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 07-20-2005, 23:36 Post: 113710
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I have a BX23 and I wondering what if anything is the best attachment to use for clearing/cutting down 10 acres of wild grass and weeds on flat ground. I tried a DR weed wacker but that was going take months of hard labor. Is there some 3 pt attachment that works wonders?






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 07-21-2005, 03:21 Post: 113712
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 CLEARING HIGH GRASS AND WEEDS

A 4' rotary type mower will do it. However on a 23 you will be a half a month doing it.

There is lots of info in the archives about what your bx will handle.






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A rotary cutter ("Bush Hog" or equivalent) is definitely the right tool for the job and your BX23 should have no problem with a 4' unit. It won't take a month, but you can count on at least 8-10 hours if your 10 acres are relatively open and unobstructed. If the brush is really overgrown it could take significantly longer. Make sure to look for a rotary cutter made SPECIFICALLY for sub-compact tractors. A normal size unit will not mate well with the limited 3-point hitch on a BX. Your dealer or a knowledgeable friend should be able to point you in the right direction.






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KingKutter has a XB series cutter that will fit nicely onto your BX. They are usually in stock at TSC.






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 07-21-2005, 09:05 Post: 113721
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Thanks. How sensitive is this brush hog mower to small rocks that are maybe up to 6" in diameter. The property has never been mowed so I don't know what I am going to hit. If its a rotating blade by concern is blade breakage, etc.






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Large rocks are a concern, both for safety and the equipment. Large rocks should be removed before brush hogging the area. The cutter has a stump jumper on the front, but rocks can easily be impacted by the blades.






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I would strongly suggest walking the areas you plan to cut with the rotary cutter BEFORE you cut. A few small rocks here and there are not such a big deal but larger rocks can and WILL cause serious damage to the rotary cutter. That does not take into account other objects (let your imagination be your guide) that may be hidden in the tall weeds. I am in the process of clearing out areas of 8 ft. tall weeds and Johnson Grass. I am using a Stihl FS450K brush clearing saw FIRST, clean up the objects and rocks and then will have it cut up with a rotary cutter. So far I have found a truck load of sizeable rocks, boards with nails in them, and water tank, water pump, old sheets of plywood, pieces of sheetmetal, and some old care parts. Not what you want to hit with any rotary cutter. Yes, it is very hard work but so is repairing your rotary cutter, not to mention how expensive it can be.






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You might want to pay someone to cut it for you first. Then pick up the objects and then keep it cut from then on. At least you would not need to buy a rotary cutter and the inevitable damage that always seems to occur while using it no matter how careful you are.






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The blades on a rotary cutter are "hinged" at the hub unlike the continuous fixed blade on your typical lawnmower. This allows the blades to move out of the way if they hit something large. However, this feature has its limits and is really only designed to protect the driveline on the tractor.






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