Tuffcut 650

McConnel’s new Tuffcut 650 rotary mulcher features a new flat top deck and comes with a 7-year gearbox warranty as standard.  The all-new flat deck design minimises the build-up of debris in work and ensures quick and easy cleaning between jobs.

With a working width of 6.28m, 8 transport wheels and option of 3, 4 or 6 blades per rotor, the new Tuffcut 650 can cover large areas quickly and efficiently, perfect for stubble management, grass maintenance, scrub clearance and cover crop mulching.

Ideal for large-scale farmers, local government teams, and professional mowing contractors, Tuffcut machines can be used in a huge variety of applications from airports and sports venues to pasture and stubble.



Capable of tackling everything from grass to gorse, the Tuffcut 650 can cut material up to 100mm thick, and has a fast-cutting action which enables operators to tackle up to six hectares an hour. Flexible wings with 60 degrees of movement ensure the Tuffcut 650 closely follows the contours of the ground and delivers an attractive cut with an even spread, while walking axles deliver a smoother ride

Key features

  • 6.28m working width
  • High and low hitch options
  • 60 degrees of wing movement (+45° up, -15° down)
  • Bondioli & Pavesi gearboxes and drivelines
  • Five powerful rotors
  • 1000rpm wide angle PTO
  • Slip Clutch Protection
  • Front and rear chain guards
  • Hardened updraft swinging blades
  • Cutting heights from 25mm to 210mm
  • 500mm cutting capacity
  • 9, 12 or 18 blades
  • 4,740m per minute blade speed
  • Walking axles


Blade options

The Tuffcut 650 offers operators a choice of cutting options, including a six blade shredder kit with four updraft blades and two special blades for improved mulching. A blade tip speed of 4,740m per minute ensures a powerful cutting action which makes light work of maize stubble


McConnel’s Tuffcut series machines operate quickly and effectively while delivering an attractive cut. The Tuffcut 650’s 60 degrees of flexibility also ensures it closely follows the contours of the ground making it equally as effective in undulating terrain.

Model TUFFCUT 650
Working width 6.28m / 20′ 7″
HP Requirement 90hp / 67kW
Machine weight 3100kg (6834lbs)
Attachment Multi Position Drawbar
Cutting height
25mm – 210mm (1″ – 8 1/4″)
Cutting capacity
100mm (4″)
Deck height* 0.23m / 9″
Overall width
6.47m / 21′ 3″
Overall length 5.07m / 16′ 8″
Transport width 2.70m / 8′ 10″
Transport height 2.90m / 9'7"
PTO speed
Deck construction All welded construction
Deck material thickness 6mm (1/4″)
Skid construction Replaceable bolt on skid shoes
Side skirt material thickness 5mm (3/16″)
Driveline ASAE category 6
2/4-way slip clutches on rotor gearboxes. Overrun on input shaft
Number of blades
15, 20 or 30 blades.  Each 12mm (1/2") 30 Carbon Boron hardened and tempered. Free swinging high lift – low friction
Blade bolts M24 C/W shank grade 8.8
Number of rotors 5
Blade overlap
Blade tip speed
79mps / 15551fpm
Hydraulic wing flex 45° up / 15° down
Anti-scalp dish 6mm (1/4″) round pan with blade holder bar
Input shaft 1-3/8″ Z21 or Z6 SFT 6/8 tractor end
Gearbox [splitter] Splitter - Cast Iron housing
Gearbox [rotor] Rotor x 5 - Cast Iron housing
Gearbox oil capacity [splitter gearbox] EP80-90W - 2.7 litres / 4.7 pints
Gearbox oil capacity [centre gearbox] n/a
Gearbox oil capacity [rotor gearboxes] 85W - 140 Oil -  1.3 litres / 2.3 pints
Wheels and Tyres 8 wheels - 21×9 14 PLY wide pneumatic tyre with steel hub
Wheel mount assembly Tubular welded walking axles
Front guard Single chain guards on each deck
Rear guard Single chain guards on each deck
*Underside of deck to skid