John Deere MX15 Medium-Duty Rotary Cutter

  • Constant-velocity (CV) driveline
  • Wings flex to follow any terrain
  • Front and rear safety chains
  • Standard lift and fold hydraulics


+ Rigid axles provide a smooth ride

+ Serviceability

+ Tight turns can be performed

+ Hydraulic parking system makes cutter leveling easy and safe

+ Constant-velocity (CV) driveline is easy to attach

+ Gearcases and blade holders provide better performance

+ Which rotary cutter is right?

+ Transport lock and wing locks offer a safe wing-up position


Cutting width4,572 mm
180 in.
Cutting heightFor clearance over terraces 76.2 to 355.6 mm
3 to 14 in.
Cutting capacity (diameter)50 mm
2 in.
Cutting chamber depth267 mm
10.5 in.

Tractor compatibility

Tractor PTO HP range37 kW
50 hp
Tractor PTO540 rpm
Static Vert Drawbar Load Rating742 kg
1,635 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 570 mm
22.5 in.
JackstandHydraulic parking stand


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
.119 (11) in. Lower
3.4 (10) mm
.134 (10) in.
Shirt thickness6.3 (3) mm
.25 (3) in.
HingesIntermittent cast steel segments - greaseable; single 1-in. (2.5-cm) diameter full-length hinge pin
Approx. weight1,915 kg
4,224 lb


CV ASAE Category 5 tubular telescoping star profiles Connecting
ASAE Category 4 tubular telescoping 2-lobe 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
55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW
75 continuous / 100 peak hp Outer
55.1 continuous / 75 peak kW
75 continuous / 100 peak hp


Thickness13 Single suction mm
.5 Single suction in.
WidthSingle suction 102 mm
4 in.
TypeSingle suction
Overlap152 mm
6 in.
Blade rotationCW, CCW, CCW
Blade tip speed540 RPM
Outer 5,267 (315 km/h) m/min
17,281 (196 mph) fpm
Center 5,194 (312 km/h) m/min
17,040 (194 mph) fpm
Material flow systemSmooth, obstruction-free Max Flow cutting chamber for a clean cut and no windrows
Blade holderType
Round stump jumper


Wing liftStandard
Wing flex90 up, 22 down degree (angle)


TypeOption 1
In base - dual-wing wheel spindles, hubs, and tires - quantity 4
4-bolt 21x7x12 16 PR Severe-Duty Ag Tires Option 2
Optional - 2 to 4 additional tires can be added
SuspensionRigid axles
Row width adjustment 
Wing-leveling adjustmentEasy-adjust turnbuckle with bearing




Gearboxes5 years

Additional information

Date collected 

Key Specs

Approx. weight 
Blade tip speed - 540 rpm - 1000 rpm 
Cutting capacity (diameter) 
Cutting width 
Deck thickness - upper - lower 
Drivelines - Size - Main 
Shirt thickness 
Tractor PTO HP range 
Transport width