Pottinger 612c or krone tc640?

FarmerG12

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Livestock Farmer
Looking to buy a rake to row 2 10s into 1..have been looking at some rakes and would appreciate others views on a pottinger 612c or a krone tc640?
 

FarmerG12

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Livestock Farmer
Dealer wasn't happy to sell me 612 as he said 702 was better built.
Also I think 612 is not adjustable width wise.
Yes funny i have heard the same alrite and yes you are right 612c isnt adjustable..but i can get a demo 612c in my local dealers for 11k a new 702 is 17k thats all i was thinking i only rake 140acres a year of my own grass
 

avag

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Watch the spares costs with Claas.
Tedder tines are double the price of pottinger
Rake tines are the other way pottinger double the price I changed a class for a pottinger 2 years ago it wasn’t my best days work from far
 
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Sid

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Rake tines are the other way pottinger double the price I changed a class for a pottinger 2 years ago it wasn’t my best days work from far
Thanks for the heads up.

Always do a comparison when buying equipment as running costs come into the equation here.
 

Chuckie

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That's total rubbish. Neighbour has 612C and we bale about 300 round silage/haylage for him every year, not single issue with McHale round baler.
It's total rubbish is it? Just my opinion and it was ok in heavy crops but not light ones.

Speak as you find but after using one, I made sure that the rake I bought was adjustable width, like most are.
 

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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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