$45,000.00 + GST($49,500.00 Inc. GST)
- Condition: Used
- Make: John Deere
- Model: 4890
Two fronts both with separate trailers
Windrower front- 25ft
Mower- 14ft rubber roller conditioner. Double knife action.
Good honest machine. Mowers a bit slow can do around 7kms per in a 3ton/acre hay crop. So does around 7 acres per hour so no good for broad scale contracting but good for a farm doing a few paddocks. Might be a bit faster in a smaller crop. Windrower front is good. We purchased last year of a fella in the GV. We had 1000 acres of canola to do and we were worried about big crop year (no contractors) and we had a large spread of maturity on varieties and thought we wouldn't be able to get done as needed. We've given it a good once over and had a good year with it, we now have no use.
We put a spray bar on the windrower front with goldacres supplied nozzles but didn't use.
New knives on both the mower and windrower fronts. We put new points on the windrower fronts.
Bas a light bar.
Has a few spares.
What's wrong with it
Theres a small oil leak in the windrower gearbox, we topped it up say once per week.
We broke a few knives on the mower front and we think it is die to the timing on one of the blades but haven't addressed. Machine uses a bit of hydraulic oil but is minor in nature and could be a simple tightening of a few fittings. Engine is good. Air conditioner works too well. It's on all the time at full fan so get's too cold. Just need to look at the fan switch so it can be adjusted down.
Honest machine will do this season without a worry.