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the big farm that harvests some of my alfalfa showed up Thursday to cut second cutting. First cutting was done with just the JD tractor and Pottinger mower; this time the Massey and mower showed up in addition to the JD. Massey cuts a little narrower swath than the mower on the JD, but all is on GPS, so lines were straight and properly spaced for each mower. Impressive!

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29 minutes ago, Takn4aFool said:

lot of coin there....but it seems like there has to be in farming nowdays

Those are cheap setups compared to what you could get to do the same job. 

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I’m surprised to see the duals on the one.  No one around here mows with them on.  Best thing about those is you have a tractor to use when not mowing which is not the case with a self propelled mower.   Lots of farms are using those around here.  Some places use conditioners on them and some don’t .  

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Windsor's I assume? Most of the big operations are running triple mowers . Choppers are way too fast not to 

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2 minutes ago, bitty said:

Windsor's I assume? Most of the big operations are running triple mowers . Choppers are way too fast not to 

yup

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The guy I had mowing for me before i bought a discbine had triple pottingers on a fendt.  His doesn't have conditioners.  I think he was narrower folded up then my 12ft mower is.  Very hard (dangerous) to move a 12ft center pull mower any distance around here.  Narrow roads and crazy drivers.

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We have 60 to 70 acres that we small square and cut with a 313 new holland discbine, 13'. I would love to have a 30' triple cutter, not for the speed but the smaller cut. If I could be drying 10' cut instead of 13' it would help immensely, esp being 3 miles away from Lake Huron. Needing a tractor with front Pto and 3pt along with the cost of triple cutters that aren't all clapped out, just isn't cost effective for us yet. 

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these mowers lay it out flat to wilt quickly, no conditioner. I'm impressed about how cleanly the mergers pick up even thin hay (second was light from lack of rain). 

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