The weather forecast predicts a period of three days without rain – So time to start the haymaking.
I use a mower crusher. The difference between a mover crusher and a usual mover is that it crushes the hay after cutting it. In that way, the wax layer of the hay straws breaks and the hay dries faster. The downside is that it uses a lot more of energy.
I started with loading some wood and the usual lubrication of the equipment. “Lubricating is good economy” – as, stated in one of the instruction manuals from the 50’s. I also installed a new tachometer though the original one does not work.
I drove out to the first field and started. It was tough in the beginning and the mower dragged all power from the tractor. But when the gas producer had warmed up properly I could move on to higher gears and get a satisfying speed.
A pin broke in the PTO-transmission, so I had to take a short pause and repair it.
Click here to see a film from the mowing.
Two out of three fields are now mowed and the last one will be finished to morrow.