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Preparing for Alfalfa next season

Alfalfa/Hay Today, 12:01 PM
I am looking for information on raising alfalfa for hay in Northern AL. We currently have Russell Bermuda and fescue, so trying to determine if any other equipment will be needed. One person suggested that you must use a conditioner for alfalfa in North AL. In reading some old forums I notic...
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Hydraulic tampers

Shop Talk Today, 11:40 AM
Have a guy in the area that picked up three Stanley hydraulic tampers, doesn't know if any work, wants $200 for all three. Anybody ever use one? Even if It takes three to make one is it worth it?    I have over a dozen posts to replace in the fence and a new power pole to get in the gro...
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New Holland 565 knotter problems

Machinery Today, 07:52 AM
I have an older 268 I bought from a local guy that reworks them.  I got it a few years ago, so far it has worked well, a few issues but nothing I can't figure out and get repaired.    A couple weeks ago my Dad finds a NH 565 at a junk yard and decides that it is something we need t...
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Hesston 4750

Machinery Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Hey guys, I am looking at getting used 4750 baler maybe, have never been around a big baler I was just wanting to know all the pro and cons with this model. Also what to really look at for major abuse what to watch out for. My tractor will not handle anything bigger and I can afford a new one so...
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Question for all you Western boys

Alfalfa/Hay Yesterday, 08:22 PM
When I was out in Utah for the past week I saw something that really threw me off.......almost all the hay I saw out there was stacked outside with a lot of it not even tarped. This was all sizes of large square bales and also small square bales. Is this normal practice in the West? I realize...
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Krone Very Important Producer

Apr 29 2014 11:12 PM | puritanize in Articles

This May, June, July and August Krone will be traveling through the south to

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Is your Hay Dry Enough?

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Hay Probe Sampler, Drill Type - 18" Depth - 24" Long

The Best Harvest Hay Probe Bale Sampler Was developed by farmers for farmers to be quick and efficient for testing. This is the last Hay probe you will ever need.

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* BEWARE * Other Hay Probes sold online Advertise and sell Proprietary Replacement Tips. They will Dull Quickly so You will have to keep Buying Tips.

Just attach it to your 1/2" Drill for Penetrating hay Action. Collect hay samples easily and prevent contamination from handling. Attach drill, cut thru forage, cleanout rod pushes up to 20 hay core samples into a 1-gallon standard zip-lock bags which are suspended from a durable ABS collection shield.

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Animal ration balancing requires a forage analysis. Proper hay & forage analysis requires taking a good forage sample. Taking a good sample requires a hay probe. The Best Harvest Hay Probes allow recommended 5/8" samples of chopped forage to be gathered quickly and easily without contamination from handling.


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World Ag Expo Coming Soon

Feb 04 2014 06:27 PM | puritanize in Articles

The World Ag Expo will have over 1500 exhibitors this year. It has been said to be according to those running it the "largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind." It will cover over 2.6 million square feet of ground and help at the International Agri-Center.

Where: It will be off of HWY 99 just south of Tulare.

The expo will run February 11 - 13, 2014.

How much: Tickets to the show will be $15, but if you buy in advance the tickets are only $10 with a coupon code "WAE2014."

Not only will there be exhibitions from many AG based companies, there will also be seminars.

There are expected to be over 100,000 folks at the event and from over 65 countries.
Seminars will be offered in beef, dairy, hay and forage, international trade, irrigation and general agriculture categories. So come early and plan staying for several days if you want to see and hear it all!

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The Comprima RoundBaler

Dec 29 2013 11:41 PM | puritanize in Articles

Memphis, TN, October 22, 2013 - Krone North America introduces the Comprima round baler. The Comprima is designed to achieve exceptional bale densities, high throughputs, and smooth operation.

The innovative Novogrip Press System sets the Comprima apart from other balers. The Novogrip belt is made of various layers of fabric and rubber to provide strength and durability. It is the combination of belts and slats that add benefits to the traditional chain and slat design found on Krone round balers. The slats are mounted horizontally on each of the belts. As the crop enters the bale chamber, the slats immediately grip it and begin rotating the material to form the core. In all types of crop and conditions, the slats rotate the bale without slipping. The Comprima can efficiently bale all types of materials including silage, dry hay, and straw.
Available models include the Comprima V 150 XC T, Comprima CV 150 XC, Comprima V 180 XC T, Comprima F 155, and Comprima CF 155 XC. The Comprima V 150 XC T and Comprima V 180 XC T are both variable chamber balers that produce a bale 4’ wide and 39”- 59” high and 4’ wide and 39” – 72” high, respectively. Each of these balers features tandem axles and the Krone MultiCut crop cutter, standard with 26 knives. The Comprima CV 150 XC is a combination baler and wrapper, which retains the same features as the standard Comprima V 150 XC T baler.
The Comprima F 155 is a fixed chamber baler with a semi-variable bale size. The bale size is changed manually by adjusting a set of pins toward the rear of the baler. As the bale increases in diameter, it forces the Novogrip belt off the guide rollers for the bale to continue increasing in size. As the bale expands in diameter, a spring-loaded tensioning bar lowers to ease the restraint on the elevator and allowing it to expand to the desired bale size. The Comprima F 155 produces a bale that if 4’ wide and 49”- 59” high. This baler is also available in a combination baler wrapper identified as the Comprima CF 155 XC.

All Comprima models are equipped with the EasyFlow wide pick-up. The EasyFlow pick-up uses a design that eliminates the need for a cam track. This design results in less wear and a 30% faster pick-up. All models are ISOBUS ready. The Comprima V 150 XCT, Comprima CV 150 XC, and Comprima V 180 XC T come standard with a CCI 200 in cab monitor. This monitor has a large, full color touch screen. This allows the operator to make all adjustments at a touch of the finger, as well as monitor bale formation, bale counts for up to 20 specific customers or fields, and more. The Beta monitor is used on the Comprima F 155. This monitor is simple to use and allows the operator to make many adjustments from the cab, maintains bale counts, and more.
Krone North America, Inc. is an industry leader in hay and forage equipment. Their innovative line-up includes disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, tedders, rotary rakes, round balers, BiG Pack large square balers, BiG M self-propelled mower conditioners and BiG X forage harvesters.

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