New Holland FR650 Willow-Spec Forager: CUSTOMER REVIEW



Harvesting something a little different, we find out how one customer is getting on with a New Holland FR650 self-propelled forager, as it tackles a crop of willow. FULL VIDEO AT

Featured machine:
  • Model: New Holland FR650
  • Engine: 15.9-litre, 6-cylinder, FPT Cursor 16
  • Power: 598hp (653hp max. power)
  • Torque: 2,696Nm (2,751Nm max.)
  • Number of feed rollers: 4
  • Chopping cylinder dimensions: 884mm wide by 710mm diameter
  • Number of knives (in this forager): 2x10 knife chevron cylinder, with half of the knives replaced with blanks, creating a 2x5 chopping cylinder
  • Length of cut adjustment: Infinitely adjustable from 10-52mm (with this configuration)
  • Header type: Specialist coppice header with two, 760mm diameter saw discs
  • Special features: Heavy-duty feed roller gearbox, uprated liners, multiple cameras and body armour
  • Click here for more information about the FR650
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...