Lely buys Mengele forage specialists

Holland manufacturer Lely has bought German forage machinery specialists, Mengele.

Previously imported by Reco, Mengele’s range of loader wagons and silage loader wagons, spreaders, forage harvesters and trailers will continue to be manufacturer in its Waldstetten production site.

For Lely UK, this will mean an extension of its forage portfolio of machines with a new Lely Storm trailed forage harvester being added to the existing Lely Tigo forage wagon.

New Lely Storm trailed forage harvester

The new Lely forage harvester range centres on the flywheel chopping principle where the flywheel stores maximum kinetic energy to cope easily with lumpy swaths without straining tractor power. With a power requirement from 90hp the Storm is also able to accommodate 200hp tractors and will be available in the UK from autumn 2010.

By adding this product line to its Forage Solutions range, Lely now offers Lely Splendimo mowers, Lely Lotus tedders, Lely Hibiscus rakes, Lely Welger balers, Lely Attis bale wrappers, Lely Tigo loader wagons and Lely Storm trailed forage harvesters.

Niels Havermans, managing director of Lely International said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to acquire such a strong line of Mengele products, which will help to further strengthen Lely’s positions. This is an exciting opportunity for Lely and one that underscores our commitment to become one of the top players in forage harvesting solutions”.