- Oct 25, 2014
- New England
- BCS 739, Cub Cadet 2544
It looks like you're running duals there Jens. I'd like to fit duals on my 739 because I have a little trouble running my disk harrow in the spring when the soil is muddy. I usually put manure down and plow it under as soon as I can in the spring. Then I have to disk it down to a relatively flat surface before I can plant anything. But the soil is still wet and the tractor tends to get stuck in the plowed soil.Hi
I have had my Berta flail mower for some 1 1/2 year now, and I have used it for almost 50 hours.
Like other members, I have experienced that the flail mower tends to rise when mowing uphill. This is physics, and it is what we might expect with all front-PTO implements. For me it begins to be critical when approaching around 20 degrees of slope, and then I only mow downhill, and walk idle uphill. With a light implement like a sickle bar mower, I mow across the slope up until around 20-30 degrees, and then again only downhill. I haven’t been able to successfully mow across a slope with heavier mowers, like the Berta flail or my Zanon lawnmower. Gravity is simply stronger than this old man
One task where the flail mower has proven very efficient, is getting rid of up to 2 m (6 1/2’) tall eagle fern, which tend to invade some of our meadows:
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I mow with the cutting hight set at its maximum of 5 cm (2’’), and then I mow in first gear taking half cuts. This way the Honda engine stays on top of things, and the cut material gets a second treatment.
As mentioned in some of my earlier posts in this thread, I also use my Berta as a sort of scarifier/de-thatcher, to remove moss and old/dead plant material. This foto is from a lawn, where the moss had taken control:
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This one is from my meadow, where after the grass had been mowed and removed, I used the Berta to prepare the plot for seeding wild flowers for the insects:
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I don't want to buy the BCS wheel spacers because I'm not sure if they'll work for the wheel spacing I have set on my tractor and they're pretty expensive. So I want to make some. How far apart are the tires on your dual setup? At the closest point?