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    Jonh Deere 650

    Looking to buy a finishing mower for this tractor. What size mower will this mower handle and what brand do you suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprog777 View Post
    Looking to buy a finishing mower for this tractor. What size mower will this mower handle and what brand do you suggest.
    How tall would you be letting the grass get before mowing? For routine grass cuts I would put a 60" cut on it but my lawn is far from being thick wonderful looking grass/turf. There are multiple brands that I believe one is just as good as another. I use a Woods and it's been great for me.
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    Good post by ky_shawn.

    I used a 60" Land Pride Wind Tunnel behind our 650 for a number of years. I would not recommend a 60".
    As ky_shawn stated, if grass gets tall it's going to be slooow going.
    You have ~14 HP at the PTO.
    Highly recommend front weight.
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    During the last two mowing seasons,, I have used a 60" and a 48" on our 650,,,





    The 650 will actually mow 15-20% more acreage per hour with the 48" mower.
    The high ground speed allowed by that mower hits a sweetspot in the gear selection.
    The combo of the tractor and the 4 foot mower is really productive.

    The Woods 60" mower went on a JD 855,,, that combo works very nicely,,,
    except for very tall/neglected grass. Then, the 855 has fits.
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    Some of the tractors include JD 4105, JD 855, JD 650,,,, and,,, the IH 584 4WD
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    sprog777, I'd look for a finish mower with 4 wheels.
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    650 and a finishing mower

    Thanks for the replies guys. Here in Tennessee good used finish mowers are few and far between. Mostly wore out junk on cragslist. People who want to sell them say a 650 is suppose to pull a 60 inch. But with only 14 hp at the pto I doubt that. I don't want to hurt the 650 as it is old and I had to put in a new clutch and buy new turf tires which set me back a few dollars. I don't want to make the mistake of getting the wrong finishing mower. I have been using a 4 foot bushhog for about 15 years on two acres and now I can cut them with my 50 inch cub cadet. I have found a tayloyway on cragslist but can not find any part such as belts and blades. I am looking at the 4 foot agricutter at 850 dollars new. I know they are not the best out there but belts and blades and spindles are pretty cheap. So if I hit something fixing it would not set me too far back to fix it. What do you guys think. Should i spend big bucks on the woods or other preminum brand and hope it last a long time?
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    Do you have a welder? The reason I ask is this, I have had my fair share of equipment that's on the lower end of the durability scale when I was first starting out. I did what I had to do without borrowing money or investing a lot of cash into something I wasnt confident in my ideas panning out but that's beside the point. What I found with lower end equipment was how they held up to stress. With you being from TN I assume a lot of the areas you will be cutting is not perfectly smooth much like here in KY. A finishing mower takes a pretty good beating and what I found was broken welds and stress cracks appear rather quickly on the cheaper implements. I use equipment differently than you I'm sure but the results should be the same. What is 3 years of use to you might be a years worth of use for me so I just get to those broken welds and cracks quicker if that makes sense.
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    650 and a finishing mower

    No welder. I did some welding in high school shop class and could stick two pieces of metal to gether but it wasn't pretty.But I have a neighbor who has one but he broke a hip and he cant get around. Maybe I could find someone who could use it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprog777 View Post
    No welder. I did some welding in high school shop class and could stick two pieces of metal to gether but it wasn't pretty.But I have a neighbor who has one but he broke a hip and he cant get around. Maybe I could find someone who could use it though.
    My welding sucks, it's far from being pretty but I can keep my stuff tacked together. If I was looking for a finishing mower to handle my own property then I would look at the picture down the road. If you expect to be at the same property 10-15 years from now and expect to still be mowing with the 650 and same finishing mower then I would consider something constructed fairly heavy. If I wasn't sure in the future then I would save some money and buy the best I could find for the budget I set for the implement.
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    Finishing mower for jd 650

    I plan on keeping it cut probably once a week and when its dry. Most of what iv'e read is the 5 footers take 15 hp.and most 4 footers say the same 15 hp .Under these conditons could I get by with 5 foot? And where in the world can I get a good used one. I've been bush hogging three acres for the past fifteen year so it is only grass now.

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