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    She's old, but she still can put down a hay field. 2nd cutting dropped this afternoon.

    Here's a couple pictures of the Deere 800 windrower, a couple while I'm driving it off the field, a pic of the freshly cut field with 1st cutting bales in the background, a pic of my cows as they were walking buy in the pasture and a picture of the Deere 5093e and Gehl 5240 skid I use to move and feed the bales. The 567 deere baler shows up the end of this month, so will have to custom bale this cutting. Enjoy the pictures.

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Very nice! "The old girl" looks remarkable for her age. How many acres of hay do you cut?

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Quote Originally Posted by Marveltone View Post
    Very nice! "The old girl" looks remarkable for her age. How many acres of hay do you cut?

    Joe
    Thanks. I bought it about 7 years ago from a farmer who had restored the power unit. The head and reel are original, he completely repainted the power unit after putting in all new bearings, etc. I cut just 18 acres. It makes about 80-90 5x6 rounds in a good year, enough to feed my small herd of Hereford cows and 1 horse.

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmtim View Post
    Thanks. I bought it about 7 years ago from a farmer who had restored the power unit. The head and reel are original, he completely repainted the power unit after putting in all new bearings, etc. I cut just 18 acres. It makes about 80-90 5x6 rounds in a good year, enough to feed my small herd of Hereford cows and 1 horse.
    Nice looking swather
    Have you had to replace the curtains yet?
    My neighbor cuts 25 acres of irrigated alfalfa with a Hesston swather (cab type). It's amazing how quickly he can finish that job (a few hours).

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    I don't recall ever seeing a Deere 800 windrower before. Nice looking machine.
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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Great photos, and great old tractor! Thanks for sharing!
    If man had enough horse sense to treat his wife like a Thoroughbred, she would never grow into an old nag.

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Nice looking swather
    Have you had to replace the curtains yet?
    My neighbor cuts 25 acres of irrigated alfalfa with a Hesston swather (cab type). It's amazing how quickly he can finish that job (a few hours).
    Curtains? Make that drapes. Brain freeze

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Nice looking swather
    Have you had to replace the curtains yet?
    My neighbor cuts 25 acres of irrigated alfalfa with a Hesston swather (cab type). It's amazing how quickly he can finish that job (a few hours).
    Normal maintenance (oil, grease, etc.) is all I've had to do so far.

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    Default Re: The old girl can still cut up a hay field

    Quote Originally Posted by hoffmtim View Post
    She's old, but she still can put down a hay field. 2nd cutting dropped this afternoon.

    Here's a couple pictures of the Deere 800 windrower, a couple while I'm driving it off the field, a pic of the freshly cut field with 1st cutting bales in the background, a pic of my cows as they were walking buy in the pasture and a picture of the Deere 5093e and Gehl 5240 skid I use to move and feed the bales. The 567 deere baler shows up the end of this month, so will have to custom bale this cutting. Enjoy the pictures.
    Thats awsome! Love it! Thanks for the pics ..

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