Re: Super Convertible Expectations
Thanks for the info on gearing beaner2u.
I took my 5 foot brush hog out on my Case 530 tractor today and did some of the areas I'd wanted to maintain with the gravely (careful driving and lots of forward/reverse required to fit). Not ideal and obviously no good for between raised beds but it will take down brush taller than me sitting on the tractor. This is what I'd hoped the gravely could do, proportional to its size. I should have done the math on this: the Case is 41 PTO hp driving a 60 inch deck, so to have similar capability the gravely would have to be 20 hp. Did they make a 20hp gravely and can the gears in the 30 inch mower take that kind of hp?
I see that the billygoat, DR, and similar brush mowers in 30 and 36 inch are around 20 hp so i guess that's what I'd need to do this. Between the raised beds never gets that bad but the other areas get these huge burdocks, honeysuckle and grape vines, and other junk that just grows like crazy.
Thanks again for the advice, I'll put that super convertible back on CL next week.
Edit: to answer the question on the machine's speed, it is a slowish but not super slow speed in low and normal if slightly fast pace in high. Maybe a few feet per second and five-ish FPS, respectively.
Last edited by vtfarmer; 07-13-2019 at 09:44 PM.