Mower choice

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  1. Kieran97

    Kieran97 Well-Known Member

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    Last place I worked between first and second cut we would have been mowing 2200 acres give or take and the mowers were changed every five years. Did have a bearing go on the back mower one day but I got it straight away. Think It gave very little trouble bar that. Front and back were krone
     
  2. Seedsower

    Seedsower Well-Known Member

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    So that's roughly 5000 acres per mower before changing?
     
  3. AYF

    AYF Well-Known Member

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    5k acres should be easy enough if its well minded.
     
  4. Kieran97

    Kieran97 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah give or take a few hundred each way
     
  5. Win

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    2002 front krone here which is a pull type, got the mower lift rams connected into the linkage lift pipe, mower rams up first then the linkage the rest of the way, chains stopping linkage going right down.

    The trailed has done towards 9k acres still on original bed, changed the bearings in each disc unit as a precaution a couple of years back, has oil changed every season other than that has been no bother.
     
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    holywell farmer Well-Known Member

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  7. headcase

    headcase Very Senior Member

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    Nope,,,,:scratchhead:
     
  8. Win

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    Maybe,,,,:confused3:
     
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  9. Missing Link

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    Got it wrong spoke with neighbour that had one but it wasn't Aktif but a Busatis.
    http://www.flailsdirect.co.uk/busatis.pdf
     
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  10. Mf 7715

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    image.jpeg New mower came today
     
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  11. AYF

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    Last ditch attempt.
    Anyone know anywhere that sells spurious mower skids for claas?
    Looking at £120+ each from everywhere I can find.
    To be fair they have lasted well!
     
  12. johndeere6920s

    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    Weld some plate onto them
     
  13. Arthur

    Arthur Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried our man, https://www.jmcparts.com/ , Just a personal opinion but if it was my mower I'd put back on the genuine ones, the cost is fully tax deductible so any saving may be a false economy.
     
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  14. AYF

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    Their beyond that. They were paper thin beginning of last year. But nursed them through!! Not an easy shape to weld plate too either.
     
  15. AYF

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    Spoke to yer man earlier as it happens. Not on here is he??
    The accent and quick talking posed a challenge! :lol:
     
  16. Arthur

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    Them Cork lads can be hard to understand at the best of times but then we have the same trouble with the Welsh.:laugh:
     
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    Dunno bout that. He got a whole conversation into a sentence worth of time though I'd say! Ha.
    Liked him tho. Good and quick!
     
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  18. WestCorkBoy

    WestCorkBoy Well-Known Member

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    They are only 10 miles from me, I would know a few of the lads working there. We re all the same down here ..... the quick talking is a sign of our massive intelligence!!
     
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  19. lough

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    If you think that is bad don't try the next county to the West, I have a couple of aunts married to Kerry men and :scratchhead:
     
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