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Tractor Mower Converted To Skidsteer Bush Hog
Nick Curry didn’t want to spend $4,000 on a hydraulic-powered bush hog mower for his skidsteer, so he made one from an old pto-powered 3-pt. mower deck.
    “I bought a hydraulic motor so I have around $600 into it. The mower works like new,” Curry says.
    He took off the pto shaft and turned the hitch to the back before adding a plate welded to the quick-attach. After trying used motors, he purchased a new 4.9 ci 540 shaft hydraulic motor to better match the specs of his 70 hp Bobcat.
    “Do research on the hydraulic motors and the hydraulic flows to maximize the power,” Curry suggests. He adds that the most challenging part was lining up the motor and running the hoses to keep them out of the way.
    He uses the bush hog to clean up fence rows on hillsides he couldn’t access with a tractor. Plus he can lift the bush hog high to trim smaller tree limbs.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nick Curry, 529 Gabe Rd., Greensburg, Ky. 42743 (ph 270 932-1990; ncurry7740@gmail.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #5