Single rotor rake

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by bullock, May 18, 2019 at 8:20 AM.

  1. bullock

    bullock New Member

    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
     
  2. Mouser

    Mouser Member

    Location:
    near Belfast
    Second hand mower and clean / new twin rotor rake would be my choice but limited info to go on. Single rotor rakes are s h 1 t
     
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  3. Finn farmer

    Finn farmer Member

    Yeah, the wider you go the less control you have. Fields need to be very flat for the rake to work properly.
     
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  4. Cvx1170

    Cvx1170 Member

    Trailed mower with a grouper, wouldn't need the rake
     
  5. KB6930

    KB6930 Member

    Location:
    Borders
    Twin rotor is better or you have to move both rows with a single rotor to get the bottom dried
     
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  6. Bobthebuilder

    Bobthebuilder Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    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
     
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  7. Finn farmer

    Finn farmer Member

    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.
     
  8. An Gof

    An Gof Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    You’re doing a 1000+ acres a year with single rotor rake? :eek: You must be mad :p
     
  9. Galcam

    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!
     
  10. An Gof

    An Gof Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Now you’re just being silly :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::LOL::LOL:
     
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  11. bullock

    bullock New Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Well I do about 200 acres a year, if the Krone isn’t the answer would a lely rotonde be a better buy?
     
  12. KB6930

    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
     
  13. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    2010 Pottinger 4.2m single rake here has been faultless. I'd have another.
     
  14. An Gof

    An Gof Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Look out for a Claas 2600 twin rake. Life’s too short to be faffing with a single rotor rake. Once you try a twin rake you will never look back.
     
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  15. Wilkster

    Wilkster Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    We’ve a 9ft mower and put 3 swaths together with a Krone 4.61/13 so I should think it would be doable
     
  16. Spud

    Spud Member

    Location:
    YO62
    Twin rake no good in straw, single can do grass and straw
     
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  17. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    Stick with 8ft mower and rake with extendable haybob 360
    That way both rows get tedded
     
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  18. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    Why is a twin rotor no good in straw ? Our class twin rotor does a great job in straw ,
     
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  19. bullock

    bullock New Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    That’s what I’m doing now with the lely super zip 380,
     
  20. Monty

    Monty Member

    Location:
    Nantwich, Cheshire
    We get on very well with a lely rotonde. Better than the little single rotor kuhn rake we used to use and it's just the right size to move both mower swaths onto the fresh ground in between them.
     
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