Krone big M

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
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Co antrim
Would a Xerion compete with a Big M? More power etc?
I watched 1 of the mowin in a field and in the next field was a different contractors big m. The grass quantity was pretty similar and the xerion was showin up the big m. It woulda been doin at leaset 2-3 mph more. If mowin alot of grass the xerion is the best plus as has been said it can be used for other stuf. Contractor in question uses 1 of his in winter to power a saw mill to cut up timber into wood chip as it has the reverse cab and thus u can operate the grab in perfect view
 
I watched 1 of the mowin in a field and in the next field was a different contractors big m. The grass quantity was pretty similar and the xerion was showin up the big m. It woulda been doin at leaset 2-3 mph more. If mowin alot of grass the xerion is the best plus as has been said it can be used for other stuf. Contractor in question uses 1 of his in winter to power a saw mill to cut up timber into wood chip as it has the reverse cab and thus u can operate the grab in perfect view
Xerion looks good machine with the mowers on it.
 

fiat 9090

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co offaly eire
I read yrs ago about folk converting old SPFs into mowers anyone know how that worked out and are any still been used ?
Yes a lot of men did that ,first it was 5820 SP with two 8 ft drum mowers on the front then it was 1905 cab moved with triples ,roc had a twenty ft with a grouper on a 10 or 50 JD ,class had the triples on there owñ harvester,but now it doesn't add up cos you can buy a mark 1 big m for twenty five grand
 

From profi. Mower setup can't have been cheap but I guess this chopper would have plenty enough grunt for it. Operator probably had a better day as well with it all out in front of him and a bigger cabin to sit in. I presume you could get the joystick to work some or all of the functions involved as well?

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fiat 9090

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co offaly eire

From profi. Mower setup can't have been cheap but I guess this chopper would have plenty enough grunt for it. Operator probably had a better day as well with it all out in front of him and a bigger cabin to sit in. I presume you could get the joystick to work some or all of the functions involved as well?

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From profi. Mower setup can't have been cheap but I guess this chopper would have plenty enough grunt for it. Operator probably had a better day as well with it all out in front of him and a bigger cabin to sit in. I presume you could get the joystick to work some or all of the functions involved as well?

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That's in Belgium 🇧🇪
 

faircomment

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Arable Farmer
I watched 1 of the mowin in a field and in the next field was a different contractors big m. The grass quantity was pretty similar and the xerion was showin up the big m. It woulda been doin at leaset 2-3 mph more. If mowin alot of grass the xerion is the best plus as has been said it can be used for other stuf. Contractor in question uses 1 of his in winter to power a saw mill to cut up timber into wood chip as it has the reverse cab and thus u can operate the grab in perfect vie

Fairly sure that big m’s were only able to mow at 17k, well tha was a mk2 back in the day. Could cut quicker with the old 8970 with triples on 👌
 
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