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    New rotary cutter

    Yesterday I braved the I-69 construction traffic to pick up this used Woods BB60X. I found it craigslist the other day and I got it for a reasonable price.

    Its actually in pretty good condition. It has a few dents in the rear skirt, but other than that, its all good. It was only used for light weeds and grass. It has a slip clutch on it, which is nice.


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    I still need to slip the clutch, install new tail wheel bushings and adjust the cut height. I tried it out after I got it home last night on some weeds, and boy is it nice! Its very smooth and quiet, and it cuts so much better than the old international.
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    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
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    Nice find.👍 Looks in darn good shape
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    Woods are the best cutters for the price.
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    Looks like you found a good deal, hard to find used cutters in that good of shape
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    looks good - how's the blades?
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    Nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope_Chucker View Post
    looks good - how's the blades?
    Freshly sharpened. It was never used for anything other than grass/weeds, no trees.
    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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    You will love it. Quite frankly, I mowed down several stands of garbage trees that far exceeded the 1.5" diameter duty rating in a field that hadn't seen a brush hog in 20+ years. I really pushed the limits of my old Ford 3000 and the BB72. Woods rotary cutters have a well earned reputation for durability.

    I also built this simple little dolly to maneuver mine around when off the tractor.
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    I got some nice playtime yesterday. I had a field of goldenrod stems and wild onions that needed cut. I got a cat.2-3 toplink bushing at tractor supply to use in the tail wheel (works perfectly, btw) and some new 7/8" lift pins. I hooked it all up, adjusted the tail wheel height and slipped the clutch. A few observations...

    1) WOW the cut is nice. good and clean but likes thicker material
    2) This thing is really loud. Hearing protection is a must. I will say that the sound is only when cutting, not just spinning.
    3) the lift pin setup is kind of strange. i love how easy it is to hook up, but in operation it does tend to slide side to side a little bit, which is not really an issue. Its nice to be able to hook up in a few seconds rather that minutes.
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    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    I got some nice playtime yesterday. I had a field of goldenrod stems and wild onions that needed cut. I got a cat.2-3 toplink bushing at tractor supply to use in the tail wheel (works perfectly, btw) and some new 7/8" lift pins. I hooked it all up, adjusted the tail wheel height and slipped the clutch. A few observations...

    1) WOW the cut is nice. good and clean but likes thicker material
    2) This thing is really loud. Hearing protection is a must. I will say that the sound is only when cutting, not just spinning.
    3) the lift pin setup is kind of strange. i love how easy it is to hook up, but in operation it does tend to slide side to side a little bit, which is not really an issue. Its nice to be able to hook up in a few seconds rather that minutes.
    I don't understand why this thing would make so much noise. Mine is quiet as can be unless I'm mowing trees/brush. I assume there's oil in the gearbox?

    The lift pins---I assume you're using Cat 2. Mine takes a long Cat 2 pin with a smaller cat 1 end that goes through the inner ears of the mount. I found that there's enough room between the mount ears for some cat2 to cat 3 bushings which I use as spacers to keep my lift arms from sliding back and forth. I also added some gussets to the outer mounting ears to keep them from getting bent. I'm kinda rough on my equipment sometimes.

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