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Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Answer me this then

Is it possible to convert a SPFH in to a zero grazer?

Remember, the key is to cause the least damage to the cut grass so knives out for a start but what about drum? Will the impeller be able to accelerate grass of, say 10” , up and through spout without blocking?
 

Dead Rabbits

Member
Location
'Merica
I know a lot on here will say it won’t work but I talked to a guy from Michigan who had been zero grazing with his self propelled for 10 years. I think he was putting the grass in a tmr but not sure
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
too agressive , dont wan= t bruise the grass i forget what matey up the roads got ,its quite a wide direct disc mowing header at 4m or something in front of his forage wagon green one it is
or how bout get a Lely Exos robot :cool:
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bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Answer me this then

Is it possible to convert a SPFH in to a zero grazer?

Remember, the key is to cause the least damage to the cut grass so knives out for a start but what about drum? Will the impeller be able to accelerate grass of, say 10” , up and through spout without blocking?
Are you dairymen trying reinvent the wheel ?

What's wrong with coos fetching their own food , and carting their shite
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Used to get bloated cows occasionally, when housing estate neighbours would put grass clippings over the hedge for them.
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Rick , be interested how you get on, we bought hesston Machine and took the knives out to harvest parsley with out damaging the leaf. Sadly it did not work.
think your biggest issue will be blocking round the drum intake as it will not like long material.
We did consider a bypass to the blower so it would suck the crop in and blow it, but we never got that far
 

JD6920s

Member
Location
Shropshire
Answer me this then

Is it possible to convert a SPFH in to a zero grazer?

Remember, the key is to cause the least damage to the cut grass so knives out for a start but what about drum? Will the impeller be able to accelerate grass of, say 10” , up and through spout without blocking?
If you want the grass cut but untouched, would something like a rape swather with a conveyor work?
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
Rick , be interested how you get on, we bought hesston Machine and took the knives out to harvest parsley with out damaging the leaf. Sadly it did not work.
think your biggest issue will be blocking round the drum intake as it will not like long material.
We did consider a bypass to the blower so it would suck the crop in and blow it, but we never got that far

That‘s where I too think it falls down

Purpose built ZG are too fragile/slow/ and it looks as though front mower and forage wagon may be better option but limited by mower size whereas SPFH wholecrop disc mower can be 5m plus
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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