Malone Tedder

Cmoran

Member
Top class machine bought 4 rotor last summer to replace 6 rotor krone easily getting through more work with the malone and it’s a pleasure to work
 
Are you referring to “all” European brands? Kind of a sweeping statement there.
I’m referring to the likes of a new lely bought new 5 years ago that is working on a farm where I pick up the silage that gives plenty of trouble , grass getting in around the bearings and breaking down when needed and is now traded in for a new Malone for this season . I’d compare the Malone rake to the Mchale Fusion , when Mchale brought out the Fushion they wiped the market by building a heavy duty trouble free machine and Malone has done the same with this Tedder , then remember he started life as a Mchale engineer .
 

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
I’m referring to the likes of a new lely bought new 5 years ago that is working on a farm where I pick up the silage that gives plenty of trouble , grass getting in around the bearings and breaking down when needed and is now traded in for a new Malone for this season . I’d compare the Malone rake to the Mchale Fusion , when Mchale brought out the Fushion they wiped the market by building a heavy duty trouble free machine and Malone has done the same with this Tedder , then remember he started life as a Mchale engineer .
I know of the background. But I was of the understanding of that the tedder was in part a design from a European company. Whatever I have looked at them closely and they are well put together but then so to are some European HD models also.
 
I know of the background. But I was of the understanding of that the tedder was in part a design from a European company. Whatever I have looked at them closely and they are well put together but then so to are some European HD models also.
He uses a European design but makes it a bit heavier . He has a lot of them out working and I’ve never heard of one being ripped apart yet .
 

jamj

Member
Location
Down
I know of the background. But I was of the understanding of that the tedder was in part a design from a European company. Whatever I have looked at them closely and they are well put together but then so to are some European HD models also.
You do know that your not going to win the argument.
It's not just the Irish conditions that are "tough"😀
 
You do know that your not going to win the argument.
It's not just the Irish conditions that are "tough"😀
I’ve seen huge heavy crops being tedded out , up to 20 ton per acre crops . After a few wet weeks and grass gone overdue for cutting , it take a good machine to stick that sort of hardship.
 

Martin Holden

Member
Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
You do know that your not going to win the argument.
It's not just the Irish conditions that are "tough"😀
I’m not seeking to win or lose. You misunderstand me. I was merely placing some balance into the debate. I am not and have never criticised the competition. Everyone makes good and not so good products through time
 

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...
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