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  1. #21

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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    Thanks to all for the input!!! I have lowered and leveled the mower and I think the blade is about as sharp as the rocks will allow. We will think of it as a thrasher not a mower and get on with it.

    Steve

    ps to Gatorboy - your field looks like a golf course fairway!

  2. #22
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    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    I contend that you will get a much more satisfactory cut not only by setting the deck lower and with sharp blades, but also by using the chain setup discussed below, which will allow the deck to more closely follow the ground terrain.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/...&fpart=all

    Good luck. ...Duane

  3. #23

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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    If you mow it more frequently, you may end up with a more finished look.

    I "knocked down" a field using my MMM; kept cutting it about every two weeks and now it looks exactly like my lawn. Took about four cuttings for it to look that way.


  4. #24
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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    If you can run the rotor of a bush hog faster than a 540 rpm pto, you can get a cleaner cut, but it won't look like a lawn mower did the job.

  5. #25

    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    Interesting topic, just cut our paddocks which are old pasture and never before been cut, with our new 4' Topper, that's what we call a "Bush Hog or Slasher" here in the UK. First cut was at a high setting as the grass was about 2' and clumpy. Cut it like butter although it looks a bit rough, going to try some of the tips posted here and hopefully after a few more cuts I can get it looking neater. Only thing that worries me is all the cut grass left lying after. I guess regular cutting at a lower height will chop it up more and not be such a problem. Great board you have here

  6. #26

    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    I guess if every one called them by their "proper" name, "rotary cutters" then it would reduce the confusion.
    Depending on where you are in the U.S., they are given all kinds of "slang" names, but the manufactures call them "rotary cutters".
    Has any one on here bought one of the "new" Woods "Brush Bulls?? It is easily the best designed single spindle rotary cutter i've seen out there today!
    Robert

  7. #27
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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    Yeah and all those cuttings will kill the grass underneath. You better get out there with a drag harrow and keep them from sitting and killing the grass or you will be sorry. I know this cuz I did that a few years back.
    In the South we call rotary cutters Brush Hogs or Hogs, we call any soft drink a Coke. If you ask for a rotary cutter and a Pepsi all you gonna get is blank stars, some scratch'n and spitting and some ol' boy might even accuse you of being a communist and being in favor of the UN or even worse a Yankee. J

  8. #28
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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    We call any soft drink a coke also. You tell someone to get you a "coke" and they ask "What kind?"

    Most people call rotary cutters "shredders" down here.

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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    Around here "coke" is somethin' you put your peanuts in, and "pepsi" is what you drink with your moon pie. ;-)

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    Default Re: What\'s a field supposed to look like after mowing

    What if I asked for "Deux steamy all-dressed, un cheese, une petite poutine et un Coke s'il vous plait."

    Here we say bush hog if you're English and bush hog if you're French [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]. A Coke is really a Coke. If you ask for a Coke and the place only has Pepsi, they'll ask you if it's ok to substitute.

    A "steamy" is a hot-dog.
    A "cheese" is a cheeseburger.
    A "poutine" well, is a poutine. A lovely mixture of fries, sauce (like the kind you get a KFC - which incidentally is called PFK here), and curd cheese.

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