Carted V-Rakes Carted V-rakes from Worksaver, Inc., Litchfield, IL, can rake two windrows together or gather tedded or mown crop into a windrow.
Model WR-8 features eight raking wheels and has a working width of 20'. Model WR-10SE, pictured, has 10 raking wheels and a working width of 23'.
The raking wheels, mounted on oscillating arms, follow almost any ground contour. Both models feature a cab-controlled hydraulic lift system for transport and are also available with a kicker wheel kit.
Wider Wheel Rake With a heavier overhead frame, the 917 W-I-D-E Darf wheel rake, below, extends 2' wider than standard models, according to Nikkel Iron Works, Shafter, CA. The raking width is increased to 28-29' but transport width remains the same.
A heavy-duty walking beam tandem axle includes heavier hubs and slide-in spindles, and will accept an optional 8"-wide wheel for an 11L x 15 implement tire.
The rake is available with the Fasse Hydraulic Valve System and tractor cab control box.
Bale Processor Bales of all shapes, sizes and densities can be processed in the Bale Commander, according to Brandt Industries, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Flow controls allow the operator to adjust the windrow for size, location or feeding requirements. Rotor shock from hard bales is minimized by the belt drive, while an adjustable rotor guard offers cut-length flexibility.
The unit's adjustable hitch will accommodate most tractors.
Silage Inoculant A third-generation silage inoculant improves bunk freshness, palatability and intake, according to Pioneer Hi-Bred International.
In 21 trials, 11A44 inoculant improved silage stability by an average of 56 hours compared to untreated, and reduced dry matter loss by 3% over the entire fermentation process.
The product's recommended for producers who fill and feed out slowly. Ferment treated silage for three or four weeks to achieve maximum stability, Pioneer advises.
Rotary Cutter The improved Batwing 3180 Series 3 from Woods Equipment Co., Rockford, IL, is a heavy-duty, 15', flexible-wing rotary cutter.
Enhanced maintenance features include a one-piece flip-up gearbox; deck protection plates; and a one-piece, ductile iron spring-loaded wheel arm. The unit features a 180" cutting width and blade tip speed of 16,000'/minute.
Universal Hitch Hoelscher, Inc., Bushton, KS, has introduced a simple way to install universal-mount wagon tongue hitches for square balers.
Adjustable to fit most small square balers, the hitch mounts and pulls from the baler axle and is bolted to the side of the bale chamber for added stability.