Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:11 PM
We mower for 20 years with a Vicon 8' mower/conditioned with our 684. We have rocky land and lot of moles to make sure the rocks stay above ground. Been hit 100s of times. A few bloody ones but no serious injuries. When we would cut the top rockier feilds we would where a sweatshirt with the hood up and just periphially glimpse back at the machine. After you get hit in the temple a few times you get smart about how much you show your face to that machine gun. The canvas was always kept in top conditon and replaced when holey. Still threw them buggers though. Now we have 2 Hesston center pivot m/cs and mow with cab tractors. I have 7' wide plexiglass rock shield mounted to the rear fender to cab mounts on both the MX170 and MC135 McC. Need new 'glass' for the shields about every 3 years. They work well and dont get in the way and are light enough you can one man them on and off.
What, there is another color tractor besides red? Your kidding! I got a 1066, 186 (16k orig hrs), MX170, 8930+, 464 G, 684, C50, 135 McCormick, ok and a little orange scraping tractor. And we use all of them on the dairy.
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