Front & Rear rakes

Hi all.
So recently I saw an article online about front rakes, a pretty good idea and certainly will shave some time off baling etc for some people.

I don't know wether anyone has actually thought about an idea of using a rear rake in such a way that it can be used on the front AND rear of a tractor - I.e a rake that if needed to can be used for the front and rear links in the same way and for the same use...

As an engineering student I thought of the idea after seeing the article and, after having a quick think, it seems feasible. Theoretically, with a bit of re-engineering and an option to reverse gearbox rotation, it seems like it could be done.

Any thoughts?


Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...