Spread a bale on a Manitou 625?

farmerdan7618

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
Looking at making bedding up a much less manual job, anyone running a spread a bale on this size machine? Will it take it?

Looking at the Midi model by the way, for 120x90 bales. Yards reasonable and level, all concrete. Would need to spread 30 foot to the back of sheds.

Thanks in advance
 

Geepee

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Mixed Farmer
We run a spread a bale on a 625 and it manages fine, it’ll spread 30ft max. Any straw that is baled wet doesn’t spread and round bales work best.
 

Geepee

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Mixed Farmer
Thanks, that's good to hear, side or end mounted? And how far will it boom out with a bale on?
End mounted, can boom out 2/3 with a round bale, would maybe not boom out as far with a big square, also would need to slow the bed speed down for square as it comes out in chunks and blocks the rotors. Really like both the machines and would definitely recommend them.
 

farmerdan7618

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
End mounted, can boom out 2/3 with a round bale, would maybe not boom out as far with a big square, also would need to slow the bed speed down for square as it comes out in chunks and blocks the rotors. Really like both the machines and would definitely recommend them.
Thank you.
 

JLTate

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Got a midi on a 1998 Sanderson TL7. Lifts it easily, manages fine with it. I don’t boom out unless it’s nearly empty as don’t want to push her but she would if you wanted it to.

We’ve put some fairly damp 5 ft bales through it this winter and coped very well.

Been brilliant for us. Should of bought one years ago.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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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:

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