Single rotor rake

bullock

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Location
Northumberland
Hi all
I’m looking to update some of my elderly silage gear.
At present I mow with a 8ft krone which needs new skids and a seal replaced on the bed, and rake 2 into 1 with my lely super zip which is on its last legs and sounds like a bag of hammers when set away!
I’m looking at a new 9ft Krone and a swadro 42 2nd hand single rotor rake, funds are limited so how effective will it be at raking 2 9ft rows or would it be just turning one on top of the other without moving the bottom 1? Anyone using this sort of set up with any advice/tips or recommendations of other machines.
Cheers
 

Finn farmer

Member
Depends how wide the single rotor is, good thing with a single rotor if you have thin crop you can do it in bouts and pull a few rows together, have a KV 1 here and works well makes a very clean tidy job
Op mentioned a Swadro 42, which would be 4,2m in diameter. We've a Swadro 38 and find that a bit too wide and way too small for preparing 1000+ acres per year.
 

Galcam

Member
An Gof I agree with u!! Sometimes u just feel like throwing up when u read some of the stuff on here!! For a 1000 acres I would have 2 or three large rakes on really large Fendts for good measure!
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
You get some decent looking mounted twin rotor rakes I know pottinger do one not sure who else.

I tried a rotonde it was fine in dry crop but if something got really wet it wouldn't lift it clean and roll it over to dry it out like a proper rake does

You'll need a fairly small twin rotor to get 2 9ft rows
 

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