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#1 Chucknbob OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 06:22 PM

I've got a little over an acre of pasture that I need to keep cut down. I don't want to cut often so a regular mower isn't what I'm looking for. Is there a bush hog type of attachment available for my 1254? If so, where could I find one? I've seen sickles before, so that may be plan B.

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 06:25 PM

For a tubeframe You could either use the sickle or find a flail mower for it.....



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:32 PM

:ditto:

 

 

Those are to only two options for mounted attachments.

 

Your best bet would be to look for the Haban Sickle-Mo, model 405A.  That is the one was for the Bolens tube frames.  I will note that the model 414 which was for some Wheel Horse tractors will also work with a Bolens tube frame if you lengthen the PTO shaft.

 

The flail mowers for the tube frames are VERY rare, so finding one of those would be a matter of luck.

 

You other option might be a tow behind that has it's own power source.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Only an acre!? That sounds like just some good seat time?

 

If you were doing 3-5 acres, it would be worth the time to look for an attachment. 

 

Time how long it takes to mow, compare that to how long it takes to switch attachments, plus add in the investment.

 

I think you will save about 7 minutes.

 

So I recommend you just mow it.

 

I have a flail mower, I only use it every couple years, just for fun.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I would mow it, but I have sheep out there, I only want to mow a few times per year when it gets bad and they can't keep up, not every week or two.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Flail mowers suck a lot of power.  A sickle mower is the answer.  They cut well when in good repair, and don't use much power to run them at all.


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 03:16 PM

Find another tractor and put a sickle [or flail] on it. 

Two tractors is better than one tractor.   :D


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Find another tractor and put a sickle [or flail] on it. 
Two tractors is better than one tractor.   :D


I like your thinking, but if I get another tractor, I'm going bigger

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:49 AM

As do the others I reccomend the Haban 405 Sickle Mo :rocker2:   My favorite attachment.  The Sickle Mo makes easy work out of tall grass and weeds.  No need to worry about small saplings either.  The Sickle Mo will cut down saplings up to 1 inch diamater like a hot knife through butter.

 

These are pics of my 1964 900 just last week with the Sickle Mo attached.

 

Sickle Mo 1 05 20 13
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Sickle Mo 3 05 20 13

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