John Deere MX5

Feature Overview
John Deere MX5
  • Standard stump jumper blade holder
  • Dome-shaped top deck is smooth and easy to clean
  • 3-point hitch hookup provides more strength
  • Front and rear chain shields offer safety
Feature Overview
John Deere MX5
  • Standard stump jumper blade holder
  • Dome-shaped top deck is smooth and easy to clean
  • 3-point hitch hookup provides more strength
  • Front and rear chain shields offer safety
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Features

Which rotary cutter is right?

John Deere rotary cutters lead the way with innovative design, superior performance, and proven durability. Valuable features are included such as the Double-Decker™ design and Max Flow cutting chamber, which prevent water and debris from accumulating on the smooth, dome-shaped top deck while the flat bottom deck absorbs the punishment from rocks and stumps.

 

The top deck stays smooth - no dents, no dings, no holes. The internal supports sandwiched between the top and bottom decks are key to the smooth and structure-free Max Flow cutting chamber, while at the same time provide added strength and durability.

 

To help promote safe operation, John Deere rotary cutters are equipped with front and rear safety-chain shields. John Deere rotary cutters continue to advance in value with larger, more powerful gearboxes, redesigned blade holders, and updated constant-velocity (CV) drivelines (special to the flex-wing models).

 

Here are situations when a rotary cutter is needed:

  • Clipping pastures encourages grass growth, optimizing on valuable pasture acreage.
  • Cutting grass and stocks helps control insects.
  • Routine cutting keeps weeds from reseeding.
  • It is the most cost efficient way to cut roadsides, parks, cemeteries, airport fields, hydro, gas, and telephone easements, and all other types of open properties.
  • Cutting grass waterways encourages root development and helps prevent erosion.
  • Knocking down stalks is essential in no-till and minimum-till fields.
  • Shredding stalks such as cotton, corn, and milo speeds up decomposition.
  • Clearing out brush is easy.
  • Use a rotary cutter to control undergrowth and grass in orchards, vineyards, and groves.

John Deere rotary cutters are available in three duty-level categories, three different spindle configurations, four hitch types, and three flex-wing sizes.

  • Mid-duty
    • MX models are available in 1.5-m (5-ft), 1.8-m (6-ft), 2.1-m (7-ft), 2.5-m (8-ft), 3.2-m (10-ft), and 4.6-m (15-ft) cut widths.
    • This duty-level category cuts brush up to 50.8 mm (2 in.) in diameter.
  • Heavy-duty
    • HX models are available in 3.2-m (10-ft), 4.2-m (14-ft), 4.6-m (15-ft), and 6.1-m (20-ft) cut widths.
    • HX6 is available in 1.8-m (6-ft) and the HX7 is available in 2.1-m (7-ft) cut widths; they cut brush up to 101.6 mm (4 in.) in diameter.
  • Commercial-duty
    • CX models are available in 3.2-m (10-ft), 4.6-m (15-ft), and 6.1-m (20 ft) cut widths; they cut brush 101.6 mm (4 in.) in diameter.

 

NOTE: CX models are heavier built to cut at a 101.6mm (4 in.) capacity level more frequently and for longer durations.


Suction blade (standard equipment) Suction blade (standard equipment)

Suction blades provide additional lift action for picking up downed material. The blades are 1.3 cm x 10.2 cm (0.5 in. x 4 in.) in size and heat-treated for long wear life.

 

The fast blade-tip speed ensures clean cutting and fine shredding of material.

  • Up to 88.5 m/sec (17416 fpm)

Front safety chains (MX6 shown) Front safety chains (MX6 shown)
Rear safety chains (MX6 shown) Rear safety chains (MX6 shown)

Front and rear chain shields are standard equipment:

  • Offer protection for the operator yet allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction

Five-year warranty on all flex-wing gearboxesFive-year warranty on all flex-wing gearboxes
Five-year warranty on all rotary cutter gearboxesFive-year warranty on all rotary cutter gearboxes

John Deere is so confident in the reliability of the gearbox, the warranty has been extended. John Deere rotary cutters come with a 5-year limited gearbox warranty.


NOTE: Only for single spindle and multi-spindle.

 

John Deere rotary cutters lead the way with innovative design, superior performance, and proven durability. Valuable features such as the Double-Decker© design and Max Flow cutting chamber prevent water and debris from accumulating on the smooth, dome-shaped top deck while the flat bottom deck absorbs the punishment from rocks and stumps.

 

The top deck stays smooth - no dents, no dings, no holes. The internal supports sandwiched between the top and bottom decks are key to the smooth and structure-free Max Flow cutting chamber, while at the same time provide added strength and durability.

 

To help promote safe operation, John Deere rotary cutters are equipped with front and rear safety-chain shields. John Deere rotary cutters continue to advance in value with powerful gearboxes, blade holders, and compatibility with a wide range of tractors.

 

Here are situations when a rotary cutter provides value:

  • Clipping pastures encourages grass growth, optimizing valuable pasture acreage.
  • Cutting grass and stalks helps control insects.
  • Routine cutting keeps weeds from reseeding.
  • It is the most cost efficient way to cut roadsides, parks, cemeteries, airport fields, hydro, gas, and telephone easements, and all other types of open properties.
  • Cutting grass waterways encourages root development and helps prevent erosion.
  • Knocking down stalks such as cotton, corn, or milo speeds up decomposition. This is essential in no-till and minimum-till fields.
  • Clearing out brush.
  • Control undergrowth and grass in orchards, vineyards, and groves.

Decide what model to use based on:

  • The size of the area to mow versus the size of the machine ™ the bigger the area to mow, the bigger the mower needs to be in order to be efficient during mowing hours. Similarly, the limitation of a small area will guide operators to use a smaller mower.
  • The amount of time and frequency it will be used ™ for longer hours and more frequency, choose a heavier duty machine.
  • Tractor compatibility ™ if there is a tractor the operator will be using, look for the tractor compatibility sheet to identify appropriate options.

John Deere rotary cutters are available in two duty-level categories:

  • Mid-duty
    • MX models are available in 1.5-m (5-ft), 1.8-m (6-ft), 2.1-m (7-ft), 2.5-m (8-ft), and 3.2-m (10-ft).
    • This duty-level category cuts brush up to 50.8 mm (2 in.) in diameter.
  • Heavy-duty
    • HX models are available in 3.2-m (10-ft) and 4.2-m (14-ft).
    • This duty-level category cuts brush up to 76.2 mm (3 in.) in diameter.
    • HX6 is available in 1.8-m (6-ft) and the HX7 is available in 2.1-m (7-ft) cut widths; they cut brush up to 101.6 mm (4 in.) in diameter.

NOTE: HX models are heavier built to cut at a 101.6 mm (4 in.) capacity level more frequently and for longer durations.


Five-year limited gearbox warranty provided on every John Deere rotary cutter
Five-year warranty on all flex-wing gearboxes Five-year warranty on all flex-wing gearboxes
Five-year warranty on all rotary cutter gearboxes Five-year warranty on all rotary cutter gearboxes

John Deere is so confident in the reliability of the gearbox that rotary cutters come with a 5-year limited gearbox warranty.

 

There is also 1-year warranty on the complete machine, as well as drivelines and other components.


Specs
Blades
Thickness 13 mm
0.5 in.
Width 102 mm
4 in.
Blade tip speed 540 RPM
4,304 m/min
14,121 fpm
258 km/h
160 mph
Material flow system Max flow
Holder Type
Round stump jumper
Capacity
Cutting width 1,524 mm
60 in.
Cutting height 25 to 241 mm
1 to 9.5 in.
Cutting capacity 51 mm
2 in.
Cutting chamber Depth 216 mm
8.5 in.
Dimensions
Transport width 1,651 mm
65 in.
Overall width 1,651 mm
65 in.
Overall length 2,591 mm
102 in.
Deck shape Domed
Deck type Double decker
Deck thickness Upper
3 (11) mm
0.118 (11) in.
Lower
3 (11) mm
0.118 (11) in.
Side skirt thickness 0.25 (3) in.
6 (3) mm
Approx. weight 374 kg
823 lb
Drivelines
Size Main
ASAE Category 3
Protection Main
Slip-clutch driveline
Gearcases
Number 1
HP rating
Center
Continuous 56 kW
75 hp
Peak 67 kW
90 hp
Hitch
Category 1; or convert to 2
Shielding
Front Chain
Rear Chain
Tractor compatibility
Tractor PTO HP range Minimum 19 kW
25 hp
Tractor PTO 540 rpm
Wheels
Type Puncture proof laminated
Accessories and Attachments
HITCH ADAPTERS
Bushing kit for Quik-CouplerBushing kit for Quik-Coupler

Required for hookup to a tractor with Category 1 or 2 Quik-Coupler hitch.


Miscellaneous

This kit is available for customers who want to convert from a Category 1 to a Category 2 hitch.

 

1) MX5 Single-Spindle Rotary Cutters are now being manufactured with holes in the mast plate to facilitate the conversion bracket, but for older MX5 Single-Spindle Rotary Cutters use the conversion bracket as template to drill a hole in the mast plate. A serial number break was not issued for the addition of the hole to the mast plate.

2) MX6 Single-Spindle Rotary Cutters prior to SN 11,001 were manufactured with Category 2 hitches and could not be converted to Category 1. MX6 Single-Spindle Rotary Cutters SN 11,001 and above are Category 1 and the conversion kit does apply.


Cat. I Hitch Pin - W46506


Skid Shoe (weld on) - W46345


Safety shields are used to reduce the hazard of thrown material.
 
Front chain shields protect the operator, yet still allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction.
 
Front and rear shields are to be used at all times. They are especially critical when working near roads or other public areas. 

Front chain shieldsFront chain shields
Rear chain shieldsRear chain shields
 

Safety shields are used to reduce the hazard of thrown material.
 
Front chain shields protect the operator, yet still allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction.
 
Front and rear shields are to be used at all times. They are especially critical when working near roads or other public areas. 

Front chain shieldsFront chain shields
Rear chain shieldsRear chain shields
 

*Manufacturer's suggested price. MSRP may be different in California. Taxes, freight, setup, and delivery not included. Optional accessories and attachments not included. Equipment, models and prices may vary by dealer. Product options and accessories may not be available in all regions. The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s website for additional information. Offers valid in the United States. Prices in U.S. dollars.
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