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#1 Bennieb39

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 06:17 AM

we are looking to purchase a discbine or a one 3 pt mounted disc mower with conditioner, not enough horse power to run the triple mower set up only have 80hp.  i know krone makes one and NH JD and others.  was wondering if anyone runs a rear mounted disc mower/conditioner and if you do what brand and if you like it. i contacted my local krone dealer to get a quote on a Krone ECR280CR and have heard nothing so far. also wondering are they cheaper then a discbine which is $20000+ didnt know if the rear mounted mower/conditioners were the same or cheaper?



#2 Trillium Farm

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 07:01 AM

I'm not aware of ANY 3ph that has conditioners as well, the Krone ECR280CR only has cutters.

I think it would be way too heavy and the rollers would put too much strain and vibrations.

the triple mowers are a different story as the back mowers balance each other.


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Posted 05 August 2020 - 09:56 AM

https://www.masseyfe...itions/original

They do make a tine conditioner for MF disc mowers
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Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:14 AM

I have a Pottinger Novacat 305  (10 ft) rear mounted mower conditioner.  Lots of companies make them.  Mine is flail, but roller type available too.  Can get them 6 ft up to 13 ft wide or so.

 

#1 - I've got it on a MF 5455, about 85 hp and 12,000 lb.  You don't want any less power or weight with the conditioner on.  I also run it on an Allis 7010 with 100 odd hp and similar weight.

#2 - Side hills that are steep suck when mower is hung downhill.

#3 - Its great for getting into pastures etc for clipping/haying where a discbine can't get through the gates.

#4 - Can match with a front mower too for poor man butterfly.

#5 - Resale not great as people aren't familiar.

#6 - Hitching can be a pain.  Some days it takes 2 minutes, other days its ornery and take 25 min.  For this reason alone I own and extra tractor so it can stay hitched all summer.


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#5 VA Haymaker

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 11:14 AM

3pt mower mower conditioners are popular in Europe.

https://youtu.be/TZKymVOwzPs

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 01:57 PM

let ask this as well the hay we make is timothy orchard grass mix also has a little clover in it on first cutting. 2nd cutting we have pretty much all clover. we use a rubber roll conditioner now would a tine conditioner be ok?  looked into the MFs tine conditioner sounds like it would be easy on the clover and still do a good job conditioning.



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Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:19 PM

I have a Pottinger Novacat 305  (10 ft) rear mounted mower conditioner.  Lots of companies make them.  Mine is flail, but roller type available too.  Can get them 6 ft up to 13 ft wide or so.

 

#1 - I've got it on a MF 5455, about 85 hp and 12,000 lb.  You don't want any less power or weight with the conditioner on.  I also run it on an Allis 7010 with 100 odd hp and similar weight.

#2 - Side hills that are steep suck when mower is hung downhill.

#3 - Its great for getting into pastures etc for clipping/haying where a discbine can't get through the gates.

#4 - Can match with a front mower too for poor man butterfly.

#5 - Resale not great as people aren't familiar.

#6 - Hitching can be a pain.  Some days it takes 2 minutes, other days its ornery and take 25 min.  For this reason alone I own and extra tractor so it can stay hitched all summer.

do you have a quick hitch?  if not do you think it would be quicker to hook up or not? don't have a front PTO on my tractor so front mower be no good for me be nice but don't feel like spend that much money if I did it full time then I would thanks for the great info



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Posted 06 August 2020 - 07:51 AM

I don’t have a quick hitch, I believe the euro style claw end quick hitch would solve 95% of the hitching issues. Or a concrete surface.
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#9 Bennieb39

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:00 AM

thats good to know i do have concrete floor in my barn that i put all my equipment in. sound like it would be great set up if you have both concrete and quick hitch of some kind. thanks






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