Yesterday's Tractor Co. We Have the Tractor Parts You Need
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Implement Alley Discussion Forum

best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ?????

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author 
John M.

10-12-2003 12:15:07
12.64.134.211



Report to Moderator

I need to purchase a rotary cutter for my JD820 (3cyl 30hp) and Kukbota L2250 (22.5hp), I think I will go for a 5' medium duty, but there is a lot to chose from. Who is better Woods or Brush Hog OR ?? It seems each brand has a number of different models which are the same size. I have 13 acres of woods and rocks, about 2 acres of grass to cut. I would like it to be the last one I buy.




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
wh- this might be larger

10-15-2003 06:16:48
208.63.111.100



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  

this might be a little large for you.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
John M.

10-15-2003 13:16:37
12.64.129.21



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to wh- this might be larger , 10-15-2003 06:16:48  
A little difficult to get through the woods



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Robert in W. Mi

10-13-2003 14:37:20
205.217.67.43



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
Another thing, look how easy it is to take the blades off the different models too!!! Woods is "miles" ahead in this area!!!!

I'm still hearing of problems with the Bush Hog "made in China" gear boxes too!!!

I used a King Kutter for a few hours on "my tractor" a couple months ago, compared to my Woods it didn't mow near as well, and the owner didn't think much of it either. I was mowing thick 5'+ tall weeds with it. Robert

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Tony

10-13-2003 09:50:02
12.160.115.127



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
If you've got small trees (over 1" dia) or stumps, shy away from King Kutter and Howse in the 5' and 6', the kind usually at farm stores. They're dandy for cleaning up smooth pastures & weeds, but the blade mount & jumper are on the light side for mowing in the rough. I have an older 5' KK bought at auction before I knew better; had to build my own blade carrier 'cause the old one was bent & cracked at the blade bolts. Decent deck & gearbox, but flimsy blade carrier. Drilling holes to shed water works fine, but don't put a hole over the blade carrier or it'll rust up terribly and you'll never get the blade bolts off or get it off the gearbox.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Bob

10-12-2003 17:18:39
66.100.114.7



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
You'll have to stick with a light weight unit with your tractors or your front end will be in the air all the time and your Kubota doesn't have the power for any heavy brush. I'd get the dealer to let me try one first if you can. Also price a Land Pride as they are a good cutter and well constructed. You may have to drill some holes in the deck to drain water off of any of them. Good luck......

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
RK

10-14-2003 13:14:30
67.75.34.171



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to Bob, 10-12-2003 17:18:39  
I'll have to disagree with you on the these statements. I've been using a 5' Bush Hog for 15+ years behind a B8200 Kubota (about 16.5 pto hp). Front loader is more than enough counter weight. With the 9 forward speeds, you can always find one that will do the job, might not do it at 5 mph, but I haven't been stopped yet, nor have I had a minutes trouble from either the Bush Hog or the Kubota.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
wh

10-12-2003 17:16:42
208.61.210.183



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
you mean somebody besides WOODS makes a cutter.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Hay Dr

10-12-2003 18:20:26
65.164.196.149



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to wh, 10-12-2003 17:16:42  
It is no secret that Woods is in very poor financial position. The quality of their cutters is not what it once was. The market share is 40% of what it was 12 years ago. Can you see the picture?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
kyhayman

10-12-2003 16:42:48
64.12.96.72



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
Either Woods, Sidewinder, or Bush Hog. I had a Rhino and hated it, huge POS. May have just been a bad batch. Bought a Bush Hog brand 5 yrs ago and so far so good, it was about $3000 cheaper than the Woods and included stump jumpers. Got an old 8' Sidewinder that was built in the 50's. Still going strong. I use it in really rugged terrain because with the pneumatic drive instead of a gear box less to break. I figured they were out of business but saw them last year at the National Farm Machinery Show.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jerry/MT

10-13-2003 20:59:07
206.231.182.230



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to kyhayman, 10-12-2003 16:42:48  
Kyhayman,
I've never heard of a pneumatic drive on a rotary cutter. What is it?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
JWC

10-14-2003 16:08:31
130.74.184.118



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog in reply to Jerry/MT, 10-13-2003 20:59:07  
There is no gearbox on a pneumatic drive cutter. The blades are mounted to a large disk which is mounted on a large spindle. The disk is driven by a heavy single rib tire mounted on a shaft between two pillow block bearings. The pto shaft is connected to the forward end of this shaft. Between the disk and the wheel there was quite a flywheel effect. In the days before live or independant ptos and overun clutches they would really shove a tractor when the clutch was depressed. There was a slot in the top of the deck that allowed the tire to to drive the disk. All of the units I have seen or used were of the 'Sidewinder' brand.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Cliff Neubauer

10-14-2003 17:23:09
69.18.16.227



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush in reply to JWC, 10-14-2003 16:08:31  

Here is a picure of our tire drive sidewinder mower. We have had ours for over 10 years and it's been used hard on tractor's that would destroy any other mower this size but we've only had to replace one drive tire and two sets of blades on this one. They are a very heavy built mower designed to mow off anything your tractor will push over.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jimmy King

10-12-2003 16:11:47
63.189.16.71



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
Woods is good, Bush Hog is good, Rino is good, and several others. I have a 6 ft. heavy duty Bush Hog which is all they built then I think serial # 13?? still going if needed. I have a 15ft. bat wing Rino like it fine, my Uncle has 15ft. bat wing Woods loves it. As far as a 5 ft. medium duty I say one with best price.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Robert in W. Mi

10-12-2003 15:54:36
205.217.79.91



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
I've had both and used several others. "If" i was buying new today, i'd buy a Woods Brushbull model!! Woods cutters have been the best i've owned or used to date. I have two Woods rotary cutters right now, and they both have been very good cutters.

BTW, i think the Brushbull will shed the water best too!

Robert



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
James

10-12-2003 12:36:07
216.117.85.103



Report to Moderator
 Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or ???? in reply to John M., 10-12-2003 12:15:07  
Buy the one which will shed water the best.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
tlak

10-12-2003 16:38:15
66.38.84.96



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to James, 10-12-2003 12:36:07  

Looks like Deere went a long way to shed water



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
bob

10-12-2003 13:01:20
152.163.252.6



Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: best rotary cutter? Woods or Brush hog or in reply to James, 10-12-2003 12:36:07  
I own 5' & 6' woods & can't believe they can be beat. 5' one must be 40 yrs old. dad bought it in the sixties.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters