Boom sickle mower for Kubota

TheOldHokie

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I agree, Dan. The PT5 looks sturdier and better built than the Bestco version and probably could handle more as well. This is probably why it is more expensive. As my grandfather used to say, you get what you pay for. I will purchasing the PT5 come spring. Hopefully, I won't have to wait 6 months or longer to get it.
I like the PT5 better - primarily because it seems to have a lot more range of operation. But the price differential is too high for me. I don't have enough use to justify spending $10-12K. My version of your Grandfathers maxim:

"You only get what you pay for and sometimes not even that".

Dan
 
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mcmxi

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I like the PT5 better - primarily because it seems to have a lot more range of operation. But the price differential is too high for me. I don't have enough use to justify spending $10-12K.
Bush Hog's website shows the PT5 to be $21,800. I couldn't justify $10k on such a piece of equipment, not even $5k to be honest. It'd have to be the Bestco for me.
 

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Bush Hog's website shows the PT5 to be $21,800. I couldn't justify $10k on such a piece of equipment, not even $5k to be honest. It'd have to be the Bestco for me.
I've seen a couple advertised at various dealers online for around 12K. To me that's acceptable if it is going to last. My property is more like a golf course or park so being able to trim high branches and, of course this long stretch of hedge, would be something I would do frequently.
 

TheOldHokie

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I've seen a couple advertised at various dealers online for around 12K. To me that's acceptable if it is going to last. My property is more like a golf course or park so being able to trim high branches and, of course this long stretch of hedge, would be something I would do frequently.
Thats the price range I was seeing. Its hard to tell exactly whats included since the sickle mower is just an attachment to the base unit.

Dan
 

mcmxi

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Thats the price range I was seeing. Its hard to tell exactly whats included since the sickle mower is just an attachment to the base unit.

Dan
From what I can tell, the PT5 simply plugs into the tractor hydraulics so even $12k seems like a lot. The other boom mowers that Bush Hog sells have dedicated hydraulic units so I can see those being more expensive, but the PT5 doesn't appear to be significantly more complicated than Bestco's model.