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For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby clintmo » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:34 pm

It comes up on here from time to time. How much can one really do with a Cub equipped with a Woods 42? Answer: quite a bit. The brush hogging capabilities are nothing to sneeze at. I've been using it for this type of work for years and it's always quite satisfying.

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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:15 am

Gee, at first glance, I thought you were mowing MY place!! :lol:

Yep! I've mowed grass/weeds higher than the hood, and cut saplings up to maybe an inch. It can do some really rough stuff, but it can make my pastures look like a regular lawn if I keep up with it! :D
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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby Waif » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Mine does not do well on a ten pound rock. :oops:
Taking it easy , it mows fallow field alright.
A narrower bite if it bogs is all.

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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:15 pm

Have a Woods 42 mounted on a standard Cub. I can mow tall, thick grass, and some saplings with limitations. Works much better for frequently mowed areas. Use it to mow some areas in the pasture that I can not get a larger/taller tractor.

I mow pasture with a 5 foot trailer type mower and a 30 HP on the draw bar tractor. 2nd gear is just over 3 mph. No half swath cutting, raising the mower deck, or mowing in 1st gear.
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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby tmays » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:17 pm

All depends on what you’re cutting. Yeah, it can cut through weeds taller than the tractor, but I have some Bahia grass on my property that you’ll find tough going at about 6” high
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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby coppersmythe » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:24 pm

i have cut the same type field next door to my shop . "johnson" grass , grass and thistles . plows through if all "aspects" of a tuned motor are in order . if yours will not , find the weak "link". coppersmythe .......................

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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby Waif » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:00 pm

coppersmythe wrote:i have cut the same type field next door to my shop . "johnson" grass , grass and thistles . plows through if all "aspects" of a tuned motor are in order . if yours will not , find the weak "link". coppersmythe .......................


Oh , the 47 is tuned... Tired too. :lol:
Thumping dirt/root mounds takes some grunt out of it's progress.
Need to get it out this week again. Will be a good time.
Then put the spring harrow to work!

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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 pm

Eugene wrote:Have a Woods 42 mounted on a standard Cub. I can mow tall, thick grass, and some saplings with limitations. Works much better for frequently mowed areas. Use it to mow some areas in the pasture that I can not get a larger/taller tractor.

I mow pasture with a 5 foot trailer type mower and a 30 HP on the draw bar tractor. 2nd gear is just over 3 mph. No half swath cutting, raising the mower deck, or mowing in 1st gear.


30hp on the drawbar tractor. Now you're talking my language.
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Re: For those who've ever wondered about a Woods 42...

Postby clintmo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:13 pm

tmays wrote:All depends on what you’re cutting. Yeah, it can cut through weeds taller than the tractor, but I have some Bahia grass on my property that you’ll find tough going at about 6” high


This is definitely true. I don't really encounter that too much, though.

Eugene wrote:I mow pasture with a 5 foot trailer type mower and a 30 HP on the draw bar tractor. 2nd gear is just over 3 mph. No half swath cutting, raising the mower deck, or mowing in 1st gear.


Most of my property is such that I can't get a big tractor and brush hog in and out. The area in the pictures was done with the deck up just a bit but full swaths. Handles it real nice. Glad I have the sickle for the bigger fields, though. Much quicker.


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