Rotary Cutters

  • John Deere rotary cutters excel at clearing medium to heavy brush and hardwoods up to 10 inches in diameter.
  • Direct-drive bearing delivers higher efficiency and extended durability.
  • Hydraulic valve stops blades from spinning within seconds upon shutdown.
  • Motor cover protects important components and connections from debris.
  • On the RS72 model, four alternating bevel blades are made of 0.75-inch thick high-grade steel in a reversible design, for a deep, self-clearing cut and long wear life. Heavy, flywheel-like blade carrier maintains inertia while cutting and enables mounting of optional stump-grinding carbide teeth.
  • RS and RX models have a retractable forward shield that rolls back to expose blades to larger trees and falls closed for processing material and minimizing flying debris.
  • On RX models, three single-bevel blades are made of 0.625-inch-thick forged steel for excellent cutting in most applications. Optimized blade carrier design provides fast startup and recovery performance. • Standard pressure gauge monitors blade load for ideal performance.
  • These rotary cutters are optimized to work with John Deere skid steer loaders (SSLs) and compact track loaders (CTLs). They’re also compatible with many competitive models.