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    Gave my 1023e it's first real workout today.....

    Tried out the Howse rotary cutter today at our camp in Greene Co. Pa..
    The terrain is very hilly with lots of little hidden surprises on the ground lol! Dad just sold his 8n so now I'm using my tractor. It's like night and day. I always got beat to death on his and on mine I didn't even get sore today!
    I am also very impressed with the Howse cutter. It cut as good as the Woods 5' rotary cutter we just sold.



    Here is my front ballast....I made this frame at work and filled it with 1'' steel plates that were going to be scrapped. Going to paint it up and put brackets on it for hold downs instead of ratchet straps.

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    John Deere 1023E with front loader and 54" deck
    John Deere ballast box....JD 647 tiller....County Line 5' rear blade....Howse 4' rotary cutter.
    All the following are homemade....Brush guard/front weight bar with weights....boom pole....middle buster....front hoe bucket....pallet forks....bed for hauling tools....rear weight bar/hitch....snow plow.... box blade....and anti scalp roller on the deck as seen on TTWT
    Modified ROP....LED lights on the ROP and ammo boxes for tools.

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    Looks good. In my opinion, running the rotary cutter is my favorite tractor "job" to do. I still need to get my field cut. Thanks for sharing
    Jamie

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    Job well done, both the cutting and front bracket.
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    Looks like very nice job with cutter and the front weight box
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    +1 on the front ballast!

    Whatever works! The Howse looks like it did a good job cutting.

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    Great idea for the front ballast!! Nice job with it and the mowing!!
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    Thanks for the post Kickin_killa. Pictures are always good, how else would we see how to make a front ballast mount.
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