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    Bush hog question

    I have a JD 1026R and have an opportunity to get a Howse HO400 4' bush hog, new for $550.
    I know the 4' size is the recommended for my tractor but I have not used any Howse implement before.
    Does anyone have any experience with this type of bush hog?

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    Welcome to GTT!

    I'm not familiar with the Howse brand, but a 4' model would be ideal for the 1 series tractors. Some 1026R owners have had good luck running a 5' model in the lighter brush and grasses as well.


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    I don't know about the Howse line, I have a 4' Frontier rough cut and it doesn't slow down for too much. The only time I had a slow time of it was mowing a neighbour's pasture in the area that she seeded, it was extremely thick so I had to lift the deck up high and mow slow, but other than that, I have no problems.
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    Thanks for the replies!
    The Howse was sold before I could go look at it.

    Yesterday I had a chance to see a Woods BB48 and a Land Pride RCR1248...decisions, decisions!

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    I have a 4' County Line from TSC and it works great. I got it on sale for $749. The big draw back I've seen with it is the lack of quick hitch support. They put gussets on the outside of the 3 point structure and there isn't clearance for the lower part of the quick hitch to clear. Pain in the @$$ if you ask me. There is no reason the gussets couldn't be put on the inside of the 3 point structure.


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    I have a RC2048 rotary cutter and haven't ran into anything it wouldn't go through. I use it to keep my septic field and back field cut down (6 acres). I just mowed a few weeks back and the field was 4' tall and had no problems (took about 4hrs). I try to cut more often and not let them grow more than 2' but that doesn't always work with my travels. It was a great investment since I only have to cut the fields about every 3 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENVA View Post
    I have a RC2048 rotary cutter and haven't ran into anything it wouldn't go through. I use it to keep my septic field and back field cut down (6 acres). I just mowed a few weeks back and the field was 4' tall and had no problems (took about 4hrs). I try to cut more often and not let them grow more than 2' but that doesn't always work with my travels. It was a great investment since I only have to cut the fields about every 3 months.
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    I was not going to say this but I will. I had a 60" 3PH Land-pride Wind Tunnel finish mower that I used with our JD 650. Yes the mower was a tad big for the tractor. While mowing if it fit under the mower I mowed it, with out being totally stupid about it. Never had an issue with the mower. I would enlarge our pastures a little each time I mowed (time permitting). My point, with these small tractors you would be hard pressed to damage a good 3PH mower and may be better off with some sort of 3PH finish mower that could be used after you clear the land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREENVA View Post
    I have a RC2048 rotary cutter and haven't ran into anything it wouldn't go through. I use it to keep my septic field and back field cut down (6 acres). I just mowed a few weeks back and the field was 4' tall and had no problems (took about 4hrs). I try to cut more often and not let them grow more than 2' but that doesn't always work with my travels. It was a great investment since I only have to cut the fields about every 3 months.
    Thanks for the good pics. I know this post last year, but any pics of the 1026r working hard is appreciated. You and Carvel on this site both show what the 1026r and the frontier cutter can do. The JD dealer is determined to sell me a 1026r, but I take a while to buy. It's either that, or a different brand of compact that is closer to SCUT prices. Just have to make the final decision this month.

    I have up to 6 acres to cut down as well. Don't always have to do it all at once, but still need to keep it maintained.

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    Scott, here is a link to the thread where I have several shots of my Frontier RC in action with the 1026, http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...6r-carvel.html

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