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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by BackAcreFarm, Jun 6, 2004.
And Some Stripes:
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.
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
MMMMM.... green grass, green hay, green paint, more green in hand!!!
Are you cutting for silage or are you going to bale it?
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
Nothing Runs Like A DEERE!!!
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.