Cheap butterfly mower

james ds

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I came across this mower for sale recently, it's being sold in pwo , looks clean and straight , and it seems to be good value for money, what's it worth and are these good machines . I might go the tripple route at the price .
 

Speedstar

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View attachment 652830 I came across this mower for sale recently, it's being sold in pwo , looks clean and straight , and it seems to be good value for money, what's it worth and are these good machines . I might go the tripple route at the price .
We demo a set like that when we had a JCB 3220 & it was OK on the flat in light crops in big crops & hills it was a waste of time you could cut more with a front & back on it it . Them mowers any were from £5000 to £14500 depending on how good they are under the hood
 

Spencer

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Get them bought.. Ran my first set on 170hp, steady away up hills but fast down and still easily do 12k on the flat no problem. You’ll have a great cut quality and not bouncing out the seat like you see some idiots doing with a single 10ft.. also a lot easier to see foreign objects! If one breaks just pull shaft and fold that side up then youv still got a double outfit (y)
 
I see plenty of tripples working with 250 hp and no problem , that's some statement , " you'd have nothing to get the output out of the."
Sure buy them so.
If you dont want lads opinions then dont ask for them.
I stand by what i say and you know ot yourself 90 hp will be slow mowing with a 10ft conditioner in big crops multiple them all by 3 its the same result you will get
I can only work off what you say as far as im aware you have no tractor to give them 10hp per foot so as for it being some statement its a fact!
 

james ds

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We demo a set like that when we had a JCB 3220 & it was OK on the flat in light crops in big crops & hills it was a waste of time you could cut more with a front & back on it it . Them mowers any were from £5000 to £14500 depending on how good they are under the hood
I just looked in at the conditioners and every flail is straight and the rubbers are tight. So I can't see a big bill there. It not bad at €5k.
 

james ds

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leinster
There,s one sure thing about buying a 2nd hand set of triples, they been well worked.
Maybe not , I know of 10ft mowers doing 3000 acres / yr , and tripples doing less , divide that by three and it's only 1000 acres / mower . Also the speed that the single averaged it's life working is probably twice as fast as the tripples , so it could be shook apart. The reason I'm interested in them is I'm thinking of changing the back mower , about 7 k to change , or keep the back mower I have and buy these for 5k , then I have a set of tripples and a spare back mower . My front mower was bought new last summer. So I could end up with four mowers for less money than only having two mowers. So I'd end up with spare mowers which is never a bad idea.
 

james ds

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leinster
Sure buy them so.
If you dont want lads opinions then dont ask for them.
I stand by what i say and you know ot yourself 90 hp will be slow mowing with a 10ft conditioner in big crops multiple them all by 3 its the same result you will get
I can only work off what you say as far as im aware you have no tractor to give them 10hp per foot so as for it being some statement its a fact!
I work front and back already on 200 hp and it's a lot easier to drive than when I had a 10 ft on 100 hp , so in reality your theory isn't right . There's plenty of lads running tripples on 200 hp , but nobody running a 10 ft on 67 hp.
 

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