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I have been cutting the grass behind the barn for years now as there aren't any cattle on the pasture anymore and keep the grass cut to give a firebreak from the bush . The grass around the manure pile can grow " inches in a day " LOL We are using a farm king 84" mower with a ( now 45 hp but used to be a 30 hp) three point tractor and don't really have any problems except if you leave it for a long time . The mower is a rear discharge and spreads the clippings quite well compared to the brush mower that I originally used as it would pile all the clippings to one side . Originally was cutting at 5" high but now down to 3"after some of the dead grass had rotted . The cut is as good as a quality mower when the blades are sharp and am amazed at how mush abuse they can take and still keep somewhat sharp . Just cut the grass for the first time this year with the new tractor ( 45 hp boomer new Holland ) used of course , but really like the hydrostatic feature when hitting the long stuff you can instantly slow down instead of riding the clutch and for backing up at the end of a tight turn .

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I've just got an hour of experience on this one and our grass is just starting to green up, so no experience on really tall stuff. It's a 66" Swisher that I ordered through the local Co-op and I really like it so far. I made the mistake of thinking it would run off the tractor's battery, but it needs it's own so that took a trip back to the store. The offset hitch takes a little getting used to (Yukon no longer has a dog blanket... yes, it dices things up very nicely) but with the tractors 48" mower it puts me up to 104" swath which is really nice when it used to take me 10 hrs to cut all the grass. Only complaints so far is that I'd like to move the kill switch up on the hitch or clip it to the tractor (they include a wussy tether for that that I didn't like) and the morons at the factory kinked the fuel hose at the pump. First start took some effort. I think I'll be adding another fuel tank to it to keep up with the tractor. Kawasaki motor (rated at 14.5 hp, which seems very conservative for it' s size) seems to put out good power.
Nice looking unit, Iíll have to research these,as I could use one if price is not to steep.

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We've always had really good luck with woods mowers, currently have a front mount 60" 0 turn for the yard, a 96" rear discharge on the little dx yard tractor and a 20' batwing for ditch mowing. We had a couple bush-hogs but the woods are better.
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I have a giant lawn mower made from a versatile swather hydro with a 6 cylinder gas engine, probably a 15' deck in three sections. It's all home made but has been sitting for probably 10+ years. Would need some belts, bearings and maybe a tire or two. I'd part with it really cheap. It's even John Deere green!

Geez.... NOW you tell me!!
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Geez.... NOW you tell me!!
Well you sell yours to druggles and upgrade! When I think of this mower the words of Red Green come to mind: "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."

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How many people died using that thing!!!!!??????

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How many people died using that thing!!!!!??????
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How many people died using that thing!!!!!??????
I'm still very much alive. Couple of shields might be in order...ha ha

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That’d bring a tear to Red Green’s eye right there!
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From what I gather Kevlar that is not quite what you were looking for. Thank you for the good laugh.

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