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Mower Ideas..........
« on: June 05, 2019, 02:46:50 PM »
I have been doing some thinking and looking around, and my thoughts are, of maybe doing away with my riding mower, and going with a two behind mower like those that you use behind a lawn tractor or ATV. Something like this.

https://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/field-brush-mowers/tow-behind/tb2-16-5hp-b-s-es-pro-44in-new-50st.axd

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&catalogId=11652&langId=-1&pageSize=12&beginIndex=0&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&N=0&ipp=48&Ntt=tow%20behind%20mowers&searchTerm=tow%20behind%20mowers&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ns=P-Price||P-SalesRank|1

https://www.mowersdirect.com/lawn/finish-cut-tow-behind-mowers.html?sort_value=2&displaynum=0

Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 01:24:25 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 01:36:34 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 01:49:10 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
My main concern would be maneuverability. Id stick with a rider or possibly a small (ie 1 or 2 series) Tractor
More money but also more useful


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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 02:26:27 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
My main concern would be maneuverability. Id stick with a rider or possibly a small (ie 1 or 2 series) Tractor
More money but also more useful


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The areas I was wanting it for are pretty open areas, so maneuverability shouldn't be an issue.

I use to have a Ford 9N and brush hog that I mowed the areas with, but I sold it some years ago, and I really don't want to go with another tractor. It may be just better to bring my father's tractor and brush hog over here and use it instead a few times a year.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 03:39:36 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
My main concern would be maneuverability. Id stick with a rider or possibly a small (ie 1 or 2 series) Tractor
More money but also more useful


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The areas I was wanting it for are pretty open areas, so maneuverability shouldn't be an issue.

I use to have a Ford 9N and brush hog that I mowed the areas with, but I sold it some years ago, and I really don't want to go with another tractor. It may be just better to bring my father's tractor and brush hog over here and use it instead a few times a year.
Now you’re think Axxe.



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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 03:52:24 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
My main concern would be maneuverability. Id stick with a rider or possibly a small (ie 1 or 2 series) Tractor
More money but also more useful


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The areas I was wanting it for are pretty open areas, so maneuverability shouldn't be an issue.

I use to have a Ford 9N and brush hog that I mowed the areas with, but I sold it some years ago, and I really don't want to go with another tractor. It may be just better to bring my father's tractor and brush hog over here and use it instead a few times a year.
Now you’re think Axxe.



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I think this idea might not be a great one Shield! I have been looking around for about a week or so, seeing if I might locate one that was used in decent shape, or even one that was really cheap that needed some work, (I'm not opposed to putting in some sweat equity!) but unfortunately, I haven't seen any for sale, and a new one is just way out of my price range. I'd buy another older small tractor and brush hog before spending what they want for those things!
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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 04:49:46 PM »
. . .Does anyone have any experience with these? I'm curious, and trying to figure out if they would be worth the price and if they offer any advantages over a riding mower.

my now deceased buddy had one, and it overheated his atv every time he tried to use it.
maybe if you could install an oil cooler and a auxiliary electric fan it might work.
he just parked his and went back to his regular lawn mower and shredder w/ tractor for
the big stuff.
jmo- a belt drive or centrifugal clutch atv isn't really built for or adequate
for all these implements they sell for atvs. it's not worth the chance of tearing
up some expensive drivetrain components. YMMV

Actually I planned on pulling it with the golf cart. With it being electric, no chance of over-heating!
My main concern would be maneuverability. Id stick with a rider or possibly a small (ie 1 or 2 series) Tractor
More money but also more useful


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The areas I was wanting it for are pretty open areas, so maneuverability shouldn't be an issue.

I use to have a Ford 9N and brush hog that I mowed the areas with, but I sold it some years ago, and I really don't want to go with another tractor. It may be just better to bring my father's tractor and brush hog over here and use it instead a few times a year.
Now you’re think Axxe.



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I think this idea might not be a great one Shield! I have been looking around for about a week or so, seeing if I might locate one that was used in decent shape, or even one that was really cheap that needed some work, (I'm not opposed to putting in some sweat equity!) but unfortunately, I haven't seen any for sale, and a new one is just way out of my price range. I'd buy another older small tractor and brush hog before spending what they want for those things!
I know I just dropped close to 22k for mine with shredder box blade and phd. 


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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 01:01:31 PM »
I know I just dropped close to 22k for mine with shredder box blade and phd. 


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the big difference is that's ^ ^ ^ meant for working and for use with the various implements.
atv's and such are meant to shuttle various butts around to different areas, and not really
engineered for hard pulling. been there done that- don't care to do it again
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 01:13:31 PM »
I know I just dropped close to 22k for mine with shredder box blade and phd. 


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the big difference is that's ^ ^ ^ meant for working and for use with the various implements.
atv's and such are meant to shuttle various butts around to different areas, and not really
engineered for hard pulling. been there done that- don't care to do it again
Agreed I looked in to the atv mowers but soon deemed them inadequate for anything more than mowing a big residential lawn that is flat smooth and without obstacles.   


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Re: Mower Ideas..........
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 02:21:18 PM »
There are actually two different types of pull behind mowers, and for the most part, they do look very similar. There are finish type mowers that are made for large open, smooth grass cutting like very large residential lawns or like golf courses. Then there are the heavy duty ones, that are essentially small brush hogs. The DR brand, are classified as brush cutters, and my brother has one of the older self-propelled walk behind models, and that thing will cut just about anything it rolls over, up to about 2" diameter saplings. It's a beast!
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