© James Andrews
When faced with 2,500ha of grass to cut a season, many contractors would invest in set of shiny new kit covered by the welcome reassurance of a manufacturer’s warranty.  But Somerset operator Dave Gibbons and his son, Mike, have opted to put their faith in a pair of early 2000s Krone Big M1 self-propelled mowers instead. Purchased second-hand for about £25,000 apiece, these 16- and 17-year-old machines clearly cost a fraction of a set of triple mowers and a tractor […]