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smudger

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Devon/ West Exmoor
Vicon CM 168 Drum Mower
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:59:56 pm »
Anyone used or know of their reputation.


How old is the engineering, reliabilty, ease of maintenance etc.


We have a 30hp mitsy tractor - will it cope (d/w about a ton and we have some front weights on it).


Thx in advance.
Traditional and Rare breed livestock -  Golden Guernsey Goats, Blackmoor Flock Shetland and Lleyn Sheep, Pilgrim Geese and Norfolk Black Turkeys. Capallisky Irish Sport Horse Stud.

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Carmarthenshire
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Re: Vicon CM 168 Drum Mower
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 06:26:17 pm »
Anyone used or know of their reputation.


How old is the engineering, reliabilty, ease of maintenance etc.


We have a 30hp mitsy tractor - will it cope (d/w about a ton and we have some front weights on it).



No knowledge of this mower but 30hp sounds on the low side to me for a drum mower.

smudger

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Devon/ West Exmoor
Re: Vicon CM 168 Drum Mower
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 10:58:16 pm »
Ths Henchard


Even a 5'6" one?


What ca a 30hp cope with. I was looking at a finger bar mower - bit of topping plus 5 acres of hay field a year but the inability to cut blown over grass put me off.  Disc mowers don't seem to come up / exist for smaller tractors?
Traditional and Rare breed livestock -  Golden Guernsey Goats, Blackmoor Flock Shetland and Lleyn Sheep, Pilgrim Geese and Norfolk Black Turkeys. Capallisky Irish Sport Horse Stud.

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
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Re: Vicon CM 168 Drum Mower
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 09:24:11 am »
I just found this pdf


http://www.acidist.com/vicon/Specs/2005_drum%20mowers.pdf


the specs say 'required PTP 27 HP' (I'm presuming that 'required PTP'  is the minimum power required at the PTO) thus a 30 hp tractor is probably underpowered (or very borderline) as I suspected. I think it really needs more like 45/50 hp.


That's not to say it wouldn't work on 5 acres if you cut in a very low gear to keep the revs up.
There's a used Vicon on Ebay at present


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vicon-PZ-Greenland-CM-168-drum-mower-5-6-cut-Tidy-compact-and-ready-for-work-/290960147211

smudger

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Devon/ West Exmoor
Re: Vicon CM 168 Drum Mower
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 12:15:05 pm »

 ;)




http://www.masterfarm.co.uk/mt3000.html


Seems I have 26hp so just might swing it. I've got used to 'working' for less than minimum wage, so speed is not of the essence.  ;D

Traditional and Rare breed livestock -  Golden Guernsey Goats, Blackmoor Flock Shetland and Lleyn Sheep, Pilgrim Geese and Norfolk Black Turkeys. Capallisky Irish Sport Horse Stud.

 

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