As bad as I hate it I am going to have to buy a mower soon. Does anyone have anything against these mowers? If so tell me about it. I will be getting a modular cutter bar mower and dont want a fluid filled bar again. Would consider a Vermeer also.
Do you know who makes the cutterbar on the Massey? Is it a Lely? You say the NH is heavy and does not cut well. Does it dig or just seem heavy on the ground?kenny thomas":o8q04tz3 said:I have owned 3 New Holland mowers, two of the fluid style and one of the new type. The new ones are heavy and I don't like the way they mow. Pretty reliable though.
I now own a New Idea and like it a lot better. It will be a Massey Ferguson if you look at one now
A JD is a green Kuhn. I am going to stay away from the fluid filled cutter bars. I had a Kuhn with a crack in it and was lucky enough to get rid of it. There have been several around here that did it.OklaBrangusBreeder":1pw0txlh said:I plan on buying a new disc mower this spring myself. When I go shopping, I will be looking at:
1) John Deere
Not sure yet which way I'll go....
hayrack":bs39ohxn said:I am going to stay away from the fluid filled cutter bars. I had a Kuhn with a crack in it and was lucky enough to get rid of it. There have been several around here that did it.
The older Kuhns were good but it seems to be the newer ones that are giving trouble. New Holland does make a lighter duty mower that they sell for that purpose. Dont remember the number on it though.TSR":ie54uhqt said:You couldn't give me a N Holland disc mower if it was like the one I had with individual shafts between each one of the spinners. Even the dealer told me they were for light duty. Around here everyone runs Kuhns. I bought one used in '95 and am still running it today. I have two more both bought used. Only problem I have had with them wa my fault. I was putting on some new skid plates and got one of them a little hot cutting off the bolt heads and now it leaks a small amount. Kuhn hay equipment is hard to beat, imo. BTW year before last after buying a new Vermeer wheel rake and wearing myself out getting on and off the tractor to make it let down on the hills, I traded it for a Kuhn Speedrake what a difference-the kuhn is so much better designed and works so much easier. Good luck in whatever you choose.