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I was just wondering if anyone was using a 5 ft rotary cutter with their 2520. Based on the specs, it looks like it might be right at the upper limit for the 2520. A 4 ft model would probably be much easier on the machine, but they seem to be more difficult to locate. Thanks.
 

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I use an LX4, but that is because I already had it from my 2210. There are a few folks aroudn here I knwo runnign KK 60" models and they are fine and have no problems.

I would guess the biggest down side to a 5' is that it it was heavy enough brush you might need to slow down a little.
 

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I would stay to a lighter duty 5'er. An MX-5 would be one heavy rear weight for a 2x20. Other than the weight, its all going to be speed.
 

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The reason I ask is because I used my brand new 2520 with the 62D MMM to cut some weeds for the time of the season, last week. It was about a 1/2 acre in size. With all the rain here (about 6-7" in the last two weeks), the weeds were about two feet tall. I had the deck as high as it would go and went slow. It cut it okay but I was worried that it was getting hot. I guess I would just be more comfortable cutting it with a rotary cutter then my $2000 finish mower.
 

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I was just wondering if anyone was using a 5 ft rotary cutter with their 2520. Based on the specs, it looks like it might be right at the upper limit for the 2520. A 4 ft model would probably be much easier on the machine, but they seem to be more difficult to locate. Thanks.
A Frontier RC2048 would be a good fit.

I really like mine. I also find having a RRC =< your bucket size creates a nice obstacle early warning system. When cutting tall grass you really cant see what your soon to be driving over or into. So when grass is really tall I like to travel really slow with my FEL bucket low and curled slightly up. If I encounter something unseen most of the time whatever the obstacle is simply gets pushed forward or the bucket goes over top. Early warning system to stop. If the RRC was outside the bucket width, you might still hit something on one side or the other. I have a 53 in bucket and 48in RRC. Works for me.
 

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I run a Frontier RC1060 on my 2520 with no problems. I cut 4 acres of grass and weeds 4 or 5 times a year.
 

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I ran a 5ft Kodiak on my Kioti CK27HST without any problems, so I would not hesitate to do it on the Yan.. i mean Deere:lol: I also run a 5ft Caroni Side shift flail without any problem.
 
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