Schulte FX-742 Rotary Cutter 


The World’s Largest Rotary Cutter

  • 42' (12.8 m) of cutting width will make those long days short again. Use one cutter where traditionally two or three cutters were needed. Cover more ground, while reducing the number of tractors and fuel required in an operation. Increasing your efficiencies means more money in your pocket.
  • Unique 5-plex design flexibility allows for a completely "road-able" machine at a 3 m (9’ 10”) transport width.
  • Available with stump jumpers for pasture and grass maintenance or with Schulte's exclusive fixed knife and baffle technology for mulching crop residue such as straw, corn or cotton stalks.
  • Unmatched reliability with a premium Bondioli & Pavesi SFT drive & gearbox system. 350 HP divider box, 180 HP T-boxes & 190 HP right angle down boxes.
  • Size 10 main CV with an over running clutch provides worry free shut downs.
  • Fully compatible for all row crop cutting in 30", 32", 38", 40" and one metre row spacing.
  • A parallel solid tongue hitch maintains even load on the tractor draw bar.
  • Full rubber grommet suspension across the entire unit reduces shock loading and maintains even cutting, even in the roughest of conditions.
  • Schulte's unique driveline arrangement allows for independent clutch protection for each down rotor.
  • A continuously welded 10-gauge domed deck adds strength and durability while reducing debris and water build up on the top of the deck.


* Instant tax write off savings are based on the recommended retail pricing and the Company Tax rate of 27.5% for qualifying Australian businesses meeting ATO guidelines.

FX-742 Specifications

Cutting width

12.8 m (42’)

Overall width

13.1 m (42’ 11”)

Overall length

7.4 m (24’ 3”)

Cutting height

51 mm - 406 mm (2" - 16")

Transport width

3 m (9’ 10")

Row crop wheel trans. width

3.7 m (12’ 2")

Transport height

4.2 m (13’ 9”)


8165 kg (18,000lbs) depending upon configuration

Hitch weight

2950 kg (6,500lbs) depending upon configuration

Cutting capacity

51 mm (2")

Minimum tractor size

250 HP (186 kW)

Blade tip speed

4,970 m/min (16,300 ft/min)

Blade overlap

165 mm (6.5")

Divider box rating

350 HP (261 kW)

T-box ratings

180 HP (134 kW)

Down box ratings

190 HP (142 kW)

Skirt thickness

6.4 mm (1/4")

Inside wing operating range

11˚ down to 13˚ up

Outside wing operating range

8˚ down to 10˚ up

FX-742 at work

This video was provided by Sam Conway of Boolah Partnership, Gunnedah, NSW. Sam does contract stubble mulching in northern NSW and southern QLD. Give us a call if you would like to get Sam working at your place.

Unfolding and folding up the world's biggest rotary cutter is an engineering achievement in itself! Check out how easy this is to do without leaving the tractor seat and without having to remove any of the drive line.