I hate to say it but the 990 is part of the problem.They were great machines and dad had two seven ft. machines but when we started doing more alfalfa we had drying problems as well.We went to New Holland machines with the intermeshing rolls and it seemed to dry hay faster.For your few acres I would not go out and buy a different machine but would consider a few other things.You have a tedder,what type a bar type or a rotary? The rotary is much better as it moves the hay more. You could also buy a hay conditioner and run the hay thru after mowing.Run it thru right away or even the next morning, it will break up the stems more and pick the hay off the ground and move it allowing air to get under it better.When raking single windrows dry faster but take longer to bale.Even the tedder and conditioner are not perfect as both can cause leaf loss.It seems to me that we do not have as good of drying weather as we had 25 years ago,but then again our yeilds are much higher now.Not sure if I was any help just giving some ideas. Tom
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