This rugged Swisher 44in. Rough Cut Trailcutter clears the densest undergrowth with ease, including most trees up to 3in. dia. Clear away brush, cut a trail through the woods or turn an overgrown field into a manicured landscape. Dimensions L x W x H in. 61 x 57 1/2 x 32, Stems Cutting Capacity in. 3, Hitch Type Universal articulating pin, Height Adjustment Yes, single-point, Deck Construction Steel, HP 14 1/2, Blades qty. 2, Engine Displacement cc 500, Engine Briggs & Stratton, Tire Size in. 16, Cutting Width in. 44, Cutting Height in. 4, Discharge Rear, Offset Adjusts left to right, Blade Brake Yes, Start Type Electric. 500cc Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt engine with electric start Two breakaway swinging blades Single-point adjustable cutting height with 4in. range 16in. dia. sealant-filled tires with steel bumpers 44in.W, 11-ga. steel deck Rear discharge Heavy-duty stump jumper reduces damage from obstacles Universal articulating hitch with left or right offset towing Remotely controlled blades can be engaged from a safe distance Battery not included Universal articulating hitch for a tight turning radius and left or right offset towing 10-ft. control cable for added versatility
Average Customer Rating:
(1 Review) 1
Rating Summary(1 review)
0 of 1(0%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Swisher Rough Cut Trailcutter - 500cc Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Engine with Electric Start, 44in. Cutting Width, Model# RC14544BS
Review 1 for Swisher Rough Cut Trailcutter - 500cc Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Engine with Electric Start, 44in. Cutting Width, Model# RC14544BS
Not a quality machine.
July 21, 2013
from Peotone, IL
(click to see full-size image)
(Click anywhere inside this popup to close it)
Shown with panels removed to allow airflow around belt & pulleys.
"I've had mine since before they quit telling you how many horsepower an industrial engine was rated at. The 344cc engine is 12.5 HP.
The tires kept falling off of the rims even when properly inflated. I replaced my wheels with a different brand and haven't had any problems since.
It's so heavy you need a floor jack to lift it unless you are wearing some heavy gloves.
The deck height adjustment is very difficult to crank & is a poor design. I've had to use a cheater pipe with it even when that threaded rod thing is well greased.
The tongue on mine is a little different than what's shown for the newer models but I ended up taking it off & making an entirely new tongue out of the same size square tube because it was impossible to adjust it to the height required to keep the mower deck level when hitched to my ATV. It's like they designed it to be pulled by a lifted pickup truck or a farm tractor.
My homemade tongue also fixed another problem, which is the useless coupler design using a hitch-pin. Mine uses a 1-7/8" ball coupler.
The brake intended to stop the blade shaft when you disengage the control lever has never worked.
It goes through belts every 5 hours or so. I have managed to extend the life of my belts lately by leaving off steel plates that are located in front of and behind the engine. This allows a little bit of airflow for cooling. I was mowing some heavy weeds today & observed during a fuel stop that the blade shaft pulley was too hot to touch even with those panels removed. (see picture)
To pull this thing, you need a machine with some power & traction. A regular riding mower won't do it, and an ATV will overheat at those low speeds if it doesn't have an electric cooling fan. If I had it to do over again, for my purposes (making & maintaining ATV trails in Illinois), I'd get a small, used 4WD tractor with a PTO-driven bush hog.
Don't be fooled by the "Made in USA" sticker either. I've seen the "Made in China" stamp on a lot of it's parts."
Describe Yourself: Professional
9out of12found this review helpful.
Share this Review:
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.