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Features

1 Front and rear safety chain shields are standard. They deflect flying debris, yet let uncut material move easily into the cutter.
2 Since the lower deck absorbs dings from rocks and field obstructions, the upper deck stays smooth — free of dents and dings that attract rust. The curved top of the cutter sheds water and crop material.
3 The gearbox is mounted to a heavy-duty bowl support, which is continuously welded to the top and bottom decks. This design spreads the stresses and provides for a more reliable and durable gearbox.
4 The John Deere gearboxes are backed by a five-year limited warranty±. (See dealer for details.) Blades and drive components are protected by a tough, self-adjusting slip clutch.
5 This is the MaxFlow cutting chamber. It can slice and dice brush, plus lift dense grasses for a clean, even cut. The underside of the bottom deck is smooth, improving cutting performance and material flow.
6 Pan-type blade holder, or “stump jumper,” protects the gearbox output shaft from stumps, rocks, and other obstructions.

Specifications

Manufacturer John Deere
Model HX6
Capacity  
Cutting width  1,829 mm 
 72 in. 
Cutting height  50 to 229 mm 
 2 to 9 in. 
Cutting capacity (diameter)  101.6 mm 
 4 in. 
Cutting chamber Depth  300 mm 
 11.8 in. 
Tractor compatibility  
Tractor PTO HP range  Minimum 30 kW 
 40 hp 
Tractor PTO  540 rpm 
Hitch  
Type  Lift-type  
Category  2, 3N  
Dimensions  
Transport width  1,956 mm 
 77 in. 
Deck shape  Domed  
Deck type  Double decker  
Upper  3 (11) mm 
 0.118 (11) in. 
Lower  3.5 (10) mm 
 0.138 (10) in. 
Side skirt thickness  6 (3) mm 
 0.25 (3) in. 
Approx. weight  584 kg 
 1,208 lb 
Drivelines  
Size  ---  
Main  ASAE Category 4  
Main  Non-seize, slip-clutch driveline  
Gearcases  
Number  1  
HP rating  ---  
Center  150 hp 
 Continuous 112 kW 
 Peak 152 kW 
 205 hp 
Blades  
Thickness  13 mm 
 0.5 in. 
Width  102 mm 
 4 in. 
Type  Single suction  
Blade tip speed  ---  
540 RPM  4,751 m/min 
 15,586 fpm 
 285 km/h 
 177 mph 
Material flow system  Integrated  
Holder  ---  
Type  Round stump jumper (single suction) for protection of blades and carrier against obstruction damage  
Wheels  
Type  Laminated  
Shielding  
Front  Chain  
Rear  Chain