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Hitches have a narrow profile and are 57.2 cm (22.5 in.) wide to allow a very tight turning radius.
The tractor power take-off (PTO) is connected to the MX15 splitter gearbox by a CV, Category 5, tubular six-lobe-star-profile telescoping driveline that provides smooth operation while turning and going over variable terrain:
A lightweight driveline with a lock-slide collar makes it fast and easy to attach.
The MX15 is equipped with four rigid axle assemblies. The severe-duty agricultural tires that are teamed up to the axle assemblies provide a smooth ride for the terrain type and duty level for which the MX15 is designed.
Gearcases are provided with oil-level dipsticks.
Spring-loaded check valve vents are provided to release any air pressure that might build up within the gearcase and to keep the rotary cutter deck free of oil that would otherwise spew out of permanently open vents.
All pivoting points that would benefit from greasing are provided with grease zerks. Wing hinges in particular are provided with individual grease zerks. It is important to note that these points require greasing infrequently; lubrication is for protection against seizing, not wear.
Gearcases and blade holders provide the following:
The MX15 is equipped with a round-pan blade holder for optimum cut performance, material distribution, and gearbox protection.
The MX15 gearcases comes standard with a five year warranty.
A transport lock flips over the lift cylinder for backup to the hydraulics when transporting the cutter.
The MX15 wing locks are located at the front-bottom section of the wings.
The wing cylinders lift and support the wings and the locks provide a secure wing-up position for transport, storage, and servicing.
The heavier HX and CX flex wings have spring-loaded wing arms with wing locks.
A - Pin locking position
B - Pin storage when the wing is down
*The MX15 is shown with optional dual center wheels.
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:
John Deere rotary cutters are available in three duty-level categories, three different spindle configurations, four hitch types, and three flex-wing sizes.
NOTE: CX models are heavier built to cut at a 101.6mm (4 in.) capacity level more frequently and for longer durations.
The MX15, like the HX15, CX15, HX20, and CX20, comes standard with an industry-exclusive hydraulically operated parking system with a swing-away parking stand that makes raising and lowering the cutter easy and safe. In addition, the manual implement jack is in base equipment so hitch leveling can be adjusted without hydraulics. With this addition, the cutter will remain in the same position for long time periods.
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Medium-Duty Rotary Cutter
|Cutting width||4,572 mm
|Cutting height||For clearance over terraces 76.2 to 355.6 mm
3 to 14 in.
|Cutting capacity (diameter)||50 mm
|Cutting chamber depth||267 mm
|Tractor PTO HP range||37 kW
|Tractor PTO||540 rpm|
|Static Vert Drawbar Load Rating||742 kg
|Type||Pull-type, with standard self-leveling hitch clevis (Pull-Type has standard 10,000 lb, 4,536 kg, Safety Tow Chain)|
|Hitch width||For tight turn capability 570 mm
|Jackstand||Hydraulic parking stand|
|Transport width||At wing wheels 2,800 mm
|Overall width||4,726 mm
|Overall length||4,932 mm
|Deck shape||Easy-clean, dome-shaped top deck|
|Deck type||Double-decker design; superior strength|
3 (11) mm
.119 (11) in.Lower
3.4 (10) mm
.134 (10) in.
|Shirt thickness||6.3 (3) mm
.25 (3) in.
|Hinges||Intermittent cast steel segments - greaseable; single 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter full-length hinge pin|
|Approx. weight||1,915 kg
CV ASAE Category 5 tubular telescoping star profilesConnecting
ASAE Category 4 tubular telescoping 2-lobe profiles
No-seize, slip-clutch drivelineConnecting
No-seize, slip-clutch driveline
186 continuous / 224 peak kW
250 continuous / 300 peak hpCenter
55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW
75 continuous / 100 peak hpOuter
55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW
75 continuous / 100 peak hp
|Thickness||13 Single suction mm
.5 Single suction in.
|Width||Single suction 102 mm
|Blade rotation||CW, CCW, CCW|
|Blade tip speed||540 RPM
Outer 5,267 (315 km/h) m/min
17,281 (196 mph) fpm
Center 5,194 (312 km/h) m/min
17,040 (194 mph) fpm
|Material flow system||Smooth, obstruction-free Max Flow cutting chamber for a clean cut and no windrows|
Round stump jumper
|Wing flex||90 up, 22 down degree (angle)|
In base - dual-wing wheel spindles, hubs, and tires - quantity 4
4-bolt 21x7x12 16 PR Severe-Duty Ag TiresOption 2
Optional - 2 to 4 additional tires can be added
|Row width adjustment|
|Wing-leveling adjustment||Easy-adjust turnbuckle with bearing|