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Swisher (44") 11.5HP Rough Cut Tow-Behind Trail Cutter

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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Tow Behind Mowers
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
44

Cutting Inches
Engine


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Blaze A Trail Or Clear A Field
Get rid of overgrown ditches, fence lines and fields
Cuts most woody materials up to 3" in diameter
Use for rough cut and brush cuttting applications

11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine
Plenty of power for those tough mowing jobs

44-Inch, Rear Discharge Cutting Deck
Welded deck constructed of 11 gauge steel
2 heavy duty hardened steel swinging blades
Single-point cutting height adjustment - 4" adjustment range
Rear discharge for mowing overgrown and wooded areas

Stump Jumper And Break Away Blade Feature
Protects unit if you hit an immovable object while mowing

Articulating Hitch Pin Tow Arm
Adjust left to right - position unit behind tow vehicle as needed

Remote Operator Control Console
Engage and disengage blades from the tow vehicle

16-Inch Pneumatic Sealant Filled Tires
Helps mower roll smoothly over rough terrain


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
11.5 HP
CC
344 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.7 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Cutting Options
Rear Discharge
Deck Material
11-Gauge
Deck Construction
Welded
Spindle Material
Ductile Cast Iron
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
Infinite Positions
Cutting Height
2.5-6.5 Inches
Wheels
Rear Tire Size
16 Inch
Tire Type
Puncture Resistant
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
525 Pounds
Product Length
127.0 Inches
Product Width
59.0 Inches
Product Height
27.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172399530
Model
RC11544BS
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  2 Questions
Q: How is this shipped? Is it assembled or does it have to be put together? When delivered will it fit in the back of a standard pickup bed? Want to make sure I can haul it to our property. Thx
by Guy Sullaway from Texas on July 01, 2016

A: This is shipped in a crate and needs some assembly like the wheels and the tow bar and once assembled you should be able to fit it in a pick up.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Quick question. We're thinking of this unit or perhaps a different model, not buying until next season I suspect. But we're thinking about where we would store this. And my question is...can the unit be stored vertically? (that is, with the engine on it's side?) I do that with a Stihl trimmer we have just fine. But not sure if this engine will have a problem. Thanks!
by Randy@computronics.com from Wisconsin on August 21, 2015

A: Randy - you would not be able to store a Swisher tow-behind mower on its side (vertically).
by Jose, Product Expert
Swisher RC11544BS Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (7)
I'd Buy It Again (6)
Durable (3)
Easy To Store (3)
Price (2)
Cons
Durability (4)
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (2)
Low Quality (2)
Hitch Not Completed (1)
85% 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
12436 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Swisher RC11544BS tow-behind trail cutter is a good choice if you are looking for a space saver. The 44” deck will not take up a big space in your garage or shed, but holds up to the rigors of rough and tough land.

The Swisher RC11544BS is good for rough cut and brush cutting applications. It comes with a powerful 11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine which has plenty of power to mow through those tough areas of overgrown land. Another great feature is the breakaway blade which protects... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Brian R.
Bowling Green, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower to cut tall grass and weeds between Cedar trees and it does great. Easy setup and starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull each time. Runs for about 1.5 hours per tank of gas.
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Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Solid Rubber Tires Would Be Nice
Brian Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/2/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Dont Waste Your Money
Purchased summer of 2015 for 5.3 acres. The main drive belt came off within 45 min of the first use and kept coming off within the first 3 hours of operation. Upon further inspection found that the idler pulley bolt was not tightened at the factory and the idler pulley was loose...had to re-tighten.

On day 3 of attempting to finish mowing my 5.3 acres I heard a loud clunk and the mower shut off. I found that the main drive shaft that turns the blades was completely loose causing the... more
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Unreliable
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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T,
We are very sorry that the mower you received was defective. We communicated this issue directly to Swisher on your behalf. As a result of our efforts, they agreed to take the mower back and refund your money in full.
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Scott G.
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Kicked The Weeds Butts
I own a ranch in Texas. We have got allot of rain this spring. My roads have been overtaken by weeds. Most over 1 inch in diameter and over 6 ft tall.

This mower sliced though them like a hot knife though butter. As you can see in the picture I have attached. I am very pleased with my purchase. Seems well built and up to the task.
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Scott Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Scott,
Thank you for the great review and for uploading a photo capturing the finished work! We enjoy seeing the progress that our machines provide. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Amando G.
Laredo, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/1/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
This is exactly what I needed. Works great, sturdy, heavy which is good for cleaning , cutting empty lot. I hooked up to ATV works great. Be careful not to get cable tangled under blades. It comes with a long cable to activate blades, mine somehow got under blades and cut cable , but that was my doing. The long cable is good because it is long enough to fix onto ATV or other vehicle used to pull mower ...Do recommend this product
Amando Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Amando,
Thank you for your thorough review. We are happy your machine is exceeding your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Judy F.
Tallulah, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/31/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rough Cut
Mower was easy to purchase, came in fast, and easy to assemble. Work great behind my atv will be buying another soon. The finish model this time
Judy Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Judy,
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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Judy's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to hook up and operation no problem so far"
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Stephen H.
Hinckley, MN
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Like It But Hard To Find Parts
I have brush cut about 2.5 acres and did a great job but I had it disconnect for my ATV and broke engage cable and wire Harness not cutters fault but finding the parts to repair seems to be my problem. Happy with unit could use help finding parts. I would recommend to others.
Stephen Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Stephen,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. You can always purchase parts directly from our website @ www.swisherinc.com
Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Marc D.
Larchmont, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mostly A Great Product
This is a fantastic machine and it does everything I would want it to do. The only issue I had was the second week using it the pin mysteriously came out of the hitch on the ATV and pulled all the wiring out off the machine.

For future reference I would suggest attaching a chain from the unit to the tow vehicle.

This can prevent damage if the pin happens to come out. Swisher was nice enough to send me the parts as a one-time warranty. The company is great they stand by their name and... more
Marc Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Marc,
We appreciate you taking time to review your machine. Your suggestions will be passed along to the appropriate department. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Gary G.
Springdale, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/15/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rocky Ranch Praises Swisher
I have 12 acres of rocks and thick shrubs. This machine mowed it like a monster. It's blades are thick and easily mowed over rocky areas and took down 3" trees without a problem. I am also impressed with the thick metal all over. its like a brush hog
So glad I bought it's!
Gary Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gary,
Thank you for the great review. We're happy to hear the machine exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Gary's Experience With Mowers Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping!"
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Scott G.
Coopersville, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Geat Mower
Cut several trails on my property. Cut up to 2 inch trees with no problems. Also mowed my foods plots and very tall grass. So far i love this mower!!!!!!!
Scott Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Scott,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Damon N.
Mather, PA
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Remote Cable Mount - Bolt On 15059 - Breaks Easily.
The first time we operated the trail cutter over hill and dale, the Remote Cable Mount - Bolt On - broke. We sent for a new one. When it came, we attached it. It broke again.

I then bought five new ones to replace the broken ones. We'll have to see if they continue to break. Also, it is not easy to find parts unless you go to the manufacturer online.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Damon,
We are sorry to hear you are having issues with your hitch pin. We would like to resolve your problem, but we need to determine how old your machine is so we know which pin you are using. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 with the model & serial number of the machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Brian Q.
Livonia, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher 44'' 11.5hp Rough Cut Trail Mower
I got this trail cutter to cut down an over grown field and it worked Great. Lots of power and never bogged down once.

I would recommend this mower to anyone who needs a good quality mower.
Brian Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Brian,
Thank you for taking the time to leave review and thank you for choosing Swisher!
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