Pottinger novadisc mowers

Devon lad

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Location
Mid Devon
Looking at buying a used 3m pottinger novadisc mower. It’ll be mainly for pre-mowing in front of the dairy cows and the odd field for silage, would only really cut 5 acres in 1 go, but still need it reliable. Blades need to be easy to change. Would it be to heavy for a JD2650 4WD? Some of our ground is pretty steep, but we’d never be in a hurry.
TIA
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Guessing it's a straight mower no conditioner?
2850.....be touch and go I would say
Blades are easy to change yes and you could put them in upside down if needed.
 

box

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Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Pushing it, but it'll be fine if you're careful. Fill the back tyres with water. Unlock your brake pedals before you start mowing, you'll need side brakes to keep the nose of the tractor pointing the right way on the sideways and up hill bits.

Have you thought about a Maxam drum mower?
 

Mur Huwcun

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
With a tractor that age it’s more of a question of can the linkage handle the weight on one side more than how stable the tractor is. There’s loads of twisted and brocken cross shaft issues coming through on tractors in last ten years due to size of things like mounted MoCos. If it’s a plain mower it will be grand
 

Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
A Novadisc is a plain mower, a Novacat is the mower conditioner. I haven't checked the specs but from looking at them there's a big difference in the weight of them. I can't see it being an issue unless I'm overestimating what a 2850 is capable of.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
A Novadisc is a plain mower, a Novacat is the mower conditioner. I haven't checked the specs but from looking at them there's a big difference in the weight of them. I can't see it being an issue unless I'm overestimating what a 2850 is capable of.
I have Novacat front and rear , neither are conditioner.

Novadisc is the heel drive lower spec ?
 

Galcam

Member
Would he be better off with a trailed mower, easy on and off and way better balanced on the tractor on slopes? Just thinking out loud?
 

Devon lad

Member
Location
Mid Devon
Would he be better off with a trailed mower, easy on and off and way better balanced on the tractor on slopes? Just thinking out loud?
Trailed is a nightmare on slopes, especially if turning and awkward shaped paddocks. But I do like it’s just a pin, pro shaft and 1 pipe to hook up
 

kill

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South West
Looking at buying a used 3m pottinger novadisc mower. It’ll be mainly for pre-mowing in front of the dairy cows and the odd field for silage, would only really cut 5 acres in 1 go, but still need it reliable. Blades need to be easy to change. Would it be to heavy for a JD2650 4WD? Some of our ground is pretty steep, but we’d never be in a hurry.
TIA
Will you need to lift it every bout or just keep it on the ground all the time like several actually operate if tractors smaller? When lifting for transportation is it not easy enough to lift only from the higher side of a slope? Transportation won’t be a problem as mower should fold up close to mean very little pull on balance crossways then.
I know someone that runs a Lely 2.8 mower on a 200 series Massey with no problem and I would guess the 2650 wouldbe heavier
 

Wellytrack

Member
Will you need to lift it every bout or just keep it on the ground all the time like several actually operate if tractors smaller? When lifting for transportation is it not easy enough to lift only from the higher side of a slope? Transportation won’t be a problem as mower should fold up close to mean very little pull on balance crossways then.
I know someone that runs a Lely 2.8 mower on a 200 series Massey with no problem and I would guess the 2650 wouldbe heavier

Big strong ponies though, not wee goats :LOL:
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
How much does the doubles, non conditioners take to drive?
I'm fancying a set for a tier 3 Massey 6480 should be kicking out about 165hp
Swapping yours soon? I am a poettinger fan.
We used to run 2.6 front and 3.2 lely rear on 125hp. Devon hills would make it work but was still quicker than single mower.
Now we have 2.6 and 3.0 both pottinger on 155hp. Plain sailing.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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