What old rake ?

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
we only make 30-50 round bales a year , with our old haybob and welger rp12 , can be quite time consuming in a light crop , whats a decent make of older small rake to pull up in front the baler , i see all sorts for sale is there much difference in them all ? Missed out a few times on a haybob 360 at reasonable money +/- £500 obvs before we were looking lol
 
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Boohoo

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Location
Newtownabbey
How wide is the pick up on the RP12?
When we row up for a round baler with a single rotor rake we set two narrow rows side by side. We find this makes a better bale than making one wide row, but it needs a 6ft pick up.
Our rake is a Claas 330s, which was cheap to buy and has been reliable but genuine parts are expensive.
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
well finally found an old pz360 , are tines / springs specialist ,does it normally come with rear gates for normal tedding ? thanks for help above
 
well finally found an old pz360 , are tines / springs specialist ,does it normally come with rear gates for normal tedding ? thanks for help above
The tine return springs are different from the normal ones, got some for mine from a kuhn dealer they're the same for both rotors. Think some of the tines are slightly different on one rotor just a bit of a bend in them. I just bought a couple and bent ordinary ones to match, don't have any rear gates on for tedding
 

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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