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Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:13 pm
by D2Cat
So you think you work on steep hills? They just flip it off the hillside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH0kPuBH6eg

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 am
by dun
I want to see the baler that can suck in that big of a windrow

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:52 am
by ALACOWMAN
dun wrote:I want to see the baler that can suck in that big of a windrow
wonder doe's the baler dumps a scotch block out, before each bale..

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:52 am
by HDRider
People sure are smart for being so dang stupid sometimes.

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 am
by D2Cat
Maybe they push it off the hill to make sure there are no leaves lift on the cutting!

Maybe they push it all into piles at the bottom?

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:52 pm
by wbvs58
Does anyone know what the grass cutting mechanism is? I thought maybe a long sickle bar????

Ken

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:05 pm
by Bright Raven
I see hay cut on steeper slopes in this area. Maybe not steeper but steep. When the roller is ready to drop a roll, they take it up on top so it don't roll off in the holler. I watched my neighbor take out a section of old fence on the farm next to me when a roll took off over the hill. Yeee ha.

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:29 am
by Bright Raven
D2Cat wrote:Maybe they push it off the hill to make sure there are no leaves lift on the cutting!

Maybe they push it all into piles at the bottom?


Yes. My thoughts too. Maybe not push but put it up loose in piles (ricks). They still rick loose hay in Europe. In the 50s and 60s farmers were still ricking hay where I was raised. They turn the cows into the pasture with the ricks. It is free choice, serve yourself.

Re: Cutting grass on slopes

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:54 am
by hillbilly beef man
I don't consider it steep till square bales roll to the bottem of the hill. Looks like he is about there.