JOHN DEERE HX20FLEX-WING ROTARY CUTTERS
These are the cutters for fast mowing in tough farm conditions. Like other MX and HX models, they feature the John Deere patented double-deck design providing more strength and more lasting value. (See pages 13 and 19.) The wings float to follow ground contours as you cut. You can get full cutting action up to 45 degrees above, and 22 degrees below horizontal great for hillsides and ditches. Plus these three models fold for narrow transport just 9 ft. 2 in. (2.8 m) on the MX15 and HX15; and 11 ft. 2 in. (3.4 m) on the HX20.
With the MaxFlow cutting chamber, these flex-wing machines are ready for fast cutting. Thanks to the double-deck design, there are no frame members in the cutting chamber to disrupt material flow. You get a very smooth cut with even distribution.
The MX15 cuts 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and is rated for brush up to 2 inches (5.1 cm) in diameter. The HX15 (15-foot [4.6 m] cut) and HX20 (20-foot [6.1 m] cut) can zip through stalks, weeds, and brush and saplings up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter.
Superior four-gearcase design
Gearcases and blade holders for better performance
Domed shape and smooth top deck is easy to clean
Safety tow chains for extra support
HX ROTARY CUTTER FEATURES
Constant velocity (CV) drive shaft with locking collar is easier to hook up. Its rated Category 5.
The hydraulically operated height adjustment system, with a swing-away parking stand, makes raising and lowering the cutter easy and safe.
Narrow profile hitches, and the CV drive, allow for tight turns
John Deere gearbox is backed by a five-year limited warranty. (See dealer for details.) Blades and drive components are protected by a tough, adjustable slip clutch.
Wing hinges have a full-length, 1-inch diameter pivot pin. They are greaseable for long life.
The HX models have spring-suspended wheel standards to smooth out rough terrain.
Heavy-Duty Flex-Wing cutters are equipped with a walking tandem axle to help navigate uneven terrain.
WHAT IS THE BEST CUTTER FOR YOUR JOB?
John Deere rotary cutters lead the way with innovative design, superior performance, and proven durability. Valuable features such as the Double-Decker design and Max Flow cutting chamber prevent water and debris from accumulating on the smooth, dome-shaped top deck while the flat bottom deck absorbs the punishment from rocks and stumps.
The top deck stays smooth - no dents, no dings, no holes. The internal supports sandwiched between the top and bottom decks are key to the smooth and structure-free Max Flow cutting chamber, while at the same time provide added strength and durability.
To help promote safe operation, John Deere rotary cutters are equipped with front and rear safety-chain shields. John Deere rotary cutters continue to advance in value with powerful gearboxes, blade holders, and compatibility with a wide range of tractors.
HERE ARE SITUATIONS WHEN A ROTARY CUTTER IS NEEDED
Clipping pastures encourages grass growth, optimizing on valuable pasture acreage.
Cutting grass and stalks helps control insects.
Routine cutting keeps weeds from reseeding.
It is the most cost efficient way to cut roadsides, parks, cemeteries, airport fields, hydro, gas, and telephone easements, and all other types of open properties.
Cutting grass waterways encourages root development and helps prevent erosion.
Knocking down stalks is essential in no-till and minimum-till fields.
Shredding stalks such as cotton, corn, and milo speeds up decomposition.
Clearing out brush is easy.
Use a rotary cutter to control undergrowth and grass in orchards, vineyards, and groves.
GEARCASES AND BLADE HOLDERS PROVIDE BETTER PERFORMANCE
THE JOHN DEERE GEARBOXES:
Large output shaft
Precision forged bevel gears
RE-ENGINEERED GEARCASES AND BLADE HOLDERS PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
Faster blade-tip speed
FLEX-WING CONSTANT-VELOCITY (CV) DRIVELINE IS EASY TO ATTACH
Lock-slide collar, included on all John Deeres drivelines, helps the attachment to the tractor using your hands on the driveline and not on the collar.
Professional seals on the cross kits allow for a lubrication interval up to 50 hours.
Grease zerks in the cap cross kits provide easy access for field lubrication.
Large, dimpled floating disks reduce wear and improve the grease retention.
Precision spherical ball-and-socket bearings distribute loading evenly and provide a long life and high performance.
A lightweight driveline with a lock-slide collar makes it fast and easy to attach.
FOUR LARGER, MORE DURABLE GEARCASES
The HX20 and CX20 Flex-Wing Rotary Cutters utilize a four-gearcase design. This is far superior to a three-gearcase design because the wing drivelines are able to operate at a range of angles, from 22 degrees down and up to 45 degrees. The wings fold up to 90 degrees for transport-lock purposes.
Additionally, the transfer of power from the tractor is dedicated to the transfer gearcase while the cutting is handled by three separate and properly sized individual gearcases. This results in superior drivetrain reliability and durability:
HX20 uses a 250 continuous hp and 300 peak hp splitter gearcase, and 150 continuous hp and 205 peak hp center and outer gearcases.
CX20 uses a 250 continuous hp and 300 peak hp splitter gearcase, and 150 continuous hp and 216 peak hp center and outer gearcases.
Large, tapered roller bearings and forged gears provide a long trouble-free operating life. Horizontal shafts in all gearcases are 1.5-cm (1-3/4 in.) in diameter to resist torque spikes. Output shafts have a tapered spline for a tight connection with blade holders.
GEARCASES ARE BACKED UP BY A FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY.
HEAVY-DUTY AXLE WITH SUSPENSION
The HX Series Cutters feature a heavy-duty axle with six wheels and spring suspension on the four-wheel standards. Optional dual-wing wheels are available. A lower-priced four-wheel rigid axle version is also available.
CONTINUOUS AND GREASEABLE WING-FRAME HINGES
Center sections and wing sections are connected via 2.5-cm (1-in.) diameter continuous hinge pins. Hinge bushings are constructed of 15.2-cm (6-in.) long forged-steel segments and are greaseable to prevent hinge pins from seizing:
The HX20 uses nine hinge bushing segments per side.
The CX20 uses 16 hinge bushing segments per side, for a continuous hinge (front to back), providing superior resistance to the wear and tear caused by commercial usage.
TIGHT TURNS CAN BE PERFORMED
Hitches have a narrow profile and are 57.2 cm (22.5 in.) wide to allow a very tight turning radius, even when the tractor is equipped with dual wheels.
TRANSPORT LOCK OFFERS A SAFE WING-UP POSITION
A transport lock flips over the lift cylinder for backup to the hydraulics when transporting or servicing the cutter.
A wing lock is provided for additional safety during transporting or servicing. Additionally, the wing locks are spring-loaded so they can unfold against gravity on slopes up to five degrees.
HYDRAULIC HEIGHT LEVELING SYSTEM MAKES CUTTER LEVELING EASY AND SAFE
The HX15, CX15, HX20, and CX20 come standard with an industry-exclusive hydraulically-operated height leveling system with a swing-away parking stand that makes raising and lowering the cutter easy and safe. In addition, a manual-implement jack is in base equipment, so hitch leveling can also be adjusted without hydraulics. With this addition, the cutter will remain in the same position for long periods of time.
John Deere is so confident in the reliability of the gearbox that rotary cutters come with a 5-year limited gearbox warranty.
Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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