OK FARM BOYS and Mower Reps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CraigPLC, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly right.
     
  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm sure its because its late
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  3. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    Now why you going and calling him a corn head because he wants to use a combine to mow his grass? :laugh: Maybe he can convince Bad Boy to make one. :laugh:
     
  4. CraigPLC

    CraigPLC LawnSite Member
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    Actually I was thinking a conbine was a single reel and a sickle combined. I love a reel cut, I like the idea of the reel being out in front. I hate the triplex, or gang. I understand it, but I would rather have just one 36" or 48" reel. I understand they do this because of the expense to make one big reel, and the bigger the harder it would be to adjust the cutting bar so the cut is even across the reel. Sharpening a reel is not hard, you just back reel with compound.
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  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would think a 48" reel would scalp alot
     
  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sickle stripes?
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    In a previous post it was explained on a bean/wheat head for a combine. All the reel does is feed the plant material into the machine. A pull behind hay conditioner/mower is the same concept.

    A corn head is a different animal. It grabs the stalk and pulls it down and there are plates that strip the ear off the stalk, then there are feeder chains in each row that pull the ear into the head. The feeder chain also doubles as a way to help pull the corn stalk into the head.

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  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny you say that as if you look at a bean or wheat field after a cut and you'll see stripes. I think it's more due to the head pushing over the cut stalks after the cut though.

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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Also, in regards to big sickles.

    Newer/larger bean/wheat heads have a flex design that allows the bar and platform to flex and move over the terrain.



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  10. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't forget on corn heads they have chopping knives now under each row. It kinda bush hogs the grass. The knives are similar to the meg mo
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