Know How / Foragers

Advice and tips

Top tips for sorting out your trailed forager

Since they were introduced more than 30 years ago, Mengele’s trailed SH40 forage-harvesters have sold in their thousands. Heaps of DIY silage-makers like the ubiquitous machine for its simplicity and…

MACHINERY

A guide to buying a used forager

Looking for a decent second-hand self-propelled forager? Nick Fone gets some expert advice from the team at Western Harvesters What to look out for What to buy Spare parts Optional…

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Case studies

FORAGERS

High-hour Horsepower: 26-year-old forager still going strong

Self-propelled foragers have a hard run at life, compared with their cereal-harvesting cousins. While combines get to saw through crisp, dry crops (most of the time), foragers spend their days…

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News

FORAGERS

John Deere's ballasting system wins silver medal

John Deere has won a silver medal at Agritechnica for its EZ Ballast Wheel system – a ballasting solution for tractors that doesn’t hog the front or rear lift capacities.…

FORAGERS

Higher torque engine for Krone foragers

Krone has put a Liebherr-made V8 lump in its 700 and 770 Big X forage harvesters – a move it says will increase torque at low revs to provide extra…

FORAGERS

Over 100 foragers set world silaging record

A new world record for the highest number of self-propelled forage harvesters working simultaneously in one field has been set in Ireland over the weekend. It took 104 machines just…

BALERS AND WRAPPERS

New Holland to showcase new baling solutions at Lamma 2017

Manufacturer New Holland will be showing off a new big square baler and two round balers to UK growers for the first time at Lamma 2017. The new flagship Big…

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Test and reviews

FORAGERS

Forager makers aim to raise milk yields with long-chop maize

There has been plenty of chat in the industry of late about the benefits of long-chop maize on cow health, milk yield and quality. The theory is the bulkier forage…

FORAGERS

Driver's view: John Deere 8600 self-propelled forager

With new forager prices close to £500,000, it’s worth putting in some research before pulling out the chequebook. And who better to review a machine’s merits than its owner? Nick…

MACHINERY

Drivers' view: Krone BigX 700 self-propelled forager

With new forager prices close to £500,000, it’s worth putting in some research before pulling out the chequebook. And who better to review a machine’s merits than its owner? Nick…

LIVESTOCK

Farmer reviews 850hp Fendt Katana 85 forager

[caption id="attachment_1182488" align="alignnone" width="636"] ©Tim Scrivener[/caption] Satisfying the appetite of a 3.5MW anaerobic digester requires a serious amount of forage and an equally serious forager to deal with it. So…

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