Forage Wagon work rate.

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
We did 4 acres an hour on first cut mid-June with a medium wagon but that was heavy crop and round trip average 1 mile. Slower but still cheaper than chopper and 4 trailers which do around 8/hour on our fields.
 

v8willy

Member
Mixed Farmer
Suckler men are taking their first cuts this week round my way. #just sayin'
Place beside me cut some meadows this week, ( full of star grass & all sorts, 4 foot tall in places ) all grand till the 4 rotor rake arrived a rowed it.
Then the harvester arrived and I thought this will be fun, didn’t get 2 foot till it was in reverse, f**ked about for an hour then gave up with 1 load almost full and went home.
 

jondear

Member
Location
Devon
Place beside me cut some meadows this week, ( full of star grass & all sorts, 4 foot tall in places ) all grand till the 4 rotor rake arrived a rowed it.
Then the harvester arrived and I thought this will be fun, didn’t get 2 foot till it was in reverse, fudgeed about for an hour then gave up with 1 load almost full and went home.
That sort of crop 2 rotor would be a big row!
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Was away cartin couple of weeks ago. 1 field was a new reseed the year before and the 30 foot sward was so high the spfh reel couldnt get over it when it went into the field. Brutal crop
 

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