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  • Standard stump jumper blade holder
  • Smooth, easy-clean, dome-shaped top deck
  • Front and rear safety chain shields are standard
  • 5-year limited gearbox warranty

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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.

Standard suction blades provide additional blade lift
    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 and rear safety chain shields are standard
    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 theĀ operator yet allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction
Five-year limited gearbox warranty provided on every John Deere rotary cutter
    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.



  • Cutting width 2,130 mm
    84 in.
  • Cutting height 25 to 241 mm
    1 to 9.5 in.
  • Cutting capacity 50 mm
    2 in.
  • Cutting chamber Depth 216 mm
    8.5 in.

Tractor compatibility

  • Tractor PTO HP range Minimum 30 kW
    40 hp
  • Tractor PTO 540 rpm


  • Type Lift-type
  • Category 2, 3N


  • Transport width 2,242 mm
    88 in.
  • Overall width 2,242 mm
    88 in.
  • Overall length 3,210 mm
    126 in.
  • Deck shape Domed
  • Deck type Double decker
  • Deck thickness Upper
    3.5 (10) mm
    0.138 (10) in.Lower
    3.5 (10) mm
    0.138 (10) in.
  • Side skirt thickness 6 (3) mm
    0.25 (3) in.
  • Approx. weight 605 kg
    1,332 lb


  • Size Main
    ASAE Category 4
  • Protection Main
    Slip-clutch driveline


  • Number 1
  • HP rating Center
    Continuous 56 kW
    75 hp
    Peak 75 kW
    100 hp


  • Thickness 13 mm
    0.5 in.
  • Width 102 mm
    4 in.
  • Type Suction
  • Blade tip speed 540 RPM
    4,932 m/min
    16,182 fpm
    296 km/h
    184 mph
  • Material flow system Max flow
  • Holder Type
    Round stump jumper


  • Type Puncture proof laminated (optional dual tail wheels)


  • Front Chain
  • Rear Chain