A tow-behind mower is a great option for commercial outfits such as landscaping or property management business. They are also great for property owners with quite a bit of land to maintain.
Below I have outlined what I believe to be the best Swisher tow behind mower and two other Swisher options.
Swisher FC2066BS 20HP Tow-Behind Finish Electric Start Cut Mower, 66-Inch
A lot of tow-behind mowers can be a chore to start. They often come with heavy-duty pulling cords that are challenging, to say the least. The Finish Cut features a 12-volt key start making it easy and dependable.
The Finish Cut has a universal hitch and can be attached to an ATV, tractor, or utility vehicle. You can also increase cutting time drastically by attaching this to your lawn tractor.
The three-blade system helps create that professional finish cut while the true floating deck prevents scalping and damage to the lawn. Cutting height can be adjusted to your liking with easy-to-use controls.
The FC2066BS is the largest tow behind the mower Swisher makes. It is mighty and well constructed. Some customers report using the Finish Cut in a foot of wet grass without it ever bogging down!
The Finish Cut is my top pick for the best Swisher tow behind mower based on performance, design, and price.
Swisher RC14544BS 14.5HP Tow-Behind Rough Cut Mower Electric Start, 44-Inch
The cutting deck measures 44 inches and has a rear discharge, unlike the Finish Cut, which has a side discharge. Cutting height can be adjusted up to 4 inches. I should also mention, this model can cut brush up to 3 inches in diameter.
The Rough Cut has two swinging blades as opposed to the Finish Cut, which has three. One cool feature of this model is the remote operator control console. You can actually control the Rough Cut from a safe distance rather than having to engage or disengage from the mower itself.
Like the Finish Cut, the Rough Cut can attach to an ATV or lawn tractor, reducing the cutting time by nearly that of a typical lawn and garden tractor alone.
If you have quite a lawn to maintain, such as an acre or more, the Rough cut is a great additional choice. It may not be as powerful as the Finish Cut, but it gets the job done. It will not produce a finish cut as this is a “rough cut” mower. Nevertheless, it’s a great option for those with large land areas to maintain, such as a ranch.
Swisher FC11544BS 11.5 HP Tow-Behind Finish Cut Mower, 44-Inch
The FC1154BS has an 11.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and has a cutting deck width of 44 inches. It has a single-point cutting height adjustment and features a rear discharge. There’s also left to right offset hitch adjustment, making it easy to mow under trees or in ditches.
A nice feature of this model is the bumper rollers. The bumper rollers protect trees and shrubs from any damage that might otherwise occur during mowing.
Unlike the previous finish cut mower, this mower does not have an electric start, a bummer. I might have rated this mower a little higher if it had an electric start and a universal hitch.
The turning radius is not the greatest on this model. It is ideal to have plenty of room to turn around to avoid damaging the lawn. It is, however, fuel-efficient, and a full tank will allow for roughly an acre and a half worth of cutting.
If you’re looking for a smaller tow behind mower instead of the 66 inches but still want that finish cut professional look, the FC1154BS is a good choice.
There is definitely a difference between a rough cut and a finish cut tow behind the mower. A finish cut provides a more thorough and professional-looking cut, and a rough cut while still providing a quality cut does not produce the same look.
As rough cut mowers go, the Swisher RC14544BS is definitely a top contender. However, the Swisher FC2066BS is top of the line. It has more than enough HP, and the three-blade system produces an extremely well-defined cut.
There are numerous brands of mowers to choose from. I believe Swisher to be among the best for tow behind and zero-turn mowers. If you are looking for even more alternatives, please use the category or navigation setting above to find the mower that best suits your needs. If you have any questions or need help finding the perfect mower, don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, and I will respond promptly. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about my top pick for the best Swisher tow behind mower.