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Old 07-08-2011, 11:57 AM
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I need to upgrade my mower for field mowing. I have about 24 acres to mow. It is not hay, just weeds and stuff the cattle doesn't want to eat. I think a 8 to 10 foot mower would work with my tractor. It is a John Deere 1450.

Do you think that is too much mower for the tractor?

Which type of mower is better, flail or rotary?

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rotary will cost a LOT less.
with 50 PTO HP you should be able to handle a 10' mower, especially with halfway sharp blades.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:00 AM
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That is what I was thinking. I've had some tell me that 10' is too much, but then they were selling a 7 footer. Looking at the specs for some of the mowers, the draw bar pull units take less hp than a 3 point.
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