The never ending nice swath thread..

Crops are light enough and looking to be even lighter in the coming weeks.
Rowing up with a twin rotor rake leaves a pretty swath but even running at 300rpm on the pto most rakes will leave a narrow, high swath where grass is light rather than a shallow, wide swath which would suit a wagon or baler better.

Any simple solution that isn’t a new variable width rake or adjustable cam tracks?
Thinking the reverse of crop gathering wheels under the rake chassis axle or something similar?
 

Andrew

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Huntingdon, UK
Crops are light enough and looking to be even lighter in the coming weeks.
Rowing up with a twin rotor rake leaves a pretty swath but even running at 300rpm on the pto most rakes will leave a narrow, high swath where grass is light rather than a shallow, wide swath which would suit a wagon or baler better.

Any simple solution that isn’t a new variable width rake or adjustable cam tracks?
Thinking the reverse of crop gathering wheels under the rake chassis axle or something similar?

I prefer tall narrow swaths, air gets through them dry better, and in a baler you swerve side to side to side to get the correct bale shape. Normally better bales this way than if you have a wide swath you can barely get in the pickup.

I suppose if it reallly bothers you you could take the outermost tine off all the rake arms??
 
Blast from the past, a cockpheasants made an amazing big rows, l can remember when l was 6 or 7 dad doing hay with it amazing. Afew years later he did get a haybob. A field done with one of those back in the day looked very nice.
 
Crops are light enough and looking to be even lighter in the coming weeks.
Rowing up with a twin rotor rake leaves a pretty swath but even running at 300rpm on the pto most rakes will leave a narrow, high swath where grass is light rather than a shallow, wide swath which would suit a wagon or baler better.

Any simple solution that isn’t a new variable width rake or adjustable cam tracks?
Thinking the reverse of crop gathering wheels under the rake chassis axle or something similar?
Have you tried speeding up giving it less time to pull into the row?
 

KennyO

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Angus
When i was in NZ we liked the vee rake for the round baler. We had it set wide so it left the crop at the outsides of the swath. Brilliant round bales.

Rotor rake always left it heaped in the middle which was better for the square baler (3×3 bales)
 

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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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