John Deere HX15 Flex-Wing Rotary Cutter

  • More durable gearboxes
  • Flex-wing CV driveline
  • Heavy-duty axle with spring suspension
  • Safety tow chains for extra support


+ Which rotary cutter is right?

+ Hydraulic height leveling system makes cutter leveling easy and safe

+ Serviceability

+ Transport lock offers a safe wing-up position

+ Tight turns can be performed

+ Flex-wing constant-velocity (CV) driveline is easy to attach

+ Gearcases and blade holders provide better performance

+ Heavy-duty axle with spring suspension

+ Five-year limited gearbox warranty provided on every John Deere rotary cutter

+ Four larger, more durable gearcases


Cutting width4,572 mm
180 in.
Cutting heightFor clearance over terraces 25 to 406 mm
1 to 16 in.
Cutting capacity (diameter)76.2 mm
3 in.
Cutting chamber depth267 mm
10.5 in.

Tractor compatibility

Tractor PTO HP range41 kW
55 hp
Tractor PTO540 or 1,000 rpm
Static Vert Drawbar Load Rating890 kg
1,960 lb


TypePull-type, with standard self-leveling hitch clevis (Pull-Type has standard 10,000 lb, 4,536 kg, Safety Tow Chain)
Hitch widthFor tight turn capability 572 mm
22.5 in.
JackstandHydraulically operated; stays vertical while raising/lowering (optional manual jackstand kit available)


Transport widthAt wing wheels 2,800 mm
110 in.
Overall width4,726 mm
183 in.
Overall length4,932 mm
194 in.
Deck shapeEasy-clean, dome-shaped top deck
Deck typeDouble-decker design; superior strength
Deck thicknessUpper
3 (11) mm
.118 (11) in. Lower
3.5 (10) mm
.138 (10) in.
Shirt thickness6 mm
0.25 in.
HingesIntermittent cast steel segments - greaseable; single 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter full-length hinge pin
Approx. weight2,386 kg
5,250 lb


CV ASAE Category 5 tubular telescoping star profiles Connecting
ASAE Category 4 tubular telescoping star profiles
No-seize, slip-clutch driveline Connecting
No-seize, slip-clutch driveline


HP ratingTransfer
186 continuous / 224 peak kW
250 continuous / 300 peak hp Center
112 continuous / 153 peak kW
150 continuous / 205 peak hp Outer
112 continuous / 153 peak kW
150 continuous / 205 peak hp


ThicknessSingle suction 13 mm
0.5 in.
Dual suction-upper 13 mm
Dual suction-lower 13 mm
WidthSingle suction 102 mm
4 in.
Dual suction-upper 76.2 mm
3 in.
Dual suction lower 102 mm
TypeSingle suction, dual suction
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 (179 mph) fpm1000 RPM
Wing 4,827 (290 km/hr) m/min
15,837 (180 mph) fpm
Center 4,650 (278 km/h) m/min
15,256 (173 mph) fpm
Material flow systemSmooth, obstruction-free Max Flow cutting chamber for a clean cut and no windrows
Blade holderType
Bar-type (Dual suction) or round stump jumper (Single suction) for protection of blades and carrier against obstruction damage


Wing liftStandard, includes spring-assist unfolding
Wing flex90 up, 22 down degree (angle)


TypeOption 1
4-bolt 21x5.25x9.0 Laminated TiresOption 2
4-bolt 21x7x12 16 PR Severe-Duty Ag Tires
SuspensionSpring suspension (4x8-in.; 10x20-cm coil spring) on all 4 wheels standard
Row width adjustmentYes
Wing-leveling adjustmentEasy-adjust turnbuckle with bearing




Gearboxes5 years

Additional information

Date collected