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 09-20-2003, 21:11 Post: 64454
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Ok, I'm tired of being "beaned" with rocks and sticks when brush hogging. I added a chain guard and it stops most of the debris from coming forward but not all of it. I was thinking of hanging a piece of expanded metal on the back of rollbar with some U bolts. Another fella said he has good luck using a alligator picked up from the highway and bolted in front of the chain guard. Any favorite fixes out there?
Btw, an alligator is a tossed recap from a big truck found on any interstate highway. Smile
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 09-20-2003, 21:18 Post: 64455
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I've yet to be hit by any debris, but it only takes once to learn the lesson so I was thinking about doing the same thing. I too was thinking of expanded metal attached to the ROPS - seems easy enough and it should be pretty effective.






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 09-20-2003, 21:33 Post: 64456
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I have found the angle of my mower is directly related to how much I get hit withSmile Do you have the front end down a little and the tail a little higher? Maybe a little more angle would help to keep the debris coming out the back.






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 09-20-2003, 22:23 Post: 64457
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I run it pretty level. I hear you get a better cut and smaller pieces that way. Only one bolt to kick up the rear a little. I'll give it a try.






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 09-21-2003, 19:09 Post: 64493
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Yes, it does seem to cut neater and cleaner when level and I use it that way on my yard. However when I am in the horse field or anywhere that I may encounter rocks or debris I use a nice angle so the stuff shoots out the rear. You sacrifice a little bit in the neat cut department but it is MUCH easier on the old noggin' Smile






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 09-21-2003, 19:36 Post: 64496
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You always should be lower in the front with a mower. That is the way they are designed to mow, You cut the grass only once when the front is lower which means you can do it easier, ie; less power needed,less fuel burned, less cuts means blades stay sharp longer.






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 09-21-2003, 21:48 Post: 64502
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I think the only time some of us keep the deck level is when we are trying to "cheat" and use a brushhog as a poor amn's finish mower Smile I got the idea from reading someone elses post on this subject. If you try and get away with cutting at lawn height with the brushhog set the right way, ie. the front down and the rear a little higher, the front/side skid areas of the deck have a habit of digging into the ground. If you leave it level you can run the cutter lower and it sort of glides over the ground like a finish mower with it's front wheels would. Obviously you can't get finish mower results with the rotary cutter but I do find it comes out better when the cutter is level. When I had it angled it didn't handle any little ridge without hitting the ground so I had to cut the grass very high.

As far as power I agree, and I wouldn't run it level through rough stuff but on a lawn power really isn't an issue. Also for the same reasons that keeping it level would consume large amounts of power in the brush because the brush piles up under the cutter, it may be a benefit on lawn as we get a little mulching effect.

The rotary cutter does do a decent job on the yard but it is a pain as I am forced to go slow and be extra careful because the rotary cutter is really unforgving when it does scalp the lawn. So Sad You can wreck alot of lawn quick!

I do pretty good with it but the real solution is the finish mower. Until then, it still beats my 42" ride-on mower.






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 09-21-2003, 22:09 Post: 64503
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I think you will find most bush hog manufactures recommend the front be 1 to 2 inches lower than the back but I still installed a guard on my ROPS






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 09-22-2003, 06:55 Post: 64513
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All you need is 1/4 of an inch lower in the front.






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