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.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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