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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: Dick Barnes' Kuhn Mergemaxx 950

Kuhn's Mergemaxx 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 put…

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

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…

RAKES

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.…

MACHINERY

Reiter launches merger to dry damp straw swaths

Combines get bigger, swaths get thicker and Augusts seem to get wetter, so having a merger tucked in the machinery shed can make a world of difference when it comes…

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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…

See all