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Probably a bad idea - big tractor, small brush hog

I’m tapped out for a while for unnecessary purchases. Couple guns, tractor maintenance, fuel, house stuff, medical bill SNAFU, Stihl Kombi, etc. I’d really like a few tractor upgrades to add to its utility (skid steer quick attach, grapple, proper forks, quick attach bucket, 6 or 7’ brush hog, etc). Time to brush hog pasture, but my 9n I normally hog with is down and out - needs battery and some ignition work I think. Need to brush hog.

I have my L4610, which is 6’ wide, so this will be awkward with the 5’ hog, but what else do you do? If I get into heavy undergrowth, the Ford would stall. Hopefully this will break a shear pin or something before grenading the gear box...

It will be nice to have a hydrostatic, good hydraulics, a loader with clamp on forks, shade, and a suspension seat with a back on it, though...
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Re: Probably a bad idea - big tractor, small brush hog

Time for a yard sale to get some spending money back in your pocket!!

I only ever brush-hogged on a steel seat Allis Chalmers WD45 so yep would be nice to have a good seat while being out there cutting.

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First casualty already: tail wheel fell off. Sure is handy being able to stuff the hog into a tight spot though...

Tail wheel retrieved and reinstalling...


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Re: Probably a bad idea - big tractor, small brush hog

If you were stalling the N in heavy brush then there's a couple of possibilities.

1. The shear pin or slip clutch isn't sized properly for the tractor and/or mower.
2. There is no shear pin or slip clutch in the drive line.

You need to make sure that there is a safety device in the drive line, either a shear pin or a slip clutch, and that it is sized properly for the application.

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Well, it lived. A little awkward being so narrow.
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Also, found a fawn.
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