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    Hedgecutting

    Trying to finish this job off which has been much delayed by extreme wetness and snowdrifts exactly where I need to run.
    Although in many ways it would be better on a 4x4 this tractor is not used regularly through winter so the cutter can stay on for weeks if need be.
    It is quite good at wriggling into awkward spots and generally speaking hedges are mainly on drier fields or alongside roads and tracks.


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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Lets see if we can get as many views & replies as in my thread on the old forum, can't quite remember how many thousand replies there was

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    you must have hit somthing awful hard to get it round that side

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Nice tide little cutter there 4wd... and the Deagle Beagle will have some nice low gears for that job!

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Seems like the normal suspects are here, evening all. I'm not addicted honest ! PB
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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    Nice tide little cutter there 4wd... and the Deagle Beagle will have some nice low gears for that job!
    agree all he needs to do is find em

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    snow on the ground ? when was that taken have you still got snow up north Feeling smug as i am planning to drill spring corn tomo

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Quote Originally Posted by skyberjim View Post
    snow on the ground ? when was that taken have you still got snow up north
    It was this afternoon. the last lot all blew into drifts by the walls and hedges, out in the field is fairly dry and any land stirred up would have dried quite well today.

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    was in grass fields this afternoon which were surprisingly dry although the wet spots were still visible

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Is she hydrashift? I think I remember you saying she's a 1490?

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    No it's a 1390, there are two little levers down the left side which like jumping into neutral if you don't move them far enough!
    Both down 1st is good for hedges, but if it needs to be tidy as possible I use 2nd in the lowest range.

    It has been a fairly reliable tractor if you can keep the clutch and brake fluid where they should be.

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    looks a nice straight one anyway, you had her from new? got a 1490 hear and its not a bad tractor at all

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    It was about a year old when we got it - A reg

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post


    Your not the only one using an old Bomford - My B468 has blown a pump shaft seal this afternoon and emptied the tank via the gearbox

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    How do you guys have left to do before the end of feb? There's gotta be a fair chunk of field side left to do, I have plenty of my own that I couldn't get at because it's been to wet

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    i just started cutting on monday due to bad weather and wet.done 3 days now and another 2 or 3 to do.thats the only downside of stewardship and planting lots of hedging
    nick...........

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Was cutting some hedge yesterday that really needed saw blading off, looks a bit if a mess after the flail has bashed it half to death.
    Anyone know where there's one of those triblade sort blades for sale? Or one avalible on demo to fit a spearhead

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Irelands farm machinery have new spearhead quad saw for sale but i wouls be sitting down when you ask the price

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    I'm guessing it's quite expensive, no price on there web site, I hate that

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Ok so how much did you manage to get cut before Friday the 1st? Who's still cutting??
    i'm pretty sure I could hear someone trimming yesterday

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    First hedge of the season.


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    tidy job - took me a while to notice the tractor and trimmer behind the hedge

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Anyone running a finger bar head on a mcconnel 6500 t , how do they run etc

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Just after I took this picture I had an angry woman come over to me from that house because I had knocked her clothes pole over.... ooops


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    Re: Hedgecutting

    hi, sick of directdrive going on my spearhead, looking at a new belt drive head, what make would anyone sugest, i mainly do 70% hedges 30% grass, i run T flails, priced a bomford pro-cut 1.2m head today

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    Re: Hedgecutting

    pic of new flailing tractor
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    Re: Hedgecutting

    my old flailing tractor before it was replaced with the 6620
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    Re: Hedgecutting

    anyone got a good supplier for a wiper to fit on this hinge?
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    Re: Hedgecutting

    Quote Originally Posted by davidroberts30 View Post
    anyone got a good supplier for a wiper to fit on this hinge?
    +1 only ones I found won't fit cause the hole is too close to the bar

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