Posted 17 December - AM Yeah nice showroom and shop. If your tractor does not have hydraulics, you won't be able to lift the cutter bar vertically to get through gates and other narrow areas. Hay mowers come in all shapes and sizes, from mini sickle bar mowers to the largest trailed mower-conditioners and even self-propelled machines. There are a few reasons why this will not work. Square Balers The first machines that baled hay baled square bales. Each drum is essentially a cylinder of
I do mostly alfalfa with my mo-co and really like the clean cut I get with a sickle machine.
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But just for comparison I did a build-and-price on a new NH discbine and it is basically the same price as a sickle machine. MacDon, JD, Case-IH, New Holland and MF/Hesston are all fair. THE rotary disc mower is the first step in the chain of getting grass or of mower and then later in the season retrofit a roller or flail conditioner.
The new offerings in the line-up of mower-conditioners offer many of the same features that hay producers have come to rely on for.
Posted 17 December - AM I'm looking at trading my mo-co by the end of this year. Short of this, I would compare the machines width of cut to the width of the swath to see how well it spreads things out.
So far the steel rolls have hydraulic pressure that can be adjusted with just two fingers turning a dial impressed us the most, much better drying in all Crops and we were pleasantly surprised that it did not damage the alfalfa like some people said it would. Drum mower disadvantages are: Contour mowing. For the purpose of this discussion, we will concentrate on compact round balers and square balers, as they are well-suited for compact and subcompact tractors.
So that's what my question is - what brand/model is the best one.
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Hay mowers come in all shapes and sizes, from mini sickle bar mowers to the largest trailed mower-conditioners and even self-propelled machines. In order to choose the mower that will work best for your situation, first fit the mower to the .
Probably the first time in nearly 50 years a new Holland machine did not cut the hay on our farms. Until recently this one factor kept many people from choosing a disc mower.
IHCman and timberjackrob like this. As a drum mower moves through the field, the drums are rotating toward each other, which causes the cut crop to pass between the drums and be dropped in a windrow behind the mower.
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Some mowers even allow you to work in the vertical position for trimming hedges or trail edges.
That means you can rake a bigger windrow, reducing the number of passes through the field with both your rake and your baler. Square balers can work quickly and continuously, dropping a new bale in the field as often as every 10 seconds or less.
so the system has potential to shorten the drying time for silage as well as dry hay.
If you are mowing ditch banks, sickle bars are the only hay mower style specifically designed to work well below or above horizontal. Going from rake to tedder is as easy as removing the hay stop and making a wheel adjustment, requiring only a few seconds and no tools. Mechanically complicated.
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Damage due to hitting an unknown obstruction can be expensive to fix. Your tractor's manual should have this information. This means the urgency of getting the bales out of the field and in the bam is reduced. Round balers weigh much less than square balers.
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Let's get started! This will be my first discbine, I have been using a NH haybine. This would let you spread the swath of hay out wider behind the machine to get a quicker dry down assuming you don't put it directly into a windrow. The advantages of a disc mower are: No clogging.
At a total width of 66 inches, it will still fit through a 6-foot gate.