Thanks guys. Mowing with a NH 7’ disc mower for now. Going to upgrade that next year hopefully, and plan on a Tedder this year if funds allow.
That might be a good idea if nothing else just to get us by this year. One of his rakes has a dolly wheel already too. I would like to see some more pics. I like good Fabrication jobView attachment 92896
If your rakes are decent you can do what I did. I needed to speed up raking and already had 2 IH 15 hay rakes. For about $300 I built a sliding pipe hitch for pulling the one rake behind the other.
I had to make a Dolly wheel but that wasn't hard. Works great too. If you are in heavy hay just pull the pin and use one. They pull straight behind each other for down the road.
I wanted to go to a V rake to be able to make two rows into one but the tractor I use doesn't have another gear but road gear so it wouldn't be any faster for me compared to pulling these two. And it was much cheaper. I can get more pics if you are interested. I used U bolts so I didn't need to weld anything.