Claas wagons

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Why is it that theres hardly no claas forage wagons sold? Is there a problem with them compared to strautmann, poettinger or krone or are they just to expensive? Seems odd that they arent more popular as claases grass equipment always sold well as in harvesters mowers and rakes
 

johnboy87

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Mixed Farmer
Location
mid cornwall
Chop quality will have a part. One place I work had a strautmann and a class in side by side in the summer and ended up putting the class on youngstock grass rather than milkers grass as the chop quality was shocking in comparison and more inconsistent by a mile
 

john432

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Location
Carmarthenshire
Some of the pottinger Torro? Wagons don't have many knives in them 31 Ish if I remember, and no wide finger on the rotor , so can't be any better than the claas. Sales are often based on following the crowd, with customers scared to try the unknown. How are people getting along with Malone wagons? Look well built.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Some of the pottinger Torro? Wagons don't have many knives in them 31 Ish if I remember, and no wide finger on the rotor , so can't be any better than the claas. Sales are often based on following the crowd, with customers scared to try the unknown. How are people getting along with Malone wagons? Look well built.
I think ther a mighty smart lookin wagon and parts backup should be good as our local claas dealer sells forage harvesters and is good at havin all the spares sittin. Problem is i can never see any modern second hand machines for sale
 
Grass chopping quality isn’t an issue , they have a very good design of a double sided knife . I had one on demo and couldn’t fault it , but for some reason they are giving some trouble , I know a contractor who was running 3 strauttman giga wagons and he bought a big class wagon about 4 years ago, he only kept it a month and sold it back to the class dealer. I didn’t hear what was wrong with it but that was the outcome . I like their features like the drop floor and drop off front unit . But I wouldn’t chance buying one.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Grass chopping quality isn’t an issue , they have a very good design of a double sided knife . I had one on demo and couldn’t fault it , but for some reason they are giving some trouble , I know a contractor who was running 3 strauttman giga wagons and he bought a big class wagon about 4 years ago, he only kept it a month and sold it back to the class dealer. I didn’t hear what was wrong with it but that was the outcome . I like their features like the drop floor and drop off front unit . But I wouldn’t chance buying one.
What is it thats givin trouble?
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I know nothing about wagons, but which are the preferred brands in the race? You don't see many of them around at all, though Strautman, Krone and Bergmann I have seen on the continent. They all look huge, sat on 3 axles and rather expensive.
But for a farmer doin his own grass they are a good option as more of a 1 man band operation with a man on the buckrake
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I heard the drop floor was not working right , breaking or blocking . Somebody said about class making great grass machinery , their baler didnt last too long when mchale turned up.
Never seen a claas baler in action. Mostly mchale round here with an odd welger and vicon/kuhn which are basicly a deutz baler. For intake the vicon would whip the mchale
 
Never seen a claas baler in action. Mostly mchale round here with an odd welger and vicon/kuhn which are basicly a deutz baler. For intake the vicon would whip the mchale
Go back 20 years ago and it was all class balers around here , I remember the local dealer had 20 new class 46 balers lined up with the name of farmers written on them with black markers .
 
I know nothing about wagons, but which are the preferred brands in the race? You don't see many of them around at all, though Strautman, Krone and Bergmann I have seen on the continent. They all look huge, sat on 3 axles and rather expensive.
Pottinger are market leader making about 1400 wagons a year , strautman make about 700, and the rest make a lot less .
 
Some of the pottinger Torro? Wagons don't have many knives in them 31 Ish if I remember, and no wide finger on the rotor , so can't be any better than the claas. Sales are often based on following the crowd, with customers scared to try the unknown. How are people getting along with Malone wagons? Look well built.
Malone wagons are going very well, well made machines , but they don’t have the bigger models yet for contracting , great simple farmers machine.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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