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12-30-2001 13:57:46

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have a 9n and would like to get in shape to use a bush hog . will it do a good job.also it needs brakes/ is that a big job. zane thang sounds good.thank you for any help. wayne

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12-30-2001 20:17:44

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 Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to wayne, 12-30-2001 13:57:46  
Wayne, we run a 5' Bush Hog Razorback all day in all sorts of grass, and on all sorts of hills, some cutting done in 1st, some in 2nd, some in High 1st. She isn't being abused at all, a little common sense and an over running clutch and a 5' hpg and you're in business. Ours is a '47 2N with Sherman step up. Pete

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12-30-2001 17:40:11

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 Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to wayne, 12-30-2001 13:57:46  
did 15 acres this past summer with a 5 foot king kutter. used 2 gear did not have no problems

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12-30-2001 16:54:02

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 Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to wayne, 12-30-2001 13:57:46  
I tried running a 5' Bushhog mower on my tired 8N in first gear in 3 - 4' heavy grass. I felt I was abusing the old babe so I gave up. I think even with a fresh engine it would strain the gears and the puny 1 1/8" PTO. You can probably buy a 40HP tractor to run your mower for less than N repairs will cost you. If you're just doing lawn work, it should do fine with a 5' mower.

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12-30-2001 15:13:39

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 Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to wayne, 12-30-2001 13:57:46  
I have a 5' Mono bush hog on my 2N and it works well. Gotta have a overrunning pto coupler on there though. It's a must have or you risk being pushed into trees, onto roadways, over embankments, and other places you never intended to visit. Tractor Supply can get you a overrunning pto coupler that will go from the 1 1/8" pto shaft to the 1 3/8" drive shaft on your hog.
My bush hog is a load on that 2N and I pretty much don't lift it up and run with it. The front wheels are real light when I have the hog in the air so I leave the hog on the ground.

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12-30-2001 14:58:12

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 Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to wayne, 12-30-2001 13:57:46  
A 9N in good working order will Hog just fine.

There are a lot of Safety items to be aware of when hoggin'...spend some time and search the archives, Dell has real good advice on safety.

Some thoughts...

1) Get an ORC...if you don't know what it is look in the archives and learn all about them!
2) Wear boots, heavy jacket, hat (hard hat ain't a bad idea), gloves and eye protection.
3) Know the terrain of the land you are hoggin', holes and logs can kill ya.
4) Hog in 1st gear.
5) Keep off of steep hills.
6) Keep any family or critters far away from you when hoggin'
7) If your not sure about somethin when you hoggin it's probably a stupid idea to try so forget it and live.

Be safe.


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12-30-2001 20:50:30

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 Re: Re: bush hogging with 9n in reply to Sal, 12-30-2001 14:58:12  
I am running a 5' Bush Hog Squealer and I have no problems at all in any kind of grass or brush. If I can drive over it the the hog can chop it.

If the N is in good condition it can easily handle a 5' hog and do a good job. I keep up about 10 acres a year now and have no problems running my hog 4-6 hours a day.

It's also very important to learn how to set up the Hog to cut the way you want...lower in the front and higher in the back will cause less stress on your drive train...read up on this and other set ups...the owner's manual is a good thing.


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