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    RC2060 vs RC2072

    Have a few acres of grass. It’s been took care of, no saplings or briars, just very tall grass. Going to cut it probably once a month or so with the 2038R. Do I have the power for a 6 foot cutter? Should I just stay with a 5 footer?
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    Flat or hilly?

    You should be fine with power. If it is too thick you can cut 5' with a 6' mower, if you're good at math.

    Weight is the question.

    A 6 footer is heavier (a little bit) but also wider and longer.

    Do you need to do any side hilling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    Flat or hilly?

    You should be fine with power. If it is too thick you can cut 5' with a 6' mower, if you're good at math.

    Weight is the question.

    A 6 footer is heavier (a little bit) but also wider and longer.

    Do you need to do any side hilling?
    No hills this time. The back part of the property slopes some, but not much.
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    Another thing to consider. If it's wider than the width of your tractor, the tractor may fit an opening, but it (mower) might not.
    My 2030 width is wider than my 6' cutter, so I know if the tractor can fit through/between two trees, the cutter will too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    Another thing to consider. If it's wider than the width of your tractor, the tractor may fit an opening, but it (mower) might not.
    My 2030 width is wider than my 6' cutter, so I know if the tractor can fit through/between two trees, the cutter will too.
    I had thought of that too. I’m good to go. Every field I have has a 12 foot gate to get in and out. Would the smaller cutter give a better cut, kinda like mower decks? The grass is 4 foot high right now, but once I get it cut, I’m not going to let it get more than 12 inches or so. The big field sits in front of my house. Thought about a 72 inch finish mower, but I was afraid that would lock me in to mowing it every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    I had thought of that too. I’m good to go. Every field I have has a 12 foot gate to get in and out. Would the smaller cutter give a better cut, kinda like mower decks? The grass is 4 foot high right now, but once I get it cut, I’m not going to let it get more than 12 inches or so. The big field sits in front of my house. Thought about a 72 inch finish mower, but I was afraid that would lock me in to mowing it every week.
    How many acres total are you talking about Yank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    I had thought of that too. I’m good to go. Every field I have has a 12 foot gate to get in and out. Would the smaller cutter give a better cut, kinda like mower decks? The grass is 4 foot high right now, but once I get it cut, I’m not going to let it get more than 12 inches or so. The big field sits in front of my house. Thought about a 72 inch finish mower, but I was afraid that would lock me in to mowing it every week.
    I doubt you will see a difference in cut between a 5' and 6' rough cut mower.

    I would look at blade speed of the mowers you are considering. Usually there is a point where manufactures slow down the tip speed when cut width increases.

    It's the guys that get 7' mowers that start to complain about cut quality. This is for rough cut mowers, not finish mowers. I have heard 8' dual spindle rough cut mowers give a better cut than a 7' single spindle mower due to blade overlap. Also there is a point when a fixed deck verses a flex (think batwing) deck mower does not cut as well unless you are mowing smooth, flat ground. I would rather have a one wing 10' batwing mower than fixed deck 10' dual spindle mower.

    A friend had a 10' dual spindle fixed deck with hydraulic offset that he sold. Had it been 8' I would have bought it. He had 10 flat acres he use to mow. My land is not smooth/flat enough for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    I doubt you will see a difference in cut between a 5' and 6' rough cut mower.

    I would look at blade speed of the mowers you are considering. Usually there is a point where manufactures slow down the tip speed when cut width increases.
    https://www.deere.com/assets/pdfs/co...otary_Cutr.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    How many acres total are you talking about Yank?
    About 3 acres of fields. Mostly flat, one has a knoll, but very slight. All grass, no saplings or briars.
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    I'm thinking you'll be ok with a 6 footer.
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