Bush Hog®
BH500 Series Single Spindle Rotary Cutters

Extreme-Duty Brush Cutter

Thick pastures, gas and power line right of ways, roadsides, even small forests are no match for these authentic Bush Hog® built cutters. The Extreme-Duty BH516 Series Rotary Cutter is designed and built to take down virtually any unwanted vegetation. Whether you’re a professional cutting every day or a weekend warrior tackling tough jobs on the farm, these cutters will be with you every step of the way.

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NOTE: Unit(s) shown equipped with certain selections and options; please consult with your local Bush Hog dealer for all available configurations.


Performance Features
  • Cutting Widths from 72"
  • Quick-Hitch Ready
  • 225HP Gearbox
  • Category 5 Drivelines with 4-plate Slip-Clutch
  • Taller Sidebands increase cutting efficiency
Construction Features
  • Smooth-Top 7 Gauge Deck
  • 1/2" Tubular-Style A-Frame Hitch
  • Extreme-Duty Reinforced Gearbox Stand
  • Deck Ring Standard
  • Hex Head Blade Bolts
  • 5" Blades
  • Tubular-Style Tailwheel Mount
  • 21" Laminated Tailwheel

Safety Features

  • Double Row Safety Chains Standard
  • PTO Shield


Cutting Width (in) 72
Cutting Height (in) 2-12
Cutting Capacity (in) 5
Hitch Type Cat 2 or 3 Std & QH
Deck Thickness (ga) 7
Sidebands 13" x 1/4"
Driveline ASAE Cat 5
Driveline Protection 4-Plate Slip-Clutch
Gearbox Rating (PTO) 225
Tractor PTO Speed 540
Minimum Tractor HP 70
Blade Holder Round
Blades (in) 1/2 x 5 uplift
Blade Tip Speed (FPM) 13,436
Tires Single 21" Laminated
Safety Shielding Double Row Chains
Approximate Weight (lbs) 1775
Warranty 6 Year Gearbox Warranty and 1 Year Limited Machine Warranty