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Swisher 44 in. 11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Rough-Cut Trail Cutter
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Swisher

44 in. 11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Rough-Cut Trail Cutter

$1,599.99 /each

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The Swisher 44 in. 11.5 HP Trailcutter is perfect for any big mowing job. Backed by the power of 60 plus years of design experience, this mower is designed to dramatically reduce mowing time. The Swisher Trailcutter easily attaches to your ATV or lawn tractor and is the ultimate time saver for large jobs. This model will cut brush up to 3 in. in diameter. It features Two 16 in. pneumatic sealant filled tires, two heavy duty swinging blades and a convenient single-point cutting height adjustment with 4 in. range. The remote operator control console lets you safely engage and disengage from a distance. Heavy duty work requires Swisher’s heavy duty Trailcutter, 50 state compliant.

  • 11.5 HP (344cc) Briggs & Stratton recoil start engine
  • 44 in. welded, 11-Gauge steel tow- behind cutting deck with rear discharge
  • Remote operator control console
  • Single-point cutting height adjustment 4 in. range
  • Universal articulating pin hitch, adjusts left to right
  • Heavy duty stump jumper and two break away swinging blades cut most stems up to 3 in. in diameter
  • Two 16 in. pneumatic tires
  • Steel bumpers

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Name 44 in. 11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Rough-Cut Trail Cutter 60 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Electric Start Finish-Cut Trail Mower - California Compliant 52 in. 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Electric Start Rough-Cut Trail Cutter
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Lawn Mower Type Tow Behind Tow Behind Tow Behind
Outdoor Power Equipment Product Type Lawn Mower Lawn Mower Lawn Mower
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton
Refurbished No No No
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
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How many man hours to assemble?

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July 12, 2016
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It took about 45 minutes to get it out of the crate and 30 minutes max to get it assembled and running.
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July 12, 2016
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The only assembly required with the machine is to attach hitch assembly parts to front of mower . Insert 3/8-16 X 2 ½ bolt
through the center hole of the plate and secure with 3/8-16 nut. Tighten nut tight until tube is clamped then back off ½ turn to allow tube to pivot. Insert 3/8-16 X 2 ½ bolt through one of the holes that form a circular pattern and secure with 3/8-16 nut. As always, check your
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The only assembly required with the machine is to attach hitch assembly parts to front of mower . Insert 3/8-16 X 2 ½ bolt
through the center hole of the plate and secure with 3/8-16 nut. Tighten nut tight until tube is clamped then back off ½ turn to allow tube to pivot. Insert 3/8-16 X 2 ½ bolt through one of the holes that form a circular pattern and secure with 3/8-16 nut. As always, check your engine oil level and add gas. Total assembly time is less than 10 minutes.
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20 minutes
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how does it connect to my ATV hitch receiver

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jax fl
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November 25, 2015
picture says pin hitch. i have a 2" receiver for trailer hitch
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It connects with a pin that drops down through the hole. It is a very bad design(you can read my review about what happened). I would fabricate your own attachment.
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November 28, 2015
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This mower has a pin hitch.
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How big of a riding mower would be needed to pull this attachment?

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July 4, 2015
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I got mine a couple weeks ago and pull it with a Cub Cadet, Kholer motor and 52 inch cut. It gives me about 7 feet cut with a small overlap. Not sure of my h.p. but it must be 20 or so. The Cub Cadet is a 2006 model and the side cutter doesn't slow it down very much.
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May 22, 2015
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Rough Cut Trailcutters are typically pulled with an ATV or UTV since you are using it in brush. A riding mower can pull it, but the size needed really depends on a number of things. Your average mower with an average sized person should pull it just fine. For more information, please feel free to call Swisher's toll free line at 800-222-8183.
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how can i get a replacement engine

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September 5, 2016
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Swisher does not sell replacement engines. Please reach out to Briggs & Stratton.
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Customer Reviews

44 in. 11.5 HP Briggs and Stratton Rough-Cut Trail Cutter is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swisher does the job Despite how difficult it was for me to unload this product because of where the trailer arms were stored in the crate, the actual use is great. The product cuts the tough high grass and weeds and small saplings. I really needed to do that to a new pasture I established but could not cut with my regular mower because of some left over stumps. The stumps were basically eaten up by ants and replaced with anthills after four years of not being mowed but once by a bush hog I hired. I really wanted my own equipment to do the job my way. My lawn tractor is only a 17.5 engine that I took the mowing deck off of it and have been towing the Swisher behind. The Swisher gets caught on the big anthills and in some of the high thick stuff but I am always able to get free and keep mowing with it. Once this first cut is done I expect the next few will be a breeze with the Swisher. I just recommend a little bit more power in the towing vehicle so that getting over the anthills is very routine as well. It is a little bit stubborn about starting with the pull starter, but it will start after a couple slow pulls as long as the key is put on run on the controller. Don't forget the key on run. It really is a very handy product and I am so glad I did not have to purchase a tractor and a bush hog for this job. I used to own those and really was not pleased with the time it took to change out implements and the awkwardness of the mowing process. Switching to a lawn tractor later on, when the pasture was tame and smoothed out was a great improvement to the grass and the process of mowing. This new pasture will become just and smooth and easy to cut later on with the help of this Swisher. Great product.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not happy swisher cutter is fine the briggs and stratton engine is a major disapointment I was told the engine blows up right at 150 hours and it did in my case even sooner.I contacted briggs and stratton about it and got nowhere worst customer service ever!!!!I asked if they have a replacement engine that I can purchase,they told me they don't have any,how can you not have another engine!!!!!I I will never buy anything with a briggs and stratton engine again ever !!!!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! I've put over ten hours on this machine and it has worked great for me. It has taken down 8' weeds, saplings, briers and other mess and totally destroyed it!
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mower I tow behind ATV. Works great. Mowing tall grass and weeds in a field. Was not even a challenge for the mower.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition to my pasture battle every spring! I have been using my 1956 Ford 850 with a 5' bush hog to mow my 5 acre pastures. Tired of the time it took and constant maintenance I decided to go with a swisher rough cut tow behind mower to pull behind my ATV. Product arrived early, uncrated, checked fluids added gasoline and started on first pull. Have used several times now and have not had the least little issue with the unit. And riding on an ATV sure beats the heck out of riding on a 50 year old tractor.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from missing parts, flat tire upon arrival and broke after 1 hour of use. The trailcutter arrived with a completely flat tire, and missing bolts needed to attach the hitch. The tire could not be fixed (its tubeless) even with a can of silicone sealant. The Swisher trailcutter failed after 1 hour of use. At first it appeared to be a simple thrown belt (a common problem with Swishers), but upon closer inspection, it was missing a spacer, resulting in the disintegration of an important bearing, which caused the belt to dislodge. The replacement bearings and spacers have arrived and I will attempt repairs. To date, it has run for 1 hour, and had (1) a completely flat tire (upon arrival), (2) missing parts (bolts and a spacer that resulted in a failure of bearings and belt). I will repair and hope nothing else is wrong. I have spend an additional $170 on replacement parts. The Swisher customer service is non-existent. This swisher does have some nice features - if they ever work. The blade engage control that can be mounted on the hitch is nice. The swing hitch also works well (for 1 hour). If I can get this contraption working, it might be OK. A friend has an older model and it works well! This one is a total lemon so far.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine We have 40 acres.that is fenced and I pull the trail cutter behind my Kawasaki Mule to cut the grass along the fence line. I followed the instructions and pull it slowly and it does a great job. It cuts the grass and the small bushes with trunks around 1 - 1.5 inches. NOW read how Home Depot did at the end of this review!!!
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from recoil start problems had it for a few years now and have to say not happy with the recoil start I have had to replace it almost every year and I only use it maybe 8-12 times a year at my place in Wisconsin.It is made of plastic that doesn't stand up to the force of starting the engine.
Date published: 2016-06-11
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