Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

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Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby southern-jim » Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:32 am

I've got a Farmall A and I am not crazy about trying to run a 5 ft Brush Hog behind such an underpowered tractor.

I'm think 4ft brush hog would be much better.

Of course I have no 3 point hitch on this tractor so I need a pull behind brush hog.

Does anyone know of any vintage 4 foot pull behind brush hogs that could be had for a under $500?

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:40 am

Not sure I’ve ever seen a non-2 or 3 point, PTO driven, rear mower. You may want to consider looking for a used, self-powered mower.
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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby southern-jim » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:11 am

This is the type of brush hog that I'm looking for.

Most of the ones in my area are 5 foot in size.

I really need a 4 foot to make this work. Any brand would be fine.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:10 am

Wife's name, I need to purchase a bigger tractor.

I towed a 5 foot brush hog behind a B Farmall, only in 1st gear. Wouldn't pull the mower in second.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:36 am

What are you planning to cut with it? An A in reasonable condition can handle a 5-foot mower in most situations.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby inairam » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:19 pm

I have not seen a tow behind 4' PTO-driven bush hog. I have seen and use these tow behind rough cut mowers with bush hog style blades that are 44" deck plus the wheels
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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby tldec50 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:54 pm

southern-jim wrote:This is the type of brush hog that I'm looking for.

Most of the ones in my area are 5 foot in size.

I really need a 4 foot to make this work. Any brand would be fine.

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I have a four foot tow behind like the one in your picture.It is a bush hog brand mower.I also have a five footer made by Mohawk.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby southern-jim » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:05 pm

Jim Becker wrote:What are you planning to cut with it? An A in reasonable condition can handle a 5-foot mower in most situations.


Just 2 inch and under saplings and dry broom sedge. I fear my tractor is underpowered for it however. Are you running a 5 foot behind an A?

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby southern-jim » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:06 pm

tldec50 wrote:
southern-jim wrote:This is the type of brush hog that I'm looking for.

Most of the ones in my area are 5 foot in size.

I really need a 4 foot to make this work. Any brand would be fine.

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I have a four foot tow behind like the one in your picture.It is a bush hog brand mower.I also have a five footer made by Mohawk.



So a 4 footer does exist. Now to find one for sale in SW Missouri or North Arkanasas.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby tldec50 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:34 pm

southern-jim wrote:
tldec50 wrote:
southern-jim wrote:This is the type of brush hog that I'm looking for.

Most of the ones in my area are 5 foot in size.

I really need a 4 foot to make this work. Any brand would be fine.

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I have a four foot tow behind like the one in your picture.It is a bush hog brand mower.I also have a five footer made by Mohawk.



So a 4 footer does exist. Now to find one for sale in SW Missouri or North Arkanasas.

check with site sponser jp tractor,farm estate sales,farm equipment auctions and maybe you will find one.most of them were made pre 3 pt hitch
generation tractors.I found mine on craigslist and pulled with a crawler to clear thorn bushes without getting flat tires.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:43 pm

southern-jim wrote:
Jim Becker wrote:What are you planning to cut with it? An A in reasonable condition can handle a 5-foot mower in most situations.


Just 2 inch and under saplings and dry broom sedge. I fear my tractor is underpowered for it however. Are you running a 5 foot behind an A?

Are the 2-inch saplings a one time thing or an ongoing situation? One time, overlap your cut. Ongoing, get a bigger tractor.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:32 am

Jim Becker wrote:
southern-jim wrote:
Jim Becker wrote:What are you planning to cut with it? An A in reasonable condition can handle a 5-foot mower in most situations.


Just 2 inch and under saplings and dry broom sedge. I fear my tractor is underpowered for it however. Are you running a 5 foot behind an A?

Are the 2-inch saplings a one time thing or an ongoing situation? One time, overlap your cut. Ongoing, get a bigger tractor.

Agreed. I have a 33hp tractor with a 5 foot mower and I wouldn't attempt a 2 inch sapling even one time.
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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:06 am

Don McCombs wrote:I wouldn't attempt a 2 inch sapling even one time.
That will leave a tire puncturing or implement damaging stump.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:06 am

southern-jim wrote:I've got a Farmall A and I am not crazy about trying to run a 5 ft Brush Hog behind such an underpowered tractor.


Have you tried the 5' brush hog on the Super A?

I have run a 5' towing with BN and a Super A and it did not seem under powered to me.

Dont remember cutting much brush with it, because I am not crazy of driving over trees and brush with the tractor first.

I ended up converting the 5' tow behind brush hog to a 3 point so I could back up over brush. Used it like crazy until I got a 6 footer. Yea, backing up is a pain, but it saves the tractor from the abuse.

Some good sized trees fell victim to that 5 footer! :)


I have also cut lots of brush with a Cub with the Woods 42" brush hog type deck, that includes a good amount that would probably qualify for 2". Tons of milti flora rose!

And that Cub was tired and previous owner put the highly worn blades on backwards at some point! Probably after the last sharpining they did.
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Re: Did Anyone Ever Make a 4ft Pull Behind Brush Hog?

Postby Super A » Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:50 am

At one time, Agri Supply had a 4' towed bush hog.

I'll be the odd man out and say that unless you are mowing a lawn, 4' behind an A is a good choice. There were lots of Hardee fast hitch versions sold for 140s here and it was a good match. I'd want at minimum 35-40 HP to run a 5'.

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