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Posted: 6/15/2004 5:22:59 PM
Does anyone make a tow behind an ATV brush hog ?
Links please if you know of any .
Thanks in advance.
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Posted: 6/15/2004 5:51:50 PM
Lots of companies make tow behind ATV mowers but I don 't know of a tow behind
brush hog. That would require a PTO from the ATV. I don't know if I would want to
sit in front of a real brush hog on an ATV. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
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Posted: 6/15/2004 6:06:02 PM
yes dangerous stuff
happens every day
they make them
your right ---------------- boys stay home, a mans job
www.bushhog.com/turftoc.html
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Posted: 6/15/2004 6:29:07 PM
do a search for "swisher".

i mowed my yard with a tow-behind finish mower last week...pulled by a polaris 330cc 4wd atv that the neighbors own.

it was a 60" cut model by a company named "haban", but i think they are out of business.

the cutting time was 1/3 of what my john deere 48" cut tractor takes...because the ground speed is so much higher.

as far as the brush hogs go, they are sweet. i've watched a small (3' model?) being used and it was doing a nice job. it had it's own motor. it waded thru the tall crap better than one of those old 9n's. many of the new atv's have an option for rear or midmount (or both!) pto shafts.

although i have no desire to own one, i gotta admit...the atv has become far more than a mere tool for recreation and hunting.

the tow-behind equipment requires an atv with low range and/or a water/oil cooler...although i will say this, that polaris cvt handled the 350+ lb. mower easily...it was hardly working and my ground is well sloped.

yes, badnews, it IS a man's job.

i use a 53hp allis-chalmers to pull a 5' tow-behind (2 wheels and hitch pull...not a 3-point mount. the tow-behind type keeps the tractor more stabile on the hills.) brush hog. it would take way more than flesh and bone to stop it turning.
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Posted: 6/15/2004 6:47:38 PM
CAMPYBOB
The Swisher link / idea was very good
I thank you ---------- much.
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Posted: 6/16/2004 2:00:35 PM
The 60" Swisher with the electric start Honda engine is the way to go. As Campy says, it takes me about 1/3 the time to cut the patch compared to the 42" Murray.

The present tow vehicle is a Honda 350 Rancher, and is just right. The mower weighs about 600 lbs., so make sure your ATV has the proper hitch and weight rating.

Anyone who would like to come out for a test mow now through about Sept. is more than welcome...
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Posted: 6/16/2004 2:23:06 PM

Originally Posted By badnews:
yes dangerous stuff
happens every day
they make them
your right ---------------- boys stay home, a mans job
www.bushhog.com/turftoc.html



I wasn't knocking what you are trying to do. You just don't have the protection being exposed or possibly getting knocked off. Yes, it is mans work. Be careful.

This is what I use:

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Posted: 6/16/2004 2:29:44 PM
9' rhino? that kubota looks good!

my father-in-law pulls a 9' rhino with a 105hp massey cab tractor.

my d17 doesn't have a roll bar or seat belt either...yet!

i knew a farmer that had a heart attack while brush cutting and he ended up under the brush hog...not good.

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Posted: 6/17/2004 11:47:11 AM
It's a 10' TW120 Rhino. There isn't much that it won't destroy. However, I have stopped it a couple times with mounds of earth. Even machinery has it's limits. It has a CD player, A/C and heat for the winter. I love it. Quick disconnect loader for bale spear attachment. It's a great setup.
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Posted: 6/17/2004 12:45:26 PM
how are your driveshaft rubber flex joints holding up on that rhino?

we've replaced them (in sets) twice.

for as little time as i spend on it, my bare bones d17 does an admirable job. allis really made a great motor back then. i goota admit, that kubota gives me a case of loader envy! ait...oh...man i would love to have a closed cab and air for those 8 hour days of going round and round and round...

do you have a cattle ranch? the wife and i have horses.
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Posted: 6/17/2004 12:55:06 PM

Originally Posted By bluedogsixty:

This is what I use:

photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=53031&iGalleryUnq=1468&iImageUnq=26321



I've got one of those too, minus the cab. Lots better than my old Ford 600
Attention liebrals....

Keep your hands off of my bullet hose!!!

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Posted: 6/17/2004 3:20:09 PM
We have about a dozen or so large cattle and six calves. We also have 3 horses. We have 40 acres. Man I just can't think of living in town again. We have been in the country for about 9 yrs now. Life is good in the country. If you want to step outside and pop a few caps you can do it. My neighbors are acres away, not feet away.
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