John Deere MX15

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MODEL John Deere MX15 Medium-Duty Rotary Cutter
Cutting width 180 in. (4,572 mm)
Cutting height For clearance over terraces 3 to 14 in. (76.2 to 355.6 mm)
Cutting capacity (diameter) 2 in. (50 mm)
Cutting chamber depth 10.5 in. (267 mm)
Tractor PTO HP range 50 hp (37 kW)
Tractor PTO 540 rpm
Static Vert Drawbar Load Rating 1,635 lb (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 22.5 in. (570 mm)
Jackstand Hydraulic parking stand
Transport width At wing wheels 110 in. (2,800 mm)
Overall width 183 in. (4,726 mm)
Overall length 194 in. (4,932 mm)
Deck shape Easy-clean, dome-shaped top deck
Deck type Double-decker design; superior strength
Deck thickness .026 in. (6.5mm)
Upper deck 0.12 in. (3mm)
Lower deck 0.14 in. (3.5 mm)
Skirt thicknes .25 in (6.5 mm)
Hinges Intermittent cast steel segments - greaseable; single 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter full-length hinge pin
Approx. weight 4,224 lb (1,915 kg)
Size Main CV ASAE Category 5 tubular telescoping star profiles; Connecting ASAE Category 4 tubular telescoping 2-lobe profiles
Protection No-seize self-adjusting slip clutch
Profile Multispline/star
Number 4
HP rating Transfer186 continuous / 224 peak kW250 continuous / 300 peak hpCenter55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW75 continuous / 100 peak hpOuter55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW75 continuous / 100 peak hp
Transfer (Continuous) 250 hp (186 kW)
Transfer (Peak) 300 hp (224 kW)
Center (Continuous) 75 hp (55.1 kW)
Gearcase power rating  
Center (peak): 100 hp (75 kW)
Outer (continuous): 75 hp (55.1 kW)
Outer (peak) 100 hp (75 kW)
Thickness Single suction, 0.5 x 4 in.(13x102 mm)
Type Single suction
Overlap 6 in. (152 mm)
Blade rotation CW, CCW, CCW
Blade tip speed 540 rpm: 17,281 ft./min. (87.8 m/s)
Material flow system Smooth, obstruction-free Max Flow cutting chamber for a clean cut and no windrows
Blade holder Round stump jumper
Wing lift Standard
Wing flex 90 up, 22 down degree (angle)
Option 1 In base - dual-wing wheel spindles, hubs, and tires - quantity 4 4-bolt 21x7x12 16 PR Severe-Duty Ag Tires
Option 2 Optional - 2 to 4 additional tires can be added
Suspension Rigid axles
Wing-leveling adjustment Easy-adjust turnbuckle with bearing
Front Chain
Rear Chain
Gearboxes 5 years