My brother is looking to buy a mower to cut Hay ( Alfalfa/grass) to make dry hay. What do you guys experiences with conditioners? Would you prefer the rubber rollers, steel rollers, rubber on steel or the tine-type conditioner? Any advise is welcome.
Rubber on rubber is what we use. I have heard tine conditioners are hard on leaf retention. I would look to get the hay laid out as wide as possible and a good rake to get a fluffy windrow so it can dry after raking. Testers are becoming popular again as it seems to rain all the time