Lely Tedders

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Without going into which is the best , it is well recognised among big outfits that Lely does the business, is it not tragic then that they are no longer in production.
Can not farmers put pressure on someone to get them back in production, or are they to be lost forever
 

kill

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Probably only chance now if some obscure little Polish company or similar to make a copy outa monkey metal as I can't see a massive company like AGCO wanting to sell patents off to rival firms to undercut their Fella tedders market
 

Deutzdx3

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The malone with hook tines is pretty much the same, built better and heavier I would say. They only do a 4 rotor at present I think. 6 maybe in the future but could be wrong. It’s the tine that made the lely so good at flicking the hay over.
 

Deutzdx3

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Malone do a 6 rotar 8.4m machine. A pretty well made tedder.
Did just go and look. I think they only do the 1 size in 6 rotor don’t they. Look very well made tedders compared to some. Always thought the lely were lightly built mind.
 
It’s hardly “tragic” is it :banghead:

Grass will still get shaken out and dried by others brands.. little context please!
I generally reserve the term "tragic" to describe things like death of mass disease outbreaks or a historical loss.

I had a lely tedder some years ago and wasn't that impressed if I'm honest. I've made thousands of acres of hay and haylage without one and haven't missed it a bit.

Them not being marketed any more is far from a tragedy.
 

Forage Trader

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I generally reserve the term "tragic" to describe things like death of mass disease outbreaks or a historical loss.

I had a lely tedder some years ago and wasn't that impressed if I'm honest. I've made thousands of acres of hay and haylage without one and haven't missed it a bit.

Them not being marketed any more is far from a tragedy.
Like I said I have spoken to a lot of big haylage growers who are being forced to change who are all of the same opinion that nothing teds like a Lely , but I won't argue with anyone over it .
It may not be of much importance but to a hay and haylage grower it is
 
I generally reserve the term "tragic" to describe things like death of mass disease outbreaks or a historical loss.

I had a lely tedder some years ago and wasn't that impressed if I'm honest. I've made thousands of acres of hay and haylage without one and haven't missed it a bit.

Them not being marketed any more is far from a tragedy.
What do you use if not using a tedder?
 

Bald Rick

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Anglesey
Without going into which is the best , it is well recognised among big outfits that Lely does the business, is it not tragic then that they are no longer in production.
Can not farmers put pressure on someone to get them back in production, or are they to be lost forever
Van de Lely himself wanted to concentrate exclusively on robots especially in the dairy sector.
Nothing stopping AGCO selling (if still applicable) the patents.
Anyway, Krone do fine tedders
 
A window is open for a British Company to manufacture a range of tedding and rowing equipment that is suited to Northern European grass conditions.

Do you think anyone will grasp the nettle ?
 

Agrivator

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What a disappointment. When I first saw the title of this thread I thought it said ''Lady tedders'' :(

And the main problem is that Lely stopped making Rotondes.
 

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