Maintain a constant disk speed at up to 18 mph in auto-drive mode as you windrow hay on hills with Hesston’s 9300 Series RazorBar disk headers, built for WR9900 self-propelled windrowers for fast and even windrow formation. The series by Agco’s Massey Ferguson includes single and double conditioner models in 13- and 16-foot widths. Disk headers are packaged with windrowers at a starting price of $170,000. For more information on the 9300 Series RazorBar rotary disk headers, contact Agco, Duluth, Ga., at 877-525-4384 or visit agcocorp.com.
Euro Bagging featured its EB 310 LG silage and haylage bagger. The machine connects to the tractor on the side of the control platform. Users have the choice of two tunnel sizes, which are extended to eliminate bumps in the bag. Euro Bagging offers five baggers for various-sized operations: four powered by tractors and one self-propelled. Visit Euro Bagging at eurobagging.com (your browser can translate the text to English).
A tool from Rozmital, the SP4-152, works as a tedder and rake, but is one unit rather than two. This tool is ideal for small growers or small hobby farms, making it a good match with 65-horsepower tractors. It runs about $7,000 and uses categories 1 and 2 pins. For more information, go to rozmital.com/en.
The Bale Baron 5250 series from Marcrest Manufacturing picks up small square bales in the field or behind the square baler and bundles them into a 4-by-3-by-8-foot package. The package is then tied and compressed; can be handled mechanically, which removes the labor for the producer and end user. The Bale Baron can be handled mechanically with a skid steer or a forklift, and it ranges in price from $87,000 up to $115,000. Contact Marcrest Manufacturing at 519-887-9910 or visit marcrestmfg.com.
The Disco 4000 TRC mower and roller-conditioner from Claas is a combination machine designed to produce higher-quality forage with less maintenance. This 12.5-foot mower-conditioner features a straight shaft design to deliver power to the machine. Belts drive the rollers to minimize service time. Hydraulic flotation with control from the cab delivers an even cut and minimizes dirt in the forage. Less dirt, called ash, means more milk yield for dairy producers. Contact Claas of North America, Omaha, Neb., at 402-861-1000 or visit claasofamerica.com.
Increase your capacity to ted hay by 15% with the Volto 55 TH tedder from Claas. This 17-foot tedder is beefed up compared to the model it replaces in a previous series. Tines are bent toward the tip to allow better flow through the tedder. This Max-Spread concept helps you cover more ground while using less horsepower, spokespersons say. The design also reduces the amount of dirt in the forage, which means less ash in hay and forage. Contact Claas of North America, Omaha, Neb., at 402-861-1000, or visit claasofamerica.com.
Crossroads Welding ExtraMan offers help for the hayfield. Designed for small square bales, the ExtraMan attaches to your skid steer or small tractor and allows the operator to collect and stack up to five small square bales at a time onto a trailer. It does not use any gripping or biting teeth, so there is no tearing of twine. Instead, ExtraMan relies on force. One operator can pick up 200 bales per hour. Contact Crossroads Welding, Minden, Neb., at 800-807-5002 or visit crossroadswelding.com.