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 01-18-2005, 12:05 Post: 104423
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 B or BX

I mow about 2 acres and plow snow on about 2000ft x10ft plus a few large pads. I have a 28HP IH with a woods RM59 to mow. I want 4WD, hydrostat and a belly mower. My Hills are very steep and very frightening on the IH(wheelies and slides). I currently use a Gravely walk behind for a lot of it. I am looking at the BX22 or the larger B with all the weights. I am worried about power on the smaller BX. any suggestions.






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 01-18-2005, 12:14 Post: 104424
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I don't think either one will be better on the hills than your IH. Wheel weights help, but are not a cure-all. There are several threads that address the added stability from wheel weights. The most important piece of stating safe on slopes is the ROPS with a seat belt.

The BX have a lower center of gravity, and will probably feel more stable on slopes. I have a B7800 with some severe slopes in my yard. It was important to work out a good pattern of travel to keep the machine safe. Either machine will need practice.

It really depends on what you want to do with the tractor. The BX series have a limited Cat-1 hitch, so there are some limitations with the sub-compacts. The B-series gives you a full Cat-1, and most any implement will work with them.

Base your decision on what you want the tractor to do. Neither one is going to be able to safely handle slopes without safe operation and practice.






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 01-18-2005, 12:24 Post: 104425
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Power is not an issue with the BX. If anything, it's overpowered for its size. For the work you described, a BX would be the perfect size. I agree 100% with the previous comments about stability. The only "safe" way is with a ROPS and a seat belt. The most stable configuration with a MMM is to back up and drive down slopes with your 4x4 engaged.






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 01-18-2005, 12:35 Post: 104427
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 B or BX

I've said it before, an' I'm a gonna say it agin'

Now matter how you slice it, a CUT is a comprimise at everything.

Notice I said "everything", it will basically do "everything", it;'s just that in very few instances is it the "best" at that particular task. A skid steer will outdo them at loading, a mini-ex will dig circles around them, and a dedicated mower will cut grass faster than any CUT ever could.

If your IH does what you want for the majority of what you do, and you are otherwise happy with it why get rid of it. The cost difference to step up to a new Kubota will certainly cost you a LOT more than you could get a decent mower for, and the Kubota really won't be any more stable on those hills than what you have now, just more traction.

Our big mowers will fly up hills that you could barely stand up on. Also, if the amount of time it takes you to cut the grass counts for anything, a commercial mower will likely cut your mowing time in half, 5 or 6 acres per hour is not anything out of the ordinary for a commercial mower.

Ok, start the rants now, Laughing out loud.

Best of luck.






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 01-18-2005, 12:47 Post: 104433
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 B or BX

Once you say "scary hills". The red light comes on, as Murf said,the CUT is a fantastic all around machine and it can go most any place and do anything, it does not have to be flat. But for Scary hills something like a big Scag commercial walk behind is the best solution.

With that long drive a CUT would be great, and perhaps you could use it on some of the less steep portions of youir property.

In terms of the B versus BX I have the B7610, and I would say the difference is in ground clearance, and possibly traction with much larger tires, lifting capacity, and implement sizing.






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 01-18-2005, 18:19 Post: 104457
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I'm with these guys. I have a bx2200 and didn't bother getting or spending 2k for a deck, instead I bought a nice used 52" scag hydro with a stand on velke. The hills in my yard have been no problem with the scag. I wouldn't think of taking my bx2000 kubota on these hills nor a scag or any type of sit down zero turn.

I cut over and acre in 12-15 minutes. My old whel horse took me over an hour plus with all kinds of trimming needed. save the dough, keep the IH and buy a nice hydro walkbehind with a velke. Be sure to get a hydro with the hills, you won't be happy with a belt drive...good luck..Jim






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