1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Multi-Cut Drum Mower
Wet weather continually threatens hay crops in most areas of New Zealand so drying time is critical. The cutting discs on the new Pearson mower are adjustable to adapt to conditions and can be moved up and down to cut the hay to varying lengths.
Pto-powered by an overhead belt drive, the new mower fine cuts hay as short as 3 to 4 in. in length, yet requires about the same power to drive as a similar size conventional drum mower. The two drums are splined into driving pulleys and can float up and down independent of each other, allowing them to follow ground contour.
Available in a 5-ft., 6-in cutting width, the new mower sells for about $3,500.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pearson Engineering Ltd., P.O. Box 212, Mangawhero Road, Matamata, New Zealand (ph 0818 8155).
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