best machine for wet straw in swath !!

danpwll

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Mixed Farmer
Location
flintshire
what do people rate as best machine for wet straw, old haybob or a quick turn with a rake ?? Tried a swath wilter and did one field and cashed it straight away!!!
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Hydraulic drive. Kind on straw
For sale 👍
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Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Great idea but would it handle a thick heavy wet swath. Acrobats work good until your in clay then the tines get mud from the wet under the swath on them and tangle up.
The thicker the crop the better it seems to work.
We trialled a few different setups for the support arm and found it was best underneath contrary to what you'd think
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Dave w. Interesting Phiber made rower upper out here that was plastic finger on a conveyor belt the pick alfalfa up gently without leaf loss and merge the swaths. Very gentle and set right it would turn a swath upside down. New Holland and very similar to yours except the auger was replaces by a conveyor belt
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
One of these dan p
shaun vandenbos has it ,
housham used to make an 8/9 wheeler , was a big yoke ,with old lorry wheels on back and steering axle ,set right ,you can move a wet row and roll it upside down even wet 30 ft rows
 

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Bob lincs

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Arable Farmer
One of these dan p
shaun vandenbos has it ,
housham used to make an 8/9 wheeler , was a big yoke ,with old lorry wheels on back and steering axle ,set right ,you can move a wet row and roll it upside down even wet 30 ft rows
We had a new one of those the year I left school , it was my job to turn the outside of the fields in to make fire breaks ready for stubble burning .
 
Never done this task before so got the contractor to help. Used our single rotor rake driving just off the L of the swath. JD 6220p was in E3 gear running at tickover with 540e pto speed. Unbelievably fast found speed. This moved the swath over and we didn’t seem to lose much straw in the process.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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