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Author Topic: Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)  (Read 2143 times)

Fieldfare

  • Joined Feb 2011
Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:32:40 pm »
Hi all- need a bit of advice. Decided to get a sickle bar mower (2-wheel). Anyone got anyone got any ideas of decent model to go for? (would like a 4 foot cut if possible but the only one I can find is a BCS machine at about £3K!). I have seen the Alko brand which seem quite a bit cheaper. Should I be looking at a 2-wheel tractor instead which might offer me more options?

I need it for;
1)   Rough mowing of meadow on steep-ish bank and in an orchard. Maybe 2 cuts a year? About 1 acre.
2)   Topping of creeping thistles in patches before they seed- and taking this for emergency hay or mulch- maybe 1 acre total and a couple of cuts of the worst patches?
3)   Cutting for hay on 3 acres.

It obviously needs to be self -propelled, robust reasonably fast and easy to use.

Where is the best place to buy one. Online?

Any thoughts would be gratefully received!

Thanks :)



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robert waddell

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Re: Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 06:24:10 pm »
get youself an Allen scythe and buy a piece of British history  and be a collector as well ;) :farmer:

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 11:15:45 pm »
...and enjoy many an hour trying to start the brute.  Great machines though when they go, just wear steel toecaps

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Moleskins

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • England
Re: Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 11:27:16 pm »
How about an alpine tractor , Goldoni or similar?
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Thebarber

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Sickle bar mowers (2-wheeled)
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 06:22:41 am »
I bought a BCS this year for the same reason, it's does the job great but I'm looking for alternatives now as we've got 7acres and it's a bit tedious.

 

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