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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

RAKES

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…

RAKES

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…

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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News

RAKES

Claas revamps Liner twin- and four-rotor rake line-up

Claas has updated its Liner rake range with seven new twin-rotor and three four-rotor models. Five of the twin-rotor rakes come in Trend spec with simplified controls, while the remaining…

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Krone updates single-rotor Swadro mounted rakes

Grassland farmers now have the choice of three single-rotor rakes after Krone expanded and updated its mounted Swadro range. The 380 (3.8m), 420 (4.2m) and 460 (4.6m) come with the…

MOWERS

Massey Ferguson debuts mowers, rakes and E-Loader

Massey Ferguson has bolstered its range of hay and forage kit with a brace of four-rotor rakes and a new generation of butterfly and front-mounted mowers.  The RK 1254 TRC…

RAKES

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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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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