Brush Hogging Tall Grass with a Bush Hog Tractor Mower

Brush Hogging Tall Grass with a Bush Hog Tractor Mower

Here you can see what I’m dealing with
I’ve got a couple feet maybe three feet of grass here. And I mow out here about 10
acres so 10 acres with the riding mower with this tall grass would just kill me
but instead i can take the bush hog to it cut it down. And you can see here i
just have a standard width bushhog attached to my 1967 Ford 3000 tractor old
tractor but the bush hog just works great really really good i recently sharpened
it and it’s good to go so basically they’re really good for mowing on flat
even ground they work really well for that but a brush hog on bouncy ground
makes for an uneven cut so it not only not even cut but you’ll get some divots
in your ground especially if you go up sharply you brush hog will dig into the
ground If you’re wondering how good a job that brush hog
does you can just take a look here it’s not gonna work at all at the level
of your regular mower but you do get pretty good cut and it doesn’t mulch or
anything like that so you end up you know you do end up with big old strands there are occasionally spots with my
brush hog that just get missed and if you are can big grass you will end up with
big old clumps like this just because you know it’s not multi or anything like
that so it’s very different than regular mower so of all the tools I’ve got out here on
the farm the brush hog is definitely one of my
favorites it is just so versatile you know you can mow with it in really tall
grass and you can take care of bushes and blackberry bushes and that kind of
thing so I just think it’s awesome if I had to choose between a riding
mower and a brush hog i would definitely go with the brush hog I know it doesn’t make for a really
pretty lon you know your grass ends up a little bit scrabbling after cutting with
one of these brush hogs but you can cut really tall stuff and it’s much faster
than a riding mower anyway if you found this video useful at
all hit that like button down there and i will post a few more about my
brush hog and my old for tractor which is going strong and doing great!

28 thoughts on “Brush Hogging Tall Grass with a Bush Hog Tractor Mower

  1. Enjoy Your Tractor Videos, well done.  Just picked up a  1972 Ford 4011, looking forward to Brush Hogging with her, is that a 5 Ft HOG?

  2. May I suggest you checkout a "FLAIL MOWER" they cut through the same stuff as a bush hog and can also cut like a finishing mower. 2 tools in the one implement.

  3. if you wanna try this. …dad took out the top center link and replaced it with a chain…this stops the binding in uneven places. ..

  4. Get a 72" Scag Cheetah with 31hp Kawasaki FX motor. It will chew that field up and spit it out like it's nothing.

  5. I would mow it with a scythe and use the cut material to smother large areas at a time. Then I'd collect seeds in the wild from native grasses and forbs and start a prairie/meadow area after the invasive stuff was wiped out.

  6. You need a short section of chain in place of the top link that is long enough to just let the swivel wheel on back of bush hog to always be on the ground  with the front of bush hog raised to about 2 inches above ground. That way when cutting, the bush hog will "float" with the contours of ground. I also noticed that you were constantly changing the throttle setting, unless the throttle  keeps backing itself off, it should stay at a constant speed until you get finished, Set the height of bush hog while sitting on a level surface then use the lift stops so that when you set the bush hog down to cut it will always go to the preset height adjustment.

  7. We bought a 1963 Massey Ferguson 35X and a (then new) 5ft Fleming topper back in 2000 and it's been indispensable around our smallholding. We don't have the rear jockey wheel so it just rides on the skids with chains to the top link allowing it to follow the ground and I'm surprised how good a finish I can get on grass that is regularly cut so long as I keep the blades sharp – amazing for something that is more designed to smash down brambles than maintain a lawn.

    If the ground is soft enough for the skids to sink in I hold it so most of the weight is held on the linkage. By watching the tension in the chains and adjusting the height control I can still get a reasonably uniform cut.

    Gearbox is supposed to have SAE90 oil in it but the output seals don't last long so for the last 10 years I have used grease instead and it's still OK.

  8. You need a couple cows in there never understood why people cut grass in the country I mean around your yard yeah but I'm the field? Lol makes me laugh

  9. I have one area which I use my bush hog and tractor on each Summer since it does a fine job doing it. There are times when my lawnmower quit on me, and I have to use my brush hog to mow my lawn until I get my mower fixed. Right now I have to buy a tool to drain my crank case oil, and install more for my tractor since it has been awhile since it had to be lubed.

  10. I also have a ford 3000 select o speed. I’m planning on switching it over to an 8 speed standard shift because select o speeds are garbage nowadays

  11. Why wouldn't you cut and bale that kind of grass for hay? Someone would come and cut and bale that for 50% of the bales and you could sell the other 50%. or give it to the baler.

  12. There was a time when a sharp bladed bush hog was just a fact of life
    And if you want a great mower a cub with a belly mower was the ticket !
    If you wanted a real mower a Lo Boy Cub was the ultimate mowing machine !
    Yes Brother !
    Been there done that !
    A sharp bladed bush hog especially on a tractor that has the proper gearing !
    Like a international 424 in low range with the rpm`s up a bit !
    Well 🙂 They can make pretty mowed grass even with a bush hog 🙂

  13. I have a playlist of videos about this 1967 tractor here:

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