Second Hay Cutting

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Second Hay Cutting

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:23 am

Cut yesterday, baled tomorrow...

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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby Peter Person » Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:47 am

Don,
That's a good looking field. Most hayfields around here are dried up and brown. Did finally get some rain Monday and Tuesday this week.
Hay prices in CT and MA are really high and in short supply.
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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:01 am

It’s been dry here, too. Just enough rain to keep the fields in good shape. The garden… not so much.
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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby Stanton » Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:54 pm

Glad to see your field was green enough to cut hay.
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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:27 pm

I don't expect muh of a second cutting here, although we did get 1 1/2 inches of rain this week, may get some growth before winter.

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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Aug 24, 2022 10:38 pm

Did you cut that with the Cub and the 22 or 105 mower!

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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby ajhbike » Thu Aug 25, 2022 2:18 am

Don, that is really a pretty scene.

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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Aug 25, 2022 6:30 am

SamsFarm wrote:Did you cut that with the Cub and the 22 or 105 mower!

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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby Slim140 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:20 am

I just saw this baler in an ad at the bottom of this page, it makes a round bale 28" long X 20" tall weighing 40 pounds and requires 15HP or more.

https://ibexequipment.com/hay-balers/
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Re: Second Hay Cutting

Postby v w » Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:14 am

Slim140 wrote:I just saw this baler in an ad at the bottom of this page, it makes a round bale 28" long X 20" tall weighing 40 pounds and requires 15HP or more.

https://ibexequipment.com/hay-balers/

Back in the 1950's Allis Chalmers built a small round baler. They didn't last long. The bales were hard to handle. Any round baler I have ever seen, the AC included, requires coming to a stop to eject the bale. Power must be running while the baler does this. Without live power this was a problem which is one reason AC built the WD45 with both a foot and fake hand clutch. The bales had to be dropped on the ground and then picked up. They were not easy to handle in the mow. A neighbor bought one. Used it one spring. Hired Dad to bale the rest of the year and the following year bought a JD14T. Vern


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