How Far Back Can Bushhog Be From Tractor?

Can you bush hog in reverse?

Elite Member. My advice is to remove the FEL (slopes and FEL are a bad combo), mow up the slope in reverse (wont hurt your brush hog as long as you don’t push it into the ground) and mow down the slope in forward, always keep the front of your tractor pointed downhill.

What size tractor do I need for a 7 ft bush hog?

Silver Member. Your PTO HP should be 5HP per foot ( width ) for things like a finishing mower, rotary cutter, tiller, etc. So for a 7 ‘ bushhog you should look at least 35HP @ the PTO and for a 9’ bushhog you should look at least 45HP @ the PTO. This is just a general rule of thumb.

What size tractor do I need for a 10 foot bush hog?

If you want to use a 10 ‘ lift mount mower you’re going to need a really heavy tractor with good front-end ballast. It will need to have a 3pt hitch lift capacity in the several TON range! You’re probably looking at a tractor around 85-90hp. If you want to get a PULL type mower you could probably get by with less.

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What is the difference between a bush hog and a brush hog?

Bush Hog is a brand name, whereas brush hog is a generic term for a mower that’s not a finish mower, i.e., a rotary cutter. The difference is that a bush hog is made for rough-cutting high grasses and weeds on your property, while a finishing mower is made to make the area that has been cut look well groomed.

How long does it take to bush hog 1 acre?

If grass up to waist high with my 40 Hp Tractor and a 5′ bush hog I can do an acre in about 35 minutes. I generally to be safe shoot for 100 per acre in tall grass, but with that kind of volume I would feel safe at 80 per acre. That would be right at $16,000.

How much HP does a Bush Hog have?

Veteran Member. The rule of thumb is 5 HP per foot of cutter. Thus a 5 foot bush hog requires 25 HP.

What size tree can a bush hog cut?

What are the safety precautions and maintenance required to use brush hogs? The blades on a rotary cutter can have top speeds of over 150 miles per hour. Therefore the kinetic energy enables the blades to cut through saplings and small trees up to several inches in diameter.

How much horsepower does a 6 foot bush hog need?

The general rule of thumb is 5 PTO hp per foot of rotary cutter. So a 6 footer calls for 30 PTO hp or better.

What size tractor do I need to pull a 15 ft batwing?

Rhino and Jd recommend minimum of 55-60 hp for their 15 ‘ batwing mowers.

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How many horsepower is a 10 foot bush hog?

Model Application Min. PTO hp Required
CX15 10 ft Commercial duty 55 hp (41 kW)
CX15 Commercial duty 55 hp (41 kW)
CX20 Commercial duty 80 hp (60 kW)

How much should I charge to bush hog?

For legit bush hogging jobs I usually charge around $100 an acre. For that much acreage I’d give a discount and be around $75-$80 an acre. You are definitely low-balling yourself. “Gros’ Lawn Service, Where It’s Never Good To Have An Overgrown Bush!”

Can you bush hog in the rain?

You can bush hog in wet grass but you may not get as good a cut and the trash may not clear as well from under the hog. It will take a lot more power to pull the BH in wet grass though. Cutting brush and other coarse material would not be an issue as I have done that with no problems when raining.

Does Home Depot rent brush hog?

And, for the heavy duty yard work like brush, tree or stump removal, you can rent chainsaws, bush hogs, chippers, stump grinders and lots of other tools to do the job right. The next time you need equipment to tackle yard work around your home, check out the Tool Rental Center at your local Home Depot store.

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