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Swisher Predator (24") 11.5 HP Walk Behind Rough Cut Mower

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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Tired Of Trimmers That Can't Cut The Tough Stuff?
Ideal for cutting trails and clearing fields and ditches
Clears the densest undergrowth and saplings up to 1-1/2" diameter
Handles up to 2/3 acre per hour

11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine

24" Heavy Duty Cutting Deck
Welded deck constructed of 11 gauge steel
Single, fixed, hardened steel blade
Blade is enclosed for maximum safety
Front and side safety deflectors protect against flying debris

4-Speed Transmission With Reverse

Handle Bar Mounted Controls For Easy Operation
Self-propelled to handle the toughest terrain
Ergnomically designed handles for less arm and hand fatigue

Large Pneumatic Tires For Better Manuverability

  Model Number:WB11524
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC11.5 HP
 Fuel Tank Size.75 Gallon
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
 Speeds4 Speeds
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePuncture Resistant
 Blades1 Blade
 Rear BaggerNo
 Mulcher KitNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Weight290.0 Lbs. (131.54 kilograms)
 Dimensions87.0L x 29.0W x 39.0H
(220.98 x 73.66 x 99.06 cm)
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
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  3 Questions
Q: I am looking for something to mow/clear about 2 acres of Pasture that have grown up with weeds/grass/brush about 2 feet tall, am I crazy for thinking I can do it with this walk behind? If so, any recommendations?
by Rich Bendickson from Minnesota on July 05, 2011

A: Rich - actually, for what you are describing, you will probably need to use a walk behind, rough cut mower unless you have a farm tractor at your disposal. The rough cut mowers that we carry are designed especially for jobs like this. They are self-propelled to help you maneuver through thick grass and brush more easily, and so you don't wear yourself out mowing a large area. The rough cut mowers also use a hardened steel cutting blade that will cut through small saplings and thick weeds. I would recommend any of the four rough cut mowers that we carry: rough cut mowers
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What is cutting height for Swisher Predator? How close can it cut?
by Anonymous on June 19, 2011

A: Bruce- the Swisher Predator has a fixed mower deck, but the cutter height can be adjusted from a height of approx 2-1/2" to approx. 4-1/2". Here are the steps to adjust the cutter height:
1. Place two 6 wooden blocks under the deck on the side being adjusted.
2. Remove nuts and bolts from the side runner.
3. Slide skid up or down to preferred position.
4. Replace the nuts and bolts making certain they tightened securely.
5. Repeat for the other side. Runners should be at the same height.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Todd I have a concern about the wheels on the swisher wb11524 are the hubs plastic or metal and are the tires plastic or rubber. thank for any help on the Swisher.
by Dan Seeley from California on June 19, 2011

A: Dan - the wheel hubs on the Swisher Predator are metal. The tires are a standard pneumatic tire.
by Jose, Product Expert

Swisher WB11524 Reviews & Ratings
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P. S.
Harold, KY
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Replacement Parts
We have a Swisher Predator and the transmission belt has broken after several years of service. We use this mower to mow property in a heavily wooded area and it has always done the job. We are just having problems finding where to order replacement parts.
P. Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Grand Rapids, MN
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher Predator
I have the Swisher Predator brush mower with the 24" cut. I have used the mower to cut about 1.5 miles of trails through thick, thick woods.

I have had NO problems with it and would recommend this product to anyone looking for a tough trail cutter. The thing cuts through six to eight 1" saplings at once; it has even hit rocks and it sheared off them without damaging/bending the blade on the mower.

The blade required no sharpening while doing the 1.5 miles of trail!! The trail... more
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Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mow Mow Mow Your Trail
I've got 50 acres of hardwood riverbottom land in southeastern Texas. The place is wild and overgrown with vines and brambles and poison ivy and lots of invasive species including Kudzo. Armadillos love the place and dig holes everywhere. The bayous and wet spots are frequented by cottonmouth water moccasins. Needless to say, walking in the woods is tough. Therefore, I figured I'd make a couple of trails. Most of the work was done with chainsaw and machete.

I didn't realize there was... more
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Bill Klein
Nine Mile Falls, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/28/11
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Swisher Brush Mower Model Wb11524
Well, since the brush on my one acre is still pretty much covered by snow I have not yet had the opportunity to crank up the Swisher Model WB11524 and put it to the test. However, just looking at the "beast" I have no doubt, in my military mind, that it will kick butt when the time comes.

I thought maybe I would have to hire an expert to de-crate the mower. Never in my life have I seen so many darn foot long wire staples penetrating such a small amount of lumber. It's a good... more
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