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    Quick hitch front mower

    So I've been doing some searching thinking that maybe someone has already built a mower of some sort on the quick hitch on the front of there tractor. We'll I found nothing. Coming from owning a steiner and seeing some on the early cubs did have a option like this I thought it could be handy. Share you thoughts or maybe some one on here has done it. I'm thinking of building something but it would be nice to see someone's idea.


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    I've thought about this a fair bit as my last mower was a golf course mower, F932 Front Deck mower. It did a much better job as the deck was deeper and the grass gets cut before the wheels lay it down. The belly mower I have now tends to leave strips behind as the front wheels lay it down so it doesn't get cut.

    My thought was to adapt a front mower deck to our tractor. Our tractors have a 2200RPM mid PTO shaft output so using a rear mower on the front won't work without some kind of gear reduction. Front deck mowers run around 1800-1900Rpm which is pretty close and you could always throttle back a bit as needed.

    You would still need to do all the fabbing of mounts and driveline hook up. The front deck mower has a 2 point lifting system that might be able to adapted over.

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    I m going to keep my eyes peeled for a front mower and do something.


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    IF I were looking to make these mods I'd choose my 54D mower deck AND mount it backwards on the front of the tractor. In my experience both my 54D and 48C mow 10 times better backing up with the 54D WAY AHEAD on cut quality. Either of those decks front mounted backward would be total killer leaf destroyers.
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    I have thought the same thing! I've looked at my 62c deck and it seems to me all you would have to do is hang the deck from the frame of a front sweeper setup? The same drive shaft setup for the snowblower or sweeper can run the mower deck just fine. The shaft on the mower is already facing the correct direction. I envision a front frame like on some sweepers that has two wheels out front and just hang the deck from that. seems simple enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plowboy View Post
    So I've been doing some searching thinking that maybe someone has already built a mower of some sort on the quick hitch on the front of there tractor. We'll I found nothing. Coming from owning a steiner and seeing some on the early cubs did have a option like this I thought it could be handy. Share you thoughts or maybe some one on here has done it. I'm thinking of building something but it would be nice to see someone's idea.


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paZqI1iSSTo
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    For some reason the Europeans have options and attachments available to them that we can only lust after.

    However; if you are looking for a front PTO for your tractor; check JD parts as you can probably get the kit and/or parts numbers for European items. Then contact your dealer and see if they can get them for you. For all you know they could be sitting in a Deere warehouse on the East Coast somewhere.

    My 4200's shop manual shows European wiring diagrams, front PTO's, a factory cab, etc that weren't available in North America.
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    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    That video shows a Deere with a front 3 point hitch. I believe that the front 3 point is available on some U.S. tractors, New Holland for one. I just thought it would be nice to run a mower on the front of my 2210 for easier trimming under apple trees and overall a better cut, not to mention easier maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megotadeere View Post
    That video shows a Deere with a front 3 point hitch. I believe that the front 3 point is available on some U.S. tractors, New Holland for one. I just thought it would be nice to run a mower on the front of my 2210 for easier trimming under apple trees and overall a better cut, not to mention easier maintenance.
    The front 3 point hitch runs the 59" snow blower, 66" snow blade or 60" broom for a 3000 series tractor also. Just wondering what the OP has for a tractor.
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    You would think with all the lawyers we seem to have here in the US that would be pushing to have the implement out front so the operator can see what is going on.
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