New holland 548 round baler

Cornish bob

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Livestock Farmer
Looks very tidy,check under the feed rota to see if it's bent (to much clearance)and check how worn the main bed chain is
 

Chris16

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Mixed Farmer
It does look a nice tidy well kept machine, hopefully as good mechanically as it is cosmetically. If you are able to see it run up it would be useful to listen for any untoward noises coming from the chain and slats, they are a bit noisy anyway bare in mind. Is it at sensible money?
 

Cornish bob

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Livestock Farmer
The only bearing we have changed was on the stub auger, and a couple of drive chains. We do oil the bed chain and bearings every time it comes out of the shed even though it has an automatic oiler it seems to make it run smoothly, other than that check the wide angle joint for play good luck
 

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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