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04-26-2004 19:28:06

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What is the opinion of this forum on the hp needed for a 7' 8' 10' 12' and 15' mower? ( rotary)


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04-27-2004 20:01:10

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 Re: hp per foot? in reply to souNdguy, 04-26-2004 19:28:06  
I run a 71/2 ft. Mott flail, fine cut, easily with 800 Ford. I also have a 12 ft. Ransom reel mower, hydr. drive, 3pt, that is easily run with 800 FORD. It takes about 80-85 HP to run 18ft. of flail. BURT.

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04-27-2004 05:53:47

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 Re: hp per foot? in reply to souNdguy, 04-26-2004 19:28:06  
Sounder, Not sure how it breaks down per hp,but my father-in-law runs a 15' with a 95hp Belarus and it works great. I would love to have one of those monsters,you can cover some ground in a hurry..


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04-27-2004 06:16:12

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 Re: Re: hp per foot? in reply to Tim...OK , 04-27-2004 05:53:47  
My wife keeps mentioning 'more' property in the future ( whenever that is? ).. and I keep thinking of how long it is going to take to mow this 'more property'.. on my 5' mower. Realistically.. If she does get more property.. I'll probably ahve to divert my tractor money from the anitques.. to a bit mor emodern.. say a 70's or 80's ag tractor.. and some sort of larger mower. I see some deals on 8' and 10 mowers all the time.. just need 50 hp and up to start thinking like that. Would be nice to get a mid decade antique that had the nads to pull something like that.. say an AC 220 ( 50ish hp? ) and an 8' mower? Or even a big old case or late 60's mid 70's large ford.. and a 10-12-15 ' mower.. now thats some mowin!

Junk dealer down the road sold a 15' mower ( used but working) for 1500 bucks... unit neede two tires, and the pto shafts... what a steal.. the owner probably has 2000$ in it for a great mower...

Hope those deals are still around when/if I ever need them..


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04-27-2004 07:00:07

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 Re: Re: Re: hp per foot? in reply to souNdguy, 04-27-2004 06:16:12  

If I would have your creditability, I would just lease the equipment that you think you might need, for the season. If it don't work-out, just give the equipment back. Otherwise, you'll have to find a buyer.

Check with the JOHN DEERE leasing plan available, probably at HOME DEPOT, if not the local dealer. Some establishments have knowledge of the DEER plans, and some don't.

At least you can go deere.com

Do your "homework" FIRST.

Hope this helps.

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04-27-2004 07:10:05

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: hp per foot? in reply to Creditability...John,PA, 04-27-2004 07:00:07  
I hadn't thought about renting or borrowing a big tractor/mower to see wht the mowing might be like. May have to check into that, when / if we ever get more land.

thanks for the idea.

We also have 'farmplan' credit around here that most of the ag dealers participate with. I use my farmplan account for feed purchases at the local feed coop.


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04-27-2004 07:29:23

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hp per foot? in reply to souNdguy, 04-27-2004 07:10:05  
The other day, I helped a 70 yr. old delivery man unload 66 bags of soybean seeds. I said to the fella, after 10 bags, let's take a short break. He asked if I have heart troubles. I said NO and that I don't want any.

Gee, since then I had to increase the doseage of that medication that sometimes cures those pains and misery associated with lower back stress.

I understand that it just gets worse as we git older, so expect an increase in the quantity requirements of CURRY SARK. Save the bottles.
Later just put the bottle that you inserted the drawings for your marketble designs into, well, just start putting the bottle in the PACIFIC OCEAN and just have HOPE.

Thanks for listening, SIR. John,PA


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04-27-2004 07:41:45

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hp per foot? in reply to Pains..John,PA, 04-27-2004 07:29:23  
Most of the feed I buy is southern states feed.. or nutrena. Small world.

Yesterday after work I had to run go pick up 25 bales of hay.. and my back indeed is sore today.
I needed more than that.. but was too tired to load anymore. By the time I got the hay home, unloaded.. the horse stalls done, and the chickens hogs and turkies tended too it was dark... and I was beat.

They had a kid help me load my trailer.. but of course. the only help I had unloading it were the cows running back and forth up to the trailer to grab a mouthfulsl and then run away while I was carrying the hay into the barn..

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04-26-2004 20:53:40

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 Re: hp per foot? in reply to souNdguy, 04-26-2004 19:28:06  
Hsp. is an acronym , these days, for RPM. Therefore a N is capable of a lot of horespower by increasing the RPM of the engine.

There fore if YOU to, try increasong the Max rpm's till you have established the requirements for which you specify. Sounds like R&D to me..... ..:})

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