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 06-20-2004, 18:03 Post: 88963
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Hello, this is my first post here. I have a 4710, with a 7 foot finish mower. I need to trade it in and get a rotary cutter. I have about 15 acres that need mowed, mostly pastures, ex alfalfa fields, and a little lawn grass, etc. I'm also looking at doing mowing for hire for other people. My question is would an MX8 rotary cutter work on a 4710? Iím looking at a semi mount setup, as a direct 3 point would pull the front end off the ground. My dealer says an mx6 may be better, but time is money, so the extra two feet would be a big plus. Any thoughts or opinions would be most helpful. I just donít want to buy a mower and it not work out.
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 06-20-2004, 20:11 Post: 88971
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The attachment compatibility list on JD's website shows that either the pull-type or semi-mount mx8 will work on the 4710.






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 06-21-2004, 12:34 Post: 89045
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 mx8 or mx 6 on a 4710

A couple of times I've stumbled on the compatability chart and then when I next look for it....CRS. Can you tell me how to get to that page so I can add it to my favorites?

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 06-21-2004, 13:02 Post: 89046
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I looked at the literature that John Deere has on the mx8 and 4710, and i think i found an error. They list the mx8 to be 84 inches (on paper), on their web page, its 96 inches. Seeing how its an eight foot mower, Id say its 96 inches. I see it also shows that the mx10 would work on my tractor, but that seems really big for a 4710. I will definitly be getting a semi mount. Im just concerned that in really heavy grass it will require to much power, but being a hydro tractor I guess i can go as slow as needed....






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 06-21-2004, 13:48 Post: 89049
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It is funny this post came up at this time as I just got off the phone with my dealer about this very issue. I just got my 4710 about 3 - 4 weeks ago, I did a little mowing over the weekend and was seriously considering changing cutters.

I currently have the LX-6 with the slip clutch option. I asked the dealer about moving to tne MX-8, obviously there would be a considerable difference in price. The MX would be a much heavier duty unit. The dealer said as long as what I was cutting was not tremendously overgrown, I should be ok with the MX-8. I am just trying to decide if I want to pony up the dollars it would take for the change.

BTW... I am mowing between 20-25 acres






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 06-21-2004, 13:52 Post: 89050
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Looks like yet another JD documentation error. The JD MX,HX,and CX marketing literature lists the MX-8 as having 96 inches of cutting width as you'd expect.






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 06-21-2004, 13:54 Post: 89051
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You and I must have bought the 4710s the same day, funny. I get mixed thought from dealers around here. Some say yes, some say no, some say maybe. My concern is will my tractor get this thing started without having to run it at full power and then pull the pto switch up (not good, wont do it). And yes, they are quite expensive....semi mount for me, I want to be able to swing it under trees, etc. You?






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I went lift mount for easy of manuvering. As I look more at the difference in weight (more than double) and price (More than double) I am going to stick with my LX-6.

While I don't want to spend more time than necessary mowing, it only needs to be done a couple times a year.

It sounds like you will be using the mower to generate income, so that 25% larger width might come in handy. Either way I would think you could get the blades swinging starting at about 1500 rpm... at least that is where I think I am engaging the unit I currently have. (Tach needle basically vertical)

Good luck which ever way you go... let us know how it turns out.

Make sure whatever cutter you get, it has the slip clutch option






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 06-21-2004, 16:39 Post: 89072
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I run an MX6 with my 4700. It's good for anything up to 2.5 inch brush, anything over that is taxing the hp.

If you get a mower too large, then you will have to limit your jobs to light/med grassed fields. 75% of my mowing jobs are fields but I wouldn't want to turn down to many jobs because I didn't have the right equipment.

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What are you mowing thats 2.5 inches in diameter? Small saplings, trees, etc? I only want to do pasture grass, weeds, stuff like that. Roadsides maybe, open space, smaller things.






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