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CX15 ROTARY CUTTER

Flex-Wing Rotary Cutter

  • More durable gearboxes
  • Flex-wing CV driveline
  • Easy-clean
  • Safety tow chains for extra support



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Features



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 stalks 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.

CX15 and CX20 product valuesCX15 and CX20 product values
100 percent factory assembled
  1. Category 5, multi-profile driveline
  2. Protected front chain shields
  3. Category 5, star-profile wing drivelines
  4. Smooth, dome-shaped Double-Decker™ design
  5. Spring-loaded wing arms
  6. Air bag and shock-absorber suspension
  7. Continuous, greaseable forged-wing hinges
  8. Cast hitch, best turn radius
  9. Hydraulic parking system
  10. Ball-and-clevis hitch connection
CX15 with three standard deck ringsCX15 with three standard deck rings
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The CX15 is equipped with three deck rings, which are welded to the underside of the deck, just inside the outer circumference of blade travel. The deck rings help to limit the upward deflection of blades when the blades encounter immovable objects, such as stumps and set-fast rocks.

Gearcase and blade holder shownGearcase and blade holder shown

The John Deere gearboxes:

  1. Large seals
  2. Large housing
  3. Large output shaft
  4. Precision forged bevel gears
  5. Large bearings
  6. Stump jumper

Re-engineered gearcases and blade holders provide the following:

  • More horsepower
  • Faster blade-tip speed
  • Better performance
  • Quieter operation
  • Increased durability
CV drivelineCV driveline
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Benefits of the CV driveline:

  1. Lock-slide collar, included on all John Deere’s drivelines, helps the attachment to the tractor using your hands on the driveline and not on the collar.
  2. Professional seals on the cross kits allow for a lubrication interval up to 50 hours.
  3. Grease zerks in the cap cross kits provide easy access for field lubrication.
  4. Large, dimpled floating disks reduce wear and improve the grease retention.
  5. Precision spherical ball-and-socket bearings distribute loading evenly and provide a long life and high performance. 

A lightweight driveline with a lock-slide collar makes it fast and easy to attach.

Gearcase with oil-level dipstickGearcase with oil-level dipstick
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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.

Exclusive ground-control suspensionExclusive ground-control suspension
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CX Series Flex-Wing Rotary Cutters feature ground-control suspension, which is unique in the industry.

 

This suspension includes a heavy-duty axle with six wheels (five-wheel and three-wheel assemblies for the CX15 3.1-m [10-ft] model) and air springs with shock absorbers on all four-wheel assemblies.

Shock absorbingShock absorbing
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Shock absorbers provide a smooth ride for road travel and for hard and rough pastures, roadsides, etc. The shock-cushioning ability of the CX suspension is in a class by itself and contributes greatly to long, trouble-free operation of the machine.

 

Center-section air springs typically carry 90 psi of air pressure. Wing-section air springs typically carry 60 psi of air pressure.

 

All of the CX models are also available with springs and shock absorbers.

HX15 hingesHX15 hinges
CX15 hingesCX15 hinges

Center sections and wing sections are connected via 2.5-cm (1-in.) diameter continuous hinge pins. Hinge bushings are constructed of 15.2-cm (6-in.) long forged-steel segments and are greaseable to prevent hinge pins from seizing:

  • The HX15 uses eight hinge bushing segments per side.
  • The CX15 uses 12 hinge bushing segments per side, for a continuous hinge (front to back), providing superior resistance to the wear and tear caused by commercial usage.
Tight turning radius (CX15 shown)Tight turning radius (CX15 shown)
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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, even when the tractor is equipped with dual wheels.

Transport lock ensures wings stay securedTransport lock ensures wings stay secured
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A transport lock flips over the lift cylinder for backup to the hydraulics when transporting or servicing the cutter.

 

A wing lock is provided for additional safety during transporting or servicing. Additionally, the wing locks are spring-loaded so they can unfold against gravity on slopes up to five degrees.

A manual-implement jack is in base equipmentA manual-implement jack is in base equipment
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The HX15, CX15, HX20, and CX20 come standard with an industry-exclusive hydraulically-operated height leveling system with a swing-away parking stand that makes raising and lowering the cutter easy and safe. In addition, a manual-implement jack is in base equipment, so hitch leveling can also be adjusted without hydraulics. With this addition, the cutter will remain in the same position for long periods of time.

Weight boxWeight box
Top view (extra dual spindles and wheels on the wing shown)Top view (extra dual spindles and wheels on the wing shown)

The CX15 is available as a 3.1-m (10-ft) Flex-Wing Rotary Cutter with a 15.2-cm (6-in.) blade overlap by removing the left wing and adding a weight box.

  • The weight box hinges to the center deck and bolts to the anchor bracket in place of the left wing.
  • Weight box is shipped factory-filled with concrete.
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


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Capacity cx15-rotary-cutter
Current Model
Cutting width3,189 mm
125.5 in.
Cutting heightFor clearance over terraces 25 to 406 mm
1 to 16 in.
Cutting capacity (diameter)101.6 mm
4 in.
Cutting chamber depth267 mm
10.5 in.
Tractor compatibility
Tractor PTO HP range41 kW
55 hp
Tractor PTO540 rpm
Static Vert Drawbar Load Rating960 kg
2,115 lb
Hitch
TypePull-Type with ball-type self-leveling hitch clevis for easy hookup (Pull-Type has standard 10,000 lb, 4,536 kg, Safety Tow Chain)
Category
Hitch widthFor tight turn capability 570 mm
22.5 in.
JackstandHydraulically operated; stays vertical while raising/lowering (optional manual jackstand kit available)
Dimensions
Transport widthAt wing wheels 2,463 mm
100 in.
Overall width3,499 mm
138 in.
Overall length4,932 mm
194 in.
Deck shapeEasy clean dome-shaped top deck
Deck typeDouble decker for superior strength
Deck thicknessUpper
3.5 (10) mm
.138 (10) in.
Lower
4.5 (7) mm
.177 (7) in.
Shirt thickness6 mm
0.25 in.
HingesIntermittent cast steel segments - greaseable; single 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter full-length hinge pin
Approx. weight2,230 kg
4,916 lb
Drivelines
SizeMain
CV ASAE Category 5, splined telescoping profiles
Connecting
ASAE Category 5, splined telescoping profiles
ProtectionMain
No-seize, slip-clutch driveline
Connecting
No-seize, slip-clutch driveline
Gearcases
Number3
HP ratingTransfer
186 continuous / 224 peak kW
250 continuous / 300 peak hp
Center
112 continuous / 161 peak kW
150 continuous / 216 peak hp
Outer
112 continuous / 161 peak kW
150 continuous / 216 peak hp
Blades
Thickness13 mm
.5 in.
Width102 mm
4 in.
TypeSuction or offset
Overlap152 mm
6 in.
Blade rotationCW, CCW, CCW
Blade tip speed540 RPM
Wing 4,751 (285 km/h) m/min
15,586 (177 mph) fpm
Center 4,794 (288 km/h) m/min
15,728 (179mph) fpm
Material flow systemSmooth, obstruction-free Max Flow cutting chamber for a clean cut and no windrows
Blade holder
Type
Round stump jumper and standard deck rings for maximum protection of blades and blade carrier against obstruction damage
Hydraulics
Wing liftStandard; includes spring assist unfolding
Wing flex90 up, 22 down degree (angle)
Wheels
TypeOption 1
5-bolt 26x9x14.5 24-Ply Severe-Duty Ag
SuspensionAir cushion with shock absorbers on all 4 wheels standard
Row width adjustmentYes
Wing-leveling adjustmentEasy adjust turnbuckle with bearing
Shielding
FrontDouble-row chain
RearDouble-row chain
Warranty
Key Specs
Approx. weight
Blade tip speed - 540 rpm - 1000 rpm
Cutting capacity (diameter)
Cutting width
Deck thickness - upper - lower
Drivelines - Size - Main
Gearboxes
Shirt thickness
Tractor PTO HP range
Transport width

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