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zetorworld 91015 57 re-seeding a hay field either
re-seeding a hay field
This is our 1976 6718 with Hankmo blade harrow, tearing
apart the sods of our haying field. we got too many bad
grasses and other weeds there.

if you look close, you can see tractor front weights on the
harrow, 120 kg to make it work more agressive.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
This is the instrument panel, after 1 hour of continuous
work at full power in 4th gear, the temperature meter does
not get above 100 °C, the engine is in good condition.

Maybe you can read that the hour clock shows only 14 hours
!! it has seen the 9999 hours last month...:-)
Re: re-seeding a hay field
The harrowed grass sods
Re: re-seeding a hay field
Before ploughing, i had to spend 20 minutes of welding, one
of the share tips broke off last season. I took a hay wagon
knife, and a drum mower blade to put on a new tip, and put
the hardened mower blade on as wear protection.

This looks funny, but it is the cheapest way of getting the
work done !! ;-)
Re: re-seeding a hay field
The rest of the job is for the 5245, because the 6718 has
too narrow tires to get enough traction. It also misses the
front wheel drive...

Here is the 5245 with 3 furrow 16" Massey-Ferguson plough,
it is made by the French Huard company, that is now owned by
Kuhn. Huard also supplied ploughs to John Deere in the past.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
Side view.

The 5245 had an easy pull in 1st gear, it could pull it in
the next higher gear too.

It was getting overheated anyway, most probable, there is
calcium in the radiator, also known as "kettle stone". the
kettle stone makes it hard to exchange any heat from the
water to the radiator copper, to the air. I blew a radiator
hose, it burst over the full length...:-P

I might try running vinegar in it to dissolve the calcium,
or maybe try a Calgon tablet from my mother's washing
Re: re-seeding a hay field
What grass is in the field now that you are working? Will
you put this field in row crop for this summer before
reseeding and what do you plan to reseed to?

Roy Chapin
Re: re-seeding a hay field
A mixture of several grasses, mostly rye grasses, were
growing there.

The biggest problem were the too big population of weeds, in
Latin, Rumex obtusifolius, in English bitter dock ?
and Urochloa brachyura, fur grass in English ??

We will sow another grass mixture, a mixture that sold under
the name of Horse Master, we will use the haying mixture.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
hebben jullie nog ander materiaal ook? wat deftiger
materiaal? het is nie voor t één of t ander maar wat op deze
fotos te zien is, das toch maar een hoop ouden brol precies.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
The 5245 with a home made "Dutch harrow", a levelling frame
that is very much used in my area, but not so much in other
countries, it seems.
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I have compacted the field after ploughing, by driving over
it lane to lane, with the duals. Then i did a rough drag
parallel to the ploughing direction. This did not give
enough sideway levelling, and when i drove at a 90° angle to
the plough direction, the frame just bumps over the ridges.
Solution is to drive at a 45° angle, you can move the ground
sideways, but the levelling frame does not follow the softer
spots inbeween the ridges.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
view from behind. I need some sand to fill the last
ploughing furrow at the side of the field.
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I don't know how many other countries who use these so
called dutch harrows, but in Norway we also use them a lot.
They are really good when the ground contains much clay. The
picture I've added is a Norweigan built Bekkevold, but I
know they build similar harrows in Sweden as well
Re: re-seeding a hay field
The harrow you posted has some kind of teeth.. ours is just
flat, to move the ground and not work it.
Next week this field is going for first cut.
Re: re-seeding a hay field
..because of rain, it's not cut yet.. IT seems we dont get
any dry weather until next week..
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