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Self-loading forage wagons for grass silage harvesting from Bergmann, Claas, Fendt, Krone, Kverneland, Malone, Pottinger, Strautmann and Veenhuis get our maintenance and operation guidance for silage clamp filling with well chopped grass for efficient storage and quality forage for winter feeding.

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

AD firm urges contractors to charge higher, sustainable rates

AD plant management firm Future Biogas has taken the unusual step of encouraging the contractors it employs to charge sustainable rates in order to build a long-lasting and performance-focused relationship.…

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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Community

WORKSHOP SKILLS

Inventions Competition 2021: John Baines’ single-pass forager

Complex category runner-up John Baines’ single-pass forager Farm manager John Baines runs a sideline machinery building/contracting business and one of his recent ventures has been to flail, collect and haul…

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Insights

FORAGERS

Buying a trailed forage harvester - the options

A new wave of precision chop forage harvesters could reinvigorate the market for trailed models, even now that most established manufacturers have abandoned production of their designs. For many producers,…

TECHNOLOGY

How to improve slurry and silage kit with infrared sensors

Scientists have been using near-infrared spectroscopy for decades, analysing everything from blood and tissue samples to livestock forage and grain. But now this technology is starting to migrate from the…

FORAGERS

Stalkbuster hacks down maize stubbles while harvesting

Header maker Kemper has developed a chopping system that fits beneath a regular maize header to cut stubbles tight to the ground. The Stalkbuster is designed to obliterate the habitat…

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News

FORAGERS

John Deere tractors and foragers get Machine Sync system

John Deere has expanded its Machine Sync offering to allow foragers and tractors towing trailed harvesters to set the speed and travel direction of a tractor-trailer combination during crop unloading.…

MOWERS

Krone updates small foragers and adds a brace of mowers

The four smaller models in Krone’s Big X forager range now feature a new cab and better crop flow. The firm’s eight-model line-up runs from 490hp to 1,156hp, and the…

FORAGERS

Agritechnica 2019: Krone adds track option to Big X forager

Grassland kit maker Krone is the latest company to add a set of tracks to its foragers. The tracks have been sourced from Zuidberg and apart from a couple of…

FORAGERS

Agritechnica 2019: Claas unveils Jaguar 990 forager

Promising work rates of up to 400t/hour, the Jaguar 990 from Claas is the firm’s highest-output forage harvester yet. Like the 885hp 980 – the maker’s previous flagship forager –…

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Test and reviews

FORAGERS

New Holland improves engine of flagship FR920 forager

The launch of New Holland’s range-leading FR920 forager in 2017 flung the company into a battle at the top of the chopper market, but it has so far resisted the…

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…

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