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Swisher RC14544BS Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (33)
High Quality (24)
I'd Buy It Again (22)
Durable (22)
Reliable (16)
Cons
Bad Instructions (8)
Heavy (6)
Durability (4)
Packaging (3)
Unreliable (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12612 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Swisher RC14544BS TrailCutter is pretty much the same unit as the RC12544BS, except that the engine is a 14-1/2HP Briggs and Stratton, and it has an electric start.

The 44-inch cutting deck is made of 11-gauge, welded steel and has a rear discharge design. The deck height can be adjusted using a convenient, single-lever cutting height adjustment. The deck, blades, and height adjustment are all very easy to use. Mow through heavy brush, grass, weeds, and tree saplings with ease. ... more
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Michael C.
Fayetteville, TN
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I just wanted to say this machine exceeded my expectations. Cut through 5 acres of thick fescue and other tall weeds.

My mother left a review already but I just wanted to show a video of what the machine can do.

ps: The cable that broke was the blade engage cable when somehow I hit a bump and the latch pin unlocked and released from the 4 wheeler causing the cable to break.

I called Swisher about buying a new cable and the gentleman sent me a new cable and latch pin free of charge... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Michael Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Thank you for your positive review. We enjoy seeing videos of our customers using our machines! Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very pleased with this purchase!!"
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Joseph O.
North Fort Myers, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed
I received this mower in mode 4 Acres and the belt broke put two more belts on it.

Come to find out the bearings more bad on the pulley.

I really can't recommend this machine. Really disappointed.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joseph,
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issue with your machine. Your machine is still under warranty. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can determine the cause of the problems.
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Chad
Edmond, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/15
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Mower So Far
I purchased this mower to mow 5 acres of rough hilly ground. When the mower arrived I was instantly surprised by beefy and well-built it looked. A major reason I purchased this mower was the price point and was expecting to give up some quality for the cheaper price. It fired up first key turn out of the box and ran good.

I've put about 10 hours on it mowing weeds 3-4' tall with no problem. I pull the mower with a Polaris Ranger but a smaller 4x4 ATV would be ideal. I've only pulled the... more
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Chad Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Chad,
Thank you for the great review and the added picture. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Chad's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This website is one of the best in regards to information about its products. It was amazing how quickly the order arrived considering its size. I thought it would take much longer. Great site and service!"
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Ronald B.
Evansville, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine - Nicknamed "the Beast"
First let me say that your carrier - SAIA Motorfreight for the Evansville, IN area was excellent. The gentleman who delivered my mower was prompt, courteous and very helpful. The mower arrived in good shape. Assembly was relatively easy with the hardest task getting the unit out of the crate, but nothing a hammer and a pry bar couldn't handle. I checked out the mower per instructions, and the only issue I found was that the motor oil level was about 1/2 qt. low.

I topped off the oil level... more
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Ronald Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ronald,
Thank you for the great review and for including a photo. We enjoy seeing our products in use! Your suggestion regarding the hitch pin will be passed along to the appropriate departments. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Whitney V.
Nacogdoches, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
I purchased this mower about 2 years ago to mow down my horse pasture, and it has been a wonderful purchase. Worked immediately and mows like a dream! My pasture is between 8- 10 acres (has allot of brush and berry vines in areas) and I can mow it just as fast towing it behind a 4 wheeler as I could with a tractor and bush hog.

I was looking for an affordable alternative to buying a tractor and bush hog since I could no longer rent them in my east Texas area and came across this mower and... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Whitney Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Whitney,
Thank you for the wonderful review of your mower and for capturing the before and after photos. We are pleased that your rough cut has provided several years of happiness. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Ray D.
Fort Worth, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/13/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
I will say as a rough cut mower, over grass, weeds, and maybe old corn rows its ok, but dont use this as a "brush cutter". Invest in a chainsaw and cut down the small trees, etc that are in your way, before mowing. I bought this unit because it had the larger 14.5 hp engine and claimed that it would cut down small trees (2") that you could drive over. I attached it to my Kawasaki Mule, ran it for the prescibed "break in time" for a new belt, and went to town on my 20... more
Cons: Bad Instructions, Durability, Unreliable, Low Quality
Ray's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had no issues at all with Mowers Direct. They shipped the product when they said they would, and the delivery driver unloaded it and helped me get it up into the garage. A+ for Mowers Direct!"
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Jeffrey B.
Smithsburg, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower For Flat Terran
I purchased the 44" rough cut mower with electric start and this will.mow down everything in its path. The mower deck is built to last however the tow bar and offset tubing is to thin to pull the mover over rough terrain. The bolts constantly loosen on the tow bar and height adjustment. The hitch pin snapped immediately so I started to use grade 8 bolts with nylon nuts.

This has helped but hasn't resolved the movement of the tow bar. I am currently fabricating a tow bar the is... more
Jeffrey Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Ernest A.
Kiefer, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Customer Service Is Not Dead
Previously, I reviewed this mower and said that my only problem was with a tire that went flat. I submitted the review on 3/20/16, I believe. I received a new tire and rim today, 3/25/16. Somebody still believes in customer service.

I'll be mowing again tomorrow. At the rate this thing is going, my UTV may break before it does. My grandsons love this mower. They have fun mowing. I would recommend this mower to anyone that asks.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Cannot Think Of One
Ernest Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ernest,
We are glad you are back up & running. Happy mowing!
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Sharon H.
Big Flat, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Unhappy.
Very poorly engineered. The hitch tongue too weak . The drive belt to the blades too small and broke after one hour of use. I would not recommend this to anyone. Didn't performed as advertised. Would like to return but seems I'm stuck with it.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Sharon,
Sorry to hear about the issues this mower does have a warranty which will cover all manufacturer defects I have attached the phone number so you can locate the nearest dealer. (800) 222-8183
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Sharon,
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your machine. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can help.
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David G.
North Richland Hills, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Cutter
Sawzall the crate for speed. This cutter worked flawlessly. Anything your 4 wheeler can drive over, it will cut. It is that easy. I could not get the pictures to upload, but I cut 2 -5 foot tall pasture with no problems.
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy the mower exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Beth E.
Florissant, DC
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Frustrating, Quality Control
Reading the prior reviews I do see my complaints listed and I also see excellent reviews, so that is why I used the term quality control.

There needs to be a redesign of the tow bar, the tow bar placement (which is different on other models) and heavier gauge. The bolt size is too small as the bolts snap almost every time I use it. I am about to enlarge the holes to take 7/16 bolts and hope that stops. This occurs if the unit is not level with the UTV. If level there are not issues but... more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Beth,
Thank you for your suggestions. They will be passed along to the appropriate dept. If your mower is still under warranty, please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 and we can assist with your wiring harness.
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Jeff W.
Franklin, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hungry Swisher
I have only had it a couple weeks but was able to give it a test run the other day. Plain and simple this thing ate everything that I could drive over with the John deer lawn mower I was pulling it with. I was happy with the results.
Jeff Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jeff,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you are happy with your mower. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Jeff's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers direct did a great job with my order. Very satisfied!"
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Danny G.
Lakeview, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/2/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great, Very Good Quality
I pull this behind my Yamaha Rhino, and it works incredibly well. I live in the Ozarks, which is an area that is very rocky with a lot of cedar trees and underbrush, hills everywhere, holes in the ground, etc. Very harsh terrain for something like this. So far I have dragged the Swisher trail cutter over just about every kind of terrain you can imagine, and it has not let me down. Sometimes the areas I am cutting are so dense that I have to use loppers or a chainsaw just to make a path for... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Didn't Buy It Sooner
Danny Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Danny,
Thank you for the precise review on our Trailcutter. We are pleased to hear it exceeds your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Ernest A.
Kiefer, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Bought it on 3/6/16 and it arrived 0n 3/10/16. Driver put it in my garage, no problem. I paid the extra $50 for truck with tail gate lift.
We just bought 10 acres 0f land that no one has lived on for about 5 years. It is over grown with weeds and tons of briar patches. In a total of about 10 hours use, I've managed to clear about 1/3 of it.

I can walk on parts of the property that I could just barely see when we bought it. I have a cab on my Polaris Ranger. I shut the doors and go through... more
Ernest Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ernest,
We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. We are sending you a new tire to replace the one giving you trouble. You should see it soon. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Gary D.
Milwaukee, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/5/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
If you can run over it with your atv, it will cut it. Great mower for the money and it is good on gas usage.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Gary Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Gary,
Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Gary M.
Edmond, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Mower.
This mower performed very well. It had plenty of power to do the job I asked it to do. I have high expectations for this mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Gary Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gary,
Thank you for leaving a review. We are happy your machine exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Gary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Power Equipment Direct was very easy to deal with. Very helpful."
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John D.
Lexington, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This mower works great. We cut trails all around the property with a Honda rancher atv. It cuts down 2 inch trees and thick blackberry patches. Works like a bush hog. Love it. Way more power than I thought it would have.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was heavy. Need a forklift to get it off the truck."
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Greg N.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/14/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I used my mower for the first time yesterday and it worked perfectly. I got the same results that I have gotten over the years when I have used a tractor and a bush hog and I got my job done in about the same amount of time. I have 4 small food plots totaling about 2 acres and several roads and trails to clean up. I only cut once each year prior to planting so the grass and weeds get thick and tall. I also cut a trail through an area that we haven't used in years. It was nothing but a briar... more
Greg Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Greg,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. In regards to the battery compartment, due to the fact that there is not regulated size restrictions for battery manufacturers we cannot accommodate all battery sizes. We design the battery compartment to not completely house the battery and utilize the battery strap that was included. This does work for most customers, but we apologize that this was not the case for you. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David A.
Champaign, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/8/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
Pulled behind an AVT and worked very well. Mowed down trees and tall weeds with ease.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Richard B.
Aurora, OR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rating Of Swisher Trail Mower
I really like the machine. The only problem it had was with the gas tank vent cap got lost in heavy blackberries. There should be some kind of guard to prevent the cap from getting pulled out of the tank. I lost the vent cap. Thanks for a good product.
Richard Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Richard,
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Tom B.
Burnsville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/12/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Weeds Over My Head
Just finished building a home and during the build the grass and weeds grew over my head, to reclaim the space I bought the swisher rough cut mower. Did a great job of cutting weeds to size. Also handled the rough terrain and steep hill sides. Great job!
Tom Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tom,
Thank you for leaving a review and for choosing Swisher!
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Tom's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Only negative - because of the size and weight, it's a 2 man job uncrating mower. Hitch for 4-wheeler is a little weak. Would have rather had hitch."
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Steven W.
Bastrop, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/16/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Fantastic mower! Cuts smoothly and goes thru talk weeds and cat tails like a PTO tractor powered. Very versatile in boggy terrain like I have in Louisiana.
Steven Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Steven,
We are pleased to hear your machine exceeds your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Steven's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company to do business with! Easy ordering system!"
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Mark F.
Jackson, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built To Last!
This is one heavy duty brush cutter! I have cut deer trails all over my hunting properties with this Swisher. I was kind of skeptical at first when they claimed it would cut up to 3'' saplings, but it does with ease.

I have also cut up to 4' tall grass with it and it does a great job. I don't really need a full size tractor, so I bought the Swisher. I would recommend this to anyone! Very satisfied.
Mark Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy the mower exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Super fast shipping!"
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Linda B.
Nevis, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It's Okay
I had an Agri-Fab mower before this one - they are no longer made. This Swisher does not cut nearly as well. I have to sometimes cut over an area even in the pasture tall grass twice for it to be as I want it to be. The handle that engages the blade can pop out of engagement on rough terrain and you suddenly are not mowing and don't even know it so I have taken to tying it in place.

I also am not happy with the way the handle that engages the blade is supposed to attach to the ATV. It... more
Linda Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Linda,
We are sorry to hear that your mower isn't meeting your expectations. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can help determine the issue.Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Bradford R.
Salado, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/4/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Big Improvement Over Our 14-year Old Trail Cutter
We're replacing a pull-start trail cutter we bought in 2002. The old one served us well in maintaining 15 acres, and after 9 years on a new 10 acre property, it was time to upgrade.

Because of my age, I particularly appreciate the electric start. The new design of the tow bar allows me to make the deck more nearly level, which results in more even cutting. It also permits sharper offset turns than the old one did. I've been surprised to find that the larger, 14.5 hp motor seems to use... more
Bradford Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bradford,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sure your new machine will exceed your expectations. Thank you for your continued support of Swisher!
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Nick S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/11/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
It's only been a couple of weeks but I have been using it on some heavy brush (prickly ash and buck brush - the enemy) and cleared an open field that has been neglected for several years. It has been an ongoing battle with the brush but I am now winning the war.

The mower has been working as advertised thus far. Love the electric start but had some confusion as to what battery was needed for the starter. Not spelled out in the manual very well at. I was delighted with the prompt delivery... more
Nick Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Nick,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that your machine meets your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Samuel T.
Dallas, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/10/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Its Okay
The only complaint that I have so far is the battery hold down is insufficient and the pin for attaching it to the 2" trailer hitch is to small. The mower should come with a better way to connect it to a 2" hitch.
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Robert O.
Parrish, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/21/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
This mower exceeded my expectations.
Robert Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing Swisher!
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Dan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Good
Bought this mower to cut trails and mow around deer feeders in Kansas. Cuts well on tall weeds and brush.We pull with a Side-by-side in low gear. I modified mine with a regular 2" ball hitch since I have a 2" ball on the back of the Side-by-side. Only problems we have had was it would not start after we had ran earlier that day.

First, we thought the battery was dead, but then it seemed the motor was locked up. Long story short, it was because somehow the cylinder was full of gas... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Hard The Back Up Due To Digging In To Ground
Dan Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dan,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a thorough review. We are pleased that you are happy with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David N.
Clayton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Tow Hitch
As far as the mower itself, it's fine. But the hitch pin broke first cutting. Put 2" square tubing with trailer hitch added 1 7/8 ball to atv, works great now.
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Your suggestions will be passed along to the appropriate dept. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"After you modify hitch system I would recomend highly"
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Michael R.
Cherry Valley, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Tuff Mower
First time out, mowed brush and grass 5' tall. Over 2 acres. The mower walked through it with no issues. Can't wait to do it all over again.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
Michael Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
We are happy to hear you are enjoying your new machine! Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Regina P.
Polson, MT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/12/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Regina
The trail cutter arrived on time and in good shape. We were anxious to get it going to mow our badly overgrown field. We still needed to buy the battery. That's when the frustration started. There wasn't enough detailed battery information when we ordered the trail cutter. It became difficult to identify the right size battery we needed.

We called your company who gave us a vague idea of the size we needed. When we called your office we were referred to the Swisher company. We called... more
Regina Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
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Regina,
The battery we recommend is a standard lawn & garden battery. Any auto parts store or local retailer of batteries will carry this.
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John M.
Madisonville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Machine Does The Job!
Delivery went real well. Put a few needed things together on it, and went the distance! I have approximately 15 acres of clear field that grows a lot of weeds at this time. They vary in height up to 5-6' bunched up...The 14 1/2 HP Swisher mowed over everything in its path with no problems whatsoever. I recommend this product!
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
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John,
Thank you for your detailed review. We are happy to hear you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Jeff K.
Fergus Falls, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/10/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hitch Need To Be Stronger
The cutter works great... If they would charge $100.00 more maybe they could build a hitch that would not bend the first time you use it!
Manufacturer Response
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Jeff,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your suggestions will be passd along. Thanks for choosing Swisher.
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Guy S.
Missouri City, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/5/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Performance
Bought it to clear light brush around the house and mow fence lines and scenderos.

Overall has performed well - especially considering the price. Does as advertised chewing up decent sized brush easily. I have cleared about 3 Ac around the house and mowed the fence lines and along our main road. I have about 8 hours of use so far with no issues.

Down sides are:
- The lock nuts on the main towing assembly will work loose. Replaced them with proper nuts and lock washers and some Loctite.more
Guy Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Guy,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your suggestions have been noted and will be passed along. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Daniel K.
Washington, DC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Service Disapointing
After two days of trail mowing, the cutter started vibrating violently. When it's running normal, there is very little vibration when the blade is engaged. I discovered one of the swinging blades had locked up, so I contacted Mowers Direct. They said they were not responsible and referred me to Swisher.

Swisher then referred me to a local repair shop. After a week in the shop, the technician told me there was an issue with the tensioning belt, and that the repairs would not be covered... more
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Product Expert
Daniel,
This mower has a full warranty, which is covered. I would recommend calling Swisher and they may help you with reimbursement and with the dealer.
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Daniel,
Swisher rough cuts come with a 1 year warranty. Please contact us toll free at 800-222-8183.
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Michael O.
Marienville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Owned For A Month, I Have No Idea How It Performs.
Received mower 6/20, assembled on 6/24, checked oil, warmed up belt per manual, checked oil. I then took off through a small patch off grass, (normally push mowed), and 45 seconds in to it the motor crapped out.

Had mechanic look at motor, obvious internal damage. Machine is currently in shop waiting on new motor from Briggs and Stratton.

Took an hour on hold to talk to rep from Swisher been in the shop ever since. I assume the motor was built on a Friday. Hope the replacement was not.
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Michael,
Sorry to hear you had issues with the mower if we can be any help please contact us and we can contact the vendor.
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Joe D.
Port Angeles, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Beast Of A Mower
Well I had gone through an area and cut some of the bigger saplings with pruners first. Then when I was mowing I discovered I had missed some. This mower just chewed them up and spit them out.

I soon realized that any growth that this mower won't handle, you will probably have to use a chain saw on. The only things I might like to be different are the tongue angle and coupler height adjustments.

They should be more of a true "adjustment" as opposed to a take it apart and put... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Adjustments Should Be Tooless
Joe Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
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Joe,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your comments will be passed along. We are pleased you are happy with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Jay B.
Woodland, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Received my mower and got it running straight away. I have about 3 acres, hilly, to cut and it performed better than i expected. The 3 acres was cleared off (maple trees, old fur stumps, and blackberries), about 3 months ago and grass planted. The berries had come back in places and the mower made short work of the. Not a flat place on the 3 acres and i towed behind a utv with no problem. The only thing i would have liked is a longer control as the control that comes on the machine is clearly... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Price, Fast
Cons: Wish They Had Longer Cable For Utv's
Jay Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jay,
Thank you for the thorough review. Your comments regarding the wiring harness will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Jay's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience from order to delivery."
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Jo Ellen M.
Altoona, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
14.5 Hp Rough Cut Swisher
I'm impressed. It cut through 4-foot-tall grass and weeds, and never bogged down. It's easy to start and maneuver. I would recommend it to anyone who has a need for it.
Jo Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Jo,
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Arthur W.
Franklin, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Beast
We have nicknamed this machine, "the beast". I pull this with my Kawasaki Mule and this brush hog is more than I could have asked for. The battery size was a little confusing, but you will not be disappointed. It has cut everything I can pull it over. Mowers Direct shipped this super fast and I will definitely purchase from them again.
Arthur Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Arthur,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your "Beast". Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Arthur's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Glad I found you guys and hope to buy more from you. Super fast shipping."
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Pete W.
Mazomanie, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Unit Once A Few Upgrades Were Made
The unit arrived as it should, then I modified the unit by adding a 2" ball receiver so it would attach to my ArticCat 500. I then added a larger battery, for more starting power going from an ATV battery to a Lawnmower Battery. In doing so, I had to modified the bracket to hold the larger battery.

I also added a wheel jack on the draw bar so I could move the unit around easily. I also attached a 30" vertical bar on the draw bar at the back of the ATV so I could mount the controls... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Pete Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Pete,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing Swisher!
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Pete's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"The delivery service was supposed to call before shipping so there would be someone there to receive it, but they did not. Thank goodness I was there to receive it."
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Ervin S.
Hertford, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Just Beginning To Use
Tow pin provided was too small diameter and poor quality--bent on second time used--so far every thing else seemed to work as advertised.
Ervin Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ervin,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please feel free to contact us with your model & serial # toll free at 800-222-8183 and we can replace your tow pin. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Jay S.
Vandergrift, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beyond Expectations
Great machine, cuts everything, tough field grasses and big thick weeds, to small trees, Key start is simply great. Very pleased.
Jay Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jay,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing Swisher! Enjoy your machine.
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Robert B.
Ontario, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Sad Customer
Happy with ordering and delivery. Mower leaking oil while still in shipping crate. I had to pick what battery to use myself, no size or part# in the instructions and mowers direct could not tell me when I asked , not a big deal for me because I sell batteries.

Mower now sets at Briggs and Stratton warranty repair shop to fix oil leak, won't see it for three to four weeks. Had to rent a mower to do the job . Not very happy. This is the risk you take when buying off the internet, if you dont... more
Robert Recommends This Swisher Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
This trail cutter requires a 12-volt, lead acid battery that's not included. This is stated in the specs tab of the product page on our site.

Oil leaks are hard to predict, but we're glad to hear you got it into a local repair shop for free service under warranty. We're very sorry you feel this way about shopping online, but if you have any problems that you need assistance with solving, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to assist you with your future power equipment needs.
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Brand Rep
Robert,
We are sorry to hear that your engine is faulty. Unfortunately, we are in the heart of the season and all service centers are backed up. If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 800-222-8183.
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David A.
Mellott, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Pulling it with a ranger and mowing hills, ditches, and tall weeds and grass that my lawn mower couldn't come close to handling
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
We are happy to hear you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower was here and running in no time. The whole process was very easy."
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Jeff W.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!
This machine is great! We bought a 20 acre farm that was covered in sapplings and briar forests. It was no match for our Swisher! We had to go very slow, and we got stuck a few times going over the trees because the hitch is low and catches, but this thing had no problems cutting them. We have already had to replace the belt, but we are very pleased with our purchase.
Jeff Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jeff,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you are enjoying your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Terri B.
Southwick, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Trail Cutter Is Awesome!
This is a great product! It has no problems cutting through thick brush. What makes it even better it is made in the USA! Thank you for not selling out America and building a great quality product!
Terri Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Terri,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your mower. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Jerry L.
Garland, TX
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Just Ok
Have had my mower for three years, and this year on second mowing found out the casting in spindle assembly broke and bearings destroyed shaft. Bought new assembly and had to cut the top and bottom nots off had frozen. In process noticed the left tire bearing was loose and the keeper was loose. Had to buy a whole tire assembly when just a bearing would have done it. So have spent over $200 on a three year old mower. Don't know what happen to the stump breaker because spindle casting was broken... more
Jerry Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jerry,
We are sorry to hear about the issues you had with your mower. Please contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can determine the cause of your problems.
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Lawrence H.
Cottage Grove, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Brush Hog
Other than the initial problem I had with the spark plug fouling out, it has run like a champ. This thing cuts anything I can drive over with my ATV. Very impressed. Just recommend wearing a hard hat when in brush. ATV and mower knocks everything down, sometimes on you.
Lawrence Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lawrence,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Dean F.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works As Advertised
This is my second field mower. The first, a different brand, lasted 18 years with hard use. I have now put about 10 hours run time on the Swisher mower.

During the first 10 hours of use I had to replace the hitch bolts, washers and nuts because the ny-lock nuts that were provided did not hold. I also modified the hold down for the controls so they would actually fit the rack on my ATV.

The swisher mower has plenty of power to cut field grass and brush. The actual cutting went smoothly.... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable, Price
Dean Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dean,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Tim S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tim Swafford
We just purchased this mower. It definitely cuts through thick stuff. I am pulling it with a Mule pro Fx, which sits high and doesn't allow a good visual of the mower. So far, that's the only negative I can see.

But that doesn't have anything to do with the mowers performance. I was hoping to be able to mow in tight areas, but with the Mule and the mower, it's not a compact combo. Fortunately, for me, I have several acres of open grass areas to mow. We will put the mower to good use... more
Tim Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tim,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Charles Y.
Sistersville, WI
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Brush Hog For Sure
This machine is all around tough except for the wiring harness, it can get broke and ran over quite easy. Other than that you cant beat this machine.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Wiring Harness Needs Changed
Charles Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Charles,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Your comments will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Randal B.
Crystal, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With Mower Thanks To Past Reviewers
Had mower delivered to our rural property driver of the 53' tractor trailer was able to drop mower right in front of the pull barn. Mower was packed well.With a hammer and crow bar to unpack and a couple of tools to install the tow bar to the mower our artic cat 700 2up was ready to pull it off the pallet.

Before I mowed some of the reviews said people had trouble with the hitch or the pin breaking. I changed it out to a 1 7/8" ball hitch buy drilling one hole in the tow bar and using... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Price
Cons: Bad Instructions, Change Tow Hitch To A Ball Connection, 1ul Battery Was Incorrect
Randal Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Randal,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you are happy with your mower. Your comments regarding the hitch will be passed along. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Dan M.
Shreveport, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does The Job
Bought to cut trails and small food plots for deer hunting. Worked really well. I modified mine by cutting the "pin hitch' off and welded a 2" ball trailer tongue receiver on since my Side-by-Side has a 2" ball on it.

Instruction didn't say what "size" battery to install, so I measured the bracket and got a riding lawnmower battery, 12volt. Very happy with this cutter.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
Dan Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dan,
Thank you for the great review. All Swisher machines utilize a standard U1 lawn & garden battery. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Dan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast service"
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James M.
Ponca City, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Love It For The Most Part.
As advertised I was able to mow anything I could drive over. Mowed 40 acres of over grown pasture. Even though a rough cut mower it left pasture looking good. On the down side I repeatedly broke the bolts on the tubing that connected the mower to my 610 Mule. Finely had to weld the tubing to the mower which solved that problem but eliminated the offset connection which was a real disappointment.

The mechanism that connected the tubing to my ball hitch was a disappointment and I finally... more
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear your machine's performance exceeded your expectations. Your comments regarding your hitch will be passed along. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Marsha G.
Crosby, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tons Of Fun To Cut Trails On Our Property
Buying the Swisher 44" to cut trails around our property was one of the best things we've done. Love the performance and quality of the unit. Could have better instructions to put it together, though. Just saying.
Marsha Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Marsha,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear your machine's performance exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Ed C.
Renton, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I got this mower to cut blackberry brush, grass, and anything in-between. It works great. I am impressed with its performance. It is not a finish mower and doesn't work well on shorter grass.
Ed Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ed,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. As you mentioned, this machine is not intended to mow grass. It's primary goal is to cut down brush. We are happy that the mower exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Thomas M.
Rifle, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/23/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Darn Thing Works!
Unloaded, put it together as hooked it behind my quad. Had a lowland with 3 or 4 foot rank grass and weeds. Not a problem. The thing cuts as described, runs like a top and handles well.
Thomas Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Thomas,
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are happy that you are pleased with your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Kenneth H.
Downing, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/10/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Works Great
I was looking for a mower for my a tv trail. Easy to assemble and I was surprised how well it cut the tall grass. I look forward to using it for years to come.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Would Like An Engine Throttle On The Control Assembly
Kenneth Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
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Kenneth,
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Tara D.
Union, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy This Mowing Deck!!!!!!
We purchased the 44" rough cut electric start to mow our fields that are not being baled. Pastures are not rough and are grasses like alfalfa. The mower was used once and will not run now. Engine is frozen and drive belt shredded after one use. What was intended to take the stress out of managing our farm has turned into an 1800 mistake! Do not buy this mowing deck!!!!
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Product Expert
Tara,
Sorry you have issues with the mower it does come with a full warranty which covers all manufacturers defects and can be fixed by any local dealer i have added their number so you can locate a local dealer.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tara,
We are shocked and sorry to hear you are having an issue with the engine on your machine. Your mower does come with a 1 year warranty. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can help get your mower repaired.
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C. J.
Bend, OR
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Think Twice
I purchase an older model approx 7 years ago and it's been nothing but trouble. After two hours, both tires were shot. I replaced them with larger and beefier tires, but that was only the beginning.

Soon afterwards, the clutch went out. Then the wiring harness was damaged no fault of the mower, and repair was very difficult. The only bright spot is the 14.5 hp engine runs like a champ.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
C.,
We are sorry that you are experiencing issues with your machine. This particular mower does not have a clutch, so we are a little confused by that. Please feel free to call us toll free at 800-222-8183 and we can try to resolve your concerns.
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Todd
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Rc14544bs – Make Sure You Read All The Instructions
I bought a Swisher RC14544BS, which I absolutely love. That is after I read both of the owner’s manuals from front to back to figure out how it all worked.

I purchased my mower to use at my cabin, which is rather remote and does not have any cellular service…so I’m literally in the middle of the woods and about 20 miles from any place that would resemble a hardware store. Which is the context of my following comments.

I bought a Swisher RC14544BS, which is an electric start mower. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
Todd Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Lee
Rural, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/20/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Pull-behind
Bought mine from Mowersdirect as they had best price. Arrived on schedule and well-packed. I use mine to mow areas on my tree farm I cannot get to with my tractor and a three-acre marshy area below my dam where head-high brush builds up in no time. The mower works like a champ. Sometimes I get hung-up on a stump but it lifts right off and goes back to work. Cuts brush and saplings my ATV can roll over, and if a second pass is necessary it definitely doesn't need a third. I'm building a shorter... more
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable
Lee Recommends This Swisher Mower
Lee Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was looking at a more expensive model as on a farm you tend to think bigger is better but when I talked to the staff about my needs they told me I'd be able to get by with a smaller and cheaper model - a rarity when sales folk do that. I'll definitely buy my next mower from Mowers Direct as I feel I can trust their judgement and trust to me is more important than price. Their shipping is fast and I received updates from the shipper as to location on a daily basis. Mower was dropped at our feed store in great shape with no problems, right when they said it would be."
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Jim Knight
Edgar Spings, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/24/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
44 In Trail Cutter/electric Start
Seems to work well once you get it running. First the owners manual needs to be written for electric start. It doesn't tell you where the choke is. When I called the company they said the electric start doesn't have a choke, but it does. It's all the way past the full throttle point - if left there to long while starting, gas comes out of the muffler. I pull mine with a Polaris Ranger 800 and it has no problems towing, however, I bought a trailer coupler for the mower so it gave it more... more
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Pat
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/26/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rc14544bs Rough Cut Tow Behind Mower
We had to replace the positive battery cable, it was not long enough for the specified battery, battery enclosure seems to be built for a smaller battery, one like you would find on a quad runner. Also there is a built in choke on the throttle linkage that is not marked at all, anywhere, figured it out by playing with it. The wing nuts that secure the remote control tend to vibrate loose quickly and should probably be replaced with the nylon locking type. These are all minor problems and... more
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Tom W.
Virginia Beach, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty
I like that it is made in the USA. It is built right. It performs excellent at trail cutting or thick conditions. It does ok at light applications (it is not a finish mower). I used it at my hunt club once and on a friends farm. My friend said that thing is worth every penny. Great on fuel as well. Only two cons one the battery issue. Manufacture recommends UR230 battery. This cables willl not reach terminals on battery. If you buy UL230 battery that will fit perfect because terminals are on... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Tom Recommends This Swisher Mower
Tom Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great expierence"
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Derek D.
Redwater, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Friends All Said "buy A Tractor"
I couldn't use a tractor, because I don't have anything to pull a tractor out with if it gets stuck. The mower works great at trail clearing. It cuts my bamboo thickets very easily. It makes short work of brush in hunting lanes and around my pond. Mowers Direct did great getting it to me. Well packed from the factory. It's fairly quiet, good on gas, and easy to pull. All in all, I'm extremely pleased.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Derek Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Scott D.
Graham, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine, Conflicting Instructions
Ordered this mower for my farm weeds. I calculated just over 2 acres per hour, and did 28 acres in 14 hours, in chest-high dense grass and weeds. The mower just purred along, almost never sounding labored. It is an incredible machine and performs well beyond expectations. After the 28 acres, I inspected the blades, and they looked brand new. The downsides: it comes with a hitch pin, which was defeated in heavy weeds and caused 2 days of downtime while I rebuilt the control cable and... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions
Scott Recommends This Swisher Mower
Scott Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Flawless experience. Mowers Direct is the way to go."
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Joseph M.
Lindenhurst, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/30/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is A Beast
Uncreated it, read directions and assembled tow handle. I added fuel and battery, turned key, within seconds it was running like a beast taking down four foot brush, very nice.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: Wish It Had Ability To Recharge Te Attery, Wider Tires Would Be Nice To Keep It Afloat In Marshy Areas
Joseph Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joseph,
Thanks for the positive review. We are glad that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Joseph P.
Dunmore, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
True Work Horse
My son and I had it out of the crate, put together and cutting in under an hour. Works just as I had hoped. Thanks for a great addition to the work shed!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Came Without A Battery
Joseph Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Bob R.
Lawrenceburg, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Worked Like A Champ Until....
Ran great until the tow pin bent and ripped the wiring harness from the mower. DON'T use the pin that comes with the hardware and DON'T attach control lever to the 4x4.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Packaging, Low Quality, Heavy
Bob Recommends This Swisher Mower
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John B.
Chardon, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Reliable And Very Powerful
The trail cutter started immediately and worked perfectly I have 10 acres of field and it cut everything I had thrown at it including very tall clusters of thorny bush where there were multiple 2 inch trunks and it cut it down without a problem. I was glad I got the 14-1/2 horsepower motor since this brush was very thick and it cut it down without any problem.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Bruce S.
Corona, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/10/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Mower was already delivered when Mowers Direct called to say it was shipped. Entire delivery time was 5 days.
Mower setup was a snap, maybe 30 minutes. Put in the battery and just touched the switch to make sure the connections were good and the mower started right up. We mowed our first field, grass about 18" high, and it did not hesitate or bog down one bit. It also does a great job on the edges of the gravel road.
Bruce Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bruce,
Thanks for the positive review. We are glad that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Bruce's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Effortless Process"
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Trevor F.
Goldsboro, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/24/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Brush Mower
I purchased this mower because I have 33 acres in the mountains of TN that tend to overgrow FAST! I wanted a tractor and a heavy duty brush cutter but didn't want to spend $10K+. I'm more than happy with this thing.

If my UTV could make it over/through this thing would chew it up and spit it out without hesitation. I've used it on 10foot redbud and black locust with 2-3inch bases and although I was a bit nervous at first, my apprehension was laid to rest... Like butter.

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Trevor Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Trevor,
We are very pleased to hear that the machine has exceeded your expectations. If there is anything we can do for you in the future, please let us know. Thanks for choosing Swisher.
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Richard C.
Lake George, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Horseman With Pastures
I needed a mower for rocky and uneven terrain for pastures. While I am still learning how to best use this mower, I am extremely pleased so far. I am rehabilitating pastures which the previous owner neglected, full of weeds, rocks, debris and the like.

The website was easy to use, and additional questions answered promptly, correctly and honestly.

It arrived in perfect shape and uncrated easily. Set up was easy, and I used it almost immediately after reading the instructions.

It... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Richard Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Richard,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. We are happy that you are pleased with your mower.
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Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am extremely pleased with the mower, as well as the Company. I would purchase large equipment from this company again."
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Wayne B.
Anderson, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Purchase Ever
I was very cautious about this purchase because everyone said it would be a bad purchase and would not do the job. What I found out after research was that most people were buying the wrong cutter for the wrong application. The rough cut does exactly what it states. I cut 10 acres with no problem. Love the remote start. If this mower breaks I will be ordering another. Great buy for me, no regrets.
Wayne Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Wayne,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Wayne's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped exactly as expected and arrived on time and as told."
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Donald H.
Louisburg, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/2/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Cutter
I am responsible for rough cutting approximately 5 acres, all cut up in small spots in a very rough area of Arkansas. This rough cut mower coupled to my John Deere Gator really did the trick, first cut of the year and I spent around 8 hours total mowing and it did great. The other reviews were spot on, nothing to indicate the choke setting, and there were spots where I needed to mow twice but the mower ran great and all in all did everything I asked of it!
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Donald Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Jeff H.
Bailey, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Was Hoping For.
I'm using this behind a Polaris 500 sportsman ATV.
It works great, pulls well, it's a little heavy for the hills we have that are pretty steep, I had to get creative to get to the top of the property.
Doesn't push down the hills. I was mowing Sage Brush about 3-4 feet tall, not any more, they're gone.
Jeff Recommends This Swisher Mower
Jeff Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great online shopping experience"
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Robert H.
Darien Center, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/24/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replaced My Tractor With Your Trailcutter
Bought it to cut my kill zones, and it preformed exactly as I wanted. I sold my tractor and all my implements, and replaced it with your trail cutter. I am more then satisfied with it.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Packaging, Durability, Expensive
Robert Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Bruce E.
Elberon, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Needs Better Control Unit
Control cable too short, too hard to mount and un-mount the control box.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging, Control
Bruce Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Richard E.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/3/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
This machine is great. It mows high grass like nothing. The only thing they should do is put grade 8 bolts in the hitch bar and pin. And put wheels on corners so when cutting down low corners it won't dig in.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Could Use Grade 8 Bolts In Tow Barwheels On Corners
Richard Recommends This Swisher Mower
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John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/10/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Once I got the mower unpacked and assembled, a little difficulty with assembly (I did it by myself) it was a couple weeks before I used it. However, the mower works really well and goes through what I mowed with ease. Cut some smaller brush and trees with no difficulty. Would recommend to anyone who wants to cut small brush or trees. Would like a little more in the manual about the breakaway blades and the choke.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
John Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Haven't had to use service yet."
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James K.
Pilesgrove, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rc14544bs
The new mower had a flat tire when I went to use it the first time.

I had a hell of a time getting a battery that would fit. The buyer should should have been informed that no battery was supplied and should of been given what battery was recommended. I was shocked that the battery wasn't recharged during operation, I found out the hard way, and your technician had to get assistance to tell me the battery needed trickled charged.

The mower worked well in rough and hilly (steep)... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Bad Instructions
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Erich W.
Fort Thomas, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/28/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Very pleased with the trail cutter. It starts easily and cuts as advertised.
The only negative is that they need a better way to mount the console assembly on the unit. I'm using it with a garden tractor that doesn't have a good mounting surface so I have it on the unit as instructed. With this set-up it is hard to keep it from wobbling around.
Other than that, no complaints.
Erich Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Louis L.
Lake Katrine, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Stumps A Problem
I own land the is riddled with Cedar stumps within the tall grass and saplings. The machine does not like stumps. My work is cut out for myself to remove (or cut them flush to the ground) all the stumps before I can brush hog the property. It is not the machines fault but if you have stumps, there may be a better solution than a brush hog. I just don't know what that is.
Louis Recommends This Swisher Mower
Louis's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower delivered as promised. I had it shipped to a company to avoid paying for a lift gate truck."
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Paul S.
Wildwood, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I sold my tractor and brush hog and replaced them with this Swisher rough cut pull behind. Do not regret the decision at all.

Motor started right out of the crate. Mowed tall grass with ease. Best part was around my pond. Off set the hitch, put one wheel barely in the water, and I will no longer trim with weed eater around the pond!!!
Paul Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Paul,
Thank you for choosing Swisher! We are pleased that you love your machine.
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L
Rupert, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/21/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Roughcut Mower
The toughest part about assembling the mower was getting it out of the crate! One stout crate. It was bought late in the season so did not get to use it a lot but it worked flawlessly. I am eager to put it to more use next season and put it through it paces.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable
L Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Steve L.
Quitman, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/2/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleased
I'm very pleased with the operation of the mower. I didn't know however that it didn't come with a battery or a pull cord if you got the key starter package.
Steve Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Steve,
We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Our trailmowers and trailcutters are not shipped with a battery. They require a standard lawn and garden battery (U1L). Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Emil C.
Kettle Falls, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower, But . . .
I am extremely happy with the mower. The hitch was a disappointment. A 5/16 pin for a hitch is pretty skimpy, even for a tag-along mower. I have modified it a bit up to 3/8 and it is better, but half inch would be excellent, like the mower.. It is not a gas hog, it runs great, is easy to start, and as tough as every indication is that it would be. I love it.
Emil Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Emil,
Thank you for your feedback. It will be passed along to the appropriate departments. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Scott G.
Greenville, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/9/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
I have looked at several in the past couple months, and I wanted the 14.5HP because I wanted the most power I could get that would get the job done.

I spent about 8 hours bush hogging the first day, and I didn't want to stop. All I can say is, it's awesome! before and after pictures always gets an "I want one" from my friends. Well done! Never missed a lick.
Scott Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Scott,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Scott's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Awesome, gets the job done."
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Alice M.
Ridgway, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Rough Cut.
Really did a great job in cutting 3ft weeds. Great mower!
Alice Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Alice,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Christopher K.
Holmen, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
44 Inch Trail Cutter
I've been using this on my hunting property cutting trails like a mad man. Lots of small (1 to 2 inches) Poplar. If the ATV will climb over them the Swisher will cut them. I mounted the the controls on the tow bar because I use the Trail Cutter with multiple tow vehicles. One tow vehicle is a Honda Rancher ATV and the other is a Rokon motor tractor. The Trail Cutter throws the Rokon around some (basically an all terrain two wheel drive motorcycle - Google it) but I suppose you can expect... more
Christopher Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Christopher,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Jeff P.
Princeton, MN
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Broke 2nd Time I Used It
After reading the other reviews, I'm surprised I had troubles. I haven't even ran 2 tanks of gas through mine. The nut for the drive pulley was loose and it shook like a unbalanced washing machine. The pulley is shot because the hole is bigger, as well as the shaft has scoring. The spacer and nut also needs to be replaced. Definitely a chain reaction.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable
Jeff Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Connie V.
Big Sandy, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trailmower
This is a high quality mower...Meets all our expectations...Would definitely purchase again.
Pros: Meets All Expectations
Connie Recommends This Swisher Mower
Connie Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very quick response when you have any questions..."
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Nick S.
Lena, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/3/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Machine Works Well
Machine works well under heavy conditions.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Nick Recommends This Swisher Mower
Nick Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything working well so far and a big thanks to the R&L driver Dan for his helpfulness."
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Sue G.
Lexington, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not As Rough As I Needed
Went through two belts in two months. Now my mechanic has it to check out a knocking noise when I shut it off. Was expecting it to be tougher than me a 65 year old woman. Also the comments about flimsy nuts and bolts were true. I will be using it more like a finish cut machine.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Sue,
We are sorry that you are experiencing issues with your machine. Customer service will be contacting you shortly to help resolve this.
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Nate
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower
I was pretty leery of buying anything with a Briggs and Stratton.
However, I was pretty surprised how good it runs.

I had this mower in some tough spots and steep hills. I even hit a few hidden rocks and took the tops off some very large ant piles. Love the swing away blades.

It has done everything and more that I wanted.

I still don't have any idea what the "stump jumper" is

Only downsides are the flimsy hitch and manual doesn't explain any maintenance like changing belts, etc.
Cons: Bad Instructions
Nate Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Nate,
We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. The stump jumper is the diamond shaped piece that the blades bolt to. This is what allows the blades to swing freely instead of bolted to the shaft. The belt configuration is on page 18. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 option 1. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Carlos T.
Barkhamsted, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Rough Cut
Bought this mower to do a 5 acre field. I tow it with my garden tracker and with chains on the back wheels it does a great job pulling it even on hills. It had no trouble with dense grass & twigs. Very durable construction. Only problems I've had are with the console control attachment & the clevis pin with a swing arm.

I attached the console to the hitch arm with the provided bolts & wing nuts. But even after tightening with a wrench, they came loose easily. I replaced... more
Carlos Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Carlos,
Thank you for providing detailed feedback. It will be passed along to the correct departments. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Pamela M.
Lander, WY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/28/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Really Great Mower!
Last year I sold my tractor and it's big clumsy 5' PTO driven mower and just replaced it with an ATV and this mower. It is terrific! Does a much neater job on my small, hilly field. It does not bounce around like my previous rig and feels stable towing behind my modest ATV.

My only complaint was the whole battery thing. It is certainly NOT a U1R! I finally had to measure the bracket and just buy whatever 12V battery would fit. Thankfully, once connected, the mower turned over like a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Pamela Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Pamela,
We are sorry to hear you had issues with your battery. Our machines take a standard lawn & garden battery U1. The L or R indicates which side the positive terminal is on. A smaller ATV style battery will also fit but the amperage is usually lower than the recommended 235 CCA. Please feel free to contact us toll free with any questions. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Barry J.
Cleveland, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Push It Down And It Will Cut It Brush And Tall Grass No Problem.
Great machine be careful on steep inclines the mower will push you down the hill remember it weighs about 500 LBs. I live on a family farm about 700 acres. Have three tractors various sizes with all kinds of attachments and bush hogs. The mower is for tight areas, trails through woods and wet areas. Works really well.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Hitch Should Be Upgraded To Ball I'll Make My Own
Barry Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Barry,
Thank you for your positive review. The ball hitch comes standard with our largest rough cut mower only. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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James D.
Gig Harbor, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/19/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Scotch Broom!
Here in Western Washington the Scotch Broom is growing everywhere. It's an invasive and is very tough. I mowed a 5 acre field of Scotch Broom with this mower and although it did stall the engine a couple of times it did the job. I had thickets of Scotch Broom that my Polaris 6 wheel ATV would climb up on before they smashed down and was able to cut the stuff with this thing. It really is an impressive cutter. If your mowing grasses and other field vegetation this thing walks right through it... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Price
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Paul B.
Lakecharles, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/9/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher
Great little unit. We have cut about 15 acres and it has worked great. Glad we got the 14 horse model because you do have to slow down some in extremely thick grass. The one improvement should be the hitch system, they should give the option for a 2 in receiver.
Paul Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Paul,
Thank you for your positive review on your new mower. We are pleased that it's performance met your expectations. Unfortunately, at this time the RC17552BS is the only rough cut with a 2" receiver. Your suggestion will be passed along for future consideration.
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Janis Hutchinson
Bryan, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gets The Job Done
It does the job I bought it to do. Easy to put together and to start. I am very happy with this product.
Janis Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Brand Rep
Janis,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase.
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Thomas H.
International Falls, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Buy Ever
Worked better than advertised everything they promised and more.
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Richard G.
Chelan, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower But Could Be Improved
I am using this mower on an old apple orchard that I am converting to a vineyard. There are stump holes under the long grass as well as a lot of junk (rocks, cut-off stumps, posts, etc.)

Engineering flaw
The first time I used the mower one wheel fell into a sump hole and the result was the following:
• The mower popped the tow pin out of the ATV hitch
• The mower tow bar hit the ground and the mower stop dead
• The ATV kept going and ripped the control cable and electrics out of the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Durability, Engineering Flaw
Richard Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Richard,
Thank you for your suggestions on the hitch. They will be passed along to our engineering dept for further review. We are happy that your overall experience is a good one. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Mark W.
Middle Village, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Mower/poor Attachment Design
The mower works well but you will have to modify the attachment from the ATV to the mower deck . There will be a time when the attachment will break or become disconnected from the ATV when mowing.
Cons: Poor Attachment From Mower To Atv
Mark Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
We are sorry to hear you are having issues with your hitch. It should not break or detach from your ATV. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 or email us at customercare@swisherinc.com. We would like to get more information on the issues you are experiencing.
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Dan M.
Shreveport, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/14/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth The Money
Bought this mower to take to Kansas to open up some food plots for deer. Cut really good in tall grass and brush. Starts easy. Comes without a battery. I picked up a battery at a battery supply house. A riding lawnmower battery works fine. Measure the size of the mount bracket before you go. I also welded a 2" trailer tongue on the tow arm since my side-by-side has a 2" ball on the back. All in all I think its a good mower and by the looks of how it is made, it should last for quite a while.
Dan Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dan,
Thank you for the nice review on your rough cut. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for shopping local and choosing Swisher!
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Dan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything went smoothly on purchase and shipping."
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John R.
West Chester, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/17/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Running Mower. Needs Better Console Support.
I bought this mower to clear trails and bush hog two one acre fields on 90 acres of hunting property. The mower assembled without issue and cut the field effectively. The only problem was that the instructions did not emphasize that the console must be attached as I ran over the console. It cost $75 to repair.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Narish L.
Annandale, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/3/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Monster
I have a zero turn which couldn't cut the 4' high shuns and grass. I bought the swisher and pulled it with my atv and cut 2 acres in one and a quarter hours with 3" thick scrubs with no strain on the engine. I would pay twice the price for this machine if I knew what it was capable of. I give it 10 stars. I can't wait for the scrubs to grow again.
Narish Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Narish,
WOW! Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear how pleased you are with your mower. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Narish's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is my second lawn machine I purchased from these guys and will do it again."
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John H.
Wexford, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/2/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Brush Killer!
Read the reviews and followed through. This machine holds up to the rave reviews. I have fun cutting with this thing!!! Super solid construction. Easy to operate. Locking nuts and bolts that don't rattle loose. Shreds the hell out of whatever it touches.
John Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Thank you for the positive review. We are happy to hear you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Chad C.
Starville, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Very impressed with this mower. Read all reviews and took the advice regarding using a grade 8 bolt over pin etc. Would definitely recommend reading the reviews to get ideas. Great product for trail cutting and tall grass.
Chad Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Chad,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing Swisher!
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Lenore J.
South Pittsburg, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Started Out Well
Have about 4 acres rolling land of pastures. Was doing well over the rough part. Got on more even land and all of a sudden motor on mower cut out. Looked back and everything was attached but lock on pin had broken so pin had popped out and wires were pulled out. Had a heck of a time loading and unloading to take to repair. Still waiting for return of mower. Needs a better hitch.
Lenore Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lenore,
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had a problem with your machine.We would like the opportunity to get this resolved for you. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183. Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Patricia P.
Remlap, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/10/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower!
I recently purchased this mower to maintain my pastures. I do not have enough land to warrant buying a big tractor and bush hog. The assembly was easy and quick.

It attached to my four wheeler without any complications and was easy to pull. It did a superb job in the pastures and with the off-set attachment, clearing the tall grass and small brush around the pond was a breeze. I give this mover two thumbs up!
Patricia Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Patricia,
Our rough cut mowers are perfect for maintaining pastures. We are very happy to hear you are pleased with the performance. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Donald F.
Huntsville, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Doesn't Miss A Beat
My riding lawnmower boasts much more horsepower, but the Swisher doesn't miss a beat on tall, dense brush and weeds that would leave it dead.
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Donald Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Donald,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. We are happy to hear you are having great results!
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Donald's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered, paid, got."
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Scott
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product For Small Acerage Cutting
I purchased this trail cutter for our 1.5 acre shooting range. I noticed the tow bar connector looked flimsy but after 4 years its has not broken. I also purchased a spare deck spindle to which I added my own grease fitting. The grease fitting extends the bearing life considerably, why don't they do this at factory? I have not have had to replace the belt but every two years. Inspect your pulley regularly and the belts will last. Lastly this thing cuts four foot grass like butter. Small brush... more
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Shannon L.
White Bluff, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/22/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bulletproof.
Set up was easy, just a few bolts. After fueling, and getting a battery at my local auto parts store, it started on the first try before turning the engine once. I had 1.5 acres of brush and small trees to clear, up to 2" diameter trees. Some of it was 8+ feet tall and thick enough to lift my 800cc ATV off the ground. It cleared it with ease, only bogging down a few times. I had to make multiple passes a few times, as it didn't cut very cleanly and left a swath of grass standing in its... more
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Tow Hitch Changing To Side Cutting Is Cumbersome
Shannon Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Shannon,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. If you need additional assistance with changing the hitch angle, please contact us toll free at 800-222-8183.
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Joseph E.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/10/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower But!
I like the way the mower operates but I do not know why it doesn't have a gas shut off valve. It would be nice to run the carburetor out of gas before you store it. The other problem is the battery information on the website. They tell you to get a U1R battery but it is actually a U1L.
Joseph Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joseph,
We are sorry for the mix-up with the battery. Our older models did take a U1R. This year, they changed. It appears we didn't get that updated on the site. We are working to resolve that now. In regards to the shut off, unfortunately our machines do not have them. Your comments will be passed along for future developments. Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Michael F.
Birchrunville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/10/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I tow the mower behind my ATV to cut a 3 acre horse pasture and it does a great job. Worth the money.
Michael Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase!
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Gary P.
Sullivan, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/16/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product
Mower seems to be well built, used it for first time last weekend and it worked great. Assembly was easy, wish tow hitch was more rigid. Also, sales rep said control box was 10 feet long, it is only about 7. I had to make a mount so I could reach controls from my Gator seat, throttle control from seat would also be nice. All in all a very nice mower for the money.
Gary Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gary,
Thank you for your suggestions in regards to the control box. We will take that into consideration. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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James D.
Cullowhee, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/28/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Offset Towing
Great mower, but the offset towing adapter does not allow left hand turns when used behind my mower.
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Jen F.
Swoope, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/23/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Choice
I used the Swisher to clear a field at my farm. It did a great job, just what I was looking for. I did find that it works best with an ATV rather than an RTV when clearing an area that is new.

The Swisher has a low profile, so it's easier to see what you're cutting with an ATV. I would recommend this product for clearing a field.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Needs A Longer Remote Cable When Using An Rtv
Jen Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jen,
Thank you for the positive review. We are pleased that you are happy with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Jen's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommended this product to 2 people who have bought them from Mowers Direct."
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James D.
Upper Black Eddy, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swish
Mower started right up & mowed great.
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thanks for the positive review. We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Timothy D.
Crestwood, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It Mows Great
My biggest challenge was delivery and post delivery transport to my hunting ground. I was able to convince the driver to help me get it out of the road where the truck pulled up and then a buddy with a trailer rescued me after that.

Once assembled and transported, the first mowing session went very well.

I can't wait to mow more trails to my tree stands!
Timothy Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Timothy,
Thank you for the positive review. We are happy to hear that the delivery process worked out and that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Timothy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Your customer service staff helped me with all of my questions and gave me good advice on what mower would work best for my application."
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David
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Thing Is A Beast!!
I really put this thing through a torture test. I have a large cutover property that has been re-growing for 3 years. I needed access trails for hunting. The field with no stumps and just tall thick bushy weeds was first, very easy. Then I began cutting trails through the stump and sapling areas. Lots of 2" thick saplings. VERY thick coverage, the ATV would climb and smash the little trees down and the mower would chop them up.

I'd do a second pass in the opposite direction to... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Connection Pin Is Flimsy
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thank you for your descriptive review. We enjoy hearing the different ways our products are used. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Cassee H.
Brigham City, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/17/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Need to mow weeds up a mountain road to a water tank. They get very high, and this little mower attaches to the back of the 4-wheeler and mows it wonderfully. Just what we needed.
Cassee Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Cassee,
Thank you for your positive review! We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David M.
Flat Rock, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Putting The Mower Through Its Paces.
We have used the mower in heavy, thick brush, wild blackberry, and many saplings. The machine cuts very well with a couple of cavats. 1, the control cable is vulnerable to breaking which I did.

A replacement was sent quickly but was pricey and the swisher website called it a wiring harness and made no mention that the blade engage cable was included so I ordered an understatement necessary spare.

2, the hitch is not heavy enough (the reason the cable broke) so I had a heavier gauge... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Fast
Cons: Durability
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped quickly and arrived as promised."
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Cindy C.
West Edmeston, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Piece Of Equipment
This trail cutter is a beast. It cuts through just about anything. I haven't done a three-inch tree yet, but it handles anything out in the field. Love the electric start and the fact that I don't have to get off my wheeler to get the cutter going.
Cindy Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Cindy,
Thank you for the positive review and for choosing Swisher!
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Mark L.
Winterset, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does What It Was Designed To Do.
I put the mower together, about an hour, checked the oil, put gas in it, turned the key, it started. I have cut thick grass and weeds over 5 ft. Mow it 2 or 3 times to make it look nice. The best thing is I can in places my tractor and bush hog can't.
Mark Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
Thank you for taking the time to review your purchase. We are pleased that you are happy with the performance of your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Mark's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct kept me informed on all aspects of my order and shipping. Everything was first class."
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Virginia C.
Fayetteville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
My son uses the Rough Cutter behind his four wheeler and loves it! It cuts the tall grass just like it showed in the video. The cable broke but my son talked to a very nice CSR who shipping one out with no problem.
Virginia Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Virginia,
We are happy you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for the positive review and thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Susan H.
Chippewa Falls, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rough-cut
I've used this several times now and am very happy with it. I've only tackled tall grasses and not saplings or the woods line yet, but seems to work very well. As was previously indicated the ATV tires tend to flatten the grasses and going over the area again is sometimes required.

i"m used to a zero turn lawn mower, so when it takes a wide sweep to turn corners with this, that takes a little getting used to.

I have not had to clean out under the deck yet, but being it can't be... more
Susan Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Susan,
Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase.

The rough cut 44 decks rarely keep any debris under the unit. Because of the large space between the deck and blades combined with the style of blades, the unit is designed to make a quick cut and allow the debris to fall. We don’t anticipate any cases that you would need to clean large amounts of debris out. However if you should encounter a large sapling stuck under the unit, we would suggest disengaging the blades, turn the unit completely off, leave the unit hooked to the ATV and raise the deck as high as it will go. You should be able to access the front of the mower and dislodge any foreign debris.

Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Megan H.
Monroe, OR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/4/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Rough Cut Mower
First, I'm going to tell on myself because usually I am diligent when ordering things to be towed. I have two Honda ES recon 250's for my farm in Oregon. There are a lot of very steep spots and although it works, it's mad. The mower is amazing...I just need a new quad to pull it up the hills I have around here. It works great, starts every time and does the job well. Check the ability of your quad before you order one, however, on flat ground it pulls just fine. Hopefully this made... more
Megan Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Megan,
Thank you for your positive review. We are happy that you are pleased with the performance of your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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David O.
Hastings, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Gets The Job Done.
Seems to do a decent job so far clearing the underbrush in my 5 acres. Only put a couple hours on the machine, so the real story will be after I've used it a couple months!
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thank you for choosing Swisher. We are sure you will be just as pleased in a few months!
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Phillip H.
Huttonsville, WV
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Performs
I have had a 44 inch rough cut Swisher brush hog for a couple of weeks and cut about 6 acres of brush. For swisher it was no sweat. The unit came very well crated. I am quite pleased.
Phillip Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Phillip,
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that your machine exceeded your expectations. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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Kathleen H.
Lawrenceburg, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/26/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher 44" Rough Cut Tow-behind Electric Start
Uncrated it, assembled it with no problems. Read other reviews, so we through out the instructions. Started cutting paths, ended up cutting about 2 full acres. This machine will cut anything it goes over (within reason).
Kathleen Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Kathleen,
Thank you for choosing Swisher! We are happy you are pleased with your purchase!
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Kathleen's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything was fine about this product, including the shipping. Glad we bought it. Off to cut the back field now."
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Terry L.
Dayton, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/8/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great
I was not sure that this was what I wanted. I do not like to order something that I don't know much about. Now, I'm glad I did. It is everything I hoped for. Works great. Only thing that you need to work on is the hookup. Depending on what you are pulling it with.
Terry Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Terry,
We are happy to hear you are pleased with your rough cut mower. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Paul Reed
Marlin, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/11/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made It Into A Great Little Bob Cat Mower
I wanted a mower for my Bob Cat but they were so expensive. I bought the swisher mower and revised it by putting an adapter plate on it so the Bob Cat could pick it up from the front. It works perfectly. Even mowing the ditches and around the ponds.
Paul Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Ira P.
Knoxville, TN
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Questionable
I just got this mower in yesterday. The deck looks heavy-duty, but the engine is crap!!! I read the directions twice, tried to start it, but it didn't start.

I ran all the wires making sure that everything was connected properly, and it finally started and ran for the 5 minute warm-up period. I let it cool down, and again it won't start after repeated attempts.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ira,
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your engine. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 and we will assist you with your issues.
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Ira's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering was easy. I just wished they mentioned up front that a big rig was the delivery vehicle. I had to pick up my mower from the delivery hub."
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Mike S.
Corvallis, MT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of Junk
This mower has been a huge disappointment and if I had to recommend a mower it wouldn't be this one. I have had nothing but trouble with the mower so if you want to spend 1900 dollars on a huge piece of junk buy this mower.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
Mike,

We are sorry you feel the way you do and would like to know what issues you are having and why you think it is so bad and would like to try to correct it as best we can. We will be contacting you today on the issues you are having and hope to get this corrected.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mike,
We are very sorry to hear that you are having issues with your machine. Our customer service dept will be in contact with you shortly to get more information about the problem you are experiencing.
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