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Back blade/ brush hog

Discussion in 'John Deere' started by Ayayron, Dec 5, 2017 at 3:28 PM.

  1. Ayayron

    Ayayron New Member

    7
    Nov 24, 2017
    Any suggestions for maximum size to use on a 1020? Going to be plowing snow in Western NY. Rear track width is 7 ft.

    Thanks
    Aaron
     
  2. mastrkee

    mastrkee New Member

    10
    May 8, 2017
    I would put one on as big as I could carry or at least a foot wider than the track width. I don't do snow so I can't speak to that aspect. I had a ten foot offset trailer type bush hog that came with the 1020 I used to own. The previous owner used it to mow under his peach trees. I used the cutter to mow pastures and roads until I tore it up cutting saplings that were a little bigger than I should have been cutting. The tractor, never had a problem with the cutter.
     
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  3. Thomas

    Thomas Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Back blade should be wide enough to cover rear wheels at 45 degrees.
     
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  4. BigT

    BigT Member

    729
    Sep 15, 2014
    An old rule-of-thumb regarding brush hogs is 5 HP per foot of deck width. Your tractor has about 38 pto HP. A 6' deck is fine, 7' would probably be OK, but might be too heavy to lift without the front end coming off the ground?? You might need front weights. I have a comparable Ford tractor, and a 1050 Lb mower makes it very light in the front end.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017 at 12:57 PM
  5. Ayayron

    Ayayron New Member

    7
    Nov 24, 2017
    Thanks for the input. I appreciate it