Saving an extra spread

19 February 1999

Saving an extra spread

SPREADING units on mowers not only improve silage quality but also save on costs, says Bernard Krone UK.

By cutting out a separate tedding operation, Krone points out that a saving of £2.04/ha* (£5.05/acre) is made – and there is also a reduction in time, labour and machinery investment.

Taking the example of the companys 2.8m 283 mounted mower conditioner which retails for £7750, the addition of the Easyspread unit adds another £475. This extra cost, says Krone, could be recovered after just 38ha (95 acres) of work.

* J Nix: 1999 Farm Management Pocketbook.

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