[Market-farming] Flail mowers

breck bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Sun Nov 15 21:43:27 EST 2009


I am planning on adding a hinged cover for the outlet chute to make my
finish mower a mulching mower. This will also allow me to mow beds and not
throw grass into an adjacent bed. We will see how badly it clogs up.

Thanks,
Farmer Breck
Breck Carden
Carden's Garden
2400 E Hwy 22
Crestwood, KY 40014-7704
breck at breckcarden.com
www.breckcarden.com
 
 
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Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:55 AM
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Subject: [Market-farming] Flail mowers

I am looking to buy a 3 point flail mower to use for mowing tall 
cover crops of winter rye, oats, and sorghum sudangrass before 
tilling them into the soil.  I have used a rotary brush mower in the 
past but I would like to switch to a flail mower so that the material 
will be chopped more finely and evenly distributed.  I have been 
looking at Rhino, Landpride, Befco, and similar flail mowers.

Landpride offers a reverse rotation flail mower.  Does anyone have 
experience using reverse rotation flail mowers - I am concerned that 
tall material which is laid down in the wheel tracks will not be 
picked up as well by a reverse rotation mower.

Thanks for your advice.

Chris

Chris & Juli McGuire
Two Onion Farm
www.twoonionfarm.com
19638 Cottage Inn Road
Belmont, WI 53510
(608) 762-5335
farmer at twoonionfarm.com

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