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Rough Cut Tow Behind Mowers #7859141 06/03/20 04:12 AM
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Anyone have a recommendation on a tow-behind rough cut mower? I keep coming across Swisher & DR brands. I’m curious if any have used these, or have any other ideas.

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I don’t know your situation as to how tough the mowing is going to be, but I had to go with a tractor and shredder. A tow behind would never have been able to do what I needed.


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Originally Posted by Dove Murderer
Anyone have a recommendation on a tow-behind rough cut mower? I keep coming across Swisher & DR brands. I’m curious if any have used these, or have any other ideas.


I've heard pretty decent things about some of the Swishers, I would suggest shopping carefully and checking reivews. I was dumb, I could have had a clean used one 8-10 years ago for cheap and they've since tripled in price for a new one. I've seen aged used ones selling for what new cost back then.

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I don’t know your situation as to how tough the mowing is going to be, but I had to go with a tractor and shredder. A tow behind would never have been able to do what I needed.


This is pretty sage advice. A 12-15hp briggs behind a light blade isn't going to do what a 40-50-60hp tractor and heavy shredder can. Also, depending on how much you need done, you might be able to hire local and not mess with any of it.


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Re: Rough Cut Tow Behind Mowers [Re: Dove Murderer] #7859379 06/03/20 02:46 PM
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Good advice....I’ve got a buddy with a Kubota that’ll definitely do the job, but transporting it is the rub. This is mostly light work that could probably be done with a riding mower, just too much area to cover. In certain areas, pines less than 2” thick, but almost everything is just tall grass.

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There's a Swisher pull behind in the classifieds now.

Re: Rough Cut Tow Behind Mowers [Re: Dove Murderer] #7860397 06/04/20 04:37 PM
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I have a Swisher pull behind. Swisher calls them Trail Cutters, but they are commonly referred to as " Brush Hogs". I like mine. It has a 44" cut and I pull it behind my ATV. I used it to mow the roads and senderos on our lease in Freer for several years. As long as the surface you are cutting is flat and grass or small brush only, you will be fine. I would not recommend using one in the Hill Country due to the uneven ground and too many rocks.


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Re: Rough Cut Tow Behind Mowers [Re: Dove Murderer] #7860515 06/04/20 06:51 PM
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I have a 44" swisher rough cut. The old red one with pull start. I have punished that poor mower at the lease!!! For what it is I have been very happy with it!!! Im not about to load my cab tractor and 10' brush hog on a trailer to go to the lease!! Last year I cut down some crazy stuff!!! Illl look for the pic that was posted. I pull it behind my ranger or 4 wheeler...




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I have a little bitty one. Think that will do?

Re: Rough Cut Tow Behind Mowers [Re: Dove Murderer] #7860650 06/04/20 09:45 PM
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Good to hear they can take a beating. I don’t expect to blaze a trail through major brush....I’ll use within its limits, mainly overgrown old trails and grassy areas.

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Good info - thanks fellas

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