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Trying to decide what to do about hay fields. Not sure why but they seem a lot rougher than last year. Trying to figure out what is the best machine/tool to get them back in shape with the least amout of trips. Any ideas?TIA
 

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Our hay fields are the same way this year. Too much strange freeze heaving this last winter. Some folks roll them with a 20 ton roller in the spring while the ground is wet enough that the rocks can be pushed back down. I just decided to live with it and cut my speed a little. Anything you do to level the ground is going to aise hob with the existing grass. Then you end up with a smooth piece of ground that needs to be reseeded/

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dun":19f0na9u said:
Anything you do to level the ground is going to aise hob with the existing grass. Then you end up with a smooth piece of ground that needs to be reseeded/

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That's why it's probably best to use the packer harrows. Dad went over the hayfield with it on a test-run when the grass was just beginning to pop up and it was amazing how the grass grew a day later: grew more than the grass that wasn't harrowed.
 

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kickinbull":ne0z11vq said:
Trying to decide what to do about hay fields. Not sure why but they seem a lot rougher than last year. Trying to figure out what is the best machine/tool to get them back in shape with the least amout of trips. Any ideas?TIA

On my personally owned fields, I dump bank sand and spread it in the low spots with my lased controled motor grader.
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dun":30z9n967 said:
Our hay fields are the same way this year. Too much strange freeze heaving this last winter. Some folks roll them with a 20 ton roller in the spring while the ground is wet enough that the rocks can be pushed back down. I just decided to live with it and cut my speed a little. Anything you do to level the ground is going to aise hob with the existing grass. Then you end up with a smooth piece of ground that needs to be reseeded/

dun
Exactly what we are going to do also. some parts of our fields are so rough it will shake your guts!! So, its just going to take a little longer, by slowing down.
 
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