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Re: jd 1360 disc mower

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steve murrell

02-18-2013 05:09:47

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What type of cutter bar does the new idea 5209 have. Is there anything i should know about this machine?

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02-18-2013 09:45:44

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 Re: jd 1360 disc mower in reply to steve murrell, 02-18-2013 05:09:47  
That's a shaft drive bar. Just check it over carefully and make sure all of the bearings in the turtle shafts are tight and there's nothing out of time from busted or worn out gears.
Most of the north american branded stuff from the late 90's onwards is all shaft drive bars. Most of the old stuff is gear bed; for the most part a Kuhn bar. Just watch out for the really old ones from the early 80's that have the bolt together (non-modular) Kuhn bar. Those are a major amount of work to rebuild if they need love... although when they work they are a very good bar. It's just that the probablilty of finding a good one at this point in time is probably fairly slim.


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Erik Ks farmer

02-18-2013 06:34:27

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 Re: jd 1360 disc mower in reply to steve murrell, 02-18-2013 05:09:47  
What is your thinking on a 9' disc mower spending up your cutting time? Going to mow earlier or mow later? I am in the same boat on needing faster mow times, but my thought is I don't really want to cover that ground at a faster ground speed than I mow at with a sickle machine. I am a firm believer that faster ground speeds destroy equipment. So I opted to the larger machine, 3' more cut easily shaves 1/3 of the mow time and a hydra swing tongue should cut the time down more, I'm thinking a 4 round headland and then lay it off back and forth across the field. Also I know that a lot of guys claim the disc mower will speed you up since you can mow with the dew on, it just goes against my grain to lay hay down with excess moisture on the crop. Just my thoughts, I'm curious as to yours as well.

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02-18-2013 09:40:34

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 Re: jd 1360 disc mower in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 02-18-2013 06:34:27  
Ground speed makes almost no difference to the rate of destruction on a discbine. Rocks and rough ground do, in that order. I've got one of those here who likes to preach about how the world needs to run at 3 mph because that's how it was always done and it saves on equipment... then drags the rocks 100 feet down the field because there isn't the presence of mind to stop and lift the mower. Then comes home needing 1000 bucks worth of parts. The arabs love him too since it doubles the fuel bill to do the same amount of work.
The way I see it... if you want to drive at 3mph you might just as well stay with the haybine and run it on a smaller tractor and save the fuel.


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Tx Jim

02-18-2013 09:09:25

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 Re: jd 1360 disc mower in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 02-18-2013 06:34:27  
I'll add to what Erik stated that larger disc cutters require "more HP".

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