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A well set-up rake swaths grass without contamination; read our hands-on tips for the top machines from Claas, Fella, Fendt, John Deere, Krone, Kubota, Kuhn, Kverneland, Massey Ferguson, McHale, Pottinger and Vicon – from twin-rotor rakes to the biggest four- and six-rotor rakes.

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RAKES

Buyers guide: Second-hand four-rotor rakes

The challenge of keeping the latest high-capacity foragers fed in lighter cuts of grass has forced many farmers and contractors to switch to four-rotor rakes. Over the years, various manufacturers…

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Case studies

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Driver's view: Simon Sturrock's Kverneland 9590 9m rake

Simon Sturrock and Dilwyn Owen run Sturrock and Owen forage wagon contractors, based in Caernarfon, north Wales. The busy firm uses a pair of Pottinger forage wagons and, a few…

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Driver’s view: Dick Barnes’ Kuhn Merge Maxx 950

Kuhn's Merge Maxx burst onto the scene at Agritechnica 2017, offering farmers an alternative method for rowing up crops in front of foragers and balers. One of the first to…

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Video: Abimac front rake helps solve contractor’s labour short...

A North Yorkshire farmer is running an Italian-built front-mounted rake combined with a baler on the rear to make his rowing and baling operation a one-pass affair, curbing the reliance…

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News

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Bigger merger model added to Kuhn range

The growing interest in merging machinery has prompted Kuhn to add a larger width machine to its Mergemaxx range. The bigger 1090 unit offers working widths from 8.85m when throwing…

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Pottinger offers skid-like alternative to rake wheels

An optional glide bar has been introduced by Austrian maker Pottinger to replace the conventional jockey wheel on its TOP 842 C rotary rake. The implement firm says that dirt…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE EQUIPMENT

Claas adds smaller models to tedder and rake ranges

Claas has added smaller models to its Volto tedder and Liner rake ranges, making them suitable for farms still keen to run their own machinery and maintain control over part…

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Kverneland reveals new four-rotor rakes for 2017

Kverneland has revealed two new four-rotor rakes for the 2017 season. Offering maximum working widths of up to 15m, the 97150C and 95130C join the 94125C introduced earlier this year.…

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Video

RAKES

Video: Abimac front rake helps solve contractor’s labour short...

A North Yorkshire farmer is running an Italian-built front-mounted rake combined with a baler on the rear to make his rowing and baling operation a one-pass affair, curbing the reliance…

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