MX5 Mower

5' John Deere Brush Hog Mower (3 Point)

  • 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


John Deere rotary cutters lead the way with innovative design, superior performance, and proven durability. Valuable features are included such as the Double-Deckerâ„¢ 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.

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 safety chains (MX6 shown)

    Rear safety chains (MX6 shown)

    Front and rear chain shields are standard equipment:

  • Offer protection for the operator yet allow uncut material to pass into the cutting chamber with minimal restriction
  • Five-year warranty on all flex-wing gearboxes

    Five-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.


    Key Specs

    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


    Type Lift-type
    Category 1; or convert to 2


    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


    Size Main
    ASAE Category 3
    Protection Main
    Slip-clutch driveline


    Number 1
    HP rating Center
    Continuous 56 kW
    75 hp
    Peak 67 kW
    90 hp


    Thickness 13 mm
    0.5 in.
    Width 102 mm
    4 in.
    Type Suction
    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


    Type Puncture proof laminated
    Row width adjustment


    Front Chain
    Rear Chain

    Accessories and Attachments


    Category II Conversion Kit - BW15128

    iMatch Bushing Kit - BW15056


    Cat. I Hitch Pin - W46506

    Skid Shoe (weld on) - W46345


    French Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - BW14503

    Spanish Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - BW15676

    Safety Shields

    Front Safety Shield - BW14480

    Rear Safety Shield - BW14483


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    17469 US 69, Tyler, Texas 75703
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