My FIL still has remnants of the old farm laying around up by the shed, he mentioned that this old Ford rotary cutter would be a nice fit behind my 2025R, now that first cutting hay is done and we have some time I am going to try and get it restored and put back into service. It does need some sheet steel welded on the deck so first step in the process will be cleaning it up so we can see just how much it actually needs. The gearbox turns and the locking collar on the pto shaft functions normally after a little spray last night. It will get new gear oil before first real use. This poor cutter has been borrowed and broken by everyone up and down the valley over the years but has always been repaired and is in still very good working condition, it has laid in the weeds for now close to 15 years and it's time to get it back in the fields. I'll keep pics coming as progress is made.
I'm contacting one of the mods to fix my mistake, it is a 5' rotary cutter, not a 6'