Looking at haying our 30 acres with my 955 this summer. I have been given a tedder, rake and square baler, so all I need now is the ability to cut the hay. I am thinking that a 6-7 foot sickle bar mower will be okay for the job. My 33hp tractor might be able to run a 4-5' disc mower but I am more inclined to start with the sickle bar I can afford, then look at a larger 40-60hp tractor and a disc mower next year. I have access to a 45 hp Kubota for the baler..I question whether the 955 will do well baling. It does have loaded rears, but the power drops rapidly when the hydraulic fluid heats up. And, let's face it: I'll not be haying when its 40 degrees outside, unless it's this year..
So any experience with sickle bar mowing on a 955? Lastly I am looking at a Rossi or a Frontier 3106 sickle mower...same manufacturer? Or if different, any preferences?