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OK FARM BOYS and Mower Reps

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

  1. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    I worked on a guys National 84" real mower several times. He had a lot of little problems and was un-happy with its cut. So I when out to see what his problem was. Basically these golf/fairway mower are designed to mow every 3 or 4 day and to a much different type of grass that is seen on most lawns. IT just did not work, so he wanted to sell it to me. I took it and played with it for about 2 weeks on some of my larger commercial lawns. It was a beast, I could not get it to look as nice as anyone hoped. I took it back and I think a junk guy gave scrap iron price for it after he took the motor off.

    I am a old farm from my past youth, I still help a farmer harvest and fall plow/ripp ground.
    What I would like to see is a mower that can cut and make small round bales without a 25,000 price tag. Right now feed for cows and horses is going through the roof with this drought we just had. I know of 6 or 8 small horse lovers that would love a reasonable price small bail of grass to feed to there horses.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    that profihopper that mickhippy posted is pretty cool! Really does stripe while it "scarifies". Check out the trailer in the background!
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    You should check out the BCS attachments.

    The sickle bar if for cutting the hay.

    A rake for windrowing

    Then they have a baler you can buy.


  4. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    Bet it costs a bunch. And let me guess. Not available in the us?
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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    No, if you search on-line there is a couple of American dealers selling these. Not many though.

  6. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    I have seen these, it is super expensive the tractor part alone is 3 to 5 grand. I have never seen a American Co that carries the small baler attachment. It is available in England I think. All other mini balers are compact tractor size and PTO driven and to big for Even larger yards. Then your talking 6 or 7 grand for the baler and 18 to 20 grand for the compact tractor.
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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