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hay conditioner?

Postby Copenhagen & Shiner B » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:16 pm

How much would a good used hay conditioner cost? I'm not talkin' about a big one, but one that I could pull with a 65 hp IH tractor. I need to find something so that I can cut Sudex and Pearl Millet for hay.
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Postby Copenhagen & Shiner B » Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:40 pm

I think that I will just plant my hayfeilds in seeded bermudagrass and my rented land in a crabgrass/ryegrass rotation.
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Postby shorty » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:48 pm

If you're cutting sudan grass you will do better with a disc machine rather than a cutter bar
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Postby Copenhagen & Shiner B » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:04 pm

I like the cane(sudex,pearl millet) type grasses too, but they take too long to dry out with a regular sickle mower. The most bales of hay that I have ever seen come out of a feild was a feild of sudex years ago. That feild produced so many bales of hay you could have left them where they dropped and played hide-and-go-seek with kids amongst them.
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Postby tapeworm » Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:59 am

[quote="HAY MAKER"]IF there is any thing prettier than a field of round bales of sudex,or any of the cane type grasses I sure aint seen it/quote]

You never seen a paint colt??? I can think of lots of stuff pretier than a fieldfull of rolled stalks....you never seen a naked girl????
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Postby jgn » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:36 am

Back to the question asked, if you search around in your area I would think you could find a conditioner for just a few hundred bucks. Not much need for them since the haybine came around. If there are any big consignment auctions of farm machinery in your area like they have around here a couple of times a year it would probably be a good place to look.
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Postby preston39 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:02 pm

HAY MAKER wrote:Lots of these old timers around here planted their fields in bermuda type grasses,yhey just got tired of plowing and planting its good cow feed ,just depends on what a man likes the best ,I lean towards the cane type grasses ...................good luck



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Which...cane type(s)...do you like best?
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