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Heavy-Duty Rotary Silage Cutter
Conventional loader buckets often have a hard time loading out of bunker silos. Ken Slaby says his new hydraulic-powered, rotating "Silage Master" makes the job much easier and safer.
  The 6-ft. wide unit is designed with quick tach brackets and fits skid steer loaders as well as front-end loaders and telehandlers. It's equipped with an 18-in. dia. drum that has rows of specially-designed teeth welded onto it. It weighs about 1,000 lbs. The drum is chain-driven by a hydraulic motor that operates off tractor hydraulics. A steel hood mounted behind the drum keeps silage from falling onto the operator.
  "It's built heavy and does a nice job," says Slaby. "The teeth extend about 4 in. out from the drum and are designed to dig the silage loose without cutting or tearing it. The drum rotates at a slow speed so the unit pulls down very easily through the silage. Because of the teeth design, the particle length of the silage remains unchanged.
  "To use the unit, you first loosen as much silage as you need and let it fall to the ground. Then you remove the Silage Master and put your bucket back on in order to scoop it up. It's a lot safer than trying to dig the silage out with a bucket, especially as bunker silos get bigger and higher."
  Sells for $5,895.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ken Slaby, N35353 Richter Rd., Whitehall, Wis. 54773 (ph 715 538-4486; fax 715 538-4781).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3