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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 08:42 PM

It's been an awful slow start to the year so far for me, but I have managed to bring home a few items that I would like to share.  Figured you guys may get a kick out of this one...many names come to mind when you see it operate, none of them endearing.

This is a 'Level Lift' front mount, rotary weed & brush cutter.  I have not been able to find any literature on it, and not so much as a mention of one for a Simplicity/Allis tractor, but am told it was a Bachtold model.  It's a very nice design...the mower is huge, and VERY heavy.

The engagement is real slick, and with a long travel handle, not easy to mistakenly engage.  The frame bolts to the tractor frame, at the grill frame mounting bolts (4).  Those are the only contact points to the tractor, other than the lift cable.  The mower itself then simply slips onto the frame, and 2 clevis pins hold it in place.  Power is a belt mule, to driveshaft combo.  The driveshaft connects to the 'PTO' shaft with a shear bolt.

The mower itself is triple-spring loaded, which helps it maintain a light footprint on the ground...it basically has enough tension to 'float' and follow the contour of the ground.  It also aids in reducing lifting effort.  It cantilevers in such a way that it lifts 'level' to the ground, and does not incline when raised.  Looks like you can cut from about 2" to a foot in height.

The single blade is 36" long....it swings for a VERY long time once disengaged.  I'm curious what that blade weighs.  This particular unit shows very little wear, and despite a nick in the blade, doesn't look like it's cut much.  I test ran it for a moment (it's rained everyday since Fastenal brought it), and it cuts thick weeds at half throttle, with no sign of slowing down.  I have a feeling it would throw a rock approximately 1 mile, or reduce the height of any bystanders quickly, if they don't watch their feet.

I plan to give it a bath and have a "Level Lift" decal made up to mirror the image that can be seen by the witness marks on the cover.

 

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I'm hoping to get a chance to finally try it out real well tomorrow...we have nice, dry weather and I'm off work!

 

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 09:31 PM

That's a great piece there


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Posted May 13, 2015 - 09:55 PM

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Small children and woodland creatures beware! Josh has a new toy and the hp to use it.
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Posted May 14, 2015 - 02:49 AM

Very neet but, an even worse OSHA type headache than the Simplicity Weed Cutters. I guess that it was from before the Weed Cutters. I was talking to an old guy at Zagray two weeks ago who said that he sold dozens of the weed cutters before Simplicity ordered all dealers to stop selling them and return any in stock.

 

Please be real carefull with that because I can picture that hitting something substantial, catching, and something flying out of it. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 05:16 AM

Very neat cutter !   If you ever use it please take some pictures of what you cut , Al


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 05:50 AM

That is a beast!!


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Posted May 14, 2015 - 06:03 AM

Wow! A front-mounted GT bushhog! Watch out for things hidden in the overgrown areas.


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 09:01 AM

Quick update....I finally got enough done around home to allow myself some playtime and kept my Legacy/flail away from a few patches of weeds long enough to have a target for brush mowing, to give this mower a test run.

As with anything, it takes some getting used to and video taking is a distraction, but here is an attempt at some operating of this mower.


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 10:02 AM

That works good! I wouldn't want anyone else around while using it.


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 10:07 AM

That looks cool, but dangerous.


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 03:07 PM

That is a slick " weed wacker ".


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