straw blower

Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by sidjon, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. sidjon

    sidjon Member

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    Had a day off on Saturday :nailbiting: and dad has killed our lucas +60 Rub only 2 years old and probably one for the unreliable machines we have every had, so looking for a new machine now, use it nearly every day for straw bedding and feeding, couple hundred round bale hay and a couple hundred tons of wagon clamp silage. What else are people using which is reliable and strong as second driver is in his mid seventys so simple would help.:)
     
  2. That will learn you for taking time off.
    What happened to it?
     
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  3. wr.

    wr. Member

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    Breconshire
    Although we have a Kuhn now, next time I'll be after a Teagle again. Built like a tank, does a better job and British made.
     
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  4. Westcountrywilber

    Westcountrywilber New Member

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    Devon
    We have a one year old trailed Teagle for sale . @ Witheridge. Not sure on the price yet .
     
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  5. Barleycorn

    Barleycorn Member

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    Hampshire
    I'm surprised about the Lucas.
    We have put thousands of bales through our castor and it's been very reliable.
     
  6. runny egg

    runny egg Member

    JF stoll built at Devizes, better built than the Teagle, pop into Compass at Sedgemoor.
     
  7. Sid

    Sid Member

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    South Molton
    I'm avoiding anything that blows straw and need hp to drive it!
     
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  8. More to life

    More to life Member

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    Somerset
    Pitch fork then Sid
     
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  9. Sid

    Sid Member

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    South Molton
    Nope more of a simple unroller that won't propel a stone like a scud missle or cause dust that as thick as a sandstorm in the desert!
     
  10. ....and will that be powered by your oxen or your mule?
     
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  11. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    South Molton
    bu a sub 140 hp tractor!
    more likely sub 75 hp
     
  12. You have to drive in the pen tho! Much rather blow from outside.
     
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  13. I've always resisted having a staw blower but I think I bougth the same one sidjon has at the end of spring, a Lucas Castor 60 R. I haven't used it yet but hope it's more reliavle than his

    Even the biggest Lucas blower only needs 65 hp.
     
  14. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    South Molton
    you have to drive the animals out to blow from outside.
     
  15. eulb

    eulb Member

    The best way of ensuring reliability is use a small tractor,the tractor gives in before the blower.(y)

    If you have a loadall a spread a bale is best for straw,doesn't do silage or haylage though.
     
  16. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    South Molton
    And a cheque for over 10 grand!
    Lots of oil pipes and gearboxes and chains and bearings and sounds like poor reliability?

    I don't need it to feed silage but the rep from halses recomended i bought one because its only a little bit more commision i mean money!
     
  17. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    South Molton
    Don't have a loadall but have looked a skidsteer to do all the work load.
    Scraping, feeding,bedding
     
  18. eulb

    eulb Member

    Bedding straw with a skidsteer isn't going to happen though:scratchhead:
     
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  19. Don't you milk yours?
     
  20. Sid

    Sid Member

    Location:
    South Molton
    these would be milked 24/7
     

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