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4010 puller
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:54 pm    Post subject: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi guys I’m in ohio here and sold my old 7 foot haybine, I’m in the market for 7-9 foot disc mower. I see lots of them for sale but wonder about parts availability? I’ve heard the old long/farm trac can be iffy on parts. What about pellgro, fort farm Maxx, enrossi, etc. I’d like to be able to get parts for years to come and not just a cheap throw away mower.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Get a Kuhn. All of the rest are copies.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Get a Kuhn. I agree.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Enorossi makes mowers for Farm King (Buhler-Allied)

Sitrex makes mowers for New Holland.

Most of these are large Italian companies with US importers /re branding.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Doesn’t one company make a 3 blade turtle.

One makes separate segments that bolt together under each turtle and driven by shafts.

One company makes a large common oil pan under the whole cutters and gear drives the turtles from one common pan.

The various companies buy from these three, and relabel the machines as ‘theirs’.

I think NH and NI/Agco swapped manufacturers a while back, it’s pretty funny listening to the dealers promoting their design as better, when a few years before the other design was better when that is what they sold then.....
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Krone is the best I've seen so far! My two cents!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Kubota has three blades, they bought Vicon so that's likely where they got it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Look into drum mowers.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We got a Vermeer TM800 it's been a really good machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtrB0m3up6M
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:35 am    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-danofarming wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:33:40 06/02/20) Get a Kuhn. All of the rest are copies.


If disc mowers are all ""copies of Kuhn"" as you state please explain this?

Kuhn/JD/Krone/Kubota cutter bar internally where gears are located is a common housing IE open for oil to flow from one end to other end of cutter bar & cutter bar oil level is checked at one location.

New Holland & Vermeer plus probably some other cutters have individual segments on cutter bar that require oil(lubricant) to be checked at each segment.
Thanks,Jim
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

4010, I will try to read between the lines as you omitted maybe the most important part of your question - and that is what is your budget? I will try to read between the lines. You got rid of your old 7 foot haybine. From that comment and the fact that you mention a lot of off brand machines, I have to conclude your budget is not all that high. I dont see you writing a check for a good Krone, Vermeer, or Kuhn disc mower as other posters have mentioned. Watch out for a New Idea disc mower, they are reasonable and parts are available.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yea I may consider a good used one but 10-12,000 for a nh Vermeer or Kuhn won’t be happening, I mow 30 acres of hay a year. There’s just so many brands of mowers out there anymore it’s hard to decide good or bad but my main concern is parts availability on the cheaper ones.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote



Another consideration when using a disc mower is that it gives you the capability to get double the amount of hay rained on as you ever have before.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Disc mowers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am on my second drum. Bought because every used disc had brazed cracks all over the bottom with oil leaking out and too many parts. Cuts grasses great, leaving about a 1" stubble on tough stalks and 2" on small stemmed grasses which is ok for them.

Swore I'd never do it again, but bought a haybine (Ford 538) this year to do my SS hay crop. Need 4" stubble for a decent regrowth and no disc or drum I've seen can give you that. Did the first cutting last week and regrowth is fantastic, as was the cut.
 
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