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Nice Day in the Office

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:39 pm

Mowed 20 acres yesterday in 5 hours. Was able to mow at 6 mph so it went pretty fast. Here was the view from my office on Tuesday. It was one of those great days of summer with low humidity and mid-80's temperature. Regrettably the tractor is green - apologizing in advance. It's just not practical or economically viable to mow it with our 1941 M and my Cub well with a 1,400 pound drawbar hitch weight on the mower I best keep it off Rex'48.

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My Office Chair in the Break Room (Shade)

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Lower Corner of a 12 Acre Field

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View From The Break Room

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Top of an 8 acre field - just finished

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It was an awesome day.
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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Urbish » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:39 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but since you're finish-mowing those fields, what do you use them for?

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Eugene » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:59 pm

skwimjim wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but since you're finish-mowing those fields, what do you use them for?
My guess, this time of year, pasture. I'm in the process of mowing pasture to cut down weeds and refresh grass growth.

Cattle like grazing on fresh cut grass, will avoid tall grass reaching under taller grass to eat young green tender grass.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby john nussbaum » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:37 pm

great office you have! i do forgive you for the green tractor.: ) it is fun to mow with a old M tho.

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby PVF1799 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:07 am

skwimjim wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but since you're finish-mowing those fields, what do you use them for?


We mow to - return nitrogen to the soil, increase organic matter on the surface of the soil which reduces run-off. Mowing at specific times based when certain weeds we in bloom but before they go to seed is a natural (non-herbicidal) method of killing weeds which promotes desired grasses to grow better. Lastly, fields not mowed will fill with brush and trees in just a few years. These fields and others are being readied for rotational grazing.

Hope this answers your question.
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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Urbish » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:44 am

PVF1799 wrote:We mow to - return nitrogen to the soil, increase organic matter on the surface of the soil which reduces run-off. Mowing at specific times based when certain weeds we in bloom but before they go to seed is a natural (non-herbicidal) method of killing weeds which promotes desired grasses to grow better. Lastly, fields not mowed will fill with brush and trees in just a few years. These fields and others are being readied for rotational grazing.

Hope this answers your question.



It does and then some. Thanks!

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Pabst » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:09 pm

A nice day at the office! :D

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:44 am

Nice pictures! How does that tractor handle that cutter?
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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Stanton » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:52 am

From your pictures, it sure looked like a beautiful day to be "in the Office." Nice indeed. :tractor:
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1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby PVF1799 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:20 pm

Chipmaker wrote:Nice pictures! How does that tractor handle that cutter?


The JD5320 at 65hp handles it well. If the grasses are tall and thick, I have to raise a little to maintain 2400 RPMs. I can mow normal 6-8 tall stuff off in B3 - 6 mph. If it's 9-12 inches tall I have to drop back to gear B2 (3.5 mph). The gear boxes are rated for up to 165 hp tractor. That's my excuse to get a bigger one. :)

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Re: Nice Day in the Office

Postby Jackman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:13 am

PVF1799 wrote:
skwimjim wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but since you're finish-mowing those fields, what do you use them for?


We mow to - return nitrogen to the soil, increase organic matter on the surface of the soil which reduces run-off. Mowing at specific times based when certain weeds we in bloom but before they go to seed is a natural (non-herbicidal) method of killing weeds which promotes desired grasses to grow better. Lastly, fields not mowed will fill with brush and trees in just a few years. These fields and others are being readied for rotational grazing.

Hope this answers your question.



Good answer , especially the part about cutting the weeds before they go to seed , lots of maintenance goes into keeping a good field they don't just grow that nice naturally .


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