John Deere RC40 Series Rotary Cutters

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The RC40 Series Rotary Cutters feature 4- to 7-foot cutting widths for fast, efficient mowing in a variety of conditions and are compatible with tractors from 18 to 90 horsepower.

  • iMatchTM compatible 
  • John Deere Quik-Knect™ compatible
  • Front and rear chain shields standard
  • PTO slip clutch standard
  • 3-year limited gear box warranty
Manufacturer
John Deere
Category
Other Equipment
Location
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio
Specs
Key Specs:
Cutting widthRC4048: 122 cm 48 in.
RC4060: 152 cm 60 in.
RC4072: 183 cm 72 in.
Cutting heightAll : 5.1-23 cm
2-9 in.
Overall widthRC4048: 132.8 cm 52.3 in.
RC4060: 155.7 cm 61.3 in.
RC4072: 186.2 cm 73.3 in.
Overall lengthRC4048: 229.2 cm 90.3 in.
RC4060: 250 cm 98.3 in.
RC4072: 281.9 cm 111 in.
Deck - ThicknessAll : 12 gauge
2.79 mm
0.11 in.
Hitch - CategoryRC4048: Category 1
RC4060: Category 1
RC4072: Category 1
PTO horsepowerRC4048: 11.2-30 kW 15-40 hp
RC4060: 15-41 kW 20-55 hp
RC4072: 18.6-41 kW 25-55 hp
Dimensions:
Overall widthRC4048: 132.8 cm 52.3 in.
RC4060: 155.7 cm 61.3 in.
RC4072: 186.2 cm 73.3 in.
Overall lengthRC4048: 229.2 cm 90.3 in.
RC4060: 250 cm 98.3 in.
RC4072: 281.9 cm 111 in.
Weight:
OperatingRC4048: 186 kg 410 lb
RC4060: 224 kg 494 lb
RC4072: 261 kg 575 lb
Tractor compatibility:
PTO horsepowerRC4048: 11.2-30 kW 15-40 hp
RC4060: 15-41 kW 20-55 hp
RC4072: 18.6-41 kW 25-55 hp
Tractor PTOAll : 540 rpm
PTO categoryAll : ASAE 3
Gear case:
HorsepowerRC4048: 30 kW 40 hp
RC4060: 41 kW 55 hp
RC4072: 41 kW 55 hp
Driveline:
TypeAll : Slip Clutch
Quick-Knect™ compatibleAll : Yes
Hitch:
TypeAll : Lift-type
CategoryAll : Category 1
iMatch™ compatibleAll : Yes
Deck:
ThicknessAll : 12 gauge
2.79 mm
0.11 in.
ShapeAll : Flat-open round back
TypeAll : Single
Skirt:
ThicknessAll : 12 gauge
2.79 mm
0.11 in.
Capacity:
Cutting widthRC4048: 122 cm 48 in.
RC4060: 152 cm 60 in.
RC4072: 183 cm 72 in.
Cutting heightAll : 5.1-23 cm
2-9 in.
Cutting diameterAll : 0-2.5 cm
0-1 in.
Cutting chamber depthAll : 17.8 cm
7 in.
Blades:
Tip speedRC4048: 66.5 m/s 13,100 fpm
RC4060: 69.2 m/s 13,620 fpm
RC4072: 72.8 m/s 14,340 fpm
TypeAll : Heat treated, suction
ThicknessAll : 13 mm
0.5 in.
WidthAll : 76 mm
3 in.
Blade holder:
TypeAll : Oval pan-type
DiameterRC4048: 235 x 521 mm 20.5 x 9.25 in.
RC4060: 235 x 521 mm 20.5 x 9.25 in.
RC4072: 235 x 521 mm 20.5 x 9.25 in.
Wheels:
QuantityAll : 1
TypeAll : Laminated
Diameter laminatedAll : 406 mm
16 in.
Width laminatedAll : 101.6 mm
4 in.
Diameter rubberAll : N/A
Width rubberAll : N/A
Safety:
MarkingsAll : Standard
Front deflectorAll : Standard - Front Chain Shield
Rear deflectorAll : Standard - Rear Chain Shield
Set-up time:
Labor hoursAll : 1
Warranty:
Time periodAll : 1 year
GearboxAll : 3 year
Additional information:
Date collectedAll : 4 November 2021