Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

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

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

Research & Info
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

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

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum
Order Ford 601 Parts Online

Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower Max size

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register

04-10-2003 07:16:02

Report to Moderator

Six foot is about as large as I would want to go on a 'hog' type rotary mower. Should handle the 'hog' in most conditions. The 601 will handle a 6' finish mower in anything you would want to mow with it. Most mowers I am familiar with run at around 540 rpm pto speed. If you don't have live pto get an overrun coupler for the 'hog'.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

04-10-2003 14:18:16

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower Max size in reply to raytasch, 04-10-2003 07:16:02  
Definitely get an over-running clutch/hub if you don't have live PTO. This is for safety. I had a couple of scares when I pushed in the clutch, stomped on the brakes and the tractor didn't stop!
They cost around $50.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

04-11-2003 06:15:24

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower Max size in reply to Scottey841, 04-10-2003 14:18:16  
RAYTASCH, Can you or someone explain the difference on the over-running clutch/hub, And I think I have live PTO. I have to push the clutch in, move the lever, and let out on the clutch for it to spin??? Im a newbie, to the farm tractor arena. I recently purchased 20 acres, and need to mow about 7 of it.

Thanks for yours, and everyone elses input. This is a easy to use, nice forum/website.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

04-11-2003 16:23:48

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower Max size in reply to Sanford, 04-11-2003 06:15:24  
Scotty explained the live PTO vs non live. Unless you have an established lawn/yard to mow don't even think about a finish mower but go with a rotary cutter type mower.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-23-2003 20:12:05

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower in reply to raytasch, 04-11-2003 16:23:48  
How high of grass can you cut with a finish cutter. I use to have a Grasshopper 72" and now
have a Belarus 250AS tractor. I have a 6ft
Alamo Industrial cutter but its a bit to large
looks like for the tractor. Im thinking of a 5ft
bushhog or 5 to 6ft finish mower. Do the
blades spinup good on the finish mowers?
Im going to sell my 6ft Alamo its heavy duty
856 pounds worth. Im going to sell it for $1000

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

04-11-2003 15:39:35

Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: Re: Re: Ford 601 Bushhog/Finish mower Max size in reply to Sanford, 04-11-2003 06:15:24  
If you push in the clutch and the PTO stops spinning, you have what some call "transmission PTO". There are some tractors out there with 2 stage clutches. This would be when you push the pedal down half way and the tractor stops but the PTO keeps spinning. Push the pedal all of the way down and the PTO stops also. The over-running clutch/hub goes on the PTO shaft and the implement drive shaft goes on the over-running clutch. Here is what can happen. On a tractor with transmission PTO, when you are running a rotary mower and you push in the clutch the spinning blades will continue to drive the tractor through the transmission. Even the brakes won't hardly stop it. Very scary and dangerous situation. It took me a couple of times to realize this was a bad thing and I started asking the same questions. The over-running clutch only engages in one direction. So when you push in the clutch the tractor PTO will not be driven anymore but the blades will begin to free-wheel and slow down but the clutch will not "drive the tractor". Sorry for the long answer. If I get my tractor out this weekend I can take some pictures.

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

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Today's Featured Article - It's Alright Where It Is! - by Anthony West. I have a tale of a different kind to tell. Whilst rooting in the hedge bottoms this week I had cause to visit Chapel lane Farm, the home of an eccentric gentleman by the name of Austin Kendall. I had heard rumours that an old Case Model C was languishing away in the back of one of the outbuildings there. So off I went in search of what would turn out to be a very rare and unusual tractor. Mr Kendall is an excitable chap to say the least. He is amongst the last of a dying breed of farmer who ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: Fiat 800E/ AgriPower 8000 Tractor for parts. Engine burned, but didnt get the injection pump or hydraulic pump. Back end of the tractor still ok, sheet metal is still there. Good for parts. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2021 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

Website Accessibility Policy