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Now THIS is a MOWER, and check out the stripes.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by BackAcreFarm, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. BackAcreFarm

    BackAcreFarm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Serious Mower:

  2. BackAcreFarm

    BackAcreFarm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    And Some Stripes:

  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Nice hydro swing swather. Must be about 10 or 12 footer?. We use 14 and 16 foot self propelled aroung here. Mostly New Holland and Heston.
  4. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    My father's farm uses a 16' swingbine to cover over 1000 acres. We even triple windrow the swaths and chop with our monster self propelled
  5. grassrootsinab

    grassrootsinab LawnSite Member
    from up here
    Posts: 215

    MMMMM.... green grass, green hay, green paint, more green in hand!!!

    Are you cutting for silage or are you going to bale it?
  6. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    We baled 2500 bales on saturday and sunday.

    It was all in barns by 8pm sunday night. my ass was dragging when i got done working, which came at 11pm
  7. r8derman

    r8derman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Nothing Runs Like A DEERE!!!
  8. BackAcreFarm

    BackAcreFarm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Glad you enjoyed the pictures.
    The mower is 13 ft wide, nowhere near the biggest made, but we used a 7 ft sicklebar when I was growing up.
    The blades on the Deere are a lot like the Meg-Mo system, large disks with removeable, replaceable, free swinging blades. The Deere website has pictures if you're interested.
    We switched to round bales a few years ago, they are supposed to weigh 1500 lbs each. It drastically reduces the manpower needed to bale, the whole operation can be done by one person.
    We've had a lot of rain this year, over 12 inches in May, so we're a couple of weeks behind schedule. This is the first cutting, we got about 2.7 tons per acre. We always get three cuttings, maybe four if the weather cooperates. Could be a good year for hay.
    This is "organically raised hay", no herbicides or pesticides used on the fields. It will all be fed to cows.

    Here's another picture with a couple of my helpers.


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