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Biggest finish mower an N will pull ?

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Ken(Ark)

04-16-2010 11:51:13
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The family has about 100 acres here and about 1/2 needs mowed . My Great Aunt who passed away last summer was the caretaker of the cows and getting the place bush hogged .

She believed it needed done once every fall . It is my job now and I am trying to get all of the weeds , briers , etc cut down . I keep at it on a weekly basis which is doing wonders so far .

The problem is 50 acres with a 5' hog is killing me . The undesirable stuff is still small and tender which cuts easily so I would like to get a big finish mower . Power does not seem to be an issue .
If the grass is thick I can use the 5' bush hog but for light cutting in the spring I need to be able to cover a lot of area . I can modify / weld a finish mower setting to cut 9" - 12" which should let the grass grow but stop the tall weeds and bushes .

What is the biggest finish mower that an N will pull ?

All input welcome and Thanks in Advance - Ken(Ark)

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Lumpy

04-17-2010 22:29:11
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
Save yourself the time and money. Like another said. Rent it out to a hay farmer OR hire a farmer with a 18ft bat wing mower and a big tractor. You will be money ahead!



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John (TR)

04-16-2010 16:39:55
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
I had a 6' pull behind for a while and the 8n with a new motor did ok but another with a tired motor struggled with it.



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Ultradog MN

04-16-2010 15:55:11
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
Why not rent out the field to a hay farmer?



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jeffalex2

04-16-2010 15:49:41
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
The guys are right...you need a bigger machine to do that much mowing in a reasonable amount of time. An 8N with 6 foot finish mower will do about 3-6 acres per hour depending terrain and obstacles. And 9-12 inches deep...? The large volume Toro's get stuck in grass that deep if it's got dew on it...



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TheOldHokie

04-16-2010 12:19:42
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to SamT, 04-16-2010 11:51:13  

Ken(Ark) said: (quoted from post at 14:51:13 04/16/10) The family has about 100 acres here and about 1/2 needs mowed . My Great Aunt who passed away last summer was the caretaker of the cows and getting the place bush hogged .

She believed it needed done once every fall . It is my job now and I am trying to get all of the weeds , briers , etc cut down . I keep at it on a weekly basis which is doing wonders so far .

The problem is 50 acres with a 5' hog is killing me . The undesirable stuff is still small and tender which cuts easily so I would like to get a big finish mower . Power does not seem to be an issue .
If the grass is thick I can use the 5' bush hog but for light cutting in the spring I need to be able to cover a lot of area . I can modify / weld a finish mower setting to cut 9" - 12" which should let the grass grow but stop the tall weeds and bushes .

What is the biggest finish mower that an N will pull ?

All input welcome and Thanks in Advance - Ken(Ark)


For that much acreage on a weekly basis I'd suggest you consider a much bigger mower and a more powerful tractor. An 8N is going to max out both 3pt lift capacity and HP wise at or very near 6'. A 10' mower is going to need close to 50HP to spin it and weigh in around 1500#

TOH

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Dean

04-16-2010 12:17:57
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
Six foot, and only if you do not try to mow heavy/thick grass.

Dean



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Kurt-NEPA

04-16-2010 11:55:07
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 Re: Biggest finish mower an N will pull ? in reply to Ken(Ark), 04-16-2010 11:51:13  
I use a 6 ft. Woods RD7200 finishing mower on my N. That's about as big as would want to go.



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