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 05-16-2003, 07:00 Post: 54966
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Just bought a JD 770 that has a 6' JD brush hog. Just concerned that the 6' brush hog may be too big for the tractor? Any thoughts?






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 05-16-2003, 07:14 Post: 54969
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 Brush hog too big

I have the 790 with a 5 ft. and I don't think I would recommend no larger. I cut about a 1/8 trail through timber with it, beening as wide as tractor made it nice to manuver through. 6ft would be harder to get into some area's as well as about the red line on the machines limit. maybe if you were just cuttin grass that you keep fairly trimed up you would be ok.






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 05-16-2003, 07:58 Post: 54972
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 Brush hog too big

Hope it's a light one as I wouldn't recommend it.






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 05-16-2003, 08:40 Post: 54979
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Plots, Art, and John Deere all agree: a 6 ft. cutter is too big for the tractor. My handy little booklet from Deere recommends their 413 or 513 cutters for the 770 tractor. They state their 613 (light duty, 6 ft.) and 616 (heavier duty, 6ft.) cutters are too big/heavy for the 770's power. And they say the 770 is too lightweight for even their 516 (heavier duty, 5ft.) model.






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 05-16-2003, 10:28 Post: 54989
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I don't want to advise someone to do something that manufacturers disapprove of and the rest of the crowd does too, but I think that the 'whole picture' needs to be looked at.

There are two big factor that have to be looked at here.

First is if the unit is too heavy, but never needs to be lifted clear of the ground, only carried in 'operating' position, and will only be operated on fairly flat level ground, is it really too heavy?

Secondly, the original post didn't say what it was to be used for, or how often. One of my clients has an older Case 235 (24 ? hp. Mitsubishi) 2wd unit that runs a 6' bushog to keep the excess property neat. However, it is cut every week, and is very flat and level.

Aside from torque, gears, and all that, our 6' commercial front-deck units only run an 20 or 22 hp gas engine, and will cut more grass and faster than you can imagine.

I can't believe 20 hp (and MUCH more torque) to sharp set of knives on a 6' bushog couldn't handle the task on the right terrain on a regular basis.

Best of luck.






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 05-16-2003, 10:33 Post: 54990
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 Brush hog too big

I would say that is just a little to large. You are going to need some serious counter weights unless it is a very light weight cutter. A medium duty cutter that size would weigh around 800 to 1,000 lbs. I would suggest going to a smaller 5 ft. cutter.






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 05-16-2003, 11:25 Post: 54993
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If the grass is heavy, just take a smaller swath and then go the full width where it is lighter. No Brainer! bcs






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 05-19-2003, 08:04 Post: 55099
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Thanks for all the good feedback. I think I will look into trading with somebody that has a 5' and would like to upgrade to a 6'.






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Would the 516 run on a JD 950 4wd, 28 hp, 23hp at pto?






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 Brush hog too big

Even thought this post dates back 7 years the info is still good. I'd go back and read Murf's reply. Good info and will probabaly answer your question. Me, I have a 33hp hydro New Holland (27 PTO) with a 5' bush hog and can cut down 3" trees with it. Even in 6' tall weeds it doesn't bog down.






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