New MX5 Rotary Cutter

Cutters & Shredders
REQUEST A QUOTE

 (1) Recommended by 100.0%

REQUEST A QUOTE
Key Features
  • 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

More Info

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.

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.

Specifications

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.
Tractor compatibility
Tractor PTO HP range Minimum 19 kW
25 hp
Tractor PTO 540 rpm
Hitch
Type Lift-type
Category 1; or convert to 2
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
Blades
Thickness 13 mm
0.5 in.
Width 102 mm
4 in.
Type Suction
Overlap
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
Wheels
Type Puncture proof laminated
Row width adjustment
Shielding
Front Chain
Rear Chain
Additional information
Date collected

Accessories and Attachments

HITCH ADAPTERS

Category II Conversion Kit - BW15128

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.

iMatch Bushing Kit - BW15056
Bushing kit for Quik-CouplerBushing kit for Quik-Coupler

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

Miscellaneous

Cat. I Hitch Pin - W46506
Skid Shoe (weld on) - W46345

OPERATOR'S MANUAL, DECALS, AND LANGUAGE

French Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - BW14503
Spanish Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - BW15676

Safety Shields

Front Safety Shield - BW14480

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
 
Rear Safety Shield - BW14483

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