NI vs. NH discbines ?

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NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri May 19, 2017 2:12 pm

The standard disc bine here is the 9' wide New Idea 5209. Quite a few around, gray and red.

We are starting to see more of the New Holland 7220. Is there any advantage to them vs. a 5209?
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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Aaron » Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 pm

You use the 7220 to cut the more expensive hay. 5209 cuts the cheap hay.
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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Cucumber35 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:57 pm

I can't say much about the NI but I can say our NH 7220 has given me nothing to complain about. My grandfather has put it through be nice, it's hit it's fair share of fences, rocks and other things it's not fond of. I went over it this winter and had it all ready to go with new knives and all. Went the first 50 feet this year cutting one pasture we kept out of the rotation and hit an old gate that got left laying along the fence that I forgot about and couldn't see in the tall grass. Sucked an entire 16' tube gate right on through. Barely more than a couple nicks on a few knives. No complaints here.

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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Son of Butch » Sun May 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Cucumber35 wrote:I can say our NH 7220 has given me nothing to complain about.
My grandfather has put it through be nice, it's hit it's fair share of fences, rocks and other things it's not fond of.
I... Sucked an entire 16' tube gate right on through.

Sure blame Grand Pa.
Seems you had the don't try this at home episode. :)

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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby cfpinz » Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 am

The NH has a modular cutterbar design, I believe the NI's still have the one piece bar.
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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon May 22, 2017 8:59 am

Cucumber35 wrote:I can't say much about the NI but I can say our NH 7220 has given me nothing to complain about. My grandfather has put it through be nice, it's hit it's fair share of fences, rocks and other things it's not fond of. I went over it this winter and had it all ready to go with new knives and all. Went the first 50 feet this year cutting one pasture we kept out of the rotation and hit an old gate that got left laying along the fence that I forgot about and couldn't see in the tall grass. Sucked an entire 16' tube gate right on through. Barely more than a couple nicks on a few knives. No complaints here.


NI is pretty delicate. Splined drive shafts twist if you hit things like that.
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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Cucumber35 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:47 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Cucumber35 wrote:I can say our NH 7220 has given me nothing to complain about.
My grandfather has put it through be nice, it's hit it's fair share of fences, rocks and other things it's not fond of.
I... Sucked an entire 16' tube gate right on through.

Sure blame Grand Pa.
Seems you had the don't try this at home episode. :)

I know... I complain about him tearing stuff up then that happens! To be fair I usually end up doing the repairs. I was amazed it didn't do any damage that time though.

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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Son of Butch » Mon May 22, 2017 11:20 pm

Cucumber35 wrote: I was amazed it didn't do any damage that time though.

:idea:
Maybe you found a new way to straighten old gates!

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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue May 23, 2017 10:58 am

Son of Butch wrote:
Cucumber35 wrote: I was amazed it didn't do any damage that time though.

:idea:
Maybe you found a new way to straighten old gates!


Need to have the conditioner roll pressure set correctly :nod:
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Re: NI vs. NH discbines ?

Postby Cucumber35 » Tue May 23, 2017 6:51 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Cucumber35 wrote: I was amazed it didn't do any damage that time though.

:idea:
Maybe you found a new way to straighten old gates!


Not quite, but I think I found a way to make it fit in the dumpster! It was mangled up pretty good.


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