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Re: opening field with hydroswing mower conditioner

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06-27-2014 08:04:43

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I"ve got a 12' hydroswing. It doesn't make any difference which way you go on the first pass. The only thing for you to think about is which side you want the mower on when you make the last swath around the outside of the field. I personally, like for the mower to be on my right side. 'Seems it's easy for me to watch the fence and move the mower with the hydralic lever with my left hand. I found that I need to be about 3-4 feet away from the fence on the first pass. It's a lot easier to mow the last pass if you've given yourself enough room. If you drive too close on the first round, you will constantly be adjusting the mower on the last pass. You will want to make six rounds around the field. What I do is mow five rounds and then cut the fence swath.This then gives me my six rounds. Any less than six and you won't have enough room to make the turns on the ends. Then, simply mow back and forth rotating the mower from side to side. Just stay away from the fence the first few times. After you've gotten used to the mower, you'll get better at judging the distance. Since this is your first hydra swing, I'd probably advise keeping the mower on your right side for the first initial rounds. You'll catch on real quick how it feels to have the mower on your left side. It's different! You'll soon get used to it. It's the neatest thing there is!! You're gonna like your hydra swing!!

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06-27-2014 08:16:38

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 Re: opening field with hydroswing mower conditioner in reply to randallinMo, 06-27-2014 08:04:43  
Thanks for the info. I think I'll leave myself plenty of room on the outside for my first time using it. Seem to have best luck picking up the crop in the tire tracks if I'm cutting against the direction that I drove. Basically all rounds are CW, except last one CCW. Can't wait to try it out. As the saying goes, experience is a tough teacher, since she gives the test first and lesson afterwards! Have 20 acre field of alfalfa/timothy/orchard grass to mow. Have another 4 acres of timothy/orchard to mow for the horses, if I can get this thing throw a 14' gate! May use the swather for that otherwise. I'm running the 499 with a Massey 1100.

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06-27-2014 08:40:30

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 Re: opening field with hydroswing mower conditioner in reply to LorenMN, 06-27-2014 08:16:38  
14' gates are bad. I"ve got 16 footers....and I have to be careful. In fact, I've decided that 16' gates are a thing of the past. My mower is a Hesston 1340 hydraswing. I love it. Do yourself a favor and take that end gate post out under "controlled conditions" rather than with your mower. You'll learn to manuever that mower real good. It's amazing what you can do with one.

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06-27-2014 09:19:30

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 Re: opening field with hydroswing mower conditioner in reply to randallinMo, 06-27-2014 08:40:30  
I have a 16' gate to go through to get to a field that I rotational graze, that should be OK. As an option I can take the long way around through there so I don't have to go through the 14 footers, just have to move the cows over a little while I drive through. Probably well worth the time to do that instead of mowing with the 12' swather. The 3' wide unconditioned windrows don't dry well, and this year I'll be lucky to get 3 dry days. Haven't had them yet, but next week looks promising.

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