Cliff has been using a sickle-bar mower to cut our hay for a long time now. It's a simple implement, easy to maintain, and dependable. It didn't cost much. However, when we have a really heavy hay crop, it just can't handle it. The mower gets clogged, and Cliff has to climb off the tractor and clean it off, then go again. With a new alfalfa crop planted, that could get mighty tedious.
Cliff's been looking for a disk-mower for a long time, but he couldn't find one under $2,000 anywhere. And he'd resolved not to pay over $1,500 for one.
His brother, Phil, knew about this one and went with us to see it. While there, I found plenty of interesting things to photograph; I'm glad I had my Carhart coveralls on, because it was COLD!
There was a friendly horse there, but since she wasn't especially photogenic, I didn't take any shots of her; I just petted her.
Our timing was perfect; we were in Lexington at straight-up noon, so I got to eat at my favorite Mexican place.