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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Insights

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

FORAGE WAGONS

Fendt beefs up grassland machinery range

Taking place at the end of August in Wadenbrunn, Germany, Fendt Field Days is an event hosted by the manufacturer to showcase its growing array of products, with notable additions…

FORAGERS

JD 9000-series foragers get monster V12 engine

John Deere has launched a range of high-output choppers powered by a hefty Liebherr V12 engine, which it hopes will provide stiff competition for the likes of Krone and Claas…

FORAGERS

Krone unveils monster 1,156hp Big X forager

Krone has raised the power output bar with its new 1,156hp Big X 1180, offering large-scale farmers and contractors its most formidable forage harvester yet. The machine sits at the…

FORAGERS

Jaguar 880 forager offers 900-series grunt

The four-model Jaguar 800 range now has a new model in the form of the flagship 880, which has the same power as the larger Jaguar 960, but in a…

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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

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 when faced with the prospect of…

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