Machinery Today, 08:48 AM
I stole one yesterday at the auction. No one there knew what it was, looks like it had just been used a few times, I figured it would work great with the 1190 international haybine. No need to spread out the wind row to tedd it and then have to rake it again. $1050 latter it was mine.
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Alfalfa/Hay Today, 07:04 AM
Last year I planted 6 ac of teff in a pasture I was renovating. I had trouble getting the first cutting done because of the goofy weather cycle and, when I did get it cut, I ended up baling it while it was still pretty wet. It was about 3 weeks after prime before I had a window to cut...
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Chit Chat/Intros Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Found a soft spot out in the woods while getting some trees out...sunk right up to the axle and the front tire was completely under the mud. Tried using the 856 to pull it out...this is how far we got it ended up getting the 7405 to pull it out it even had a hard time. Took two hours...
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Alfalfa/Hay Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Here is scenario. Planting alfalfa into bean stubble and bean herbicide from last year prohibits oat growth still lable says 18 months. Alfalfa is 4 months so our thoughts were use a pre emergence insted. We do not want to plant rr alfalfa. With crop rotation and enough rr weeds we do not wanting...
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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!
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.
To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-na.com.
Nov 24 2013 06:23 PM | puritanize in Articles
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.
Guaranteed to Last:
• High-Quality Stainless Steel
• Long-Lasting Tips
• Tips Last for Years!
• Quality Steel, engineered to Last
* 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, clean-out 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.
• Best Harvest Hay Probe Cutting Tip
• Includes Hay Probe Sampler
• Cleanout Rod
• 4 Baggies and Instructions
• Made in the USA.
• Self-Contained ABS Bagging Attachment Prevents Contamination
• Efficient Design Allows One Person to Collect Hay Samples Quickly
• Stainless Steel Components
• Clean-out Rod Used Between Samples Ensures Complete Cleanout
• Stainless Steel Serrated Tip
• Protective Cutting Tip Cap is Included
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.
Check them out here:
Nov 21 2013 12:42 PM | puritanize in Articles
The American Eagle Bale Stacker by Circle C
The Super Conditioner - Hay Conditioning Dries Faster and is More Resilient
The Golden Eagle Wheel Rake
For more information, contact:
Circle C Equipment LLC.
Nov 20 2013 03:28 PM | puritanize in Articles
Why does Circle C Equipment boast to have the best Hay Rakes in the world? Because their Golden Eagle Wheel Rakes actually work, leading to a 100% customer satisfaction rating.
It's all about the testing of their products. Their testing has shown it's all about the presentation of the hay from wheel to wheel, not the size of the wheels like many other companies boast. Farm after farm tests have proven that the higher up on the wheel that the hay is transferred to the next wheel results into the hay being gently handled. No roping, and lays down a hollow windrow resulting in more efficient drying.
Why does this matter in the long run? The savings is the reason why:
(based on using the 3 in 1 system)
- 1/3 Less Fuel
- 1/3 Less Labor
- 1/3 Less Time
- 2/3 Less Maintenance
Circle C works with each and every farmer to make sure they have the right equipment specific to their farming needs. They can build a raking system for almost any application. Call 1-800-367-1847 for more information or visit http://www.superhay.net/.
Nov 11 2013 05:57 PM | puritanize in Articles
Featured Product: Hay Moisture Tester - HT-PRO™ Portable
The HT-PRO™ Portable Hay Moisture Tester with Calibration Clip comes in 2 sizes:
- 20 inch Probe - Part No. 07120
- 10 inch Probe - Part No. 07121
What are the Key Features:
- This originally was the first and only hay moisture tester to include a calibration clip that was portable.
- Has a 10 inch and 20 inch probe length option.
- Above and below moisture limit indicator
- Backlit LED display for operation in low light situations.
- Moisture range is: 8% to 45% depending on the type of hay tested
- Temperature range: 32° to 225°F (0° to 107°C)
- Accurate throughout the normal range of stored, baled alfalfa, timothy and clover hay
- Display resolution: 0.1% moisture
- 9V battery is required
- HT-PRO™ Calibration Clip - Part No. 07156
Oct 30 2013 03:19 PM | puritanize in Articles
Tired of broken or bent teeth? Checkout http://vrtssystem.com/
A brand new product, the VRTS (V-Rake Teeth Support) System is designed to address the common problem of broken and bent teeth on commonly used V-rakes. The VRTS System utilizes precisely engineered high density polyethylene straps that attach to the rake wheels to support the teeth. The system allows the teeth to work as mechanically designed while nearly eliminating the breaking and bending of teeth. With the VRTS System installed, the down pressure on the rake can be set to meet the conditions in the field without concern for breaking and bending of teeth. This allows raking of heavy windrows and efficiently raking uneven ground. Even with reduced down pressure, the efficiency of the rake is improved resulting in better windrows and more hay.
This system will reduce the number of broken and bent teeth, thereby reducing the cost and downtime associated with replacing teeth. This improves raking efficiency when an operator can least afford downtime.
The picture below provides a good illustration of the results of the VRTS System. The windrows on the left were raked without the VRTS System and the two windrows on the right were raked with the system installed. The difference in the windrows is significant.
Oct 22 2013 08:48 PM | puritanize in Articles
Memphis, TN, October 22, 2013 – The new Krone EasyCut 320 M and EasyCut 360 M are front mount mowers that have a cutting width of 10’4” and 11’8”, respectively. These mowers allow the crop to be laid out wide and flat after being cut. The wide and flat windrow allow for quick and even dry down times.
These mowers are both lightweight and versatile. Whether working on flat ground or slopes, when the front mount mower is paired with rear mowers the overlap is the ideal amount to ensure an even cut. For excellent flotation, the EasyCut 320 M and EasyCut 360 M are mounted on a push type flotation frame and are equipped with a telescoping top link.
The EasyCut F 320 M and EasyCut F 360 M feature the new SmartCut cutterbar. The SmartCut cutterbar is designed to provide the perfect cut, even in light crop. This is accomplished by the strategic placement of the discs on the cutterbar and their rotation direction. The combination of these two design features allow for increased blade overlap. The quick change blades make changing blades fast and easy and the SafeCut hubs provide ultimate cutterbar protection.
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. To learn more about Krone and their products, visit www.krone-na.com.