Type of rake

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Re: Type of rake

Post by Aaron » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm

kickinbull wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 pm
Aaron wrote:
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Rake everything double with 256 every year on all 280 acres. It really slows a day down, but I am not ready to splurge on the Vermeer 2800 until I can find a steal of a deal. As with the haybine, if I was to put an upkeep cost on the rake for the number of acres it does, the cost would be less than 50 cents an acre each year.
Aaron, you ever considered a double hitch and get nh 258?
Yes, I know about the hitch 256/258 combo. My neighbor has one. Only one locally that does. Works for him with large fields and no fences/gates to squeeze through. I am exactly the opposite and the idea of unhitching the rakes 50 times a year is not very appealing.

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Re: Type of rake

Post by Nesikep » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:49 am

I find un-powered rakes work alright in grass, but if you have alfalfa stubble, that can be hard to move the hay through

Baled the field I posted a picture of last night, 666 x 75lb bales, 9 acres.. there's another 50 bales out there the mower didn't get, was badly lodged.. was 3 weeks overdue to cut
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