That is to my benefit. The hay they eat is pooped out on my pasture, enriching the soil. The other benefit is that they may eat mostly hay but they will continue to nibble the grass for dessert. Having the grass nibbled down close is good for frost seeding in mid-winter.
I may lose some red clover I planted last winter because it won't have time to recover from prolonged defoliation, but on the whole I think I will come out ahead.
When safety features aren't
The unintended consequence is related to the seat switch.
Sprite weighs about 80 pounds and doesn't have enough lead in her pockets to keep the seat switch closed. Several times she hit some bumps. The bouncing caused the seat switch to un-make and the tractor stopped RIGHT NOW.
It will be very, very hard for her to feed the cattle the 150 round bales she has if she cannot use
I swung by the Kubota dealer and asked if there were lower-rate springs that can be installed in the seat. The parts man said, "Sorry buddy. Lawyers run the world. Can't help you out."
Then he went on to tell me that removing one of the two springs was also forbidden as that deviated from the design as validated by the factory. He especially advised against removing the spring on the same side of the seat as the sensor module as that would make it so even a 79 pound pre-teen could use the tractor.
I thanked the man profusely not being able to help me out. Of course, I cannot remember his name nor can I remember which Kubota dealership I went to.