Swisher (44") 12.5 HP Tow Behind Rough Cut Trail Cutter

Swisher (44") 12.5 HP Tow Behind Rough Cut Trail Cutter
Model: RTB12544
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Product Description
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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


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Mower Is Black As Shown In Image - Not Red As In Video
  • Blaze A Trail Or Clear A Field
  • Get rid of overgrown ditches, fence lines and fields
  • Use for brush cuttting applications
  • Cuts most woody materials up to 1-1/2" in diameter
  • 12.5 HP Briggs and Stratton I/C Engine
  • Recoil start
  • 44" Cutting Deck
  • 11 gauge welded steel construction
  • 2 heavy duty swinging blades
  • Rear discharge
  • Convenient single-point cutting height adjustment
  • Remote Blade Engagment Brake For Added Safety
  • Easy Offset Adjustment
  • Cut to the left, right or directly behind your tractor or ATV
  • Universal Articulating Hitch
  • Use your tractor or ATV to clear the most rugged overgrown areas
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton I/C
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
12.5 HP
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Cutting Options
Rear Discharge
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Welded
Blades
2 Blades
Wheels
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
550 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172004861
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


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Mower Is Black As Shown In Image - Not Red As In Video
  • Blaze A Trail Or Clear A Field
  • Get rid of overgrown ditches, fence lines and fields
  • Use for brush cuttting applications
  • Cuts most woody materials up to 1-1/2" in diameter
  • 12.5 HP Briggs and Stratton I/C Engine
  • Recoil start
  • 44" Cutting Deck
  • 11 gauge welded steel construction
  • 2 heavy duty swinging blades
  • Rear discharge
  • Convenient single-point cutting height adjustment
  • Remote Blade Engagment Brake For Added Safety
  • Easy Offset Adjustment
  • Cut to the left, right or directly behind your tractor or ATV
  • Universal Articulating Hitch
  • Use your tractor or ATV to clear the most rugged overgrown areas
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton I/C
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
12.5 HP
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Cutting Options
Rear Discharge
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Welded
Blades
2 Blades
Wheels
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
550 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172004861
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton I/C
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
12.5 HP
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Cutting Options
Rear Discharge
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Welded
Blades
2 Blades
Wheels
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
550 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
728172004861
Reviews
(9)
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Swisher RTB12544 Reviews & Ratings
Product Q&A
(7)
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On the Swisher RTB14544, how far ahead of the hitch attachment point can the 'remote' control be mounted? I plan on pulling this with a Gator-type utility vehicle. One of the competing brands specifically said that if the box on the back of a utility vehicle was longer than 2 feet, you could not mount their models to a utility vehicle as the operator could not reach the controls. Thanks Martin
Martin Stover 
from Texas 
April 26, 2012
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Answer
Martin - On a current 44" RTB model Trail Cutters, the control box attaches to the hitch bar directly behind the attachment point. No longer does the box attach to the pulling vehicle. And Swisher no longer offers any sort of longer wiring harness so that the control box can be mounted to the tow vehicle. If you want to mount the control box to your tow vehicle, you will have to step up to the 52" RTB model, which still has the tow vehicle mounting option.
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How does the off set hitch attach to the UTV? Does it attach to a standard hitch just without the ball?
Chuck Skalski 
from New York 
April 22, 2012
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Answer
Chuck - yes, the ball would have to be removed from the hitch in order to tow a Swisher rough cut mower. Here are the complete instructions from the owners manual on the hook-up:

ATTACHING TRAILCUTTER TO TOW VEHICLE
• Back vehicle up to desired towing position.
• Offset the Trail Cutter to the side opposite the tow vehicle discharge (if any).
This prevents the tow vehicle from throwing grass into Trailcutter engine.
• Bolt swivel hitch (H10) to tow vehicle receiver. If tow vehicle has a ball
hitch, the ball must be removed before swivel hitch can be fastened.
• Attach tow hitch and the “L” hitch to the swivel hitch. (Ref Fig 2)
The hitch pin (H11) should go completely through both the swivel and “L”
hitches and clipped to prevent accidental separation. Check that all hardware
is secure at both the tow vehicle and the Trailcutter.
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I have a pond with steep banks and a flat trail around it. I would like to ride safely on the flat trail and use the pull behind at a sharp side angle to the waters edge six feet down and to the side. Is the draw bar long enough and can the engine work at a sharp angle?
Jon Swanson 
from Illinois 
October 29, 2011
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Answer
Jon - it is not recommended that you run any of the Swisher tow-behind mowers on a bank or slope that is greater than 15 degrees of slope. All of these mowers have a "splash" type lubrication system, and running them on slopes more severe than 15 degrees may cause the oil to not fully lubricate all the engines parts.
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Hi, I have a 3 acre piece of land that must be cut twice a year for weeds. The weeds vary in type but are usually about 3 feet high. No grass, just lots of weeds. The land is totally flat with no obstructions. Will this do the job and cut the weeds down? If not, what would you recommend?
Nelson 
from California 
July 24, 2011
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Answer
Nelson - this Husqvarna tractor definitely will NOT handle 3 foot tall weeds. For this type of task, you would need a Swisher tow-behind trail cutter. Click on the link and open up any of the models to watch a video of this machine in action: Swisher Trail Cutter You will need a tractor or an ATV to tow a Swisher trail cuter.
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Can this unit be used as a finish mower also?
Edward 
from New York 
May 09, 2011
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Answer
You can use this as a finish mower, but it is meant for cutting into trails and thicker brush. Most likely is not going to give you the best cut you would be looking for. You would want something more along the line of a trail mower, not a cutter. I would suggest taking a look at the T12544.

Thanks,

Mowers Direct
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What is the highest setting for your cut on these? I need something you can pull with a quad but will cut our clover at 6-8 inches high.
Vance 
from Iowa 
April 13, 2011
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Answer
Thanks for your inquiry. The cutting height on this trail cutter is four inches. That is the highest it will cut.
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Todd, Can you pull one of these trail cutter field mowers with just a riding mower? Thanks
 
from IL 
March 24, 2011
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Thanks for your inquiry. This needs to be pulled by a tractor or ATV. A riding mower will not work.
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