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Pull-Type Forage Harvester With Built-In "Crop Processor"
Here's the only pull-type forage harvester on the market with an on-board crop processor that rolls corn kernels, according to the Gehl Company, which introduced the machine at the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.
The 1275 pull-type forage harvester produces silage with 10 to 20 percent higher digestibility in a single operation, the company says. It cracks the entire kernel, breaks up cobs and "conditions" stalks, resulting in in-creased milk production of up to 4 lbs. per day, Gehl says.
Two high speed 4-cut, 26 1/2-in. wide by 8 1/2-in. dia. rolls, like those used in roller mills, mount in an assembly directly behind the cutterhead cylinder. The rolls swing with the auger to allow access to the rolls and cutterhead cylinder. Roller gap adjusts down to 1/64 in. to ensure that no kernel passes through uncracked.
hind cutterhead cylinder.
Rolls can be removed for hay chopping. Basic unit, including 3-row narrow corn head, lists for just under $50,000. Two-row wide is also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gehl Company, 143 Water St., West Bend, Wis. 53095 (ph 414 334-9461; website http:// www.gehl.com).

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