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Swisher (44") 14.5HP Rough Cut Tow-Behind Trail Cutter w/ Electric Start

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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
Briggs and Stratton 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

14.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine
12-volt electric start system (no recoil back-up)
U1L type battery required (not included - buy locally)

44-Inch, 11-Gauge Welded Steel Cutting Deck
2 heavy duty hardened steel swinging blades
Convenient single-point cutting height adjustment
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 Puncture Resistant Tires
Helps mower roll smoothly over rough terrain


Model
  Model Number:RC14544BS
 UPC:728172398434
 ManufacturerSwisher
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedNot Included
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC14.5 HP/500 cc
 Fuel Tank Size2.5 Gallons
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
Wheels
 Rear Tire Size16 Inch
 Tire TypePuncture Resistant
Deck
 Cutting OptionsRear Discharge
 Material11-Gauge
 ConstructionWelded
 Spindle MaterialDuctile Cast Iron
 Blades2 Blades
 PositionsInfinite Positions
 Cutting Height2.5-6.5 Inches
Overview
 Weight550.0 Lbs. (249.48 kilograms)
 Dimensions127.0L x 59.0W x 27.0H
(322.58 x 149.86 x 68.58 cm)
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
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  5 Questions
Q: Is the battery holding case included or is it an accessory? TKS Mixk
by Mick from Nebraska on June 05, 2014

A: Mick - the battery case is included, but the battery itself is not. The battery would need to be purchased locally.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Want to buy either 44 or 52 inch tow behind bush hog mower. Question is : I would be pulling it with a Kubota RTV. How long is the remote control cord ? I would need it to extend to the cab of the RTV.
by John Blandford from Kentucky on August 02, 2013

A: John - The remote operator control on the Swisher 44" Trail Cutters is 8-1/2 feet in length, and 10 feet in length on the 52" models.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: what battery should I purchase and does it use gas does it use?
by Mary Stuart from New York on July 02, 2013

A: Mary - you would need a 12-volt U1R type battery for the Swisher tow behind mower. This mower runs on regular 87 octane gasoline.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I plan on using a rough cut trail mower on a pond dam with a 3 to 1 slope This I think is about 18 degrees. Will the mower handle this without sliding or the engine oil running out of its sump.
by Randal from Alabama on April 29, 2013

A: Randal - Swisher does not recommend using any of their rough cut mower models on slopes or inclines of greater than 15 degrees for just the reasons you mention in your e-mail.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: The lubrication on the Swisher RC 14544BS, is it splash or pressure? What degree angle of hill will it efficiently operate on?
by David Lavers from Oklahoma on March 24, 2013

A: David - all of the Swisher tow-behind mowers use a "splash" lubrication system. These mowers will operate effectively on a slope of up to about 17 degree's.
by Jose, Product Expert
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (16)
High Quality (14)
Reliable (12)
I'd Buy It Again (11)
Durable (11)
Cons
Bad Instructions (4)
Heavy (4)
Packaging (3)
Unreliable (2)
Expensive (2)
98% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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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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Derek D.
Redwater, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
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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Mike S.
Corvallis, MT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
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.
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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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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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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.

Thanks mowers... more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Manufacturer Response
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.
Thomas Recommends This Swisher Mower
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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
Scott Recommends This Swisher Mower
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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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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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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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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,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
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