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slasher mower

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:34 am
by poppydog
My old slasher mower has given up the ghost.
My tractor is a 990 selectamatic live drive which I believe are rated at 55 hp is this correct?

My question is I have the chance to buy a second hand slasher. There are two on offer - 1 is rated 50 hp and the other is 60 hp.
Would the 50 hp work OK or would I be better with the 60 hp?

Re: slasher mower

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:57 am
by gwatts
I've not seen mowers rated by HP. I'm turning a 6 foot mower here with my 990 and it does fine. In deep grass ( 3 foot or more tall) I have to use low gears. I wouldn't recommend more than 6 foot.

Re: slasher mower

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:22 pm
by poppydog
Apparently the slasher gearboxes here are rated as suitable for different horse power tractors.This is so that you don't use a high horse power (as in modern 100+ HP tractors - according to the seller- which would blow a 30 hp rated gear box.

Re: slasher mower

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 pm
by cobbadog
To my way of thinking the 60hp model would be ideal as it should "in theory" be a slightly stronger build.