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gerr

Member
Location
Mid Wales
Looking to change our 9 foot mower for something similar or a foot wider. Must be a disc mower and without a conditioner. What is the best out there please?
 

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
The new SIP mowers with the overengineered headstocks look promising.
Thanks for the positive comment. Yes the new headstock and booms are heavier than before but this is due to many bigger tractors being used even on 4m mowers these days plus 50:60kph compatibility. Mowing generally never damaged frames, high speed road transport did. New frames also feature a higher transport locking position too for extra security
 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Thanks for the positive comment. Yes the new headstock and booms are heavier than before but this is due to many bigger tractors being used even on 4m mowers these days plus 50:60kph compatibility. Mowing generally never damaged frames, high speed road transport did. New frames also feature a higher transport locking position too for extra security
Is there anything in particular I should be looking out for on a well used second hand 2015-17 Silvercut 380?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Looking to change our 9 foot mower for something similar or a foot wider. Must be a disc mower and without a conditioner. What is the best out there please?

I'm happy enough with my 9' Malone, bought on the back of the build on my tedder. There are only a handful of bed manufacturers, which the mower makers generally buy in, so most will do the same job anyway.
The Malone has a Comer bed, like many, but the headstock is built in usual Irish fashion, as with the tedder. Price was very competitive at the time too, but no idea how they stand now.
 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
New Malone mowers are very cheap down here, cheaper than Fransgard. a lot of near new ones seem to get traded in down the road and swapped out for another brand.

I still haven't quite figured out why that is or what makes them so bad.
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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