I’m also looking at rotary cutter options. I’ve learned the rule of thumb is one foot of cutter for every 5 PTO horsepower. However there is some wiggle room there depending what type of material is being cut. I ran a 4ft cutter on my 2025 this past summer with no trouble at all reclaiming some overgrown pastures with saplings and some thick grass. I’m looking at 5 footers now to cover more ground since the heavy cutting is done. My machine has less power than yours so I’m sure the mx5 would be fine for you no matter what you need to cut and even bigger would do well if you wanted it.I am looking to purchase a MX5 Rotary Cutter for my 2032R... any input on that combination? I have 112 acres with about 20 field the rest woods. I have a road going back to a hunting cabin back in the woods. Thanks for your input.
I ran a 5 foot cutter on a 32hp tractor with no problem.I am looking to purchase a MX5 Rotary Cutter for my 2032R... any input on that combination? I have 112 acres with about 20 field the rest woods. I have a road going back to a hunting cabin back in the woods. Thanks for your input.
825# isn’t too much for a 2032/38. I run a ~800# flail mower behind my 2038 and it’s ok without front ballast. My front end is a tad light without any front ballast but not unusable. However due to the length of a 5’ rotary cutter it will feel like it’s more weight back there and will require some ballast. If you have a loader, just mow with that on and you will be fine weight wise, otherwise get a set of front weights. There are a handful of quick hitch brands and from what I’ve seen they are all compatible with each other. You can definitely run non-JD/Frontier implements using an iMatch, you just need to check if they are quick hitch compatible.I should be getting a 2018 2032r this Friday. Been shopping for a rotary cutter and have the MX5 ordered for my new 2032r. Two dealers say it’s a good match and I’ll never wear out the MX5. However, a third JD dealer was persistent that this 825 pound rotary is too much for this 2 family chassis. He directed me to the Frontier 5 footer. Thoughts please.
He also said with my iMatch setup I have to use only JD or Frontier implements. I’ve looked at King Kutter but was today told not comparable to iMatch. Thoughts?