I know that these tractors in top gear and at 1500 rpms are moving along at a frightening speed and a person brush hogging would almost certainly be killed, but the revs I am using are so low (I must connect my dwell meter to see my actual revs) that I am not moving any faster than my 15.5HP ride on mower flat out.
I don't think that my engine is turning more than perhaps 700rpm's and it does feel safe and it does a pretty good job. The engine runs great and does not miss abeat or heat up.
I must say that my slasher has been setup as per John(UK)'s instructions (angled with puncture proof rear wheel and sharp blades) and believe it or not it is safe.
If I felt that it was unsafe I would not risk my life.
This post was edited by Brad V at 02:22:45 01/09/13.
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