mower conditioners pros and cons

HarryB97

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You wont go wrong with another Kuhn mower. I have a 3.2 metre mounted KV which does a great job but the build quality is not quite as good as I had hoped. I will be changing it for a Kuhn when the time comes one day. It’s a big lump but my Valtra N174 handles it fine with no front weight.
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Finn farmer

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Kuhn, Pöttinger and Krone are good. Mounted Krones do weigh a lot though. We've had them all as trailed versions and liked them all.
 

john mc d

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Argyll and Bute
Are they a lot more than mounted?

We've never had a mounted mower, always ran trailed. Normally buy second hand.
about £3000 /4000 approx worry about buying second hand mower . what age do you buy second hand ,
do you buy from dealer / displenising sale ? second hand mowers about 7 years old about £3500 /4000
less than new price then factor in tax saving allowance can come below £3000
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
about £3000 /4000 approx worry about buying second hand mower . what age do you buy second hand ,
do you buy from dealer / displenising sale ? second hand mowers about 7 years old about £3500 /4000
less than new price then factor in tax saving allowance can come below £3000
Last one we bought at local auction mart. We knew history of them. They had been traded in at local krone dealer. They've been a good purchase. Claas front and back.

Will try and buy triples next time. Plenty big dairy farms seem to like to run there own kit doing many light cuts. Be better than buying from a contractor who's cut thousands of acres.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
My choice would be claas first and pottinger second. Quite like the pottinger with the auger as itl leave the grass well fluffed up without damaging it the way a conditioner does and can also do double rows when combined with a front mower if cutting in dodgy weather or cutting wholecrop
 

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