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Disc mowers

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10-09-2012 02:35:58

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Disc type mowers are universally used here, 10 feet wide and most fitted with conditioning tines behind the discs to "bash" the grass stems to speed up wilting. This tractor has the front 3 point with A frame quick hitch, and front PTO.

Running two 10 foot wide mowers is common, working speed of 6 to 8 MPH depending on the crop.

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10-09-2012 18:47:34

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 Re: Disc mowers in reply to KFD68, 10-09-2012 02:35:58  
Thanks for the neat pictures. Front 3-points have never really gotten popular on this side of the pond but several companies (Massey Ferguson and New Holland to name two) are currently marketing big mowers similar to what you show. One 10-footer up front and a pair of 10-foot "batwing" mowers on the rear; total cut is around 28 ft. For serious hay cutting in our region (meaning anything from Kansas on west) the self-propelled windrowers with 16-ft rotary headers seem to be the most popular. At 15+ mph you can knock down a lot of hay in a day!

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