Sickle mowers: Fast Hitch versus belly mount

Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:24 pm

I have the chance to buy a Fash Hitch Sickle Bar Mower and I was wondering if anyone had some opinions about which was better, Fast Hitch Sickle bar mowers or belly mounted ones?

Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:36 pm

Any fast hitch implement is inherently easier to use because of the ease of attaching single point hitch implements. If I had a fast hitch cub, I would definitely want a fast hitch mower. Best case scenario - attaching and setting up a cub 22 mower would be (maybe) 30 minutes working safely. When you're done with it, unhitch and move on.
I would think that the performance of both types would be comparable.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:55 pm

I will admit to ignorance, I didn't know they made a fast hitch sickle mower for a cub.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:52 pm

I didn't know that they made a fast hitch sickle mower. I sure would like to see a picture of one.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:52 pm

John, I don't know for sure that they did. But any fast hitch implement would have to be more convenient than conventional mounting. I have seen a fast hitch 42" rotary mower though.
Last edited by Bigdog on Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:55 pm

Yes, Big Dog it would be a lot easier if they did make one.

Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:34 pm

Saw what was apparently the same post on YTMAG. apparently this is for a 100, not a cub.

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:00 am

That means your fast hitch cub can lift it, but it can't run it. The PTO on a Cub runs backwards, and over 3 times as fast as your standard 540RPM PTO.

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:31 am

Sorry about that, I didn't make myself clear. Apparently his tractor is a 100.