Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mower recycling

After having spent the past couple of growing seasons mowing our 50 acres of rough with one mower.  I began to knock around the idea of putting two rough mowers out there to get it done in half the time, but weren't sure how we were going to make it happen.  We decided to pull our old gang reel unit out from behind the shop.  This mower hadn't been used in years so Mitchell, our equipment technician, got busy grinding reels and checking gear boxes.  Once Mitchell finished with all the repairs, the crew gave it a new coat of black paint.  Another benefit to reviving this old mower, besides efficiency, is that we will be able to reduce the operating hours of our other rough mower.  By keeping the hours down, normal wear and tear will decrease and the mower will last longer.

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