Yes, we finally have a mower for our hay. Piece by piece we are acquiring farm equipment. This is the first "new" one. There is a darn good reason for that. New=expensive. Kuhn has developed a drum mower. It works differently than the regular mower/conditioner. The drum mower just cuts the hay down. It doesn't crush it. It may take a bit longer to dry but for less money we are willing to wait a bit longer.
It is light weight and easy for the tractor to run.
Here is a peek of the "drum" part.
Those little square tabs on the bottom of the drums are blades.
It cuts the hay cleanly.
This belt runs off of the PTO and rotates the two drums
We are so excited. We can now cut our own hay. Little by little we are getting there.
See us in action!
I hope we will be independent with our hay season next summer.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.