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184 Brush Mower

Postby eleedom » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:26 pm

I have a 184 with a three point, but cannot find any bushhog style mowers for it due to the PTO speed and rotation. Any ideas on bushhog style mowers that will work on it?

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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby Eugene » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:11 pm

Belly mounted Woods 42, my suggestion. Tough mower. Not sure about what type of brush you are mowing.
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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby eleedom » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:12 am

Eugene, thank you. I've got about 2 acres on my property that is wooded and there are briar bushes all over. They are about 1/4" to 1/2", but that's just big enough that my Woods 59 won't handle it very well. The 59 mows the bushes down, but the blades are designed for grass and the briar bushes really dull the blades quick.
I wasn't sure if there was enough clearance to operate the 42, as it looks like the pulley on the mower is pretty big. Thank you for the info.

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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby Eugene » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:19 am

eleedom wrote:I've got about 2 acres on my property that is wooded and there are briar bushes all over. They are about 1/4" to 1/2".
I have black berry, multi-floral rose, and honey locusts. I spray/kill the brambles in summer. Sometimes it takes two sprayings. The brambles die and dry out over the winter. Following mowing season the brambles are brittle and easily chopped up with the mower.
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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:48 am

If you plan to keep the property mowed on a regular basis, once it’s cleared, you might consider hiring someone with a larger tractor and bush hog to mow it once, then do your routine cutting.
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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby eleedom » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:13 am

Eugene wrote:
eleedom wrote:I've got about 2 acres on my property that is wooded and there are briar bushes all over. They are about 1/4" to 1/2".
I have black berry, multi-floral rose, and honey locusts. I spray/kill the brambles in summer. Sometimes it takes two sprayings. The brambles die and dry out over the winter. Following mowing season the brambles are brittle and easily chopped up with the mower.


Good idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby eleedom » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:16 am

Don McCombs wrote:If you plan to keep the property mowed on a regular basis, once it’s cleared, you might consider hiring someone with a larger tractor and bush hog to mow it once, then do your routine cutting.


Thanks, Don. I had it bushhogged last week and went in with the 184 to clean up. Using 1st or 2nd with the creeper it was awesome! Sure, only about 1 mph, but it hardly even bogged the engine. Because I was going so slow, I could cut small trees up to 1" without any problems.

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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:21 am

My thoughts are that a belly mounted Woods 42 on a 184 will have some severe clearance issues. Others may have a different opinion.
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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby SONNY » Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:37 am

I considered putting the 42 on my 185 but the deck pulley stands too high and you cant lift the mower. I did shove it under there and no way it would ever work under mounted.
My next idea would be 3-pt. conversion of the 42 and yes it can be done with the right parts! lol!

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Re: 184 Brush Mower

Postby Eugene » Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:53 pm

SONNY wrote:The deck pulley stands too high and you can't lift the mower.
Hadn't thought about the height of the spindle.

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