Silage 2020

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  1. Funkeyfarmer

    Funkeyfarmer Well-Known Member

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    With an sph I would ofb thought the front buckrake on the big tractor a better option over the torque pack of a loader
     
  2. Mark Lynskey

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    One of the best non loader machines I’ve seen buckrake silage was a jd6910S on terra tyres a few years ago in the Uk. Contractor affectionately called it ‘The D9’ (plant Guys will get the reference) was a serious machine to bull silage up a pit from a circa 1999 jag860 at the time.
     
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  3. Arthur

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    A decent loader with a folding fork, it would be hard work to keep up with it with anything you'd put on a front linkage.
     
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    It’s the grief of forever looking behind you I don’t get. Makes almond day even harder and somewhere must effect output over forward facing and yet it appears not.
     
  5. Mark Lynskey

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    The rig in question had a front home made 3 point linkage based on a LafArge but heavily modified including longer lower links. Was looking in front of him pushing.
     
  6. Agri Power

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    Whatever about looking behind you all day it kept you alert, you'd fall asleep climbing a pit with the older loaders they were slow and sluggish with poor traction a tractor would leave them for dead.......
     
  7. scoffcruddle

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    Used to push up with my 7530 and 10’ fork,it was 240hp on the shaft and would fly up the clamp,using it on the same clamp with a JCB 416 the JCB would take twice as much in a hit but was half the speed,I’d sooner use a loader because you’ve far more control of where you place the grass.
     
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    My bad. Thought it was a buckrake on real linkage
     
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  9. Arthur

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    While it might be well able to push up stuff it wouldn't be great at compaction on terra tyres.
     
  10. Mark Lynskey

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    Yeah I know my thoughts as well but most places we were in had a farmer put his own tractor on the pit rolling, even landed at a place one occasion and an old geezer arrived up the pit rolling with a Old type case magnum! 7140 I think it was ??? That thing could pack silage!
     
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  11. c4l

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    honestly would love to get a fendt favorit 900 series with reverse drive for buckraking. be some animal for climbing the pit
     
  12. jf 850

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    Mowed Friday . Picked up on Saturday. Lucky with weather. Quite a bit knocked around here on Saturday . Very heavy rain here 4 to 6 am . Ground sloppy on top.
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  13. Bencroy

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    Fine pictures.you seem to have got away well and grass looks well considering it would probably be cut earlier only for the weather.
     
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  14. nashmach

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    Nice looking crop there JF, are you relegated to drawing in now given the new stead? :laugh:
     
  15. Deerehunter

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    DSC_0000014.jpg DSC_0000015.jpg a few bales yesterday.
     
  16. Danielk

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    No shortage of grass to knock. Mowed a bit over the border a bit in county Kilkenny yesterday evening. Then back this morning again and mowed a bit around home in county Carlow then around dinner time. Up to county Laois for the afternoon and left there at 7:30 back to Carlow again to finish up the night. Another 70ac third cut to mow tomorrow. Think that’s the bulk of the silage for 2020 then

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  17. Mark Lynskey

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    Seen your post and reminded me of this beast.
     
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    3rd cut..
     
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    looks a beast of a machine right enough its a pity they didnt show it working hard, a tractor half that size could have done that
     
  20. Danielk

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    Mowed 70ac of 3rd cut today. Not bad for grass only seeded down in April this year. Lovely ground to mow travelling up to speeds of 21km. Averaged 15ac an hour.

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  21. Mark Lynskey

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    Possibly but better to have plenty in reserve I say, that's a serious bit of a buck rake, they must have seen an Albutt one time and though..'Hold my beer...' The spot lamps on the posts are a great touch.
     
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    Think the stacks holding the lights is stronger than some buckrakes out there
     
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    Silage 2020 is done . Pity the last field was grass growing 13 months ....
     
  24. Tipp_Man

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    The Kverneland s are mowing well

    would you have a preference for trailed rear over mounted?
     
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  25. Danielk

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    Mowing well. Good strong mower imo. That back mower is on its 7th season. Front is either on its 6th or 5th. Not entirely sure. That outfit mows around 2000ac a year and they still going good.
    Much prefer trailed mower. We had a krone and a claas side mounted mower this year but much rather my trailer mower. Just very used to it.
     

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