MX Series Rotary Cutters
With one of the most expansive lines of rotary cutters in the industry—and featuring the Flex Cutter—John Deere can equip you with just the right model for your operation. Property owners, agricultural producers, commercial operators and municipal contractors across the country rely on John Deere rotary cutter solutions to overcome the most challenging ground conditions. And so should you.
What is the best cutter for your job?
NOTE: Only for single spindle and multi-spindle.
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 provides value:
- Clipping pastures encourages grass growth, optimizing 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 such as cotton, corn, or milo speeds up decomposition. This is essential in no-till and minimum-till fields.
- Clearing out brush.
- Control undergrowth and grass in orchards, vineyards, and groves.
Decide what model to use based on:
- The size of the area to mow versus the size of the machine – the bigger the area to mow, the bigger the mower needs to be in order to be efficient during mowing hours. Similarly, the limitation of a small area will guide operators to use a smaller mower.
- The amount of time and frequency it will be used – for longer hours and more frequency, choose a heavier duty machine.
- Tractor compatibility – if there is a tractor the operator will be using, look for the tractor compatibility sheet to identify appropriate options.
John Deere rotary cutters are available in two duty-level categories:
- MX models are available in 1.5-m (5-ft), 1.8-m (6-ft), 2.1-m (7-ft), 2.5-m (8-ft), and 3.2-m (10-ft).
- This duty-level category cuts brush up to 50.8 mm (2 in.) in diameter.
- HX models are available in 3.2-m (10-ft) and 4.2-m (14-ft).
- This duty-level category cuts brush up to 76.2 mm (3 in.) in diameter.
- HX6 is available in 1.8-m (6-ft) and the HX7 is available in 2.1-m (7-ft) cut widths; they cut brush up to 101.6 mm (4 in.) in diameter.
NOTE: HX models are heavier built to cut at a 101.6 mm (4 in.) capacity level more frequently and for longer durations.
Front and rear safety chain shields are standard
Front and rear chain shields are standard equipment:
- Offer protection for the operator yet allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction
Standard suction blades provide additional blade lift
Suction blades provide additional lift action for picking up downed material. The blades are 1.3 cm x 10.2 cm (0.5 in. x 4 in.) in size and heat-treated for long wear life.
The fast blade-tip speed ensures clean cutting and fine shredding of material.
- Up to 88.5 m/sec (17416 fpm)
FIVE-YEAR LIMITED GEARBOX WARRANTY PROVIDED ON EVERY JOHN DEERE ROTARY CUTTER
John Deere is so confident in the reliability of the gearbox that rotary cutters come with a 5-year limited gearbox warranty.
There is also 1-year warranty on the complete machine, including drivelines, clutches, and many other components.
Specs & Compare
Accessories and Attachments
Dual Tailwheel Support, Hub and Wheel - BW00454
For the MX7 Single-Spindle Rotary Cutter, an additional wheel support may be ordered to provide a second rear wheel. Provides for a more consistent height-of-cut when operating over irregular terrain. Helps keep blades out of the ground when one wheel falls into a rut. Relocate single original equipment tailwheel on one of two frame ribs. Locate additional wheel support on other frame rib.
4 X 8 Bolt Wheel Hub - Puncture Proof Laminated Tire - AW30715
Cat. II Hitch Pin - W46503
Cat. II Hitch Pin - W46503
Safety shields are used to reduce the hazard of thrown material.
Front chain shields protect the operator, yet still allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction.
Front and rear shields are to be used at all times. They are especially critical when working near roads or other public areas.