A friend of mine mounted 2 barrels behind a cycle mower and put skids under it for height adjustment.Jogeephus wrote:I was at a friend's place and we were both whining about the high cost of seed and fertilizer - you know the song. He told me he had collected all his seed for his pasture by cutting two 50 gallon metal drums in half and mounting them to a board then mounting this rig to the front bumper of his truck. With the lip of the cut of the barrel slightly tilted outward, this rig hit the grass heads thus stripping the seed off the bahia grass and into the barrel halves. He said in one afternoon he collected enough seed to plant the pasture we were looking at. At $3/lb, I'm figuring he saved himself quite a bit of money with this little rig. Sorry, I don't have any pictures but if you've ever noticed all the seed collected on your bumper you get the gist of the system.
Rangenerd wrote:Sounds like a good way to light the field on fire to me. And with $3+ gas I really don't know how much money you are saving.
Horseless wrote:Using a combine is by far the easiest way unless you are talking very small acreages. On ground that was to rough to run a combine on, I built a stripper header that mounts on the loader of a tractor. The header has a hydraulic driven rebar reel that knocks the seed off into the header. When the header is full just dump it into a truck.
Florida cattle wrote:Joe the drums with a old Sickle mower bar welded too the front lip and mounted on a four wheeler works pretty good too, and dosent burn as much grass as a truck or tractor. I've seen one and now that is on my to do list of projects.
jj216 wrote:Bahia is a different ball game.You'd be a busy sumbuck mowing everytime a seed head came up.And you'd never have any hay or forage.
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