Disc mower cover??

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dirtdoctor

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I just picked up a kuhn 600 disc mower that is in dire need of a cover. After looking at the only price I've found ($250+ shipping) I'm looking at a canvas tarp I have, has anyone has ever modified a tarp for a mower cover and if you have you got any hints? I hopeing a few cuts and some wire ties should get me thru this season, thought I might go big and put in some of those rings for the wire ties. I've also got this awl that I used to sew leather so I could even throw in a few stiches for good measure.

Or, should I just break down and buy the cover?
 

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Tarp would probably work, at least for part of the season. The cover will last many seasons and you'll know it's right and doing what it's designed to do.
 
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Thanks, Dun I figure the tarp will wear fast but I only put up about 25 ac, 1st and 2nd cutting. Since I've kinda spend my wad, I'm looking for a way to economize at least for a year or 2. I've been replacing other parts on other eq. since everything i've gotten was used and who knows what else I'll need once hay season starts. $50 here, $100 there really adds up fast plus lime and fertlizer, at least everythings paid for so far.
 

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I have a real heavy piece of tarp, it seems like the same material that the ready made covers use.
I am going to try to make a cover for my mower, any suggestions on how to fasten the seams?
 

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There is a company around here that makes semi trailer covers that will make disc mower covers. That material is pretty tough stuff and a lot heavier than a canvas tarp. Would at least be worth checking into.
 

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The Amish people in our area make covers for livestock trailers. They probably make covers for disc mowers also. If you have an Amish community nearby try them.
 

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id go ahead an order the cover from a dealer.because the covers are tough an they will last the life of the mower.
 
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KenB":7kaujsx7 said:
any suggestions on how to fasten the seams?
I thought I'd glue them then run some stitchs with a awl just as an extra measure, I'd also put in grommets to run heavy wire ties to the frame.

tom4018":7kaujsx7 said:
There is a company around here that makes semi trailer covers that will make disc mower covers.
Great thought and you're right I'll look around, thanks

Cowdirt":7kaujsx7 said:
If you have an Amish community nearby try them.
I wish I did, We go to Ohio yearly so my wife can shop, I like to drive around and look at the farms they run tight ships!

bigbull338":7kaujsx7 said:
id go ahead an order the cover from a dealer.because the covers are tough an they will last the life of the mower.
I agree they're tough, but most of the mowers I've seen around here need their tarps replaced, espically the ones I've looked at that I can afford.

Thanks all! :tiphat:
 

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dirtdoctor":3sni0d9l said:
I just picked up a kuhn 600 disc mower that is in dire need of a cover. After looking at the only price I've found ($250+ shipping) I'm looking at a canvas tarp I have, has anyone has ever modified a tarp for a mower cover and if you have you got any hints? I hopeing a few cuts and some wire ties should get me thru this season, thought I might go big and put in some of those rings for the wire ties. I've also got this awl that I used to sew leather so I could even throw in a few stiches for good measure.

Or, should I just break down and buy the cover?

I have the same cutter, dirtdoctor. My cover is starting to rip too. $250 for a new one that fits the Kuhn is pretty good price. Ironpeddlers business sells them, I think, for about the same price.
 

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Call The C - C Ranch at 1-800-364-3551 and get your mower cover at a discount price! A 7' - 8' cut cover is $350 and a 9' - 10' cut is $400.00
All prices include UPS delivery to you! The C - C Ranch website is thecbarcranch.com - They sell covers for livestock trailers and hay mowers,
all brands and sizes. All of their covers are made in the USA and are excellent quality.
 

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dirtdoctor":21vuhyjp said:
I just picked up a kuhn 600 disc mower that is in dire need of a cover. After looking at the only price I've found ($250+ shipping) I'm looking at a canvas tarp I have, has anyone has ever modified a tarp for a mower cover and if you have you got any hints? I hopeing a few cuts and some wire ties should get me thru this season, thought I might go big and put in some of those rings for the wire ties. I've also got this awl that I used to sew leather so I could even throw in a few stiches for good measure.

Or, should I just break down and buy the cover?
why dont you spend the 250 and get what you need to keep a piece of trash in your feild from taking an eye out-- isn't an eye worth $250?
 

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BeefmasterB":3mjq7wkw said:
dirtdoctor":3mjq7wkw said:
I just picked up a kuhn 600 disc mower that is in dire need of a cover. After looking at the only price I've found ($250+ shipping) I'm looking at a canvas tarp I have, has anyone has ever modified a tarp for a mower cover and if you have you got any hints? I hopeing a few cuts and some wire ties should get me thru this season, thought I might go big and put in some of those rings for the wire ties. I've also got this awl that I used to sew leather so I could even throw in a few stiches for good measure.

Or, should I just break down and buy the cover?

I have the same cutter, dirtdoctor. My cover is starting to rip too. $250 for a new one that fits the Kuhn is pretty good price. Ironpeddlers business sells them, I think, for about the same price.
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Make sure if you order a Kuhn GMD600 cover order state your model because the GMD66 takes a different cover.
 

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