Maize buckraking rates

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Depends what you have and how much your capable of shifting? 3-400hp seems to be standard on silage pits these days. I won't put what I think you should charge incase the man that does ours is reading!

Or you could have a 390 with a grays buckrake on back.
 

DrDunc

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Location
Dunsyre
Depends what you have and how much your capable of shifting? 3-400hp seems to be standard on silage pits these days. I won't put what I think you should charge incase the man that does ours is reading!

Or you could have a 390 with a grays buckrake on back.
A 390?

Spoilt by luxury you are

I started on an uncles pit with a cabless 135. The roll bar folded down to clear the rafters, buckrake outside tines removed so you didn't push too much

That pit is still getting used today..... Make a wedge, bring it forward, and don't bother trying to roll the top

Cost of the contractors forklift for the day probably more than the 135 cost new
 

jamesy

Member
Location
Orkney
A 390?

Spoilt by luxury you are

I started on an uncles pit with a cabless 135. The roll bar folded down to clear the rafters, buckrake outside tines removed so you didn't push too much

That pit is still getting used today..... Make a wedge, bring it forward, and don't bother trying to roll the top

Cost of the contractors forklift for the day probably more than the 135 cost new
35 with trip buckrake was my first go at buckraking. Silage out of an old pottinger wagon with about 5 knives
 

ford 7810

Member
Location
cumbria
Is there a big difference between maize or grass .if maize is anything like whole crop it will level it’s self . But this is talking as the chopper driver and never been near maize
 

Serup

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Denmark
I’ve heard an american rule of thumb: 40% of the weight unloaded per hour is the weight needed to press it enough. So 100 ton of material per hour needs 40 tons driving on it.

We cut with a claas 960 and have a Volvo l70 and case 721 pressing it. Average is about 3 hectar per hour. Price is 75£/hour each, so about 50£/ha for pressing. I’m not saying we comply with the mentioned advice.
 

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