Ron.

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GordoSD

01-23-2012 18:15:36
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to BushogPapa, 01-22-2012 12:27:09  
Tail wheel for depth of cut, 3 pt for leveling., top link to hold mower when tail wheel falls in rut or hole. Flex link absorbe heave when tail wheel hits bump. Read the manual if you buy one. I found the link assy bolts were too flimsy on the BB84 I bought.



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BushogPapa

01-24-2012 08:56:48
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 Re: Woods BB72X on 40 pto hp diesel tractor? in reply to GordoSD, 01-23-2012 18:15:36  
Seems, you must go over anything you buy anymore, for poor welds and under-sized attachment bolts.. I guess they produce these things with the thought that the average user will only have a 3 Acre Mini-Estate..!!! Ron..



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