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Hi Guys

I have both a JD X360 and a Ford 145. I own 10 acres, 5 of which has been planted with 4000 saplings and is now overgrown with argricultural weeds. it was previously plowed land, so it is very uneven. I was thinking a front mounted cutter would work really well - but where would I get one from? Both machines have PTOs of course.

My thoughts revolved around making a cutter from a couple of rotary push moweres, mounted next to each other with a pully and an appropriately sized belt.

Do you guys have any sugestions?

Regards, Richard
 

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someone on here mentioned using an old lawn mower deck and building a mount and putting a 10 horse briggs on it, i dont see why you couldnt do the same and make it front mount
 

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Get a deck with a good spindel and put swinging blades on it and 4 wheels mount on front and run it off of a belt.
 

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now, a really stoopid question, swinging blades? Is that rather than rotating they swing through, say, 120 degrees, cutting on both sides? I saw for sale a double sided scythe base for cutting brush - would that work?
 

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I believe when he said swing blades, it would be like a rotory bush hog mower that has the ends that can pivot back when they hit something tuffer than weeds. Well that is the theory anyways.:thThumbsU
 

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I wouldn't want to be on the back side of the cutter when part of a stump or rock gets thrown out the back.
 
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