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Best or good mower for an N Series tractor.......

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banjoman09

05-01-2021 12:54:20




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Now that you guys have provided great information on a mower tractor; please tell me a good 6' pull or 3-point mower to put behind it and WHERE to find a good used one? Thanks!




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Smokeonthewater

05-04-2021 21:31:51




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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Don't feel bad, on other forums I usually edit my posts multiple times to fix typos and mistakes.... the lack of an edit ability on this one is wearing me down....

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TheOldHokie

05-04-2021 20:23:58




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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Not to worry - just an old guy trying to use a smart phone :shock:
TOH



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Smokeonthewater

05-04-2021 16:48:30




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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WAIT!!! if 4/20/20 was 21 yrs ago I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY getting old!!!!

LOL



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TheOldHokie

05-04-2021 16:11:32




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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According to the invoice I paid $1750 for mine brand new on 4/20/20. Looks like I have only had it for 21 years not 30 ;-) Asking price for a good used one today is pretty close to if not more than what I paid. The only thing other than blades I have done to it is a new wheel yoke and spindle pulley this spring. I bent the yoke when I snagged a rock and the taper-lock bushing in the pulley worked loose and hogged out the bore. Messick's had both parts in stock for around $120. I'd say its been a pretty good investment.

This one is the 2021 model - list price $2850.

TOH

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Eman85

05-04-2021 07:51:27




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
With the mowers that have a tire spinning that runs the blades does it have enough inertia like a brush cutter that you need an ORC?



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2ruNgineer

05-04-2021 07:45:24




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
Found both mine on Craigslist. Being patient and attentive to the listings over a period of time.
5' CountyLine Shredder - $400
6' King Kutter finish mower - $600

Both in lightly used condition.



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banjoman09

05-04-2021 13:55:16




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to 2ruNgineer, 05-04-2021 07:45:24  
ok will do and thanks !



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Lynn Patrick

05-04-2021 06:03:13




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I have had several brands, sizes, & configurations in the past, and now have an unknown brand 6' (auction purchase) w/rear discharge. It allows me to mow in whatever pattern I want, not only going around so as to not make windrows. As has been said, 4 wheels & some type of floating top link hook-up are great ideas.



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TheOldHokie

05-04-2021 05:25:21




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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Design is different but the Woods A frame pivots the same as the King Kutter and has a swiveling top link. It tracks undulations perfectly.

TOH



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Smokeonthewater

05-03-2021 16:19:19




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
Wait just a minute

'91 was 30 years ago???!!!

CRAP.... I'm getting old.....



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TheOldHokie

05-03-2021 14:21:17




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
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Plenty of these around used - excellent mower that produces lawn quality cut with no windrows. I have owned mine for almost 30 years and pulled it with a 17HP Kubota, 9N, 8N, and now the new 39 HP Kubota. Cuts as good today as it did in 91. If you are mowing lawn make sure whatever you get has 4 caster wheels. and if possible an anti-scalp roller in the front.

TOH

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banjoman09

05-04-2021 13:57:13




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to TheOldHokie, 05-03-2021 14:21:17  
nice mower! Looks kinda expensive...but nice...thanks



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Ultradog MN

05-03-2021 17:55:56




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to TheOldHokie, 05-03-2021 14:21:17  
Having had a 6' KK and now a 7' KK finish mower I gotta give them a plug.
A KK hooks to your tractor by means of a flexible A frame.
I owned a Case/IH mower for a while too that the A frame was rigidly attached to the mower - like on the Woods mower you show. For a flat field the rigid A frame works ok. But for dips and small hills the flexable hitch is superior as it lets the mower float much better.


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grhuck

05-03-2021 10:40:47




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I use a 5 ft. Woods mower behind my 1948 8N. I'm just now about to use her for the first time this season.



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Richard G.

05-03-2021 09:10:01




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I use a 5 foot King Kutter finish mower behind my 52 8N.
Also a 5 foot Bush Hog.
Both work great behind it using an ORC.



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Jim WI

05-03-2021 07:26:21




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I used a 6-foot King Kutter finish mower behind a 2N for about 25 years. It was still working fine when I sold the tractor and mower to a friend. I did not use an ORC. I never had trouble stopping.



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Grinderhead

05-02-2021 12:22:10




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I have used a 6' finishing mower behind my 8n for 12 years, works great. Mashio brand, never had a problem. Just don't let the grass get too high, and it has blades similar to a riding mower so you don't need an ORC like someone else already mentioned, I guess some mowers are different cause I have been cussed out for stating no ORC needed. Mine stops on a dime, but then you DO need working brakes.

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Ultradog MN

05-02-2021 10:38:08




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
When I first got a 2N , based on the good advice from this board, I bought a 5' brush mower and 6' finish mower. They were the 'right' size for that tractor. I bought them both new. The brush mower first and the finish mower a year later. Both were King Kutter brand. I had very good luck with them behind the N and they were still well sized when I upgraded to a 2000 and then 3000 Ford.
The one thing I would think about - just from reading these forums - is a rear discharge finish mower. Supposedly they don't create windrows like a side discharge does. Never owned one but maybe others will weigh in on that.
You Must use an ORC with a brush mower but do not need one with a finish mower.

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John Deere D

05-01-2021 23:39:28




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
John Deere Groomer....
As this machine is a V-Belt dive......from experience I should never cut wet Grass !!!!!!

John Deere Groomer is for GRASS only IMHO ................:)

Bot my 2-N and Ferguson TEA-20 handle it easily...
The 2-N has the better Transmission ration..
Bob



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Eman85

05-01-2021 19:31:21




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
It all depends on what you're looking to accomplish. I have a 3 pt brush cutter that's 5 ft and a 6ft finish mower, it attaches to the 3 pt. but sits on 4 swiwvel wheels and pulls behind. I use the brush cutter for rough weeds and to cut my pasture. I mow the lawn with the finish mower. Both are King Kutter and parts are readily available. If you go with a brush cutter be sure to use an overrun clutch on the PTO.

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banjoman09

05-01-2021 20:18:23




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to Eman85, 05-01-2021 19:31:21  
ok and thanks!



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John in Mich

05-01-2021 17:27:35




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
I have had 2 Woods mowers and my son had one. My 8N handled the RM 600 (6', 3 blade) very well, My Jubilee did too. Either ran well in 3rd gear. The one change that I would make is to have 4 caster wheels instead of only the 2 on the rear.



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kossuth

05-01-2021 17:13:58




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeUsed finish mowers are going for a pretty good penny right now. Not a lot are being manufactured due to the current world events. If you get something get a mower you can get parts for easily. They never break when its convenient. Its always when your in a rush to get it done. Woods is always a well supported brand. Land Pride is another.



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Dean

05-01-2021 16:50:51




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to banjoman09, 05-01-2021 12:54:20  
Finish or rough cut mower?

If rough cut, nothing larger than a 5' cutter for a 9/2/8N.

A light weight 6' cutter is OK for an NAA.

Search CL for used cutters. Plenty available this time of year.

Dean



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banjoman09

05-01-2021 20:19:53




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 Re: Best or good mower for an N Series tractor....... in reply to Dean, 05-01-2021 16:50:51  
thank you.....



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