Posted 6/11/2019 23:48 (#7554352 - in reply to #7552987) Subject: RE: Hay mower?
drk - 6/11/2019 08:37
1411 is what I've been using, pulling it with the 85hp tractor. Mower works well. Also have looked at 1340 and 1345 hesston and 1431 NH. There are some Deere mowers in the budget but they all have flails. What about 1160 hesston or 499 NH sickle machines?
I had an 1160 years ago. I felt it was a poor design. The rolls were not wide enough. It tried to force too much hay in too small of opening and plugged the rolls constantly in tough conditions. It was probably the worst sickle machine I had for plugging. After that I got an 820 Deere sickle. It would cut circles around the 1160 and never plug.