Vicon tedder like a lely cock phesant

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by gaura, May 23, 2018.

  1. gaura

    gaura Member

    Hi just recently bought a vicon tedder similar to the cock pheasant. would any one know the name and any info about them and how they are rated would be great. It seems more like a swather. Thank you
     
  2. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
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    Is that it?
     
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  3. gaura

    gaura Member

    Thank you yes thats it do you have any experience using one .Regards Grahame
     
  4. Maico490

    Maico490 Member

    Rich farmers toy!
    Real men made hay with a Bamford Wuffler
     
  5. gaura

    gaura Member

    will it do a tidy job rowing up
     
  6. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Sorry, no.
    We had a Nicholson Robin Hood.
     
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  7. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    we had one I can just about remember it being in the shed when I wasn't very old but never used it or seen it used
    they had the advantage over a cock pheasant of the tines being mounted on webbing so they had some give if they hit the ground, they were meant to lift the hay with the help of the draft they created hence the name fan ted
    have you got one ?
     
  8. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    Location:
    ZumerZet Somerset
    sorry just seen that you have one
    got any pics it would bring back some memories
     
  9. old vin ag

    old vin ag Member

    The Vicon Lely Fan Ted never had the sales volume of the Blanch( British) Lely Cock Pheasant, certainly not in the UK anyway. I started working in 1968 for Blanch Lely which was there trading name at the time. The Vicon Fan Ted had quite heavy tines bolted to a heavy Belting this made its Tedding action rather more violent in action which farmers with clover in there grass mixtures were not always happy with. The down side to the Cock Pheasant was the long tines for windrowing 2 swathes into 1. Where the crop was cut with a flail mower which was considered the way forward in the Late 60's it was difficult to make a clean job as the shorter length of the dry crop would tend to drop through the tines. Enter the Golden Pheasant which was called that because of its yellow windrowing doors. This then improved the windrow ready for the baler considerably. In the the photo of the Fan Ted you will see that it is fitted with removable doors for windrowing 2 rows into 1. Another some what little used idea was that the gearbox on the Cock Pheasant could reverse the rotor to change the crop flow from travelling over the rotor and through under the hood to just a back kick flicking action, from memory I can't remember it this reverse action was possible on Fan Ted. The Cock Pheasant was a copy of the Jones 2 row Tedder of simular design. Thousands were made over the product run of in excess of 9 years latterly at the new British Lely factory at Wootton Bassett near Swindon where I was based working as demonstrator and service engineer. The Vicon Lely Fan Ted was built in Maasland in Holland and distributed by Vicon Farm Machinery who were based in Ipswich.
     
  10. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    dont think its ideal for rowing up
     
  11. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
  12. 8100

    8100 Member

    Location:
    South Cheshire
    Always wondered how the cock pheasant worked .I got sent Chelford to pick one up a friend had bought in the monthly sale.I was about 14 i think and had to endure been bounced about on a little 3011 Zetor by the big lump of a tedder.Never used it in the end for some reason and often wondered about its performance :)
     
  13. old vin ag

    old vin ag Member

    It was used by lots of farmers to windrow two 5 foot swathes into 1 row.
    Acceptable in most cases on small farm to save the purchase of some thing like a Vicon Acrobat Rake or a Bamford Trailed 6 wheel rake.
     
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  14. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    where can you get a trailed rake?
     
  15. 8100

    8100 Member

    Location:
    South Cheshire
    We ended up with yellow Bamford 2 rotor trailed tedder/rowing up device that you had to swap the pto shaft on the tedder gearbox for each operation :)
     
  16. Flat 10

    Flat 10 Member

    Location:
    Fen Edge
    I've used one. Not that many years ago. 2 of us used to chase around in convoy. Delicate on the hay. Picks it up well.
     
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  17. timff

    timff Member

    The Cock Pheasant was a lump of a thing, and used to throw the Dexta around on any field which wasn't flat but twice as quick (literally!) as the old Wuffler which was mind numbingly slow. The Flying Pheasant was an option for Majors or 4000's or 165's as they were three point hitched.
     
  18. Comptonfarmer

    Comptonfarmer Member

    I have a vicon on wheels
     
  19. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    Pics?
    4sale?
     
  20. Mrs Brown

    Mrs Brown Member

    Location:
    Orkney Islands
    Fan ted had double row of tines swathwilter had four, great for straw if combine wasn't too big a header
     

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