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more silage cutting pics

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samn40

05-31-2014 17:40:30
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i mowed some more grass for silage this week... My son took some photos. I thought you might like to see how we cut silage in Northern Ireland?.....this is the flat ground that the microlight runway is in......



And this is the steep hill!



This hill is not as steep....I can mow it across the hill



The crop is very heavy and a week late due to showery weather!



One of the three 16 tonne trailers for hauling the grass...





lifting the last field....around 6.00pm



30 foot swathes use up a bit of horse power!...



As one trailer leaves another arrives......



While the third one is being filled......



Dumping at the clamp is fast with auto opening tailgates.....





Three pushes with the shovel clears the 16 tonnes away!



My two sons rolled the clamp with two tractors from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm and we had the clamp covered and sealed with polythene before midnight!......Job done!.......Sam
This post was edited by samn40 at 18:00:11 05/31/14 4 times.

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Sourgum

05-31-2014 20:06:15
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to samn40, 05-31-2014 17:40:30  
What kind of grass in first picture. We have fescue's, orchardgrass,timothy sometimes smooth bromegrass. Do you have these same varieties over there. Our horse people go for the timothy. There is few old stands brome here and it goes fast if a buyer finds out you have any for hay.
It's scarce.



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samn40

06-01-2014 02:25:33
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to Sourgum, 05-31-2014 20:06:15  
Our grass mixture is timothy, meadow fescues,Italian ryegrass and some cocksfoot.........Sam



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tomstractorsandtoys

05-31-2014 19:15:05
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to samn40, 05-31-2014 17:40:30  
Nice pics. We just finished putting our first crop alfafa in the silo today.Lots of stupid little problems made it a very long day.



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VicS

05-31-2014 19:03:37
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to samn40, 05-31-2014 17:40:30  

Neat pictures. Keep them coming. Cutting alfalfa last Thursday. Made 50 idiot squares acre.



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jimb2

05-31-2014 19:03:33
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to samn40, 05-31-2014 17:40:30  
Sam, good looking crop and great pictures.

Does chopper operator charge by the hour or by the acre? Does he supply the 3 trailers?

JimB



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Murray2

05-31-2014 18:00:49
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 Re: more silage cutting pics in reply to samn40, 05-31-2014 17:40:30  
Very interesting, nice heavy crop of silage. you are a couple of weeks ahead of here in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada. cheers, Murray



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