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#1 NORTHERN ALLIANCE

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 11:54 PM

      As some of you know from another post/topic I am in the market for a new discbine. I spoke to the CASE dealer today and he advised they rarely sell the rubber conditioning rolls anymore... all steel on steel. The New Holland dealer tells me they rarely sell anything but the original rubber on rubber rolls. We have only run the rubber on rubber in the past. We make about 200 acres of grass hay and 100 acres of Alfalfa and Alfalfa/Orchard mixed hay. Once again looking for all your opinions on conditioning rolls. Thanks



#2 Gearclash

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 08:14 AM

We went from NH rubber chevron rolls to Heston/Massey with the steel on steel Twin Max. Wow what an improvement.
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#3 Gearclash

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 09:57 AM

Pictures of the two conditioner types. We cut alfalfa, grass, winter rye, oats, and sometimes other stuff.

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If there is a downside to the steel rolls I would they are capable of “breaking the backbone” of alfalfa stems so completely that the crop tends to settle tighter against the ground than what I say with the rubber rolls.

#4 endrow

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 11:59 AM

We went from NH rubber chevron rolls to Heston/Massey with the steel on steel Twin Max. Wow what an improvement.

I agree  



#5 Trillium Farm

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 01:21 PM

Pictures of the two conditioner types. We cut alfalfa, grass, winter rye, oats, and sometimes other stuff.

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If there is a downside to the steel rolls I would they are capable of “breaking the backbone” of alfalfa stems so completely that the crop tends to settle tighter against the ground than what I say with the rubber rolls.

Makes sense as the stems are crushed and don't have much spring in them.






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