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Old 02-13-2018, 09:49 PM   #1
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I donít want to buy a tractor. I have been looking at mowers you can pull behind an ATV. Does anyone have and use one? Does it work well?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:03 PM   #2
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I know of one for sale this way depending on how close you are the the red river?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:12 PM   #3
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I have one similar to this at my place in Wisconsin, seems to work pretty well. I don't remember it being this expensive though.


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One thing I will say is be careful with these. I have a friend who was mowing some trails and his son was riding in the back of his SxS. Don't need to go into all the details, but the kid fell out and ended up dying.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:22 PM   #4
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I have the same mower in the link above, and it works fine. I pull mine behind a Polaris Ranger, but think it would be more maneuverable behind a 4-wheeler.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:36 PM   #5
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I was afraid to open, thought this was going to be a manscaping thread, it is the off season after all!
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:47 PM   #6
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I have one and its legit. Will cut about anything you can drag it over. Thinking about selling it. I bought it to clear some land I bought behind my house and I’m pretty much done with it. I Maintain it now with a zero turn.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:58 PM   #7
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I know a guy that got a ATV mower for sale in the Houston area. If you get ready to pull the trigger.

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Old 02-13-2018, 11:01 PM   #8
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I was afraid to open, thought this was going to be a manscaping thread, it is the off season after all!
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:05 PM   #9
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What does a used rough cut version go for? I'm in McKinney.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:17 PM   #10
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44 inch swisher rough cut. Bought last spring. So far, I have mowed completely 15 acres of bdahl grass twice and several trails through a field of Johnson grass and Bermuda grass on another field. Mower works great. Pulled with a Honda rancher and never missed a beat.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:18 PM   #11
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Small brush....acts like it is never there.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:21 PM   #12
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Basically, you just drink beer and roll. Them mowers rock.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:23 PM   #13
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Any chance a golf cart could pull one of these?


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #14
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Without question, it would be no problem.


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Old 02-14-2018, 04:01 AM   #15
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We try to do our hard core mowing twice a year. We try to get the winter stuff done between Jan and the 1st part of March, and then we hit it again end of August - end of Sept.
This is what we use.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:29 AM   #16
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bobc,

Thats what I have a Honda Rancher. I was hoping to pull the mower with it.


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Old 02-14-2018, 07:34 AM   #17
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Kbar,

Thats a lot of mowing you got there! my hunting area's are not that big and I have considered a zero turn for my job. Its a sloped area and has some run of ditches that are my concern. the front wheels on the zero turn mowers would disappear if I got them in one of those ditches.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:39 AM   #18
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Slick n Sticky,

I hunt near Warren my lease is right near Chester.
I sent you my contact info if your friend still has that mower for sale.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:45 AM   #19
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I was afraid to open, thought this was going to be a manscaping thread, it is the off season after all!
First thing that came to my mind as well!
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:47 AM   #20
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It would be cheaper to contract somebody to do it
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:04 AM   #21
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I have one if you are interested pm me
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:20 PM   #22
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44 inch swisher rough cut. Bought last spring. So far, I have mowed completely 15 acres of bdahl grass twice and several trails through a field of Johnson grass and Bermuda grass on another field. Mower works great. Pulled with a Honda rancher and never missed a beat.


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I've been looking hard at the 14.5 hp Swisher 44. The only repeated criticism I noticed in online reviews was the strength and design of the tow bar and hitch mechanism. Several people mentioned having to reinforce or replace these parts because they bent from mowing on uneven ground. What has been your experience?

I noticed Swisher has a new version of the 44 rough cut with a ball hitch and a completely redesigned tow bar for easier offset mowing. However, the new design costs a lot more than the previous version, and they are offering both the old and new for sale.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:53 PM   #23
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I had a Swisher 44. Cut the original hitch off and put on a ball hitch. I just pulled it straight behind the atv. It worked fine. But I upgraded to a tractor with bush hog.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:00 PM   #24
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I've been looking hard at the 14.5 hp Swisher 44. The only repeated criticism I noticed in online reviews was the strength and design of the tow bar and hitch mechanism. Several people mentioned having to reinforce or replace these parts because they bent from mowing on uneven ground. What has been your experience?

I noticed Swisher has a new version of the 44 rough cut with a ball hitch and a completely redesigned tow bar for easier offset mowing. However, the new design costs a lot more than the previous version, and they are offering both the old and new for sale.


Havenít had any issues so far. I do check all the bolts for tightness before use, as I had read the same negative reviews.

I have not mowed with it in offset position yet, so I donít know how well it will hold up to that. Overall, it had performed well.


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Old 03-18-2018, 03:19 PM   #25
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I've been looking hard at the 14.5 hp Swisher 44. The only repeated criticism I noticed in online reviews was the strength and design of the tow bar and hitch mechanism. Several people mentioned having to reinforce or replace these parts because they bent from mowing on uneven ground. What has been your experience?
My tow bar bent the second time I used it. I am ok with it as I now use it somewhat as an offset to get out past the side of my SXS.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:51 PM   #26
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My tow bar bent the second time I used it. I am ok with it as I now use it somewhat as an offset to get out past the side of my SXS.
That's what has me concerned because I wouldn't call our lease flat. I want to use this thing to mow food plots and clear trails through the woods. Food plots won't be a problem, but other places I'd like to use it might work that tow bar over pretty good.

Here's 2 pics of the old design and 2 of the new design. I've shopped around online and the new design runs $600 more on the 14.5 hp model.

If only the Kunz Acrease mowers weren't so dang expensive...







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Old 03-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #27
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We bought one for Dad years ago. Itís never missed a lick. Canít remember if it is a 44 or a 48.

We did weld a hitch coupler to the drawbar, much easier than the pin connector.



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Old 03-18-2018, 08:39 PM   #28
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