Straw choppers, Kverneland 832 and Teagle 808

mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Been offered a couple of straw choppers as above Kv 832 is trailed Teagle mounted.
Looking to make bedding down easier for cattle and or sheep yards
Any feed back on the models would be appreciated.
Many Thanks
MGH
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mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Can you drive through everywhere or are you having to back down passage ways?

Have they both got the same capacity?
Can drive past the front of sheds but thinking mounted option might be a bit more flexible and could stay on a tractor.
Not sure on capacities but understand Teagle is straw and will do silage but think KV may be straw only
 

DairyGrazing

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North West
Is there a reason the trailed could not stay on a tractor?


Old mounted one we had years was very heavy on the back even with plenty of weight on the nose.
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
Trailed is easier to put on a different tractor etc and can use a smaller tractor.
Ours was on a MF 590 for 6 years.
Easy to reverse.
Camera under the rear chassis to screen in cab.

If everything is 6 cylinder then there's nothing in it.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
We looked at teagle v mchale.
Spoke to a few owners of both and took the TFF view as well.

Bought a Mchale trailed.

Very manoeuvrable and has made lots of various options feasible due to that fact.

Eats straw by the £50notes worth!
Feeds silage and hay well.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
The teagle will be very heavy on a tractor.
choose the one with the best controls.
A lot of those 832 you had to lean out the back window to reach controls
 

fermerboy

Member
Location
Banffshire
Early Kv832 could be cable controls, which are a pain.
Likewise it has a chain drive for the drum and a pain in the backside shearbolt setup for the beater drum.
If you have good straw it will work grand if you have any damp or claggy straw prepare to be driven mad.
It could blow though, +60ft no bother.
We have a 853 now and its an altogether better machine but doesn't quite blow so far.
No experience of Teagle, sorry.
 

mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Trailed is easier to put on a different tractor etc and can use a smaller tractor.
Ours was on a MF 590 for 6 years.
Easy to reverse.
Camera under the rear chassis to screen in cab.

If everything is 6 cylinder then there's nothing in it.
Options are MF3060 2wd 6 cylinder or MF4260 4wd 6 cylinder. Teagle sounds better spreader, electric controls, swivel spout and silage option etc as long as tractor will cope with
weight
 
We had a kv832 for 15 years and have had a Teagle 8550 for 4 years.
Quite different machines so not an exact comparison but overall the kv was better built and caused us less problems in terms of breakdowns than the Teagle has so far.
Our kv was side delivery only and was prone to blocking with damp straw , our Teagle with swivel spout has a much bigger opening so less of an issue.
Our kv was operated by a spool block you reached through the back window, not ideal, I did consider having extra pipes made up to plumb it straight into tractor spools but never got around to it.
Before owning a straw chopper I did have a demo of a mounted machine of another make which put me right off that idea, trailed are much more user friendly in a tight spot .........provided you can keep going forwards, not a major problem backing in a straight line and are far easier to drop on and off.
I wouldn’t happily buy another Teagle but choice is somewhat limited with the short chop option
 

Fragonard

Member
Been offered a couple of straw choppers as above Kv 832 is trailed Teagle mounted.
Looking to make bedding down easier for cattle and or sheep yards
Any feed back on the models would be appreciated.
Many Thanks
MGH
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Try getting a trailed McHale, maybe its not an option, but you wouldn't regret it. We demoed McHale and 8500 Teagle. McHale won easily.
 

jg123

Member
Early Kv832 could be cable controls, which are a pain.
Likewise it has a chain drive for the drum and a pain in the backside shearbolt setup for the beater drum.
If you have good straw it will work grand if you have any damp or claggy straw prepare to be driven mad.
It could blow though, +60ft no bother.
We have a 853 now and its an altogether better machine but doesn't quite blow so far.
No experience of Teagle, sorry.
Agree with all of the above!!

Wish the 853 had bluetooth controls like the new teagles tho, cable is a bit vulnerable if dropping machine on and off a lot
 

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:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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