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Re: Who markets the CCM-109 Drum Mower?

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Posted by Diydave on January 20, 2013 at 05:45:21 from (

In Reply to: Re: Who markets the CCM-109 Drum Mower? posted by Bret4207 on January 19, 2013 at 04:41:03:

Bret, I have been running a CCM185 (I think, never was good at
remembrin numbers, LOL) for the last 5-6 seasons. I only cut
waterways, pasture fields, and hills, that our tenant farmer does
not want to do. I also once cut one of his fields, when he had to
have emergency surgery, and couldn't cut one of his fields. So I
have cut both unfertilized, and fertilized fields. The CCM mower,
in Orchardgrass, and timothy, and fescue, can start cutting
earlier than a NH haybine, and dries down a little earlier than the
haybine. The only crop I have cut with it, that needs
conditioning, is Sorghum/sudax hybrid. That stuff takes 5 days
to dry down, conditioned, and more than a week un-

I generally cut one day, leave the crop sit a day, then rake the
next day. If it is heavy hay, I ted right after cutting. Sometimes,
in heavy hay, you have to wait another day, and roll the windrow
over, before baling.

The CCM cutter has only 2 cutting heads, which Counter rotate,
meaning they throw a mini windrow up as they cut, in the center
of the pass. They have 6 reversible cutter knives, a lot like disc
mower blades, a complete blade change takes about 15 minutes,
Some of the old timers say they cut too short, but you have to
keep alert, as these mowers are heavy, they "walk" the toplink
adjustment back, extending the link. They don't take much HP
to run, but are pretty heavy. I counterweight the opposite wheel,
of my ALLIS D-12, and have about 300 lbs weight in the front.
Even so, a sack of sugar will lift up the front wheels, if placed on
the back of the mower, in transport position!


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