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greenhead

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PostSubject: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptySun Apr 11, 2010 12:50 pm

Hey fellas do any of you use pull type mowers like reel mowers or swisher types behind your sxs I have a 07 660 rhino I have pulled a 48" swisher mower with it if you go over 6 mph otherwise it overheats but Im trying to get a reel mower thats 6 foot wide do yall think it will do ok? scratch
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Hollon
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptySun Apr 11, 2010 12:56 pm

Gonna have to be a bad ass mower to mow at full speed of that Rhino!!!
just sayin....LOL
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Foxfire
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Location : Bristol, Wisconsin

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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptySun Apr 11, 2010 1:25 pm

Ya....I would think it will pull the reel mower with out any problem.
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Woodtick
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Location : Wood County West Virginia

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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptySun Apr 11, 2010 3:34 pm

I have a 09 450 and pull a swisher 44" and never go over 5 mph and most often less than that. Mi buggy has never overheated yet. No problems of any kind so far.
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rhinomikey

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Location : dyersburg, tn

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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyMon Apr 12, 2010 9:36 pm

I pull a rough cut mower on my deer hunting spot to clear paths, I had trouble overheating but I added "water wetter" to my cooling system and put a switch on my fan so I could run it full time, it will still overheat on occassion but I am pulling up hills and over small sapling trees very slowly so I guess I should expect some trouble still but it is a lot better after I made the changes.
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AIRBORNE
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyMon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 pm

Mikey.......long time since I have seen you on pal.
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyMon Apr 12, 2010 10:39 pm

AIRBORNE wrote:
Mikey.......long time since I have seen you on pal.

Really. We have missed you Mikey.

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rhinomikey

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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyTue Apr 13, 2010 10:24 pm

I lurk a lot, and read everyones posts, just don't have much to say new since I have not been riding in a long time so I just have to read about all you good folks that live so close to great riding areas.

One of these days maybe we can get to come ride with yall, just not sure when. The rhino is broke down right now in my shed, I fried the ignition back during deer season and have not gotten around to fixing it.
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wvyankee2
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyTue Apr 13, 2010 10:31 pm

rhinomikey wrote:


One of these days maybe we can get to come ride with yall, just not sure when.


Really enjoyed riding with you and your wife at Windrock Mike. Hope you can hit the trail with us again sometime. HatWave
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roamerr
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PostSubject: Re: Pulling mowers   Pulling mowers EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 1:30 pm

I pull a 60" Swisher TrailMower T60 behind my Rhino. I had overheating issues last summer on the Rhino but solved that by simply adding a switch so I can run the fan fulltime if needed. Left to it's own control the fan just does not run enough.

http://www.swisherinc.com/t60_trailmower.asp

I mowed approx a 5 acre field that was really overgrown and hilly. Mower did great but I had to use low-range and go approx 4mph. Any faster and the blade speed just would not cut well enough. We have constructed a house on the land so my use now for the swisher will be limited to mowing 500 ft of bank with the Rhino at the top of the hill and the mower hanging off the bank. The weight of the Rhino works perfect in 4wd. Tried it on the Can-am but it felt like it was gonna slide. My Swisher is hooked to a 2" ball mount -- fit perfect on existing holes and beats the cheap Swisher factory mount.

As for a 6ft mower that sounds good but I do not know of one available. The swisher weighs 500 lbs so I bet a 6 ft mower would be 750+ lbs.

Edit: Just noticed that you said "reel" mower. The Rhino would pull a reel mower but will make a mess in turns. You need some turf tires and stay in 4wd.

Here's an 8ft one at Home Depot. They quote only 12hp needed to pull. Weight is not bad at under 400 lbs but I bet that means thin blades/construction.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100671659&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=100671659&ci_src=14110944&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D28X-_-100671659&locStoreNum=3610&marketID=282
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