NH TS115 Mowers

DaraMulholland

Member
Livestock Farmer
Two questions:
  • What type and size of a mower would suit our ts115 turbo
  • What way would you go about fitting a front linkage to a ts115
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Most mowers will be suitable. It will mostly boil down to weight. Power wise It'll handle a 3m mower conditioner but some of the modern ones are too heavy to be safe.
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
Mower or mower conditioner? A TS 115 turbo will power 3 metres of either but I'd go trailed if you want a mower conditioner.

A front linkage just bolts on. If you're buying second hand make sure you get the side plates with the linkage and use new bolts.
 

faircomment

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Arable Farmer
It will fly with a front and back combo, however I did get the turbo glowing with just a 3m trailed mower 😁😁😁
 

Wellytrack

Member
Personally I would forget the idea of going front and backs on your tractor. The chaff, seeds, grass and dust will have it boiled.

As said, mounted mower can fairly swing a 5 ton tractor about.

A trailed 3.2 meter Mo/Co with a Giro head will draw 150hp and probably work your tractor as hard as you would be comfortable with.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Drove ts 115 with a jd 1365 with giro headstock. She drove it comfortably enough. Mower could of worked a bit faster but i like mowin a wee bit slower as its easier on man and machine. Not a nh fan but i enjoyed drivin her as wasnt big clumsy tractor and had a great cut. Id actually prefer mowin with it than a tm
 

Mur Huwcun

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
TS/40 series linkage, cross shaft and top cover are not really suitable and strong enough for 3m or 3.2 centre pivot type moco though allthough they will run them no problem. TS would really suit a 3m trailed
 

dave mountain

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Livestock Farmer
3m trail mower and flat to the mat. will get just as much (if not more) knocked down as you would struggling with front and backs. you will also get a lot more grass through a 3m trailed than you would a 3m mounted. years ago i used to drive a jd 1360 on 120hp and it would knock down grass a fair bit faster than the contractors 3m mounted moco (which was on 160hp). no doubt there will be even better trail mowers on the market nowadays.
 

ColinV6

Member
3m trail mower and flat to the mat. will get just as much (if not more) knocked down as you would struggling with front and backs. you will also get a lot more grass through a 3m trailed than you would a 3m mounted. years ago i used to drive a jd 1360 on 120hp and it would knock down grass a fair bit faster than the contractors 3m mounted moco (which was on 160hp). no doubt there will be even better trail mowers on the market nowadays.
I found the opposite, we’ve just traded in our Krone 3200cv trailed, found it was a heavy numb thing. Once we got a front mower too it was way too cumbersome. Always assumed also that as your “pulling it” along as well as driving it it needed more power.
Demo’d a mounted and it was a revaluation and perfect match for the front one. It arrives tomorrow actually :D
 

IOW91

Member
Livestock Farmer
Drove ts 115 with a jd 1365 with giro headstock. She drove it comfortably enough. Mower could of worked a bit faster but i like mowin a wee bit slower as its easier on man and machine. Not a nh fan but i enjoyed drivin her as wasnt big clumsy tractor and had a great cut. Id actually prefer mowin with it than a tm
Ts115 and a Jd 1365 is a fine combo.
 

fermerboy

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Location
Banffshire
We run 7840 and 7840 turbo on a Kuhn 3m trailed. Seems a good match.
Can't see the need for more power except on the steepest stuff.

Few round here running front back outfits with JD 6155R, my 78 turbo is very well tuned up but I think two Mo co's on a slope might be pushing it.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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