2019 Silage Season

Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Bald Rick, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. pappuller

    pappuller Member

    Location:
    cheshire
    Bit like tommytwofendts, your only big in the game with 3 now.
     
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  2. eulb

    eulb Member

    Talked with a man who had a 6 spinner here last summer,he’s got rid of it,think he was possibly the 1st in the country to get one.
     
  3. Ducati899

    Ducati899 Member

    Location:
    north dorset


    Was one if not 2 down south working couple summers ago,prototypes I guess but one was working in massive fields most of the time
     
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  4. Sambo

    Sambo Member

    Have you/ did you look at a merger instead of a rake?
     
  5. How do these mergers keep infront of 600hp? Seems slow and narrow. Great idea tho
     
  6. Sambo

    Sambo Member

    Start a bit before the chopper, suppose to be able to work at faster forward speeds than a rake. 9.5m Kuhn can make a 20m swath if used 2 passes into 1.
     
  7. Shebb90

    Shebb90 Member

    Location:
    Devon
    In your picture what jf is that?
     
  8. kill

    kill Member

    Location:
    South West
    You ever thought how many pickup times are in those merger rakes? The thought of keeping replacing those would be an instant NO and that's before how heavy those things are. Designed for Alfa Alfa and that's about it.
     
  9. Sambo

    Sambo Member

    1355 with the drum of a 1360.
     
  10. Bald Rick

    Bald Rick Member

    Location:
    Anglesey
    No. The rake is just dandy as we only rake just in front of the chopper to max drying time and then look for a "square" swath. From the evidence of yesterday's first outing, I would say that a 4 rotor does a better job of swathing and presenting to the chopper than a 2 row.
     
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  11. eulb

    eulb Member

    The same chap with the 6 spinner has a merger,he only rates it in dry grass,it just knots it otherwise.
     
  12. The Agrarian

    The Agrarian Member

    Location:
    Co Antrim
    There's nothing worse than a rope.
     
  13. eulb

    eulb Member

    Forage wagons don’t mind rope,it cuts better.
     
  14. The Agrarian

    The Agrarian Member

    Location:
    Co Antrim
    Disagree. Mine didn't, but then it was lumpy and uneven too.
     
  15. jondear

    jondear Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Our local contractors have gone to 4 rotor now for first year .Now they have a Claas they need it to slow everything down!
     
  16. jondear

    jondear Member

    Location:
    Devon
  17. Shebb90

    Shebb90 Member

    Location:
    Devon
    How have you got on with it? How old
     
  18. Good weather after today Mr F. Give them a call before Wyn attaches his kit
     
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  19. Sambo

    Sambo Member

    I would thought it would be like a swath off of a grouper which are smooth to chop. We are looking at them because of stones as we are mostly 2 year leys on mostly light stoney ground.
     
  20. Sambo

    Sambo Member

    Had it 9-10 years. Likes power and a clean even swath, hence asking about mergers. Some pre-emptive tlc goes along way to reducing down time.
     

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