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Bucket-Mounted Rotary Cutter For Bunker Silos
"It's designed to reduce spoilage and forage waste in bunker silos," says Allan Koch about the new Valmetal hydraulic-powered, rotary silage cutter.
  The rotary silage cutter is equipped with arms that weld onto the bucket of any front-end loader, skid steer loader, or payloader. It consists of a 9-in. dia. drum equipped with a series of welded-on teeth. Power is provided by a hydraulic motor that operates off the tractor hydraulics. Steel arms support the drum pin and are pinned onto brackets that you weld onto the top corners of the bucket. The drum can be set at three different positions by changing the position of a pair of pins.
  The unit is available in two standard widths - 6 1/2 and 8-ft. Models can be custom-made to fit other bucket widths.
  "It results in a cleaner face on the bunker silo that reduces exposure to oxygen and results in less waste," says Koch. "It doesn't cut the silage and throw it into the bucket. Instead, it cuts in and drops loose silage onto the ground. You then level the bucket and scoop the loose silage into it."
  The 6 1/2-ft. wide model sells for $3,600 (Canadian) and the 8-ft. model for $3,800.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Allan Koch, Northumberland Silo, Inc., Box 1260, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada B2N 5N2 (ph 902 893-3772; fax 902 662-2221).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3