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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 08:44 PM

I found this 42" bush hog on craigslist. I bought it from a guy who found it in the weeds after he moved into his new house. It had a seized 9hp briggs pull start engine on it and was missing the tires and rims. I bought it for $80. I put a 14hp Kohler command on it from a craftsman LT that was given to me. I found some tires I had laying around, made a battery box, added a gas tank and made a pedestal with a key start and throttle that can be operated from the tractor seat. It turned out really nice, the only problem was even after I mowed every bit of tall grass/weed I could find at my house and all my friends and relatives houses I still wanted more. I put an ad on craigslist and finally got a call. Here's some pics of the job I did today, this was actually a woman's yard. I had a lot of fun and the bush hog paid for itself.:bounce:

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 08:51 PM

That did a great job!
looks like you got some good seat time there :thumbs:

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:09 PM

Yes, it did do a very nice job! My BIL used to have one of those & he loved it. Coincidentally, Maynard & I both were bush hogging today also. But I was using a 145hp MF2745 with a 14' batwing on some hillsides hard to walk up. "But pucker" hills! Hey Maynard...what were you hogging with?

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:19 PM

Yes, it did do a very nice job! My BIL used to have one of those & he loved it. Coincidentally, Maynard & I both were bush hogging today also. But I was using a 145hp MF2745 with a 14' batwing on some hillsides hard to walk up. "But pucker" hills! Hey Maynard...what were you hogging with?



I didn't have to deal with any "butt pucker" inducing hillsides but when the front end of my mf12 dropped into a large abandoned gofer hole I think I pee'd a little!

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:22 PM

I looked at my pasture today and thought it needed bush hoggin but the last time it was done my sweetie came in looking like dirt when she was done so I might have to increase the bribe to get her to do it again anytime soon.

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:24 PM

I looked at my pasture today and thought it needed bush hoggin but the last time it was done my sweetie came in looking like dirt when she was done so I might have to increase the bribe to get her to do it again anytime soon.


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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:31 PM

That was a great catch for $80! Sure did a nice job of mowing.

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 09:34 PM

Great catch like Bill said for $80 and sounds like you did a great job on putting it together better then it came originally. It did a great job as well. :thumbs:

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 10:13 PM

It looks like you really put that mower to the test in all that tall stuff! It did a very good job. You got a good deal on it and really made it into quite a mower. You can't beat having a supply of " stuff " around to work on projects with. Nice work!

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Posted July 16, 2010 - 04:39 AM

Hey Maynard...what were you hogging with?


I was using the neighbors 3130 Kubota with 60" Farm King " hog",as I don't have a "bush hog" yet.

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Posted July 16, 2010 - 07:33 AM

it lookes like it did a good job. 14 hp beats that 9 any day.

I have about 4 acres I need to bush hog...

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Posted July 16, 2010 - 08:08 PM

Very cool......I know what you mean about finding more to cut....I have an abandoned farm next door that I go "play" on.....lol

What does that have for blades?....One big one?

I built this one from an old Ford 42" deck....10 hp B&S....works good

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Posted October 12, 2010 - 10:12 PM

That works great, much better than I would have expected.

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 10:50 AM

Here's some pics of the job I did today, this was actually a woman's yard. I had a lot of fun and the bush hog paid for itself.:bounce:


Looks like an awesome job on getting that mower to work and pay off for you. Just a word of caution: If possible, walk the grounds you intend to brush hog. I've found a lot of metal and big holes with my brush hog and sickle bars over the years even after I thought I had checked the area good...you can ruin equipment fast not to mention hurting yourself! Be careful out there! ;)


"But pucker" hills!


We live on a hill and my septic system is in the middle of my front hay field. After we cut the hay I usually brush hog down the grass on the front of the septic mound with my MF 1552....I back up it to cut and mid way up I am basically standing on the floorboards with my back against the seat it's so steep! I always leave my bucket on as well as a safety precaution. That is my "butt pucker" hill to mow!




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