Hay 2018

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  1. KJL

    KJL Well-Known Member

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    Since 2017 was a bit miserable trying to make hay, I thought a few pics of 2018 hay making might be worthwhile.

    We were at hay last week and baled some from Thursday to Sunday.
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  2. diesel power

    diesel power Well-Known Member

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    I had a bit for hay but I thought about it and the hardship involved and very wisely decided to make silage of it instead. The pz lump maker can rest another year :rolleyes2:
     
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  3. Titan 8820

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    Cut down a small bit on bank holiday monday but with the threat of thundershowers late in the week l chose to wrap it on friday. Glad l did as we got rain on friday night

    And will people please stop bashing haybobs. If you made hay with fingerbar mowers and acrobats or hayflashes or hayzips back in the 70s you would appreciate what a revolutionary machine the PZ haybob was.
     
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  4. Mike

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    Is the haybob much different to modern day tedders, other than working width?
    We had one of these pottinger yokes back in the day, and I remember my father letting it idle and using a 2 prong pike instead
    They were okay for rowing up though

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  5. Titan 8820

    Titan 8820 Well-Known Member

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    Bomford JF even Pierce probably others too all made that type. They were all fairly dismal.. Says it all if the Bossman went back to the pike.
     
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    A neighbour found a new love for his PZ haybob which had in his eyes always produced lumps when we showed him that you could move the pins out to spreading position and it shook the grass out better. He had been tedding for 20 years with the pins in the rowing position. In general I fnd that the only way that the pz makes lumps is if you go perpendicular to the mowed swart.
     
  7. jf 850

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    They say a bad workman always blames his tools ...:rolleyes2:

    Exactly.

    We had a Pottinger like that. HAYMAN 200 ?
    A neighbour had a Pottinger Haystar 2 row Turner, bought new. SOME piece of scrap.
     
  8. mixed fleet

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    We had one of them with belts. I can't remember the make . Would it have been Vogel and Noot .It was blue.
    The weren't much cop unless for rowing .
     
  9. Funkeyfarmer

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    The pz was grand if you take your time with it but given that it only covers 8ft not even my father would take his time. just got an old khun 5000 4 rotor be interesting to see the difference
     
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  10. humungus

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    vogel and noot hayblitz they were called, the frame was welded many times on the one here but it was better than an vicon acrobat just the same, the pz version was called a hayman i think
     
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  11. johndeere6920s

    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    How did them haymans turncthe stuff?
    Hard see how thwy would
     
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    The HAYMAN was the Pottinger. The PZ was called a 2000.
     
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    That's the one for sure :Thumbp2::Thumbp2:
     
  14. Mike

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    Hayman definitely rings a bell, in fact I think thats what the father used to call it.
    The one here was bought new too, and went into the scrap lorry only a few years ago.
    They were useful for pulling the grass/hay away from the headland and when rowing up a light crop, putting multiple rows into one!
     
  15. Soissons

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    First of the hay baled and loosely stacked in the shed . Down a week and saved without rain! How much do lads recon a 4X4 bale is worth loaded out of the shed? It really is beautiful hay, you’d almost eat it yourself but then again they all say that ! T.i.a.
     
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    Its worth between €20 to €30 per bale.
     
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    Thanks for that. I’ve just sold it for that and have been paid . Cut,baled,sold, and paid for within a week. Can’t be bad !
     
  18. kverneland es 80

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    Hay last night
     

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    the first round was thrown in towards the field and then you turned round and threw the hay back towards the ditch after that you kept going all the time throwing the hay into the bare ground left after the pass before, the round by the ditch was always twice the size and much harder to get fit but crops were lighter back in those days
     
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    what in the name of god did you do to the loader on the jcb to bend that bar
     
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  21. KJL

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    We did that in the bog.
     
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    Wheres the crowbar
     
  23. jf 850

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    Will it rot ? Considering it's an old Ford on the job , and not a Massey Ferguson :rolleyes2::fight:
     
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  24. kverneland es 80

    kverneland es 80 Well-Known Member

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    Who knows .ford was on the wrapper
     
  25. Profi Farmer

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    Haylage not going well here. Baler man went 20ft and his old Claas then decided to eat a needle and the other knotter pooped the bed. Been on the phone having a ring round and it seems small square balers are rare in this part of the world. Bit more head scratching in the morning
     

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